Traveling Posh

Top By CHELSEA &THEODORE, Jeans by TRUE RELIGION, Shoe by LANVIN , Bag by TORY BURCH

Are you a traveling fashionista? Is comfort a thing when it comes to putting together your wardrobe? Here are some tips on how to look posh while traveling.

PLAN YOUR OUTFITS WHILE YOU’RE PACKING

Some may call this obsessive, but I call it a time-saver and the cure to my over-packing addiction…

When I’m packing for a holiday, I plan out each and every outfit that I’ll wear. This starts with writing up a rough itinerary of what we’ll be doing, including any nice dinners, dancing, site seeing, beach day etc.

WATCH OUT FOR WHAT’S ON YOUR FEET

Yes, they’re great for long periods of walking, but please stay away from wearing workout trainers on your holiday (unless, that is, you’re actually working out.) I’m sad to say that Americans are the most guilty of this—that comfort often triumphs over fashion but ironically this makes you stand out in the crowd, and tells everyone you’re a big ole tourist...sigh.

ROCK A BOLD LIP

I always bring bold lipsticks with me when I’m traveling. They’re so on trend right now and thank god for it because a bold lip makes me feel so put together and glamourous. And if you go for a bright pink or coral after a day at the beach, your new tan will pop! Watch my video for some of my favorites.

TAILOR YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE

Depending on your trip’s duration, purpose, destination and such, your beauty regime for it will need to be different. Plan for the weather, the activities that you’re doing, etc. and bring the beauty products that will help keep the elements at bay. For example, when I’ve got a long day of travel ahead that includes a moisture-sucking flight, I rely on my BECCA MATTE PRIMER  to help me be a little less greasy-faced. For sunny holidays, I choose the products in my arsenal that include a decent level SPF so I don’t go tomato-red on day one. ELTA MD it is hands down my favorite sunblock. It is great if you have sensitive skin prone to breakouts.The same goes for hair products— think about what you’ll be encountering and bring along whatever it is that will keep your hair looking fresh and you feeling beautiful. Besides my shampoo & conditioner, the only hair product I use while traveling is YOUNG AGAIN by KEVIN MURPHY to tame the frizz.

These tips should help get you on your way this summer. Until next time..ciao!

Do It Yourself Expert Angela Jean, also known as the How to Hottie®, is your go to girl for fashion on a budget.  Angela’s desire to create, design, and revamp clothing started at a very young age. Raised with four sisters by a single dad, money was tight so revamping hand-me-downs on a budget was a necessity. Luckily after a few fashion flops the skill eventually came natural to Angela, and has stayed with her through the years. The struggle that she experienced in her younger years is now a skill set that she loves sharing with others, she knows it is not her grandma’s way or the pro's way, but it is HER WAY. With hundreds of Ehow.com segments under her DIY tool belt, Angela knows how to successfully explain what it takes to turn your idea into reality -

You can now find all of her fashion hacks on her youtube channel RunwayDoneMyWay or download her How-to Hottie Handbook series for fashion on the go tips where she hopes to inspire the creative side in all of you.