When you are going traveling, knowing what clothes to pack is always one of the biggest concerns. It can be tricky figuring out the best wardrobe to take along. This is partly because there is just so much to consider. You need to think about the weather, whether that will change much or not, how long you are out there, what kind of activities you are doing, and much more besides. One particularly good way to pack the right clothes is to think of all the situations you are going to find yourself in while you are away, and pack accordingly appropriate to those scenarios. In this post, we are going to give you a helping hand on that front. Let’s take a closer look at how to pack for the many different situations you will be likely to encounter while you are abroad.
The Journey Out
It can be surprisingly easy to forget to pack for the actual journey itself. If you do, you might be disappointed. One of the major elements here is comfort – if you are not comfortable on your outward journey, it can often have a way of ruining the whole experience. So you should first set aside an outfit for your travelling journey outward, so that you know you can keep that separate. Some people like to go a little fancy here, look their best for the arrival. If that is what you want, then that can certainly be a good way of getting excited for the holiday. But it is not necessarily relevant, and you might prefer to just go for your ordinary, comfortable clothes. A basic top and jeans is generally pretty safe, unless you know you are travelling to somewhere considerably hotter, in which case maybe shorts and a tank top. Whatever you decide on, just remember to take the outward journey into account first and foremost, as it is likely to prove essential.
At The Beach
There are so many styles and kinds of holiday, and you might be on the kind where you don’t visit the beach at all. If you’re planning to go on a city break, you can happily ignore this part – but if you think there is a chance you might visit the beach, you will probably want to think about what you might wear there. Of course, one of the essential things here is to ensure that you have a swimsuit which you are happy with. Too often, we end up on holiday with a swimsuit from five years ago, and rarely does this feel or look very flattering. Consider going out and treating yourself to a new one before you go away, so that you can really feel your absolute best when you are lounging on the beach. As well as that, you should consider getting an easygoing dress which you can wear on the beach when you are not sunbathing. There’s nothing worse than getting sand on as prized possession, so it is a good idea to buy a budget dress for this purpose – something you won’t mind throwing away when you get back home, should it come to that. The beach is an important part of the holiday for many people, so make sure that you feel genuinely prepared for it as well as you can.
In The Hotel
When it comes to what to wear in the hotel room, you have much more in the way of choice than elsewhere. Generally, you will find that you can pretty much just lounge around in whatever you want here – especially when you are just in your own room. But you should still prepare for this part of the holiday – it is often surprising how long you actually spend in your room compared to anywhere else. Primarily, the thing is being comfortable. You want something that you can just lounge around in. This might mean getting hold of an ODDCREST band t-shirt, or just any other regular clothes that you might have lying around at home already. Whatever you go for, make sure that you feel comfortable and don’t mind being seen in it at the bar or restaurant. Being comfortable in your hotel room is a huge part of having a good time while you are on holiday, so bear that in mind when you are making your decision.
Most holidays of any kind will have some kind of focus on food. Whatever the reason might be, most of us just love to stuff our faces while abroad. If you are a fan of a fancy dinner out while on holiday, then you should pack suitably for such an occasion. For most people, this will be a great excuse to get hold of a fancy new dress. This is one of the most exciting things about buying clothes for a holiday, so it only makes sense to make the most of it that you possibly can. Go out of your way to really treat yourself – you don’t need to get hold of many dresses, just one or two will do. This will enable you to feel much more the part when you are tucking into a luxurious holiday dinner, and it will add a certain sparkle and magic to the holiday as a whole.
Hiking & Sightseeing
It’s a good idea to bear in mind that there might be times during the holiday when you also get a little dirty. For these occasions, it goes without saying that you probably want to take along some clothes that you are not particularly attached to. The trouble then is finding a way to dress in style without using clothes that you are worried about damaging. Ultimately, it is a matter of balance, of finding the right kind of clothes for each situation. If you are going hiking, trekking or walking in the jungle, then you should dress primarily to stay safe and secure, and secondly to look as good as you possibly can. Make sure you don’t take anything valuable to such locations, but also bear in mind that you are well within your right to still look your best.