Traveling through Egypt—Aswan, visiting old Nubia.
It’s hard to stay fashionable while traveling! Trust me, I travel a lot and it’s one of the biggest challenges, especially when traveling in countries who have different customs regarding the way one dresses. This holds true especially in Muslim countries where a single female traveler with a lot of tattoos can really be an unwanted source of attention.
The best thing to do when deciding on clothes for a trip is to focus on basics and essentials in easy to match solid colors. Try blacks, whites, and maybe one color. That way everything you bring will match each other, so you aren’t limited to only one outfit with any certain item of clothing. Also, don’t bring accessories. The best way to go is to buy them when you get to where you are going. That way, you get a nice souvenir from your trip, plus you can match up more to local styles and trends (which obviously differ from place to place).
Sunglasses: Knock-off Ray Bans my ex-boyfriend left at my house in Kansas City.
Scarf: Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey.
Black long-sleeved shirt: Forever21, Santa Monica Promenade, LA.
Black tailored jacket: BDG, Urban Outfitters, Santa Monica Promenade, LA.
Pants: BDG cigarette mid-rise, Urban Outfitters, Santa Monica Promenade, LA.
Purse (not pictured): Diesel, Beverly Center, LA.
I mention the purse because it’s essential too to have a functional, sturdy purse for travel, and my Diesel one is absolutely perfect. I’ve taken it to over 20 countries and haven’t had a single rip, tear, or break. It’s made of nylon, and is easily washable and pretty much indestructible.
These photos were taken right around the time of the Egyptian revolution, in Aswan.