Blogtober Challenge 6: How to Mix and Match Clothes for a Three-Day Layover

How lucky am I? I am currently in Melbourne, Australia for a layover and I was planning to do an outfit post. Then, Blogtober Challenge 6 decided to be about my outfit for the day.

I am not just showing one but three outfits combinations!!! Hoorah! Let us take a break from the seriousness as I share how I mix and match clothes for a layover.

Tips for packing clothes

1. Search the latest fashion trends.

I usually search on Google the place and season of the fashion trend. Example, for this time, I search Melbourne spring Street fashion 2015. Then, I scan the images for any recurrent themes and items. Then, I search articles from Elle or Vogue or the like for their fashion trend report. I saw a recurrence of leather, turtlenecks with shorts, and open-toe sandals.

2. Pack clothes for multiple use.

Later on, I will post the clothes that I brought for my Melbourne layover. You will notice that I have never changed my bag and shoes. I try to make my outfits versatile so that I do not have to pack a different pair of shoes for each outfit. Also, I used my leather shorts twice.

3. Always bring a jacket and a scarf.

The weather is always unpredictable in Australia so I always bring cold gear just in case. Same goes with everywhere. It is always smart to bring either or both a jacket and a scarf.

4. Check the weather

     Unless you wish to be covered up in a sea of skin then don’t.

5. Accessories go a long way.

You never need to have expensive or numerous clothes to feel good. I am absolutely in love with accessories. It completes the mood and personality of the wearer of the outfit.

Okay, posted below are the outfits that I planned to wear on my Melbourne trip.

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So, I got the blue and white blouse at Forever 21 as also the leather shorts. The Nine West bag is something that I borrowed from my mother. The strappy wedge heel sandals are from Payless Shoe Source.

Here is the next one.

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See how I used the same bag and shoes? They still work with this outfit. The printed knitted crop top is from H&M while the leather skirt is from Philosophy. Notice that, as from how I researched, open toe sandals and leather are the things for spring. It is good to apply one or two trend elements in your outfit.

This is the last one.

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The leather shorts had a repeat performance with this outfit. My shoes and bag are a consistent factor. See the trend? Turtleneck with shorts. Embracing spring while lingering on winter. I got this green blazer from Forever 21. This is my jacket for the whole layover which I could use whenever I get cold.

Below are pictures of the outfits while worn.

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So what do you guys think? How do you mix and match clothes when you travel?

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11 thoughts on “Blogtober Challenge 6: How to Mix and Match Clothes for a Three-Day Layover

  1. I love the shorts. I have some black linen city shorts which are really versatile.
    Your tips are great – your experience is obvious – and you write really well when the subject is your area of expertise.
    Great piece.

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    • I know, right? The temperature was 33-35°C while I was there then I saw that it dropped to 17° in a span of one night! Glad you like the challenges! Thanks for commenting.

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