Your luggage is stuffed with clothes. Reduce your luggage’s weight by bringing less. Experiential travelers know to only bring things that can be worn again and again, compliment other items, or have multiple uses. (For example, my shorts double as a swimming suit since I don’t swim that often. Keep color coordination in your mind when packing. You can dress up neutral colors (khaki, navy, and black) easily and they are very versatile.
You can extend your wardrobe by spending 10 minutes washing clothes every other night. Or, you could visit a local launderette which is itself a Back Door experience. Fabrics that are resistant to wrinkles or easy to curl should be chosen. Lightweight clothing that you are able to wring vigorously should dry overnight in your hotel bed.
Many tourists worry about the appropriate attire. The concert halls are casual during tourist season. A decent pair of jeans and a well-designed sweater or collared shirt are all that is required to be comfortable at operas, symphonies, and plays. While some cultural events may require more formal attire, especially outside of peak season, the casual tourist is unlikely to encounter these. A pair of nice pants and a dress will suffice for women who don’t bring a skirt or dress.
It is easy to travel light while looking great at your destination. Here are some styling tips from a stylist to help you do it right.
Traveling can be stressful enough without worrying about being fashionable. Kate Young, a stylist based in New York who counts Margot Robbie, Michelle Williams, and other actresses among her clients, said that you don’t need to put much effort to look fashionable while on the road.
Ms. Young stated that anyone can look stylish while traveling. There’s no need for one to pack too much or spend a lot. Ms. Young noted that she travels a lot and rarely carries a bag. These are her top tips for traveling light while looking great.
Choose Clothes in 3 Coordinating Combinations
Choose three matching colors when choosing clothes for packing. This will allow you to mix and match pieces to make multiple outfits for different days or occasions. Consider where you are going to be wearing the colors.
For Paris, or any other urban destination, a combination of black, white, and navy is a good choice. Khaki, off-white, or white, and bright colors like orange and yellow work well for a beach vacation, or outdoor excursion. White linen is a favorite of Ms. Young because it can be worn in the heat, cools in warm weather, and is great for evenings out. Ms. Young suggested that you take a couple of jeans, nice pants, a striped button-down, a jacket, and a T-shirt. She stated that you should wear each piece at least twice on trips with kids. “Anything less than that is a waste.”
Take Common Color Shoe
Ms. Young recommends that women bring no more than three pairs on any given trip. You can use them as exercise sneakers, or as a daytime shoes for walking around (e.g., loafers), and then for the evening, you can bring heeled sandals.
For men, you can usually get by with just one pair of shoes: loafers or sneakers. These can be worn during the day as well as at night. A tip for all: There are many sportswear brands that make lightweight sneakers that can be folded, so they take up less space in your bag.
There’s no need to choose shoes based on gender. Instead of trying to pack a pair for every occasion, or every night, keep your shoe light and select a few pairs that can serve multiple purposes.
Take Along Exercise Wear
They’re becoming more fashionable for exercise clothes, which are also great for long-haul flights. They can be folded neatly and stuffed into almost any bag.
Ms. Young suggests that women look into compression leggings along with a long-sleeved top and coat made of cotton. Men can try track pants and track jackets or half- or full-zip sweatshirts.
Accessorize in the Right Way
Ms. Young stated that a few accessories can transform an outfit. She always brings everyday wear jewellery with her on vacation, such as a bold cocktail ring or a pair of large earrings. Her makeup is also stored in a compact pouch that doubles up as an evening bag. You might also consider adding a few bright socks to your coordinating outfits for men, or those who don’t like jewelry.
Take One Flexible Outfit
Don’t wear bulky, heavy jackets and full suits if you don’t have any formal events or evenings planned.
Ms. Young recommended that women choose a slip dress with high-heeled sandals, bold earrings, and a pair of slip dresses for men. Men should opt for slacks, a versatile blazer, a crisp white shirt, loafers, and a versatile blazer. These items can be used again for an evening or a different outfit.