Plan Your Trip Easily With These Apps And Websites | Clozette

Going on a dream trip is exciting. But the tedious part that comes before it can really take up a lot of time and energy. There's no need to worry, though. Keep on reading to find out which apps and websites will help you work your way through your travel plans hassle-free. 

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Google Maps




Planning out your itinerary? It's more than just finding the directions with Google Maps. See the best transfers and estimated fares per ride you'll take hassle-free with just a simple search. 


Skyscanner




Looking into flights, hotels, and other trip-related promos? Give this app/website (they have both) a go and get on to searching the best deals to book your trip. 

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Airbnb



Budget travellers consider Airbnb a blessing ever since it hit the interweb because it provides accommodation that is way cheaper than hotels. Being a cultural experience on its own, locals have their flats rented out to travellers in a safe and hassle-free booking system that has been carefully filtered and screened by the team behind the website.


XE Currency




Working on how much moolah you'll spend on your trip? Keeping tabs on the exchange rate is key. Don't worry about going way above your budget with the take home treats or your meals and transportation fund by having this app on hand.




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Trip Advisor



Are you keen on reading tons of reviews before diving into a trip? Then this website is for you. From hotels to top tourist destinations, eats, and even personal trip experiences, Trip Advisor never runs out of references for you to browse through.


Google Translate




It has been an object of a lot of jokes, but hey, Google Translate delivers. Locals can be kind and forgiving to travellers who ask for help, but if you find yourself struggling with communication gap, there's nothing wrong with having a rough translator do the work for you. 


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Like the prospect of going on a trip but still don't know if you should do it? Let us help you stop hesitating with the reasons why you should book your dream trip ASAP.


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Fashion is keeping up with the trends; style, on the other hand, is finding your own voice in the pieces you wear. But putting on an ensemble and calling it your own is no easy feat. It's all about your own personality, preferences, and hey, even budget comes into play, too! 

So the question remains: how can you find our own style? 

Don't fret! We asked Clozette Ambassadors Juliana, Samantha, Jamila, and Monica on the challenges they faced as they went on to live and breathe their own style, and they share how they overcame them. 

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Juliana


"I struggled to find my personal style in my early teens. I could be a bohemian one week and a gothic fashionista the next. Sometimes I would even wear more androgynous clothes for some added masculinity in my style.

To be honest, even to this day today, I'm still trying to find my way in creating a style I can call my own.

However, I also think that the better you know yourself, the better insight you have into what is important and what is of value to your life. Finding your own style is no different; it's about being true to yourself.

It hasn't always been easy to find a voice when there are so many intelligent and beautiful souls around, but I think I've carved a style niche for myself through my passion for life and love and all things Disney! Today, my style is largely influenced by how I feel and what inspires me.

It's okay to commit a fashion faux pas once in a while. Fashion is all about experimenting anyway. The most important thing is to be comfortable in our skin no matter what we're donning for the day. Carpe diem!"
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Samantha


"Just like other girls, I struggled with my sense of identity when I was a teenager and referred to new media to learn how to dress, act, and speak. As I grew older, I realised that conforming to societal norms do not reflect one’s true style. I believe that, first and foremost, women should be comfortable in their own skin and it is through this that they can allow their personality to shine regardless of what they’re wearing.

Choose something trendy, choose something classy, choose something casual, choose something extravagant — whatever. Just remember to own your outfits with your attitude."


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Monica


"The only struggle I encountered when it came to my personal style was that I wasn't confident enough to wear what I really like. I was afraid of what other people will say, and so I settled with plain [and safe] ensembles. But then, I overcame it by learning to love myself and my imperfections. It was then that I realised that being able to dress the way I want [by my own rules] boosted my confidence.

Fast forward to my style now, I learned to love experimental ensembles. You would mostly see me going for classy and sophisticated pieces without any more inhibitions."


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Jamila


"Style is personal. There are no rules. Style comes from knowing who you are and who you want to be, but of course, there are struggles. And to me, it was the fact that I love mixing fabrics and shapes in different ways. I like to dress up in a playful, flirty manner, and be girly with flouncy skirts and cinched waists. But sometimes, I worry about people judging me because of how dynamic my style is.

I used to encounter people staring at me as if I'm from a different planet, and their eyes are all on me, and it made me feel so conscious about myself and my style. But I told myself, hey, my business is my business. I feel like it looks good on me, and I know how to work with what I’ve got, and I’m ready to flaunt it without looking like I'm trying too hard. It made me realise that I can’t please everyone to like what I'm wearing. It's all about having confidence in knowing that you can pull off whatever it is that you're are wearing."

So to everyone, I encourage you to take risks and follow your true style to keep your wardrobe modern, fun, and exciting!"


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They say that self-confidence is innate, and we can't agree more. But it never hurts to equip ourselves with an empowering outfit that shows off our unshakable poise, don't you think?


In conjunction with International Women's Day – where we honour and celebrate female empowerment – we share three easy tweaks and tricks in your wardrobe that will add the 'pow' in your power look. Watch the video, then read on to catch the looks, as worn by Clozette ambassador Laveena Bhansali, up close.

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Tip 1: Streamline your silhouette



Blouse & pants, Dorothy Perkins


Streamlining your silhouette doesn't have to mean wearing body-hugging clothes. Look out for tailored pieces that feature a clean cut for a polished finish.


Tip 2: (Jump)suit up



Jumpsuit, blouse & bag, Dorothy Perkins


Forget that predictable dress and pick this one out instead – say hello to our new favourite onesie: the jumpsuit. Layer on with an inner blouse or throw over a blazer for instant chic factor.



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Tip 3: White out



Blouse & skirt, Dorothy Perkins


Pulling off an entirely white ensemble can be daunting (coffee spills, anyone?), but isn't this what empowerment is about? Confidence is key, ladies, and going all-white could just be what you need to perk you up and give you that sartorial boost to power you through the day.


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Love yourself more and dive in to being more body positive with our top tips.

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