You asked for it – a full roundup of (most of) the things I wore on our honeymoon trip to Asia.
You might have noticed that my style varies quite a bit, depending on what I’m dressing for. While I gravitate towards tailored, structured pieces in neutral colors for work, I have a bohemian heart when it comes to travel outfits. I love prints, dresses, flowy things, color. Also, I like to adapt not only to the occasion I’m dressing for, but also my environment – I’ll wear totally different outfits in Italy than I would to Asia. Obviously there are some key pieces that work with anything, and I then I build up from there. One of those key pieces is my beloved cognac Chloé cross-body bag that I bought for the honeymoon – the color works with literally anything and it’s so practical!
For our honeymoon (to Thailand, Myanmar and the Maldives) back in January, I knew we’d be visiting countries where modest clothing would be required or even mandatory. When you visit a buddhist temple, you always have to take off your shoes – and knees and shoulders must be covered. Needless to say, I left most of my shorts and mini skirts at home and stocked up on midi lengths and flowy blouses. Also, I knew we’d be doing a LOT of walking – so I only took one pair of high-heels. I’m glad I did, and you’ll see me barefoot in most of the pictures below!
When I shopped for these outfits back in December, summer season wear wasn’t upon us yet – but many shops offer a selection of resort wear for those escaping winter over the holidays. And some was still on sale from summer! Most of what I bought was via my favorite online shops for easy-going styles: Shopbop, Topshop, Asos and Revolve.
Scroll down to see all outfits and my packing list at the very bottom.
Skirt: Tiare Hawaii / Top: Asos (old)
Dress: Roe + May
Shirt Dress: Missguided
Relaxed Denim Shorts: Citizens of Humanity
Bought this cute cover-up in the resort’s shop on the Maldives…
MY PACKING LIST:
1.) a beige or cognac crossbody bag to safely carry all important items during the day, one evening bag, one beach bag
2.) shoes: flat sandals, sneakers, some other flats like mules or ballet flats, a versatile pair of evening heels
3.) two to three cool pairs of sunglasses to upgrade your look
4.) some flowy dresses to style up or down for night or day
5.) some neutral pieces like denim shorts or cream tops to mix-and-match
6.) a silk shawl in a cute print to cover up when needed
7.) one bikini or swimsuit for sporty activities, one teeny-tiny (strapless) one for sunbathing
8.) a cover-up tunic to throw over your bikini for lunch
9.) a straw hat (stuff with underwear, socks or dirty shirts before placing it on the bottom of your luggage)
10.) an airport look consisting of relaxed jeans and a thin, oversized sweater
Other stuff to check off your list: underwear (minimum one nude strapless bra), cute pyjamas, socks for the plane, cosmetics & makeup, sunscreen, a strong travel blowdryer (I hate most of the ones in hotels), flipflops to wear in your hotel room, your charger(s) and adapter(s), laptop if needed, one or two good books or your kindle/iPad – and of course your camera!
Also, don’t forget to leave some space for a travel steamer, it’s literally a life-saver!
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