Caryn Franklin’s tips for getting the most out of your fashion break

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Whether you’re planning on holidaying at home or abroad this summer, follow in the footsteps of the Queen and Kate Middleton and look your best!  Fashion guru, Caryn Franklin, shares five fab-u-lous tips  for a fashionable break

Caryn Franklin

Think like a stylist, work like a stylist
Dress to facilitate taking your clothes on and off. Nothing fussy. I always wear leggings and a vest then a dress over the top. Remove the dress and you are away! You can stand around in leggings and a vest and even leave the changing room.

Take wipes
Moving around, taking clothes on and off will leave you feeling hot and bothered – use some handy wipes to freshen up and you will be ready to continue on your quest for that ‘must-have’ item!

Hair needs to be off the face and secured
If you are taking clothes on and off this isn’t the time for a tricky hair do, the clothes will catch on your hair leaving you frustrated and irritated. A simple hair band/ elastic band will solve that and keep you in the mood to shop till you drop.

Take several large cloth bags
They are easier to carry from shop to shop than stiff, clunky carrier bags. Stuff them in your bag until you need them then use them to consolidate all that shopping in a couple of easy to carry items – they are ecological as well!

Wear flat shoes
You’ll be walking from shop to shop all day and need to feel comfortable when trying clothes on. Wearing heels is pointless – you have a job to do,
you’re not posing.

Fashion commentator, Caryn Franklin has worked in fashion for 30 years. Formally a fashion editor and later co-editor of i-D magazine for six years, she is best known for presenting the BBC’s Clothes Show for 12 years and BBC’s Style Challenge for three years. She has regularly appeared on
This Morning, Lorraine and a host of other shows. She has co-chaired Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for 15 years and is co-founder of the award winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk – a campaign and educational initiative to broaden the range of body and beauty ideals in our media. From her
consumer website she celebrates all bodies of all ages.

Caryn is currently working with to showcase some of the most stylish places to visit for fashion fans. For the full low-down on’s DestinationInspiration – a series of celebrity hosted travel events packed full of exclusive tips, travel chit-chat and short break inspiration – visit

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