Posts in the Fashion category
I’ve been on the lookout for a stylish raincoat for what feels like forever. A light, waterproof cover-up is a travel wardrobe essential, so why are they so hard to find? Well, it turns out that truly waterproof coats are pretty darned expensive to produce (they’ve got to have sealed seams and all that) which means that affordable options are often merely “water resistant”. Still, they DO exist! I’ve tracked down a small but cool selection, some more heavy-duty than others, that won’t make you feel like a hiker on the streets of Paris.
6. Terra New York – Rain Cape (they seem to be having some website issues, so check back later)
A friend recently asked if I had any recommendations for a European getaway in November. I immediately thought of Istanbul, which has remained a vivid memory ever since my first (and only) visit a few years ago. It’s a beautiful city, with the sparkling harbour giving a sense of space that balances out the crowded streets and dense markets. Another nice thing about Istanbul is that even though it’s a huge, modern city, it still has a very distinct cultural style – and as a result is a wonderful shopping destination.
Latitude is an online store that fuses travel and fashion, giving the shopper a carefully curated taste of some of the world’s most iconic cities. Of course, Istanbul is represented, and since it may be a while til my next visit, perhaps a little long-distance shopping may be in order. Here are some favourite items.
Mention special ‘travel clothing’ to me and normally I’d be thinking practical quick-dry trousers and jackets that make you look like you’re about to climb Mt Everest. But really, all that’s needed for travel is something that is well made enough to last a while, doesn’t get too wrinkly, and goes with a large percentage of whatever else you have packed. Oh, and preferably looks like ‘you’ rather than some person who got lost in the camping store pre-departure.
The Travellers range from Obus ticks all these boxes – some items are even reversible so that you can change the neck line style! What’s more, they’re designed and manufactured in the city I now call home – Melbourne.