Here’s What To Do When You’re Lost On A Trip | Clozette


Despite all our meticulous planning, sometimes things don’t always go the way we want to. This is even more likely to happen when you’re in an unfamiliar environment, surrounded by people speaking in unfamiliar languages. That’s why, when travelling, there’s always a chance you’ll find yourself lost and quite unsure of where you’re going. We understand because your destination is not your turf. So we’ve listed down some simple steps you should do if ever you find yourself in this sticky situation the next time you go on an escapade.

 


Keep calm and beware


Back view of a woman with a black backpack facing a building


We’ve said it once, and we’re saying it again: Worrying and panicking about will do you no good. Pull yourself together and gather your wits. Be cautious and mindful of your belongings, especially when you’ve accidentally wandered into a sketchy place. Keep your bags close and position them somewhere you can easily see or hold them. Even more importantly, don’t make your fear apparent in your eyes because that would make you even more vulnerable. 


Scan your surroundings


Old buildings along a road


Look around you and assess your environment. Note any familiar objects or places, landmarks and people or locations you can go to if worse comes to worst. If you think you could, try to backtrack and retrace your steps. Otherwise, it’s just best to remain in the vicinity of the busiest road you can find.

 

Stay connected


A woman sitting down on a floor, using her phone


Try to use your phone’s navigation apps to find your way around. It would be helpful if you have made precautionary measures beforehand like bringing a pocket WiFi along with you. If you’re visiting Japan, you could rent a pocket WiFi from services like Japan Rail, or if you’re going to Korea, there’s Pocket WiFi Korea among others. You could also search for such in travel service sites like Klook prior for your trip. If you haven’t done these, then connect to the public WiFi that’s usually available in major spots.



Head to terminals


Two women are standing on a train station platform


If online connectivity is not an option, then walk along the street to the closest public transportation terminals. Stations and stops usually have maps translated to English, so you can track your path with that, or opt to ride until a stop you’ve been to and work your way there.

 

Approach someone


A policeman standing near a tourist spot


If that didn’t work, then ask for help. But don’t just approach anyone you see. Try to look for a figure of authority first like a guard or policeman. If there’s none, try entering establishments like restaurants and stores near you and ask the people there for directions. If you’re luckily near a hotel, then head to the concierge. They’re most likely able to speak in English and be more than happy to help, even if you’re not staying there.  

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These days, 'girl boss style' has become a fashion genre of its own. Distinguished by sleek pieces that are as stylish as they are functional, this type of look has become a mainstream favourite for ladies of today. But we all know that popularity is a double-edged sword and in the case of boss babe fashion, it's becoming harder and harder to put together a fresh look that won't seem like a uniform that everybody else wears. To help you spice up your girl boss look, we scouted some awesome styling ideas from the Clozette Community.


Prints galore


Girl Boss Outfit Inspiration

(Photo from: Cherzinga)


Mixing prints is a bold but tricky technique to pull off. It will certainly freshen up your girl boss style if you do it right but one wrong move and it's a guaranteed disaster. Take a cue from Clozette Ambassador Cherzinga and pair two similar prints with each other. Make sure that the colour palette is complementary; as a rule of thumb when mixing prints, one piece should be darker than the other to create depth. Another thing to note is to wear one solid piece that can serve as a visual break.


A modified 'Steve Jobs look'


A modified 'Steve Jobs look'

(Photo from: thatgirltrixie)


Elizabeth Holmes may have nailed adopting that 'Steve Jobs look' but we've found a much more interesting modification to this style inspired by Star Clozetter Trixie. Instead of pairing a black turtleneck top with the usual grey slacks or skinny jeans, mix it up wearing a cute bandage wrap skirt. It adds an interesting detail without sacrificing elegance. Add some statement earrings and you're all good!


Cute crops


Cute crops

(Photo from: qiyunz)


If you're working at a creative company, there's a good chance that you're allowed to sport pieces that are considered to be too 'daring' in a corporate setting. Take this opportunity to experiment with bold styles like wearing a crop top underneath a suit. It's a new take on the usual lady suit look and it's just as fierce. Look to Clozette Ambassador Qi Yun for inspiration on how to pull off this style.


The little white shirt


The little white shirt

(Photo from: Leannelow)


Going for a laidback girl boss look? Try this ensemble by Star Clozetter Leanne. At first, you'd think it's too carefree for an office setting but with a few additions, you can totally rock this at the workplace. Like Leanne, opt for sleek close-toed footwear such as a pair of black boots. You can also add some accessories like statement arm candy and a unique belt for a more distinct look. Lastly, don't forget to choose a structured bag to balance your laidback outfit.



Pile on the pastels


Pile on the pastels

(Photo from: SunshineKelly)


Since it's summer, why not brighten up your wardrobe a bit? It will surely shake things up from usual monochromatic lady boss outfits! Remember to pick bright colours that go well together like pink and yellow or baby blue and lavender so the ensemble will still look elegant no matter what. If you're not sure how to put together a colourful girl boss look, check out Clozette Ambassador Kelly's outfit as a guide. 


(Cover photo from: Cherzinga)



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Our mothers have always been there for us. Right from when we were in their wombs, they’ve done everything they could for our best interest. So, giving them a day of appreciation is the least we can do to show how much we value all the sacrifices they've made. Still have no idea what to get your mum this Mother’s day? Fret no more because we’ve listed down a bunch of things you can get for her to show your love.



