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What To Wear On The Beach: 5 Style Tips To Nail Beach Fashion

With the onset of the holiday season, update your beach wardrobes with chic styles, breezy fabrics and fun colours!

What to pack for a beach vacation often takes up a week’s preparation, trying to keep it light yet ultra-stylish. Apart from incorporating some nice and colourful swimsuits, it is also important to pack a collection of summery dresses, sarongs and other cute little beach outfits to nail beach fashion. Whether you are looking for just bathing out in the warm sun or cruising over from lounges to fancy restaurants on the beach, thanks to the numerous fashion influencers these days, we know just what to pack! Keeping clothes that will work for both sun and sand throughout the morning, noon and night are essential.

How To Pick The Right Beach Wear

Dressing for the beach can be more complicated than just picking out the perfect swimsuit. Beach outfits that are a little dressy are great for dates at the beach or beach events like a concert or evening cocktail gathering. When it comes to cute beach dresses, the options are endless to start by. From casual to dressy and elegant, we’ve curated a list of the best beach outfits for this summer. These trendy and chic beachwear choices are going to be your absolute inspiration for your summer getaway.

1. Bright Maxi Dress

Whether it is that you need to cover yourself in the daytime or go for a nice candlelight dinner by the beach, this one is an easy choice. You can pick an all-floral number that is super breezy and fun to wear around. A sweet straw hat and bag will complete your look in style.

2. Bodysuit

A well-fitting swimming suit, according to your body type, with a little bit of texture in pop colours, that can later be paired with shorts and skirts to convert for easy evening wear as well, is another must-have. A vibrant coloured flattering swimsuit is bound to add some chic colours to your beach look. With new trends and the latest designs, swimsuits have become all the more attractive. You can pair it with a sheer shrug to add a dramatic edge.

3. Colourful And Printed Shorts

Carrying shorts that can just be paired with a bikini top or with a one-piece swimsuit for comfort, is yet another easy transitional outfit to go for. Summery colours, nice fitting shorts are both comfortable and stylish. Pairing them with bare minimum accessories and slippers, and voila, you are ready with another cute beach outfit!

4. Wraparounds Or Sarongs

One of the most essential and stylish fashion wear – beach sarongs have become more than just a necessity. Opt for some nice and classy coloured wrap around skirts that will set the beach mode on and will also be helpful post a beach swim in the cold waters. Pair these with chic bikinis or bodysuits, you can also style them with bralettes and denim shorts for a casual look.

5. Button-Down Dresses

Put on a monokini or a bikini and pair it with simple cotton button-down shirt dresses, and head out for that beach evening. They come out as an effortless and versatile outfit for beachwear. Button down dresses are timeless and here to stay for long. You can pair it with a belt for a sleeker and elegant look.

These are some outfit ideas that will help you plan a day down on the shore while keeping it simple yet chic. Take some time out for one wrong outfit can spoil the beach fun. The simple trick is to pack light but pack right, including comfortable shoes, lots of funky sunglasses and summer hats in the bag, and you are all set to go!

Here Are Must-Have Summer Accessories To Pack

When it comes to beach fashion, it is not just limited to swimsuits and dresses alone. You can elevate your fashion game with the following tips:

1. Carry A Good Pair Of Sunglasses

Keeping the eyes protected from the glaring sun is important; you can keep some fun shaped and coloured sunglasses that go well with your outfits.

2. Choice Of Shoe Matters

Keep it casual; carry sandals or slip-on, maybe some Hawaiian slippers, where comfort is the key. Beaches can require you to often take long walks to settle or reach from one end to another, and so going light on the shoes is a wise choice.

3. Pack Light Accessories

Remember you are packing for a beach; keep bare essential jewellery, some floral neckpieces or bright coloured earrings or bracelet if you want to add an extra style element to your outfit.

While we have chalked out what to wear on the beach, there are certain things that should also be avoided, for example dark coloured clothes, tight-fitting dresses or ill-fitted swimsuits. Instead rely on cotton shirts, cover-ups, shorts and tank tops to do the trick for you.

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What to Wear on a Plane, According to Flight Attendants

Take it from the people who fly for a living: You can look stylish and still travel in comfort

The best way to dress for a flight

Figuring out what to wear on a plane can be as challenging as deciding what to pack. In fact, what you’re wearing is one of the first things flight attendants notice about you as you’re boarding. So how can you be comfortable both on the plane and when you arrive at your destination, all without sacrificing style? We went right to the source—a flight attendant—to find out the best rules to follow when you fly, including things flight attendants wouldn’t do on an airplane (like wearing stilettos).

