Seasoned travelers know that comfort is everything, especially when traveling. But what if you were fashion-conscious but also love to travel? You don’t have to give up one or the other when you can have both. You can, in fact, actually still look stylish and comfortable while traveling.
Packing is always a hassle, but if you have a pack list and system in place, it shouldn’t be too much of a trouble. If you’ve zeroed in on the essentials, the question now is, what kind of clothes and pieces you should bring and wear that save you some luggage space while looking fashionable?
Here are some ways you can look your best when traveling.
Consider the Destination
If you’re traveling to a foreign country for the first time, it is wise to know what kind of weather it has especially during the time you will be spending there. It will allow you to know what kind of clothes to bring and even toiletry or products that will help with easing your skin from the harsh sun or freezing winter. You also need to consider what activities you will be doing there as well.
Another thing to consider is what kind of culture the country has. There may be times that it may be tempting to pack the lightest shorts or sleeveless tank tops you have because of the warm weather, but you may get in trouble the culture is conservative. Remember that, while traveling in fashion is good, it would be more respectful of the place you’re visiting if you dress appropriately.
Pack the Basics
Despite what they say, you can still be fashionable with just basic garments. It helps you out too since you don't have to think long and hard about what clothes you should bring when you can put your brainpower more into other important stuff, like planning the itinerary. The good thing about the basics is that you can mix and match everything, so you take away the hassle of packing different clothes for each activity or even day.
If you’re only going for a few days and you’re only taking a few items of clothing, go for a sturdy luggage like leather weekender bags. They’re roomy enough that they can hold a lot of items, and they’re sturdy that they can stand the abuse of being lugged around. As they’re made of leather, they’re also stylish and versatile that you can wear anything with them and it will still look good.
Everyone knows that accessories enhance an outfit. A few well-placed statement pieces can truly make the ensemble pop and even Insta-worthy. Your cute white tank and blue skirt ensemble can become even more fashionable with a statement necklace.
It also helps if you have foundational items to be multipurpose. If you have a reversible jacket, it is a good idea to bring it because you can always flip it the other way in case you want to switch things up or better match or complement the color of your clothes with it. Accessories are good items to bring because they don’t take a lot of space but they can make an impactful difference when used right.
Use Layering to Your Advantage
No matter how you look at it, layering your clothes is something all travelers should do. This is especially useful if you’re unsure of the weather. When you layer, you can easily take away or add more clothes depending on your comfort and the temperature.
There’s also the reality of going through airports and ports, where it can get really cold while you’re waiting for boarding. You can wear a jacket for those times and when you’re on the plane, but once you land, you can easily take it off when it’s too warm. The same thing is true if you’re traveling to a colder country.
Outfit Repeats Are Not the End of the World
If you value practicality, you should remember that it is not a mortal sin to repeat outfits. If you are more about packing light and keeping quality over quantity regarding clothes, then toss that kind of mentality out of the window.
Besides, there’s no such thing as repeating an outfit if you know how to change the look with some accessories. Adding a scarf or sarong here or there with some sunglasses will practically give you a new outfit; use your best judgment, and hone your fashion sense better.
Buy Clothing in That Country
If you’re going to buy souvenirs from that trip, then you may as well buy clothes to remember it by. It’s not only a good way to give you more fashion options, but it’s also a good way to update your wardrobe. Remember that it doesn’t even have to be expensive, just well-made. This is to ensure that you get a good few uses out of it.
If you have a lot of time to prepare for this trip, utilize the search engine or websites like Pinterest to get ideas for your next travel outfits. If you work with what you have, chances are, you can build outfits based on the clothes you already have on your wardrobe. You don’t have to spend anything at all. If borrowing is an option, go ahead and do that too.
What are your fashion outfit tips, tricks, and advice for when you travel? Share your suggestions in the comments below.