Fashion

Simple Ways to Look Stylish and Fabulous While Backpacking

•••
Who doesn’t want to look stylish while traveling? The problem, however, is that it can be a bit of a challenge as by doing this, we may need to compromise comfort to some extent. When thinking about backpacking, the first thing that may come up in our mind are loose pants, trekking shoes, bulky backpacks, and comfortable shirts – but it doesn’t have to be th[...]

Could this be the Number One Summer Accessory?

•••
It's the same problem each summer. I have nothing to wear, I need an entirely new wardrobe and an essential part of that is the perfect pair of sunglasses. With a whole 3 seasons in between I can't get myself to muster up the same level of excitement for the stuff I wore the previous year and so I often spend a considerable amount of time in the first part o[...]

From Tehran with Love

•••
There's this constantly growing fascination for Iran bubbling inside of me and it's so strong that I'm planning to visit Tehran in the next coming weeks or months. Part of that has been being introduced to Les Persiennes in a recent magazine article which I read on a plane. Nilufar Khalessi, the founder, is from Iran and lives in Paris. She runs the online m[...]

How to Pack Like a Minimalist

•••
Getting my bearings on the European backpacking circuit didn’t teach me much about travel fashion. The purple 70 liter behemoth on my back was packed in preparation for nights on train station floors. Day dreams of functionality saw a bulky rain coat, yoga pants and wrinkly t-shirts in my wardrobe that ended up being a hefty sum of nothing I wanted to wear. [...]

12 Travel Wardrobe Essentials: Keep Warm, Look Cool

•••
As a traveller, you're bound to pick up the odd bits and bobs from each country that you pass through. We always say 'this time I won't buy anything'... But let's face it, that never really sticks! When asked where you got your outfit from, it's pretty fun to go through each piece and name the city or country where you sourced it. So your wardrobe might b[...]

The ultimate Travelettes Packing List for India

•••
Before my recent 10-day trip to India there were a lot of questions to be asked. Why would you go there? Is it safe? Why are you taking that risk? - those were the questions my mum was asking. Which vaccinations should I get? How to avoid biting monkeys? What will I eat that is not too spicy? - that would be my best friend, who was going to join me. And fina[...]

10 essentials for your summer beach holiday

•••
A holiday by the beach is always a good idea, but certainly summer time and those long hot days by my work place are the time of the year when I long for the cool blue of the ocean the most. Nothing beats leaving the sticky heat of the city behind, and leaving for a breezy adventure on a Greek island, the Caribbean or even South East Asia. Even packin[...]

8 lessons on how to pack for an active summer trip in a carry-on

•••
Hurray!! Summer is practically here and I can positively feel the sun calling my name and feel the sea breeze in my hair. Now is the time to get planning for those summer trips and see where your summer holidays will take you! I, for one, cannot wait to get in the heat and forget about the trauma of winter (hey, I'm a summer baby!) so am now deviously pla[...]

5 cool vintage shops in Glasgow

•••
Moving to Glasgow just under two years ago has changed many a thing in my behaviour. First of all, I now say didnae instead of didn't and wee instead of little. I also re-defined my perception of rain to anything not soaking me within 5 minutes to 'not being real rain'. And then I think 25 degrees Celsius is really hot. Moving to Glasgow, or more generally t[...]