Do These To Get More Time For Travelling | Clozette


Nowadays, travelling has become more of a self-care method than a luxury. It's a getaway from everything fast-paced and tedious, and so we should allow ourselves to indulge in it once in a while. That, and the fact that once you’re hit by the 'travel bug', the desire to visit new places only gets stronger — trust us, we've been there!


But if we're getting real here, time is usually not on our side. A jam-packed calendar is the most common reason why you can't book that ticket, but what if we tell you that we can definitely sort things out? Satisfy your wanderlust by applying these tips on how to make time for more travel.


New year, new travel plans


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Since we're talking about time, it's best to get this question out of the way: when is the best month to do travel planning? The answer is at the beginning of the year. It's a clean slate, everything is on the table, and chances are you already know what goes on in your annual routine. Take note of the time periods that you can travel when work is not at its peak and schedule travel dates in advance to make sure it's already set before you get caught in the busyness of the daily grind.


Try the fly-in-fly-out technique


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When it comes to the 'free days' of the week that are readily available to us, weekends immediately come to mind. So why not take it as an opportunity to go on a quick getaway? Carve out time for a quick escape by flying out on a Friday night and flying back just in time for Monday morning, if possible. One main advantage to this is the assurance of an uninterrupted holiday as it is a weekend even for the folks in your office. Something this quick may sound tiring though, but as long as you pick a relaxing destination, you’ll be sure to come back feeling recharged.


Take advantage of long weekends


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Iffy to use up your vacation leaves? Save them up by taking advantage of long weekends when planning short-distance travels and road trips. This gives you an option to use your vacation leave to extend your holiday weekend or for longer travels in the future. 

Maximise your trip by travelling during the off-season


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Travelling during the festive season can be fun — everybody thinks so. That's why it also means a hectic period because just like you, everyone wants to be out and about during this time of year. So travel smart and make sure you maximise your trip by staying in during the holidays or going on off-the-beaten-track trips to get away from tourist congestion. Trust us, not only are off-season trips better for photos but they also give a better exploring experience.



Go local




Not all destinations should be ones that require a plane ride. Look up places that you can easily access without having to fly out or take long leaves. Remember that travelling for the sake of your well-being should cause you relief and not more stress, so if you can only accommodate chill road trips and short-distance travels, don't sweat the small and superficial stuff and just go for it! 



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Believe us when we say that men's fashion is just as interesting as women's. In fact, some of the most prominent trends and pieces we love now were once derived from their style. The best example, you ask? Pants. And to this day, we continue to take bits from men's fashion and make them our own. So you see, even if you're a true blue 'girly-girl', there's really no good reason to snub menswear because it has a lot to offer us. Ahead are some of the style tips from men's fashion that you should take note of. 


Keep a white, button-down shirt in your wardrobe



Have you ever noticed that every man in your life has a button-down shirt? That's because it's such a versatile piece that you can style in countless ways. It can work both in formal and casual situations, depending on how you wear it. Need some easy style inspiration? Take a cue from fashion blogger Aimee Song and match a crisp, button-down shirt with a pair of wide-leg slacks and casual sandals for a relaxed chic and sleek look. 


Be sporty without looking sloppy



When it comes to fashion, most men prefer fuss-free and comfortable pieces. Maybe that's why athleisure was such a hit in menswear even before it became mainstream. Hoodie, track pants and sneakers are some of the must-have favourites in men's fashion. If you also want to try this style but don't want to look sloppy, all you have to do is pair athleisure pieces like track pants with elegant, structured clothing like a button-down shirt or a sophisticated sweater.


No twinning



Most men aren't really into the matchy-matchy style and we can't blame them for not wanting to lose their individuality. Don't get us wrong, we think twinning is totally fun but there are more creative ways to dress in a complementary manner than wearing the same skirt as your bestie or donning couple shirts with bae. For instance, you can sport complementary colour palettes for a cohesive look. 


Invest in good tux and blazers



You think wearing tuxedos is exclusive to men? Not quite! In 1966, Yves Saint Laurent changed the game when he introduced the iconic Le Smoking tuxedo suit for women who wanted to look glamorous and powerful, proving once and for all that women can also pull off this traditionally masculine piece. To get the right fit for a tuxedo, it's best to go to a professional tailor. For more casual occasions, you should also invest in good blazers that more or less gives off the same authoritative vibe as a tuxedo.



Stock up on functional accessories



While we love a good arm candy, sometimes we have a tendency to go overboard in accessorising. Cut off the excess and focus on investing in basic, functional accessories like watches, sunglasses and belts. You will not only be kinder to your wallet but you'll also learn how to make the most out of what you already own. In some cases, less truly is more.


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It's a new month! September swung by so fast, didn't it? Are you ready for new and exciting things October will bring? Let's kick it off with some of the latest and hottest news in the worlds of fashion and beauty.


Origins makeup


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Origins is known for its botanical skincare offerings, but they've broken into the makeup scene through a line of lipsticks. Their Blooming Bold lipsticks are made with flowers — crushed petals, repurposed buttery flower waxes from perfumeries and flower honeys.


Designed by an Angel



Filipino actress Angel Locsin has collaborated with Avon Fashions on a collection of bags. With the modern Filipina in mind, she designed styles that can be used from day to night.


Nike's new Air Max 270


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Nike has just released a new colourway for their Air Max 270 and it's inspired by a certain Southeast Asian country. Can you guess which one?


#TimeToEndBreastCancer



October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Estee Lauder Companies wants to not only bring awareness to the disease but also put an end to it. Support the campaign by going here. Learn how Estee Lauder and your favourite beauty products can help here.


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