Stylish In A Suitcase

Effortless style and comfort; that’s what I’m channelling when packing for my month long Topdeck Travel Spirit Of Europe Tour. Since I’ll be constantly on the move, I am sticking to versatile staples, lightweight fabrics and a few indulgent pieces to elevate my #ootds. Here is a selection of my favourite travel items that are joining me abroad, keeping me stylish in a suitcase.

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FRANKiE 4 Jackie II Sneakers: If there’s one thing I’ll be doing a lot on the tour (alongside celebrating Aperitivo), it’s walking. A stroll along the Champs-Élysées, a walking tour of Prague, hiking through the Swiss Alps; these activities call for a comfy, yet stylish sneaker. Putting the call out to Instagram, I was recommended a pair of FRANKiE footwear based on the fact that these are crafted by a podiatrist & physiotherapist, featuring a functional footbed, full arch support and cushioning. Otherwise, they are the ultimate travel sneaker, plus they are super cute and on trend.

The Daily Edited Mini Cross Bag: Unlike a backpack, cross body bags are the perfect style for travelling as they are in your constant vision path, minimising the chance of a sneaky pickpocket. What I love about The Daily Edited is that they source a beautiful, high quality Saffiano leather which is durable for everyday wear, and of course the personality that comes with a little monogramming.

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Mrs Darcy Blue Lagoon & Romantic At Heart Kimonos: If there’s one thing I automatically pack for a staycation or a lengthy stay, it’s a kimono to drape over me as I get ready in the morning. You’ll spot me wearing one of my Mrs Darcy kimonos as I indulge in a leisurely breakfast (of french pastries and macarons), overlooking my Parisian balcony.

Mrs Darcy Nightime Bloom Clutch: Evenings out call for a more playful accessory and what better way to say FABULOUS then with this exotic Mrs Darcy Clutch. The quickest way to my heart (and credit card)? Include tassels. Check!

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Feather & Noise Montana Dress: You are never ready for a European adventure, unless you have packed a little stripe dress into your suitcase. This adorable number is new season stock from the gorgeous E-boutique Feather & Noise. What I love about this piece is the relaxed fit – I’ll certainly need it to mask the hundred croissants I plan to devour.

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Camilla Makeup Bag (similar style here): If you already thought I was extra, then my Camilla cosmetic case will certainly reaffirm this title, as it’s just so fancy for a makeup bag. But when you’ve got precious cargo (ie, 50 shimmer pots) on the move, you too will want nothing but the best.

Napoleon Perdis Makeup: There’s no denying I have an affinity for Napoleon Perdis makeup, with the exception of a few products, it’s all I wear of a day. Having to minimise my makeup routine for the necessity of travelling, I have selected a few products that will keep my skin looking dewy and hydrated (Auto Pilot Bronzing Primer, Moisture Mist), with a natural summer glow (Loose Eye Dust in Star LightInvisible Highlight).

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Sofia Cruz Alivia SC Negro Velvet Espadrilles: I vowed that I wouldn’t pack excessively this time round; ESSENTIALS only. Factoring in high tea at The Ritz, lunch at Sketch and evenings in Paree, a pair of espadrilles have become an essential, especially when considering the cobblestone surfaces throughout Europe. I just love this pair of Sofia Cruz Spanish Espadrilles, available from Style Tread, as they combine casual with chic, seen through metallic detailing in the ankle strap.

What travel must-haves do you find yourself packing for a stylish getaway? Please leave me your tips and tricks for remaining stylish in a suitcase in the comments below!

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French Connection Zip Detail Dress, Skin Hot Loving Heels (available at Style Tread), Mimco Crystal Dome Earrings, Mimco Sequinned Pouche (similar style here).

A centre zip, what an incredible detail to help jazz up a classic LBD. I’m feeling quite the lady in the fitted form of this French Connection dress and I’m loving that semi corporate/semi dressy/and a little bit sexy vibe. From the office, to a flashy dinner, this piece is a solid investment to looking simply chic and for a little extra justification, it happens to be on sale! Investment? You bet! Now to schedule yourself a special night out to wear it!

Speaking of first time wears, I’m finally stepping out in my Skin Hot Loving Heels, the perfect monochrome heel to complete this classic look. If your following me on Instagram (@theblondesilhouette), you’ll notice I’m acquiring a small collection of monochrome heels, from pebbled texture to ponyhair. Excessive perhaps, but I’ve found a black and white combination is just so versatile when teaming with block colours. After all, if Cinderella taught us anything, it’s that a shoe is the most memorable part of an outfit….and a pumpkin is not a reliable form of transportation.


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Skin Hot Loving Heels (available at Style Tread).

Amidst a tropical Christmas season in sunny Queensland, I’m feeling the jungle fever – with my animal prints on constant rotation. This time the Style Tread team have hooked me up with a little zebra heel, featuring an edgy monochrome pattern printed on textured leather….that contrast is just so sharp!

Never one to worry about a heel height (and as a 5ft fashionista, I say the higher, the better!) I am loving the practicality of this shoe- as the solid block heel allows for speedy shopping, while the ankle strap ensures stability. As I explain to any male, it’s functionality- this heel will get me from A to B and all the while I’ll look like a fierce, jungle queen! It’s a win, win situation as I see it!

If you too are wanting to get your hot little hands on these heels, pop on over to Style Tread and browse the amazing new arrivals! With all this holiday gift giving, it really is important to spoil your number one- you! That’s my little mantra. Stay tuned to see how I style these babies and don’t forget, if you haven’t already, make sure you enter my current giveaway I’m promoting on Instagram.