Written by : Ica Lim
Every jet-setter has their eyes on their next destination. More than their travel itinerary intact, they also know what to wear for every capital! Travelling around the world is anyone’s dream come to true but more so for those who like to arrive in style!
Every country has a style staple, no matter how subtle they are. From scarves to striped blouses, there’s a piece fit for everyone’s cup of tea. We’ve compiled some of the most iconic fashion staples of each country. Better take note for your next trip around the globe!
France is home to one of the biggest fashion capitals in the world and it goes without saying that the French know how to dress. In fact, their signature staples are often described as ‘classy, elegant, but not arrogant’ in pop culture and modern media.
French fashion is timeless. Luckily, there are ways to skirt the price tags if you’re on a budget! You don’t always need to settle for a striped blouse. After all, style should be a reflection of one’s self––and the French know how to pull it off best.
Some style staples include, but are not limited to:
- Blazers or beige trench coat
- Plain t-shirts or basic tops
- A pair of ankle boots or loafers
- High-rise denim jeans
- Wrap dress, either floral or plain printed
More often than not, the French style is simple but well-thought. If you’re not aiming for high fashion pieces, these style staples should do the trick for your next trip to France!
Italy is another melting pot of fashion household names. If you’re looking for style inspirations that speak ‘less is more’ then, Italian staples should be your go-to. The country pays close attention to material or fabric. This means that no matter the inspiration, quality (and tailoring!) still trumps quantity.
Apart from that, the Italian style is clad with neutrals and high-quality basics. They pull off their signature ‘bombshell’ look with just a few pieces. If we’re talking everyday casual wear, take note of these Italian style staples:
- Form-fitting dresses
- Cashmere sweaters for winter
- Linen for summer
- High-heels and bold-patterned skirts
- Wide-legged trousers with neutral-coloured basic tops
If you want to take things to another level, statement coats will do the trick. Just make sure they’re tailored perfectly to your body.
Warm, bright, and traditional. These are a few words that best describe Spanish casual wear! Spain is a beautiful country whose points of interest are endless! Depending on which city you decide to visit, there are a couple of tips you need to remember when it comes to dressing the part.
More often than not, Spanish fashion says a lot about their culture. Most pop culture references may describe it to be romantic yet robust in taste. If you’re a lover of colour and self-expression, take note of these Spanish style staples for your next trip:
- Warm coloured dresses
- Flowy pants or skirts
- Button-down shirts
- Denim skirts or shorts
- Dark coloured basic tops (mostly black, since Spain is known for it)
- Sandals! Espadrilles or strappy flats work great. Comfy walking shoes should be on your list but bring a pair of heels for a spontaneous nightlife trip.
British fashion brings trends to heritage. When it comes to craftsmanship and refined style, the British know how to do it best. You’ll probably think about the weather often when you visit the United Kingdom but luckily, a lot of their style staples involve convenience and comfort, rain or shine!
When you think about it, many classic influences come from the Brits. If you like being edgy, you don’t have to think outside the box too much just to get what you want. Here are a few staples you’ll need to pack when you fly to the UK next time:
- Tweed skirts and basic top or blouse
- Pea coats or oversized cardigans
- Classic pair of wellies or boots
- Neutral blazers
- Peter Pan or shift dresses
The bottom line
Getting ‘jet-set’ ready shouldn’t trouble you too much. In fact, there are many ways you can go about your travel essentials, especially if you plan on going to many places. Just remember to always keep a stash of your favourite basics to keep you comfy wherever you go!
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