Pack light and feel pretty with simple holiday style
Days are longer, time seems a little slower this time of year.
Aside from the endless shopping and celebrations (no complaints here!), this time of year is synonymous with something else we all love – holidays. Whether it’s a weekend away, an interstate trip, or a full-blown overseas adventure, the suitcase usually comes out of storage at this time of year.
If you love to travel, but hate to pack, dog&boy scarves are about to become your new best friend. With our super versatile designer scarves, it’s never been easier to pack light AND look picture-perfect while travelling – from New York to Paris, Byron to Bali, and everywhere in between.
Here, I’ll share some style tips for effortless holiday dressing, plus my favourite travel scarves for every type of adventure.
Say goodbye to excess baggage
There’s a famous quote by French writer and poet, Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, who says ‘He who would travel happily, must travel light’. If you’ve ever wrestled an oversized suitcase around continents, only to wear the same outfit for an entire week, you’ll know exactly what he means.
Holidays are about feeling light and free. Scarves allow you to pack light, and free up room in your suitcase for the important things – like shoes and holiday shopping!
If you’re a die-hard dog&boy fan, you know our scarves are wardrobe staples. But if you’re new to dog&boy, you may not realise the power and versatility of the humble scarf.
With a range of oversized designs that measure up to 200cm x 130cm, dog&boy scarfs can be worn not just as accessories, but as partial or complete holiday outfits. And I’m not just talking about throw-overs for the beach. With some simple styling, your dog&boy scarf can double as a:
- Halter top
- Halter dress
- Wrap dress
Sound too good to be true? Checkout our wear style inspo and see for yourself, or check our previous post on scarf styling ideas, where the gorgeous Stace McGregor shows off the many ways to wear a dog&boy scarf. With serious sass, I might add!
You’ll be surprised at how dog&boy scarves can take the pain out of holiday packing, and help you glide effortlessly from day to night, across any destination. Now, the hardest part about packing is deciding which scarves to take. Here are some of my favourites for every type of holiday.
City slicking in style
As far as dream destinations go, I absolutely love New York. I’ve travelled there many times in different seasons, and I never get tired of those big city lights. In fact, my obsession with NYC was the inspiration for one of my all-time favourite scarf designs – the Big Apple.
The Big Apple scarf is at the top of my packing list for urban adventures. The city landscape is such an iconic print, and the colour palette is perfect for a winter Christmas in New York – classic monochrome with a splash of red, just to spice things up.
Not far behind is our new season Journey scarf, which offers a literal representation of travel, with a thought-provoking print of a winding road. To me, this scarf represents mystery, intrigue and adventure. Who knows where your journey will take you, or what unexpected treasures you’ll discover on the way?
Finally, Favourite Things (sold out) is a must-have scarf when you’re far from home. The comforting colours of blush pink, denim and teal have a trans-seasonal freshness that help you feel grounded – even when you’re flying half way across the globe.
I love wrapping myself up in these gorgeous designs on holiday, especially when it’s winter on the other side of the world. If I’m not wearing them in New York, I’m probably wearing them in Paris – my second favourite travel destination.
Beautifully simple beach and country
As you might be able to tell from my dream destinations (and maybe my year-round ‘moon tan’), I’m not a typically beachy girl. Don’t get me wrong – I love beach holidays – but more in a ‘drink cocktails by the pool and watch the sunset’ kind of way, rather than swimming in the ocean.
I’m the first to admit that, as I’ve grown older, I’m a bit of a princess when it comes to travel. I love a touch of luxury, and convenience is at the top of my list when it comes to planning a holiday. It’s exactly the same when it comes to packing, and this is just one of the many reasons why I love scarves.
With a small selection of dog&boy staples, I can go from the beach to the bar, to the markets, or to date night. I’m often seen on holiday rocking an oversized scarf as a dress, cape or a vest. It’s all about style, but protection from the sun is an added bonus. I have to preserve the moon tan!
One of my favourite designs for beach and country adventures this season is the Perfectly Imperfect patchwork scarf. With butterflies, birds and pops of bright pink floral, this design screams summer. I just adore it – and, judging by its popularity, I’m not alone.
Other essential travel scarves are Take Me Away, which features bright air balloons against classic black and white, and the wonderfully whimsical Porte, which is one of our latest designs.
These gorgeous scarves will be taking pride of place in my suitcase this season. Plus, they’ll be my go-to pieces for chilling at home, and exploring everything on offer in my magical hometown of Melbourne. With the simple beauty of dog&boy scarves, every day can feel like a holiday – even if you don’t leave your local.
Room for one more?
Now that you’ve got your holiday wardrobe sorted with a few stunning scarves, you’ll have plenty of room in your suitcase for one (or maybe two) of our adorable kerchiefs.
Measuring in at 70cm x 70cm, they’re a simple alternative to oversized styles. Use them to add a special touch to an LBD or a pantsuit – or go chic with a headscarf, Audrey Hepburn style. The only limit is your imagination.
How do you like to travel?
Now you know about my moon tan and ‘travel princess’ tendencies, I’d love to know you like to travel. Are you a 5-star luxury kind of lady, or an adventure junkie? Let me know your dream travel destination, share your plans for this holiday season, and tell me which dog&boy scarves you’ll be taking with you.
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I just purchased my very first scarf today !!! Perfectly imperfect , luv luv luv … Only going to magnetic island Townsville, but for me traveling away from home , I need to feel happy and surrounded by beautiful things !!! My next trip is Morocco very first trip overseas … Kind regards Linda love your work 🤗😇