“Remember, you are sitting in a piece of machinery with confined spaces, sharp objects and strangers,” says Amy Caris, a flight attendant and the Director of In-Flight at JSX, a “hop on” jet service. “Don’t wear your best outfit, but wear something that is comfortable and can slightly stretch. Comfort can be stylish!”

Stretchy pants

Space is already at a premium on a plane, so you don’t want to add anything that will make you feel even more confined. This is not the time for skintight jeans (although you may want to carry a jean jacket). “As a passenger, I always wear ponte knit pants, which offer stretch and are stylish,” says Caris. “You can even find jeans that have stretch to them.”

Breathable tops

When choosing what to wear on a plane, look for stylish tops made with natural fabrics, such as cotton, silk, wool or linen, which will allow air and moisture to pass through. Moisture-wicking man-made fabrics are an equally savvy option. “I avoid wearing synthetic polyester or rayon materials, as they retain body odor more quickly,” says Caris. “I like breathable tops that are just loose enough to keep my shape but are comfortable for sitting.”

Compression socks

Sitting for a long time can restrict blood flow and make your legs swell. Compression socks are designed to help combat leg and foot soreness as well as prevent deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots in the legs. Thankfully, they are so much more fashionable than in the past. “Put them on before boarding,” Caris suggests, “because it can be a challenge to get them on in a confined space.”


Airplane dressing is all about layering. You never know if it’s going to be too hot or too cold when deciding what to wear on a plane, so a light cardigan is always a great choice. Caris suggests wearing your layers to avoid filling your carry-on bag space.

Long, stretchy dresses

You don’t have to trade in dresses for pants just because you’re flying. “I don’t recommend wearing skirts and dresses that are restrictive, but some knit dresses can be long, stretchy and easy to travel in,” says Caris. The best ones will keep you covered and comfy—and illustrate how clothes can affect your mood.

Comfy shoes

Flight attendants agree that the best shoes to wear on a plane are flats, although Caris points out that if you do prefer to wear heels, block heels are the most stable. Closed-toe shoes are best to protect your feet, as Caris learned the hard way. “I’ve broken my own rule and worn sandals before,” she admits. “As I was standing in the aisle waiting to get to my seat, the person in front of me backed up onto my foot and bent my nail back. Ouch. It was a good reminder as to why I should stick to my rules of flying!”

Wraps or shawls

A thick or lightweight cashmere or wool shawl not only adds flair to your outfit but does double duty on the plane as a blanket, pillow or extra layer, without taking up too much extra space in your carry-on bag. Just remember not to cover your seat belt with the wrap. “This way, [flight attendants] won’t need to wake you up if they’re required to conduct a compliance check during the flight,” says Caris.

Wrinkle-free business attire

If you’re traveling for business, you can save time and reduce stress about what to wear on the plane by dressing in your work outfit before you get on the flight. “It’s easy now to find business-looking yoga or stretchy pants and blazers for both men and women,” says Caris. “If you have to head straight to the office or a meeting after your flight, it’s not ideal to change in the lavatory or an airport bathroom stall. And it’s one less thing to worry about, especially if the flight gets delayed.”

Loose loungewear

If you’re flying overnight, it’s important to be able to get a few hours of sleep. But that doesn’t mean you should put on the same pajamas you would wear at home. Opt for loungewear, which looks as appropriate in public as it does in bed. “A nice pair of modal cotton sweats or a harem pant is acceptable,” says Caris. “Just make sure there are no holes in them!”


To get comfortable and fall asleep, you’ll want to take off your shoes—but flight attendants warn against going to the lavatory without something on your feet. Although socks do provide a barrier between you and a dirty floor, they won’t protect you from wet spots—and you don’t want to spend hours with wet socks on your feet. A pair of easy-to-tote slippers, preferably with a rubber sole, will do the trick and will come in handy in a hotel room, as well.

