I’ve been travelling domestically a lot lately as you will have noticed on my personal Instagram account.
Compared with my millennial counterparts who travel like it’s a sport, I travel only if I must. I don’t like to leave the organic farm unless I really have to. Most of my priorities are to be found at home.
Work and family events are the main reasons I venture from my serene natural surroundings. A tropical holiday every now and then to alleviate the mental stress of running businesses is another reason.
Unfortunately these last several months, I’ve been required to travel a little too much for my liking. I’ve made the three-hour car trip to Brisbane on multiple occasions and flown to Melbourne twice. I think about my carbon footprint every time I hop in the car or a plane. When your eco-consciousness is high, travel is both a privilege and a curse.
At least I offset, I frequently remind myself.
I’ve also got my plane travel packing down to a fine art. A practicing minimalist, my luggage rarely exceeds the 7kg carry-on weight limit. My Macbook is the heaviest thing I take with me on trips away. I wear my heavy vintage faux fur coat on flights to Melbourne because of its famous four-seasons-in-one-day weather. Wearing my coat on flights is a trick I learned to stay within my baggage limit and helps steel me from the cool climate of the air conditioned economy-class cabin.
The rest of my eco travel essentials include a compact toiletry bag filled with natural beauty essentials, undergarments and socks, a pair of heels and a pair of boots, one pair of jeans, one casual top, and eco-friendly capsule wardrobe pieces from Australian sustainable label, Bestowed Clothing.
I adore the casual elegance and thoughtful construction of Bestowed’s capsule pieces. As the garments are made from certified organic cotton, the clothes are perfect for a lifestyle on the move such as mine. There is huge emphasis on ease and comfort – something I value highly particularly when I’m away from the tranquility of my farm. Four of the five items in my capsule wardrobe are black making the items universally accessible and suitable to being dressed up or down – ideal when travelling to the contrasting cities of Brisbane (relaxed vibe) and Melbourne (ultra sleek vibe).
What I adore about this eco fashion brand most is that it takes a modern approach to relaxed clothing. The pieces are designed to be layered, mixed and matched allowing you to build multiple outfit combinations from just a small number of pieces. The cut and drape of the clothing also helps to produce a creative yet polished look – but never sacrifices comfort for style. Teamed with a pair of fabulous sunglasses and an upcycled bucket bag, I go from modern-day farmette to city slicker in an instant.
Want to recreate my eco stylish look? Here are the five Bestowed Clothing pieces that make up my sustainable travel capsule closet:
Trinity cropped pants in black
Melba vest in black
Annabel Coat in black
Josie tank top in marble
Perla long-sleeved top in black
To check out their entire capsule range, visit www.bestowedclothing.com
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Bestowed. Garments were gifted as part of this collaboration. All monies received helps us cover the running costs of this conscious media brand. For more information about our ad policies, click here.
Photographer – Ben McGuire
Model/Stylist – Jennifer Nini
Garments: Bestowed Clothing
Location: Melbourne, Australia