Tips for Travelling in Style Without Breaking the Bank

When it comes to looking chic while you are traveling, it’s possible to be cool and fashionable without spending a fortune. You want to look gorgeous while you are on the road, but sometimes it’s difficult to do that while carrying everything you need for the trip.

Looking for some inspiration? Here are some ideas that will increase your style factor without burdening your budget too much.

Combining Business with Leisure

The luxury leather website J4L offers bags that are a stylish and elegant alternative to the classic briefcase. A bag such as this means that it is not necessary to have separate luggage for business and leisure trips, you can carry everything you need for either and not have to buy two bags.

Leather shoulder bags, messenger bags and laptop business bags look gorgeous, but are large enough to carry a computer and other business supplies as well as the essentials. There is a wide range of choice, so you are sure to find something that matches your needs. Take a look at the options available and find the one that suits your style.

Double Up on Gadgets

Gadgets can be a major part of your budget, but there are some situations where the same gadget can serve two purposes. That means that you don’t have to spend your money on a tablet, an e-reader, a laptop, and an Mp3 player. The work presentation could be given on a tablet rather than a laptop and your smartphone could serve the purpose of your Mp3 player and your e-reader.

Once you have found your ideal device, you can protect it with a cover so that it doesn’t get damaged or scratched. J4L offers a number of beautiful leather tablet and laptop covers and protectors that are stylish and easy to carry. They are perfect for those business trips or when you are travelling for pleasure.

Pack as Little as Possible

Packing less is always a good tip for the traveller, because the less stuff you need to carry around with you the more freedom you will have. Lugging around a huge suitcase that is awkward and heavy is no fun and certainly doesn’t look chic. Also, carrying a bag that is excessively heavy can be painful and can cause a lot of strain on your back and shoulder muscles.

One of the ways that you can pack light in an affordable way is to find wardrobe items that are simple, classic and go with everything. For example, a little black dress can be worn with a belt, a scarf and a cardigan for a day of sightseeing, then the same dress can be paired with a glittering necklace and a pair of heels for a night out. Also, stick with basic neutral colours that you can easily mix and match with each other, then add little splashes of colour in your accessories.Guys stick to chinos a simple polo shirt, jeans are not really evening attire..!,

It’s possible to pack only five or six items for three days, if you are clever about it and choose staple pieces that can easily combine with anything. If your travel wardrobe is well thought out, you will be able to cover every potential situation while carrying the least amount possible.

Avoiding Wrinkles

You never have a second chance to make a first impression. If you are travelling for business it is important to look presentable and stay wrinkle free. Make sure that you fold up your shirts properly, the way they are presented in the store, before you pack them in your suitcase. It can also help to put layers of tissue between the fabric where it folds, then flatten out the folds with your hand. This will keep your clothing looking as neat as possible, reducing the wrinkles and avoiding the need to pay for an ironing and pressing service when you reach your destination.Try a weekend bag or leather travel bag with a floor to floor zip, this makes it easier to pack and unpack it does help.

Featured: Keep your travel essentials close to hand with this coveted leather Prime Hide holdall. In a luxe dark brown colorway, this bag makes it easy to pack all of the necessities without compromising on style. Floor to floor zip for ease of packing and unpacking

It is also a good idea to try to secure your clothes as much as possible within the bag while you use the available straps. You can also try using a travel sized de-wrinkle spray in your hand luggage. This can help you to make your clothes look neat and professional without the need for a dry cleaning service. When you need to look smart on your travels, such as when you are giving a presentation or going to an interview, this is essential.

What About the Toiletry Bag?

Gone are the days of the large and clunky toiletry bag with the full sized conditioners and shampoos in it. Instead, it’s better to use a sleek bag and to try to condense your toiletries to a minimum so that they don’t take up a lot of room in your luggage. You can save money and space in your bathroom bag by using a two in one shampoo and conditioner.

There are even some types that also double as soap. You can find a moisturizer that you can use on your body and your face, such as Aloe Vera. Also, you can get small refillable travel sized bottles so that you can travel with tiny versions of your favourite beauty products. That means that you will be able to use any shampoo or beauty product you like. Use the small bottles to store any product, including lotion or hair gel and after they have been used you can fill them up and use them over and over again.

Featured: Rodeo Brown Leather Wash Bag from the Trent Collection in Roughewn Leather, lovely a rugged toiletry bag with a gorgeous jacquard lining. This stylish brown Prime Hide wash bag is the perfect choice for the fashion-forward traveller.

Featured: Wombat Leather Hanging Wash Bag keeps your toiletries together in simple style and elegance, durably made from genuine oiled leather with a dark brown finish. The metal hook under front flap allows the bag to be conveniently hung to save space in the bathroom.

These are just a few of the ways that you can look stylish on your next trip, without spending a fortune. With a bit of thinking ahead and a few clever yet affordable travel products and travel accessories, you can look fantastic while you are on the road.

This article originally appeared on the Just4Leather Style INsider News Page here

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