A spa at home



A pink eye massager

FOREO IRIS, SGD 149


Help your mum relax and rejuvenate by bringing the spa to her home. Give her something she can use to pamper herself whenever like the FOREO IRIS eye massager. Advise her to use it to spread her eye cream to help illuminate and refresh her tired eyes, making her look like she’s fresh out of a spa. 


A youthful glow


A blue jar of face cream

Albion Embeage Cream Parfait, SGD755


Since we’re already in the topic of skincare, why don’t you spoil your mother a bit more by gifting her a beauty product that will envelope her skin in moisture? A product that revitalises cells like the Albion Embeage Cream Parfait should do the trick to help her achieve that supple, youthful complexion. 



Flawless coverage


A compact cushion

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cusion EX Phoenix Limited Edition 15g, SGD80


If your mother is also a beauty and makeup enthusiast, then what better gift is there to give but a base that would give her a healthy glow? Surely, she’ll appreciate something like Sulwhasoo’s Phoenix Limited Edition Perfecting Cushion EX as it will help her achieve a long-lasting and moisturising coverage.




A farewell to bad hair days


A paddle brush, a blade-less hair dryer, and a black detangling comb

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer Mother’s Day 2019 gift edition, SGD599


You could also opt to give her something unique yet functional this year. Maybe she’ll like a hairstyling tool like the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer that, as part of their Mother’s Day 2019 gift edition, comes with a paddle brush and detangling comb. 



A way to express herself freely

pink and gold notebooks

Collins Debden Dazzle notebooks, SGD17.90


If your mum’s the type who enjoys recording her day-to-day in a journal, perhaps a brand new notebook would be the perfect gift for her. Choose one with high-quality paper, like one from Collins Debden’s Dazzle collection. Bound in an interesting embossed cover, the notebook will surely be a special place where she can pen down her unforgettable moments.



A luxe present


A beige handbag with a huge heart design

Dolce&Gabbana Devotion bag, price unavailable


Make your mum feel like the queen she is by gifting her a luxurious piece. Express your devotion to her by giving her Dolce&Gabbana’s Devotion bags. The bags are available in different elegant variations to suit your mother’s unique taste. Plus, with its heart-shaped design, it's like a tangible representation of your love for her, don't you think?  



Something to capture precious moments with


A pink camera and a black camera

Canon EOS M100, SGD599; GoPro HERO7 Black, priceunavailable


If your mum is one who enjoys documenting all the milestones in your family’s life, then a Canon EOS M100 is perfect for her. Weighing only 302 grams, the camera makes it convenient for your mother to carry it wherever. If your mum’s the adventurous type, then let her capture every fun action-packed moment smoothly with GoPro HERO7. 



An all-around luggage


White luggage

RIMOWA Essential Check-in M in White Gloss, price unavailable


If your mother is going on a trip this summer, why not make it more convenient for her by getting her a new suitcase? RIMOWA’s Essential Check-in M is sure to provide her with all the space she needs for her travel essentials. Not to mention, it’s sturdy enough to withstand being tossed about during her trip.



A stylish new look


A blue print chiffon dress, grey lingerie, a silver watch, silver pair of earrings, and a rattan handbag

ERES Pink-green Miste Lingerie, price unavailable; MARYLING Geometric Print Midi Dress, SGD825; Brooks Brothers Red Fleece Collection Ivory bag, price unavailable; Larry Jewelry Maia Circle Pendant, price unavailable; Tiffany & Co. Atlas watch, price unavailable; Thomas Sabo Heritage Sterling Silver Earrings, SGD279


Give your mom a makeover on her special day! Get her a complete outfit you curated especially for her. Since it’s summer, give her a chic yet breezy look that’s just right for the weather. A simple print chiffon dress that’s accessorised with the right pieces will make her feel the elegant lady she is for the day — and beyond.




A declaration of your love


A necklace with heart shaped pendant

Poh Heng Love Journey Heart Shape Pendant necklace, SGD950


Show her your adoration and appreciation by giving her a jewelry piece that lasts. Pieces like Poh Heng’s Love Journey Heart Shape Pendant necklace already speaks volumes, but be sure to still express your love with words when you give it to her to ensure maximum happiness. 



An indulgent food date


Two set meals laid down on fancy plates

Left: Singapore TWG Tea Salons' Mother’s Day Set Menu, SGD45; Right: Philippines TWG Tea Salons' Mother's Day Set Menu, Php1250


If you have no time to shop, then at least treat your mum to a sumptuous meal on her day. Restaurants everywhere are serving exclusive Mother’s Day offerings. All TWG Tea Salons and Boutiques in the Philippines, for one, are offering a delicate gastronomical experience for the queen from 5 to 26 May. For the mums in Singapore, TWG Tea Salons are also presenting a feast fit for the queen from 6 to 12 May. Meanwhile, Mandarin Oriental’s Melt Café is also set to serve a Mother’s Day Brunch Promo on 12 May. As they say, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so dine and enjoy together.




A day to unwind


Bedrooms of 2 resorts

Left: Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa; Right: Capella Singapore (source)


Your mums would probably say that there’s no better gift than your presence, but maybe don't heed her advice for once. Why not make it more memorable for the two of you by bringing her to a spa stay-cation? This Mother’s Day Weekend, check in at a five-star hotel like the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa or stay at a top luxurious resort like the Capella Singapore and enjoy the lavish spa treatments they offer.

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