How to Look Good When Travelling

Travelling makes you feel tired regardless of the mode of transport you are using. It doesn’t mean that because you are going to spend more than half a day in that airplane that you shouldn’t care about your look.

Some people focus too much on their trip such that they forgot all about themselves and this shouldn’t be the case. Looking great always makes you feel great and confident too, and so you should make it your priority to look awesome all the time. Here are the tips to help you keep glowing during your trip.


Visit a spa before you leave

Treat yourself in the spa a day or two before your trip.  Massage will make you relax and when you are relaxed, you have no tension. Knowing how traveling causes tension, this definitely will be a great idea. Exfoliate your skin and have your nails and hair done neatly and attractively.

           Apply light make up

A little make up will take you a long way. Use moisturizer if you have dry skin to make it soft and if your skin is oily, use powder based foundation. Your eye lashes maybe left without mascara but don’t forget to apply and park a lip balm.

          Wear loose fitting outfits

It’ll be good if you can wear clothes that are not too tight on the day that you’re travelling. Being seated for long hours on the same position will definitely make you tired and you might even need to sleep to relax. Being in a tight outfit will make the situation worse. Wear your favorite fabric material cloth that will not crease so easily.

 Wear in layers

Wearing a sweater when you are travelling is good for you as it will keep you warm and also free up your luggage space. You can also add a scarf and a hat to keep stylish. However, they can always be removed easily in case the temperature rises. Remember to park light to avoid all the hassle of a carrying a heavy luggage. Check the guide to make packing more efficient on Tourist 2 Traveler.

         Stay hydrated

Take lots of water on your journey to keep your body hydrated. When your body is well hydrated, your health is good including your skin health. Also remember to have a healthy snack onboard such an apple.

         Avoid touching your face

Keep your hands off your face at all times. This will prevent your skin from being infected by the germs on your hands. Make sure to carry anti-bacterial wipes and or anti-bacterial hand wash.

        Wear light comfortable shoes

When traveling wear the most comfortable pair of shoes you have and especially if you’re driving. Do not dare to travel in a brand new shoes as they are not comfortable at all.

Looking good improves your self-esteem and confidence. It is therefore something worth your time. Always strive to look your best no matter the situation you are in. Do not dress for the sake of it, dress decently every time you’re walking out and you will earn yourself a respect from other people out there.

Getting Set For Summer With Gudrun Sjoden

I’m having a fan girl moment for Gudrun Sjoden once again. I honestly believe that when the weather turns brighter, there is genuinely nothing better than turning to their eco-cotton creations that look stylish and keep you cool. Gudrun’s Summer creations are made for packing in your suitcase, they weigh next to nothing, feel cool and lightweight when you are wearing them, and yet still look good enough to take you from the beach to sightseeing around the city.

The dress I am wearing here totally illustrates this point. This is the Monsun eco-cotton dress which has a loose flowing style and, hurrah! is a dress with pockets. This dress is a dream to wear as it is in a very thin cotton, but it is not see-thru, as some cotton dresses tend to be. The fabric has a slight pleat to it, and a wonderful floral pattern that reminds me of aboriginal art.

This dress is super comfortable to wear, another reason why it is such a great holiday choice. The sleeves are not tight, the dress does not cling, and it has pockets – always a favourite feature for a day dress. The style is best worn loose and flowy, with the hippy-sh, Marrakesh style vibes that Gudrun is famous for, but could be adapted into a slightly more formal look with heels and a smart blazer. When the weather turns cooler, you could add a denim jacket, or even wear this layered over leggings in order to make it earn a place in your wardrobe. The dress really is versatile.

If you visit the Gudrun Sjoden website right now you will be in time for the early bird prices for the brand new Summer ranges, this time inspired by the wonder and design of Japan.




YOSHI Pussybow Blouse with Split Sleeves From Elvi

Elvi is a fashion brand that has long been considered a bastion of stylish clothing for plus sized women, but recently it decided to change its fashion philosophy to embrace all women. The London based fashion retailer has recently decided to approach inclusivity by expanding their size ranges to offer sizes UK 8-28 in ALL their designs. This is quite unusual in the fashion world, where many brands only stock up to a size 16, and then you move on to their plus sized range, usually a dodgy array of basics and butterflies.

Elvi has also decided to look at the models it uses to promote their ranges, introducing images of the same item modelled on women of different shapes and sizes to show just how the clothes look on people who actually look like you, a real touch of body positivity.

I love the new range, with its diverse looks and style, but there is no doubt what is the standout item for me. The YOSHI Pussybow Blouse with Split Sleeves is just the most glorious, dramatic blouse you will find anywhere. Two parts smart blouse/shirt, to one part cape, the standout feature of the blouse are the stunning open sleeves that give Yoshi it’s billowing cape effect.

YOSHI Pussybow Blouse with Split Sleeves £42 Click to visit Elvi

Rudi, who is pictured in the above image is, like me, a size 16 in this blouse, so I could see that it would probably be a good fit and I was proven correct. It is a perfect fit without any pulling across the bust and buttons. Then there is the colour, this is just as vibrant a shade of green as it looks in the photograhs – it is stunning, and perfect when teamed with black.

The fabric has a slight pattern in it, and the style gives a nod to the 1970s with its pussybow neckline. The flesh on show is the lower arms only, so perfect for those who are not keen on their upper arm, and the length makes this the perfect blouse to be worn with trousers or jeans – I teamed mine with black jeans but would love this with a classic cigarette pants too.


I wore the blouse to a fashion event last week and thought that it was dressy enough for any evening occasion, whether that be date night or drinks with the girls. It is classic and stylish, but with just enough edge to make it stand out from the crowd.