Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, finding comfortable and stylish clothes that pack well can be challenging. While it’s important to retain your sense of style, that doesn’t mean you pack your entire closet. Keep on reading for ideas on putting together your travel wardrobe to end-up with a great selection of items that look great and transport easily.
- Opt for comfortable outfits that are easy to move in yet still look classy.
While it might be tempting to ‘hit the road’ in oversized sweats, it’s always best to avoid looking sloppy and unkempt. Since you do not know who you will meet on your destination, your on-the-road outfits must look chic and comfortable. So, always make flattering choices by wearing clothes that complement your figure. Also, color can play a role in keeping your looks clean and sleek as dark colors conceal dirt while lighter ones give the illusion of freshness.
- Choose items that can have multiple style options.
Pack your most versatile items that can be mixed and matched so you wouldn’t end up over-packing. Plan your outfits in advance that will work with everything like a great pair of jeans or shorts that can be worn for a casual day of sight-seeing and easily transformed into a nighttime look. This time, better stay away from statement pieces because it might limit the versatility of your outfits. Knit separates are a great choice for travelers, as well as a lightweight cardigan, tank tops, chic shorts, as well as button-down shirts with no ironing required.
- Consider the climate of your destination.
Check the weather first so you’ll be prepared with the appropriate choices. Generally, planes or trains can be pretty cold so it’s important to travel with your lightweight scarf, blanket scarf, and cardigan to make a comfortable travel experience. If you’re heading to a tropical destination, opt for breezy and open-style outfits to keep you chic and season-appropriate. On the other hand, turtleneck dresses or tops can be friendly to the prevailing temperature.
- Be prepared for dressier occasions.
When traveling for business, it’s important to look polished and put together. Choose classic styles of suits, blazers, and skirt that can easily translate from an office look to a dinner look. Also, select fabrics wisely like going for natural fibers such as wool, cotton, silk and cashmere allow for comfort, fluctuations in temperatures and are generally wrinkle-free. If your leisure travel includes upscale evening outings, such as dinners at nice restaurants or tickets to the ballet or opera, you will also want to take along some packable cocktail dresses.
- Opt for comfortable and stylish footwear.
Comfort is the key when selecting shoes for sightseeing and travel days. Though sneakers and chunky boots are the most comfortable footwear perfect for a casual look, a great pair of ballet flats can also be stylish and comfortable enough to walk all day, perfect for leisure travel and sightseeing. For a more flattering look, opt for wedge sandals or shoes that elongate the leg, while giving you a good height and great comfort. Also, classic pumps are a must for business wear as they make you look and feel more powerful. Go for a pair of pumps in nude or black with a thick heel for walking and standing for long periods.
With our fashion tips and tricks, you’ll be a dressed traveler and enjoy the pleasure in your journey.