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In our upcoming Personal Styling course, you’ll find articles from Jessie Holeva of TrendHungry.com as well as some of our other favorite international style bloggers. To give you a sneak peek at what you can expect, we’re sharing Jessie’s stylish, smart, and travel-savvy article with you here on the blog. Read on to hear what she has to say about packing in a pinch, and to learn more about our favorite Philadelphia blogger. – QC
Think of packing as a fashion challenge. Each piece is hand-selected for your trip and strategy is definitely required. The three challenges you face are:
Whatever the season, be sure to check out what the weather will be where you’re traveling. It’s hard to look your best when shivering or sweltering. Think weather appropriate. You can’t go wrong with layers, and something like a motorcycle leather jacket adds function, style, and can go with jeans or a frilly frock. Scarves are an excellent addition, work well for travel, and can accessorize your look. You can use a scarf as a blanket on a chilly flight, tie into a turban or even wrap and belt one to create a unique skirt.
Every destination calls for different wardrobe pieces. For example, what you’ll bring to a wedding will be much different than on a spring break. Ask yourself what you’re planning to do while away from home and think of how many outfits you’ll need. From there, think about the style and function needed within each outfit. A wedding calls for cocktail attire, so think little black dress, some jewels, and heels. Touring a city requires more comfort, and jeans, a tee, and a jacket will work with a cute pair of flats. Keeping in mind which pieces can overlap and be used in more looks is also a helpful practice. For example, you can use the clutch from the wedding as your wallet for sightseeing and the heels can be added to your casual look for a dinner date.
Clothes wrinkle. Some fabrics just do not travel well, while other items just don’t always offer a ton of mileage. Those sparkly heels may look great with your cocktail dress, but will they work for morning brunch? Probably not, so really think about versatility. A pair of dark-washed boyfriend jeans can go with a button-down blouse for daytime sightseeing, plus you can cuff them, add heels and layer on some bling for a night out.
Some Stylish Packing Suggestions…
1.Roll clothes to save space and prevent wrinkles.
2. Use your hotel hair dryer to freshen up garments. A little hot air goes a long way with wrinkle release!
3. Play dress up before you start packing. The more outfits you come up with using the few pieces you pack will ease your mind and excite you to wear the looks you’ve created.
4. Overload accessories. Jewellery is small, easy to pack, and can change up a look with ease.
5. Save the samples you collect while traveling! Those mini shampoos and other free samples are perfect for packing.
Always abreast of the latest trends, she does the digging so you can score the deals. As a nationally recognized, budget-fashion expert and the founder of TrendHungry.com, Jessie’s made a name for herself with her effervescent attitude and on-point style advice. Frequently on various TV shows, she thrives on helping real women with real budgets find their style.
This bubbly, yet carefree fashionista may be obsessed with fung shui and positive thinking, but owes much of her success to hardwork, dedication, and a daily candy bar to fuel her fashion fire. She’s had the pleasure of working with various fashion companies such as Shopbop, South Moon Under, Little Black Bag, and currently blogs for Simon Malls as their King of Prussia Style Setter.
A former radio DJ turned fashion aficionado, Jessie takes her trendy, not spendy approach to the airwaves with her weekly syndicated trend forecast “Trend Hungry Tuesday,” that can be heard on various radio stations including New York’s WPLJ.
Jessie’s skinny-budget style has landed her in The Wall Street Journal, SheKnows, eHow, Gal Time, and on Nicole Miller’s Blog Nicole Daily to name a few.
A serial-entrepreneur in the making, Jessie is heavily involved in the blog community and founded an elite network for fashion & beauty bloggers in Philadelphia called Philly FABB. She’s shared her blog insight with the NEPA Blog Conference, Independent Fashion Bloggers, and Social Times.