Picking the right clothes for travelling depends on your
destination as well as the purpose of your trip. While a pair of jeans travels
very well indeed, it might not be appropriate to wear it for a business
meeting. Here are a few tips on how to pick and pack the right clothes while
Do a bit of research on your destination:
weather forecast so that you pick the right clothes. Also check out the social
customs in the area. You do not want to end up in an embarrassing situation
where you find yourself inappropriately dressed. This is especially true if you
know that you are travelling to the more conservative parts of the world. As
far as women are concerned, it is sensible to dress according to the norms of the
place you are visiting to avoid any unpleasantness.
Pack clothes that you can wear more than once:
the right clothes will also help you to travel light. Lugging a heavy suitcase
around can be painstaking. By picking the right clothes, you will be able to
have a much more comfortable trip. For example, if you are on a holiday, then a
couple of jeans or cargos with enough tops will keep your suitcase light. Pick
clothes in neutral colors. You will be able to mix-and –match and therefore
save on the number of clothes you have to pack. As shoes are heavy, it makes
sense to invest in a pair of shoes that can be used for the entire trip.
Check out the fabric:
Maintaining your clothes in a
neat condition can be difficult while travelling. Therefore, pick clothes that
are made of wrinkle-free fabrics. Linen might be comfortable and elegant but it
is unlikely that you will be able to wear it after it gets completely crushed
in your suitcase. Select clothes in fabrics that breathe well and are easy
care. Stains and spills should not only
be easy to wash out but the fabric should dry quickly as well.
Select comfortable clothes:
Travelling might involve
long hours in an airport or flight. You might also have to rough it out on
buses and trains. Wear clothes that fit you well but are not too tight. Sitting
for long hours on an aircraft with tight fitting clothes might not be the best
start for your trip. In fact, it makes sense to buy outfits that are a size
larger and reserve them for your trips. You must also factor in the fact that
you might gain a couple of pounds on all the vacation food that you gorge on.
Focus on convenience:
Pick clothes that are
convenient. For example, clothes with pockets are a great help while
travelling. You can stuff in tissues, paper work etc and keep your hands free.
Zippered pockets in the inner lining of jackets are great for storing passports
While style and fashion are great, the main criteria for
picking travel clothes are that they should be practical and functional. You
should aim at getting the most use from the clothes that you pack. A bit of
care and consideration in this regard can go a long way in making your trip
happy and comfortable.