Travel Fashion Update: Here’s What You Need For Your Next Vacation
Are you looking for ways to look effortlessly chic on your upcoming vacation? With the shrinking luggage allowance that many airlines seem to have nowadays, it may seem like a difficult task. But, be a savvy traveler and only pack what’s essential. After all, there’s nothing worse than returning home after lugging those heavy bags and finding something that you never even used once on your entire trip.
That being said, try not to leave your packing until the last minute. Pre-plan a week’s worth of outfits in advance. And here are a few must-haves for your vacation that can help you transition your look from day to night effortlessly.
1- Use packing cubes
Are you a messy traveler, who tends to throw in all the things in the suitcase at the very last minute? Try to use packing cubes on your next trip. Not only will they keep things organized and compartmentalized, but it will also save from embarrassment of clothes spilling all over the place if you are asked to open your suitcase en route.
You’ll also save precious time during your vacation, as you can simply choose a cube and lay it on the dresser while you get ready. Once you’re done, zip it and put it back. Voila! You’re all set to move on to your next destination.
2- Pack three pairs of shoes at the most
Don’t be tempted to keep half of your shoe collection while packing your suitcase. Anyone can travel successfully with three pairs of shoes. Well, even two pairs are enough, to be honest. Did you know that changing your shoes mid-exploration is one of the best ways to soothe tired feet, as it can change the weight distribution on your soles while still offering support?
Wear the most comfortable pair of shoes while traveling and keep a formal pair for official dinners and evenings. Keep a pair of flip-flops for the beach, and you’re all set to go!
3- A classic blue jeans and white tee
One of the few things that should always be in your travel as a fashion arsenal is a clean pair of blue jeans and a smart white tee. Wear the jeans on your way to the airport as they can be bulkier to pack. Pair it with different tees to change your look. However, you can’t go wrong with a basic white tee. Dress it up with a skirt and heels for a more feminine look or dress down with cutoffs and flats. You can also knot it or layer a plaid shirt over it to explore various new looks.
Don’t worry about spending a lot on these items, as they might face the wear and tear during your travels. About $50 should do the trick for a pair of jeans and a well-constructed white tee.
Still confused how to style a pair of jeans with a white tee? Take some inspiration from these celebrities rocking the look effortlessly.
4- A leather jacket
If your destination is a country with a colder climate or unpredictable weather, it is recommended to keep a leather jacket with you. You might need something to layer as the weather drops in the mornings and evenings.
5- Portable battery charger
There’s nothing worse than a drained phone battery in a foreign country. After all, you’ll be using it constantly when you travel. Countless pictures, videos and a map app running in the background can drain your phone’s battery quickly. This is why it is suggested to remember carrying a battery extender or a portable solar charger for your smartphone.
You can find a list of the best portable chargers of 2018 here. Invest in one which suits your phone and requirements.
Many countries have different voltage systems for electronics. So, keep an electricity adapter/converter for all your gadgets. Spend once on a universal converter which will enable you to use your electronics all over the world.
7- Playful sunglasses
You’re on vacay mode, and it’s time to bring out those fancy sunglasses. Choose from colorful or playful ones with gems or emojis if you are willing to go the distance. Or if you are not that daring, then go for a simple colored lens one.
8- An Emergency stash of cash
Make sure to have around $250 or any number that makes you feel comfortable, stashed somewhere safe before you hop on the flight. You never know, the local bank machines may be down, or it may be difficult to find the local currency immediately. In these scenarios (and other unpleasant ones) emergency stash can save the day!
9- Hard copies of all important documents
This includes your passport, hard copies of your travel bookings and tickets, phone number of your travel agent, other emergency contacts and local addresses- all compiled in one safe place. Don’t rely on soft copies, as it may be difficult to get a WIFI connection everywhere.
10- Bonus tip: What NOT to pack
Pack intelligently and keep your expensive watch, jewelry or sunglasses safe at home. First of all, you are likely to lose things while you travel. And secondly, you can become a target in many destinations if you flaunt off your pricey accessories. And that’s not what a smart traveler does!
We hope you were able to come up with a better packing plan after reading the points mentioned above. The key is to pack efficiently, that can lighten your load and not your wallet. If you are a regular traveler, then try investing in a smart suitcase. It’s a notch up from your regular suitcase, as it has a location tracker, scratch proof body, a smartphone charging panel and an inbuilt weighing system so that you never overpack.
So, follow these expert tips to stay fashionable and streamline your packing for a fun-filled vacation. How do you travel in style without crossing the luggage limit mark? Share your tips with us in the comments below.