My personal style is very basic, simple and practical which I think is quite evident on this blog (if you dig up my previous outfit posts). I like to wear clothes that I feel comfortable in but most importantly, clothes that I feel confident in.
I maintain the same mindset when it comes to planning my outfits for overseas travel. The first & foremost factor I consider is, of course, the weather of the country I am traveling to and secondly, the itinerary for the trip.
For my vacation to Morocco, the weather there was definitely cooler (especially during the evenings) compared to what it was in Qatar at that time. I made sure to pack a few things that I could mix and match plus I limited my accessories & shoes to save on luggage space. The itinerary included a lot of walking so I skipped on packing any heels since I would not be able to use it anyway.
Sadly, I was not able to take a photo of my airport attire so we will just skip to the evening of day 1 where we went for dinner and a show at Chez Ali (read the post of the first day HERE). I went basic with just a tee, jeans, sneakers and a bomber just to keep myself warm since the temperature was around approximately 20 degrees Celsius.
Day 2 was mostly spent walking around Marrakech and exploring the city on our own so I instinctively knew to wear flats, a breezy blouse (so I would not feel too hot in the afternoon ) and of course trusty denim jeans. I kid you not, on that day, I bumped into another tourist with the jumpsuit version of the blouse I was wearing which I bought from Mango. Just goes to show that fashion is universal…hehe.
On the third day, which was my birthday, I had to make two outfit changes. The itinerary of the tour that day was long which comprised of a ton of sightseeing, walking within the maze-like streets of Jemaa el-Fnaa and even around some of the old city walls. Hence, for the first half of the day during the tour, I decided to wear joggers and a plain white tee with some flowers embroidered on it. For the second half of the day, I planned on having dinner at one of the most luxurious hotels in Marrakech, the La Mamounia Palace Hotel. I thought it would only be appropriate to wear a wrap dress in an eye-catching color for dinner at such a posh location.
Day 4 was much more laid back than the previous day. Our official tour was not supposed to start until the afternoon hence the morning was spent souvenir shopping. Of course, I had two outfit changes again since we were going to the Majorelle Garden or famously known as the Yves Saint Laurent Garden in the afternoon. So for the souvenir shopping spree, I just donned a printed shirt & jeans. Because the designer extraordinaire Yves Saint Laurent was inspired by the colors of Morocco, I had to wear something bright to match his home in Marrakech plus to pay homage to him.
For the remaining days, we took 2 consecutive day trips to 2 small cities in Morocco. We took a day trip to Ouarzazate situated in the south of Morocco’s High Atlas & to the windy city of Essaouira which is a popular spot for surfers! I will write about these two cities in the next coming days so do watch out for that! I had to keep everything casual and basic plus I made sure that I did not sacrifice my comfort on both days.
Well I hope you enjoyed my mini lookbook whilst I was in Morocco and for now, I’m going to end it here. More posts will be published later on regarding the places we went to.