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How to Plan Your Travel Outfits
Happy Saturday! Today, I'm featuring a bit about one of my favorite topics - Travel outfits!!
Between the ordeal of catching a flight, dragging your bags around with you, and waking up early for tours, traveling isn’t always glamorous. The last thing you want to worry about is how you look while doing it. Of course, it isn’t exactly practical to treat a walk through the airport like a fashion show, but it does pay to plan your outfits accordingly.
The good news is that contrary to what you might think, it’s possible to travel without compromising comfort or style. Just remember that there’s more to planning what you’re going to wear than picking pieces that will look good in photos. Here are some things for you to consider:
Check the weather
This one's a no-brainer, but make sure to check the daily forecasts for where you're going. Some locations have more erratic weather than others, so bring clothes that make it easy to add or subtract layers.
In this regard, Uniqlo has a complete line of thermal wear that does a terrific job of keeping you warm without the bulkiness of thick jackets.
If you're going somewhere hot, pick fabrics that will let your skin breathe. Linen is a reliable choice because of its weave and linen fiber, which allows more airflow over your body. It’s the ultimate summer fabric, but if you expect to sweat a lot, then dri-fit garments may be an even better option.
And for those awkward in-between climates, the cardigans from Woman Within provide the ideal balance. For some places, temperatures may drop later in the day so it's good to have something you can just throw on. At the same time, the cardigans are also lightweight enough to stuff in your bag when you don't need them.
Know the culture
You know what they say: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Keep in mind that you’re a guest of the country you’re visiting, so it’s only right to be respectful and dress according to their culture. In many parts of the world, especially in Asia and the Middle East, it’s custom to have your arms, legs, and/or shoulders covered. Some countries like Saudi Arabia and North Korea are even stricter, as dress code violations there can be penalized by law.
Stick to neutral colors
Feel free to break this rule in the name of personal style, but the safe option is always to stick to neutral colors for your outfits. That way, you can mix and match clothes more easily and create multiple outfits using the same garments. A good rule of thumb is that if you can’t wear an item at least twice, then it’s a waste of precious luggage space.
Bring versatile clothes
Not all clothes are made equal, and some work harder than most! It helps to bring double-duty items like the Tropic shoe by Tropic Design. This sneaker can be taken from the mountains and the streets, to the beach. That's because they’re waterproof and are designed to withstand the most rugged of terrains.
And thanks to trends like athleisure, you can pretty much get away with wearing gym attire in most places. This is useful if you plan to workout while you travel, so you don't have to bring separate sets of clothes for it. What's more is that athleisure is incredibly comfortable, allowing you to move effortlessly from destination to destination. It's also easy to elevate just by throwing on a coat or jacket.
Once you’ve planned your outfits, now comes the boring part: packing. But don’t fret, you can check out our previous post here on The Daily Scoop for some tried-and-tested packing hacks.
(Thanks to our guest author, Carla Hibbett. Carla was bitten by the travel bug at a very young age. Having tagged along her parents’ research trips throughout her childhood, Carla enjoys exploring new countries and cultures when life allows it — which thankfully, is fairly often. These days, she is a digital marketing consultant and a full-time student of life.)