Traveling is on most people’s bucket lists, but that doesn’t mean we all want to live in one outfit when exploring the world. Many of us wish to look and feel great and pack a travel wardrobe that’ll keep us warm, dry, but also fashionable.
You’ll find that all of us will have clothing needs. For instance, if you are plus size or have a bigger chest, then the need for a bra that is properly tailored to such needs is an absolute must. Not having the proper clothing can lead to back pain, for example.
Here’s a guide on how to create the perfect travel wardrobe for your next adventure:
Questions to Ask Before You Get Started
What you bring needs to be task-oriented. Ask yourself the following questions:
- What will the weather be like?
- What activities will you be doing?
- How long will you be going for?
If you plan on hiking most of the time, you will need different clothes than if you were to spend your days at a beach. Pack with purpose to avoid unnecessary items.
How to Create the Perfect Travel Wardrobe
To create that perfect travel wardrobe that is well suited to your trip, you will need to:
1. Start With Basics
There are certain things you should always bring. Undergarments that support you is one of them. If you have large breasts, in particular, you will need bras that properly support you. To help you find plus size bras, look online for speciality brands.
Other basics you should bring include well-fitted jeans, a white t-shirt, and so on. Essentially, your basics in terms of clothing are the items that you can wear with anything else in your closet.
2. Bring Your Favourite Outfits
From there it is all about editing things back. Before you start to edit, however, you will need a selection of what you want to bring. For this step simply put together all the clothes you think you want. Make outfits with them, and then move on to the next step.
3. Review Your Selection
Ideally, every single item you bring should match with at least 3 – 5 others. If it only matches with one other item, leave it at home. Your travel wardrobe needs to be versatile.
4. Layer it Up
When using a carry-on, it can be difficult to add in warm clothes (which you should do, even if you travel in the hottest summer). Instead, see if you can narrow down your items to things that can be layered. A thin long sleeved shirt can easily be worn on top of a t-shirt in case the evenings get chilly.
5. Choose Items that are Easy to Wash
Finally, leave delicate items at home. You won’t have the time or resources to take care of them properly. Instead, choose items that can handle being thrown in a coin laundry machine; hand wash only and dry clean only items are not well suited for long trips. If your trip is short enough not to need a trip to the laundromat, however, you can bring whatever you want.
Don’t worry about getting your travel wardrobe perfect 100%. Instead follow these tips, and maybe try to leave a little extra room in your carry-on to bring a few keepsakes back with you.