What not to wear on a plane

Knowing what not to wear on a plane can be as important as knowing what to wear. Here are the items flight attendants suggest you leave home or save to wear post-flight:

Jewelry or bulky accessories

Metal will slow you down at security—it’s one of the things more likely to get you flagged by the TSA. Jewelry that can be hard to remove will also slow you down in the TSA line. Any jewelry shaped like a potential weapon also raises red flags and may be uncomfortable when you’re trying to lean back and get some shut-eye. Be careful with earrings too; they can easily fall off and get lost while you’re putting on or taking off headphones to watch a movie. “You don’t want to wear hoops that can get caught and pull on your ear lobe,” says Caris. Also avoid wearing your skyscraper heels on an airplane. The nails in high heels can trigger the TSA’s metal detectors to go off, as can shoes that sport large metal adornments or studs.

Anything tight

Tight waistbands, skirts, blouses and shirts are all no-no’s while traveling, for the simple reason that our bodies naturally swell when we fly. Restrictive clothing does not pair well with bloating, also common on airplanes. You want to be able to move comfortably, encouraging healthy blood circulation and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. Avoid cramping by doing exercises in your seat and taking a walk to the lavatory, whenever possible.

An uncomfortable bra

One of the top items to avoid wearing while flying is an uncomfortable bra. A bra that digs into your shoulders and chest will only become more constraining in the air.

Skimpy clothing

You know the drill: You’re so excited about that beach vacation that you throw on a tank and lightweight shorts only to find yourself freezing in the air-conditioned plane cabin. Plus, Caris points out, you don’t want your skin sticking to the seat when it’s warm. Another concern with revealing outerwear: It can be offensive in certain countries and cultures. Also, in case of fire or evacuation, it’s better to be completely covered.


With the rise of fragrance sensitivities, what you find intoxicating can be torture for others. The shared air can exacerbate the unpleasant exposure for people who are sensitive, possibly triggering allergies or asthma. Be respectful of passengers around you by saving the scent for after you deplane.

High heels, flip-flops and slides

Make sure you choose the right pair of shoes for flying. High heels can slow you down and even puncture the slide in case of an evacuation. Flip-flops and slides can fly off your feet in case of emergency; you’ll also find they make life difficult if you have to sprint through the airport to make your flight. Plus, they leave your feet exposed and airports have some seriously germy spots.

Fabrics that are flammable

To be on the safe side, avoid extremely flammable synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon, especially because the National Transportation Safety Board reports that 68% of plane crash fatalities occur in post-crash fires, not in the initial impact. Those fabrics are not ideal travel companions anyway, because they don’t allow air to circulate.

Bulky jackets

Avoid oversized coats when you fly. They’re cumbersome and can make economy class feel claustrophobic. Plus, they’re tough to squeeze into your carry-on or the overhead bin.

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Top Tips for People Who Travel Frequently for Work

Traveling for work can be exciting, as it allows you to see different places and keeps things fresh. However, although visiting another part of the country or the world can be interesting, moving around so much can also get exhausting if you’re not careful. If you are someone who does travel a lot for work and you have found yourself struggling with it a little bit of late, here are some tips to help you manage this lifestyle more effectively.

Do Everything You Can to Stay Comfortable

If you’re heading off to business meetings, then looking smart and professional is important, but traveling in business attire isn’t always comfortable. Where possible, choose to travel in clothes that you do find comfortable, especially when it comes to shoes. If you are driving, you might find that taking a spare set of shoes can be beneficial, particularly if you find your smart work shoes difficult to drive in.

Other ways you can try and make yourself happier when you’re traveling is by adjusting the car seat to give you better support, keeping the temperature comfortable, and taking regular breaks when you’re on the road. If you’re traveling by plane, taking a travel pillow with you for support can be beneficial, and taking the time to stand and stretch your legs on long-haul flights.

Look at Ways to Save Money

If you are self-employed, it will be you/your business that will be covering all the travel expenses. This is why it will be in your best interest to find smart ways to save money, as traveling frequently can push up costs quickly and eat into your profits. One way you can do this is by searching for cheap deals on flights and accommodation or seeing if you can sign-up with a frequent flyer scheme with an airline you use often. If you travel a lot by car, look at fuel cards for small business to help you save money on petrol. If you use trains, you could also look into any possible rail cards that would apply to you or use discount sites to find cheaper train tickets.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

When you’re on the go a lot, it can be easy to choose quick meals or find yourself dining out a lot. This can often mean unhealthy snacks or indulgent dinners, and while these are fine to enjoy occasionally, too much can start harming your health. When you are traveling a lot for work, do make sure you are still maintaining a healthy diet as this will help give you energy and reduce your chances of getting sick. You could even take some vitamin supplements along with you to give your body a boost when it needs it. If you’re staying in hotels, take advantage of the gym facilities for exercise, and try to stick to a good sleep cycle, too.

