From Hauling suitcases and getting it all through security, to getting to your terminal and trying to find your hotel in a brand new city, travelling can be a difficult experience–and everyone wants to look good doing it. Taking care of your looks is extra challenging while juggling the flaming swords of travelling (especially if you’re doing it with kids). But, fear not! There are some steps you can take to make your stylish vacay experience a little less troublesome–and we are going to walk you through a few.
Planning, planning, planning
First things first. Where is your great adventure taking you? What are you going to do there? Will it be skiing in the Swiss Alps? Relaxing on the beach in Bali? Or exploring the ancient streets of Rome? You’ll want to pack accordingly. Think about what is on your agenda, and bring clothes to suit the occasion! If you know you’ll be doing lots of city walking, make sure to pack some great comfy sneakers. If it’s gonna be mountainous hikes, break out your boots and cargo pants!
Mix and Match
Especially if you are trying to pack light, you’re going to want clothes that are versatile, and can serve multiple outfits. Find clothes that you can style multiple ways. Here’s a big tip: pack clothes in just a few coordinating colours. Pick a theme–you can even base it on the destination you’re travelling to–and pack around that central theme. This method will help you pick versatile, multiple-use pieces that all work with each other. You’ll maximise your outfit choices while minimising bulky luggage.
Don’t Overpack Shoes
Look–I am guilty of this too, but we have got to get over packing shoes under control. Shoes are bulky, and they take up tons of space in your luggage. It’s easy to panic and stuff half of your collection of shoes into your bags just to make sure you’ve got enough to wear. Try this method instead: you don’t need more than three pairs of shoes for most vacations. Get a pair of comfortable sneakers for difficult and long walks/hikes. Get a pair of nice flats or loafers for easy and stylish city walking. Lastly, if you’re planning on a fancy/well-dressed evening out, pack a pair of nice heels or heeled sandals. If you’re not planning on wearing any formalwear on your vacation, bring a pair or flat sandals for the beach!
Avoid Clothes You Have to Iron
The last thing you want to do in the morning while you’re on vacation is chores. Do you really want to be ironing clothes when you should be sipping coffee or relaxing at the beach? These days, it’s so easy to find cute and stylish wrinkle-resistant clothing. Find some wrinkle-resistant pieces you love that travel well, and you’ll thank yourself later. A good place to start is our breathable, wrinkle-resistant mix-and-match collection.
Lay it all out
Once you’ve finished packing for your trip, take some time to lay everything out. Get all your clothes and sort them into an outfit for each day. Doing this will give you an idea of what you have, what you need more of, and what you have too much of. Visualising your outfits like this is a huge help!