Style Tip: Steam

September 9, 2020

One of the questions I received on my Q&A over the weekend in IG stories: how to look more polished. My top tip?

Steam, steam and steam! This is the single easiest trick to looking more put together, and it makes everything look more expensive. I steam everything: shirts, blouses, t-shirts(!), trousers, coats, sweaters… It’s practically an obsession now. I rely so heavily on my steamer that I don’t even travel without one (not that there’s much travel happening right now…).

I used to have a very small travel-friendly one that I used for a few years, but sadly it broke and I learned that it had been discontinued. I started my search for its replacement and settled on this one for at-home use (it’s larger, more heavy duty and works very well). It’s technically still considered a “travel” one and I especially chose it because of its dual-voltage – I had intended to bring it on our European summer vacation this year. But for domestic travel (because I pack lightly, it’s far too big for my carry-on suitcase), I’m still on the hunt for a good compact option for domestic travel.

Do you have a compact steamer that you use and love? Please share in the comments!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Blazer (worn in both outfits above – is AMAZING and now on sale for $115 here)
Belt (here)
Bag (similar here)


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  • I have a rowenta travel size too, but it’s a lot smaller than the one you posted, it’s at least 7-8 years old, so not sure if it’s the one that was discontinued or not.

    I think proportion of the clothing (not too big or tight) and proper hem length makes a big difference.

  • Found it: Rowenta DR5015 800 Watt Ultra Steam Brush with Travel-Ready Pouch

    It’s small enough to travel with a little larger than flat iron, I usually stick my flat/curling iron in the same pouch this comes with.