When you’re traveling, do you ever end up with clothing that’s not quite right? Perhaps you’ve packed pieces that are either too formal or too informal. Or maybe you chose high-end garments that ended up wrinkled and unwearable. Have you ever decided on a women’s travel wardrobe that made you feel unlike yourself?
Packing travel clothing that is functional, versatile, and durable is key to a successful vacation. Here, we’ll note the five staple pieces you’ll need for your extended trips.
The most important rule in choosing travel clothing is to pick pieces that you’d wear at home. If you prefer feminine, flowy pieces, you’re not going to be excited by a utilitarian travel wardrobe.
What’s more, it’s important to choose pieces that are already in your closet. New clothing may excite you, but you don’t really know how it will look after a day of sightseeing. While you may purchase a few new items, you don’t want to create a whole new wardrobe. Choosing pieces you can layer also helps you prepare for different situations.
Finally, make sure you pack in a neutral color scheme that lets you mix and match. If you’re only comfortable wearing a garment once, it’s probably the wrong thing to bring.
A neutral button-down. A neutral button-down shirt, likely in a durable fabric like denim or canvas, makes for a versatile layering piece. You can wear the shirt alone or over other pieces. It can even make a dress appropriate for day wear, especially paired with sneakers.
Upscale sneakers. Most people plan to walk quite a bit on their travels, whether they’re exploring the city or nature. That said, if you’re trying to save space in your suitcase, you should choose a pair of sneakers that work for many occasions. A high-end pair is comfortable enough for hikes but looks nice enough to wear out to dinner.
A pair of jeans. Most people already know how durable and functional a great pair of jeans can be. If you find the right pair of travel pants, you can wear them during the day paired with a simple t-shirt, as well as dressing them up for dinner by throwing on a few travel accessories.
A t-shirt. A t-shirt isn’t flashy but is something you’ll miss if you forget it. It can be used for many purposes, from covering up a bathing suit to layering under warmer clothing. You can also wear a t-shirt many times – and it’s quick-drying if you need to rinse it out in your hotel sink!
A draped dress. This kind of dress toes the line between casual and upscale. It’s also loose-fitting enough to wear for sight-seeing. If you choose a dress for your adventuring, you can scale it down during the day with your button-down and sneakers, and class it up for evening by removing the button-down and adding sandals or heels.
If you’re planning a longer trip, it’s important to remove your garments from your suitcase and hang them up. But you can bet that your hotel won’t have enough hangers for even a small number of items.At home, you’ll want to store the versatile pieces you took on your trip carefully. Revamping your closet organization with Butler Luxury’s Secret Handbook for Women’s Wardrobe Organization is a smart way to start making sure your garments last long enough to pack them for your next adventure.