If you do travel a lot for work, consider these basic tips, as they could help you stay more comfortable and reduce stress when you’re on the road.

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How to exercise during a work trip and stay fit while traveling

If you’re traveling for work these days, make sure to keep your fitness goals in mind.

Your itinerary could include early-morning sales calls, late-day business meetings — and also long lunches, late-night meals entertaining clients and even follow-up work at night in your hotel room.

Research from the American Council on Exercise says that exercise increases alertness and productivity and also boosts moods — which can create a better mindset for business travel.

While you’re traveling, fitness experts say you don’t need fancy gyms, pricey equipment or an abundance of free time to incorporate fitness into your business travel schedule. To make sure get some exercise in while you’re away, try these smart tips.

1. Use the hotel’s amenities if you can

Aim for a hotel with a gym, a pool and one that’s in a pedestrian-friendly location.

You can swim laps in the pool, use cardio equipment and do weight-training in the fitness center and walk around the area where your hotel is located.

One traveler makes sure to book a hotel with a fitness center.

As a fitness professional who travels to certify trainers around the country, Cary Williams, CEO of Boxing & Barbells in Santa Monica, California, said she does her best to book a hotel with a gym when she’s traveling.

However, if you can’t find a hotel that offers all these amenities — don’t worry.

“If there is not a gym or the gym is closed, there are plenty of exercises you can do in your room without equipment,” Williams said.

Also, to get your steps in, skip the elevator and use the stairs, she advised.

2. Do an in-room workout

The best plan, said Williams, is to set your alarm an hour earlier while out of town so that you have at least a good 30-45 minutes to get in a workout.

She recommends an interval type of workout with about six exercises: three body weight exercises and three cardio-types of exercises.

If you’re unable to use your hotel’s fitness center, then there are many exercises you can do on your own in the hotel room.

“Find a timer app on your phone and set it for 45 seconds of work time and 15 second rest time between exercises,” she said.

Williams curated an example of a room workout. She said each of the following exercises should take six minutes (aim for five rounds): squats; knee ups (high knees in place); push-ups; jumping rope (bring you own); lunges; and sit-ups.

Plus, you can add some weights to your workout if you have your own, or you can use dumbbells from the hotel’s gym.

3. Explore your surroundings

Chelsea Cohen, co-founder of SoStocked, in Austin, Texas, said fitness is a vital part of her daily routine. When she is traveling for work, her goal is to ensure the same.

“Exploring keeps me fit,” said Cohen. “Each business trip comes with a new opportunity to explore and indulge in exciting activities.”

She added, “Whenever I’m in a new city, I make sure that I walk around a bit whether it’s for shopping or finding a good restaurant.”

Cohen said she prioritizes taking a walking path to her work meetings.

“This helps keep my body in motion,” she said. “The best thing is that walking keeps my mind off the usual workouts and gives me the much-needed exercise without needing to carve extra time for it.”

Outside work meetings, pack a pair of sneakers and walk the area to learn about the new city and explore.

4. Embrace technology

As CEO of Brooklyn, NY-based MediaPeanut, Victoria Mendoza said she frequently travels for business; technology has helped keep her on track in terms of her fitness and health.

“I have recently learned to incorporate technology into my own fitness regimen,” she said.

She uses several apps to help her with calorie counting, measuring calories burned during exercise and daily activities — and also measuring her daily steps and monitoring her exercise activities.

“Some of these popular apps are Fooducate, Strides, MyFitnessPal and Fitbit aside from the health trackers in my phone,” she added.

Also, Mendoza said she’s hired virtual fitness trainers who monitor her fitness activities and plan her workouts at least twice or three times a week, even while she travels for work.

“Setting aside an hour for a virtual fitness trainer session allows me to not stray from my fitness goals and correctly do my workouts, even with limited machines.” She said the virtual trainers come up with “exercise plans depending on the location and time and space that I have at my disposal.”

5. Cycle your way to health

Jarelle Parker, a Silicon Valley personal trainer in Menlo Park, California, suggested booking a bike tour around a new city.

“This is a great way to meet people and to be adventurous by exploring a new environment,” she said. “It’s also a great way to incorporate fitness into your travel.”

She mentioned that Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York and San Diego “have amazing bike tours for fitness travelers.”

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