There are lots of things to love about going on holiday and exploring new places where the weather is a bit better than it is here, maybe, but one of the things we can probably all agree brings the experience down is packing! You’ll be glad to know, it doesn’t have to be that way!
If you curate your very own capsule wardrobe for travel, your stressful packing days will be over. Sound good? Here’s where to start.
1. Start with the Basics
It’s always a good idea to start with the basics, and that means getting those cotton t-shirts that fit just right and keep the heat at bay, those shorts, jeans, and skirts that are just the right amount of stylish and comfy for exploring, and those sandals that do the business. Throw in a couple of bikinis, trunks, or swimming costumes that make you feel good, and you’re off to a flying start.
2. Versatility is Key
When it comes to curating a capsule wardrobe for travel it is fair to say that versatility is key, so try to choose items that can be dressed up or down as far as possible For example, a crisp white shirt will look just as good with your shorts on the beach as it will in the restaurant, and a cute black maxi dress likewise. Why pack more when you can simply pack smarter?
3. Layer Like a Pro
Layers are the secret weapon to being a well-dressed traveller without overdoing those baggage limits by a single gram. Think cardigans, light scarves, and a jacket that goes with everything, and allows you to create multiple looks, and you’ll be on to a winner.
4. Stick to a Colour Scheme
If you can, try to keep to a colour palette, with no more than three shades, so everything goes with everything else and you can get away with bringing less. This isn’t the time for that neon green shirt that only matches one pair of pants. Neutrals are a safe bet, but don’t be afraid to throw in a few pops of color for fun.
5. Accessorize Wisely
Accessories can change the whole vibe of an outfit in an instant, so it is a really good idea to pack a few key pieces to help pull your travel wardrobe together when you aren’t bringing as many clothes as you maybe would normally. A scarf, a belt, or a statement necklace can work miracles if you let them!
6. Comfortable Footwear is Non-Negotiable
We’ve all made the mistake of packing those shoes that look amazing but feel like a torture device after an hour, which is why comfortable shoes are a must on holiday. This can make choosing the right ones hard, but if you go for a pair of sparkly sandals that will work just as well on the beach as the bar, then you can’t go far wrong.
7. Pack for the Occasion
Going hiking? Don’t forget appropriate gear. Heading to the beach? Swimsuit, cover-up, and sun hat. While it’s great to have versatile pieces, some activities require specific attire. It’s like a costume party, but for real life events.
Here’s to smart choices, smart style, and smarter travels!