As a former Vancouverite, I always defend Lululemon clothing. It’s flattering, well made and stands up to the test of time. I have a pair of yoga pants that are still going strong after 8 years. And they made my favourite pair of gitch ever. I keep telling myself that I will invest in clothing but never do. A few stops by Winners or Target later and I have 5 summer dresses instead of one really good one. Packing light for the trip, I need to change my ways. Here is my wish list of travel clothes for women, if I were to take the plunge at Lululemon.
Dressing for my body type, I like shirts that emphasize the upper body, have some volume at the stomach, and hit just above the thigh. Travelling, I think it’s important to always dress modestly and I don’t want to stand out any more than necessary. And of course, beating the heat is essential! The Be Me Tee balances comfort and style. For a sleeveless option, I like the Light As Air for its structure and cute peek-a-boo back.
Travel clothes for women are often ready for a safari, regardless of the destination. I refuse to wear pants with cargo pockets or detachable pant legs. For walking shorts, Clam Digger II capris look great to me. Is wearing yoga pants really worse than khaki shorts? They’ll work with my cute walking shoes too! These crops would work for long walks around a city, hiking, and pjs.
Multi-functional clothing is perfect for travel. The dress you can wear 100 ways isn’t my idea of useful though. Scarves are great because they keep you warm when traveling, tuck into a purse to be used to sit on, and work as a blanket. This Vinyasa scarf fits the bill, working a straight scarf or buttoning to become an infinity loop or snug. Worn over the shoulders adds a much needed touch of style to travel, not to mention a pop of colour.
This Serenity Sweater Wrap reminds me of my favourite sweater – a long and loose black turtleneck made out of sweatshirt material that hits just above the thighs. I live in that shirt all winter – it’s appropriate for work and comfortable enough to lounge in. This sweater wrap combines casual coziness with sophisticated style. The reversible properties will keep things fresh on the road. This would look great with jeans or thrown over a dress on a chilly night.