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If you’re lucky enough to have a holiday getaway to look forward to, you’ll want to spend as much time enjoying the trip as possible. There’s nothing worse than being stressed out while you’re on vacation. Before a vacation, there are many things to do, like making travel arrangements, planning your itinerary, and gathering your paperwork. Not to mention choosing what to wear while traveling. Planning ahead will allow you to relax and soak in the sights. These fashion tips will help you narrow your wardrobe so you can use the valuable time on your trip and avoid spending most of it tracking down items you’ve forgotten. 

Start Packing for Your Next Trip with a Checklist

Use a checklist when you pack for your getaway. By taking a few minutes to list all the things you need to bring, you can spend your vacation having the time of your life, rather than worrying about packing too much or having a suitcase that is too heavy to carry. Some things to consider:

  • Will there be a dress code anywhere on your travels? For example, if you’re going on a cruise, there are often events that require formal wear, such as a tuxedo or a ball gown, to attend. Are there other parties or events you’ll need to look your best for? If so, pack an outfit that fits the dress code and is appropriate for the event. You want to be balanced for the occasion. 
  • Consider your activities while on holiday. Will you be hiking and need a pair of sturdy shoes? Is there a lot of sightseeing? If you’re going to be walking around a lot, you want to avoid risking your feet getting sore or injured while wearing a pair of flip-flops. You’ll want to ensure your shoes are comfortable for standing and walking. 
  • Before you start throwing everything into your suitcase, take a moment to consider what the weather will be at your location. Hot? Cold? Both? You can compare the average monthly temperature and precipitation levels for your destination to know what kind of climate you’re headed to so you can plan your outfits accordingly. 

Travel With the Fashion Essentials

With the ever-increasing restrictions on how much luggage you can bring when traveling, it can feel overwhelming to narrow your cute clothing into a tiny suitcase. You want to look your best, but it can get complicated when you need more than what you can bring on your trip. 

Begin planning your look by starting with the basics. Wearing a go-to shift dress in a neutral color is appropriate for both day and night. Consider bringing bottoms that can be worn multiple times and paired with different tops. Avoid packing items with clashing patterns that can only be styled one way. 

Focus on bringing items that you can layer to create different outfits. A crisp white top can be dressed up for the evening by adding a scarf or blazer to it after wearing it casually during the day. This technique also helps when you’re unsure of what the weather holds. Whenever possible, wrinkle-free clothing is your friend, as it will save you time hunting down a steamer or ironing board while getting ready to have fun. 

Accessories Make Your Outfits Look Amazing

Accessories are a fantastic way to keep your holiday wardrobe fresh and show your style. You don’t need to pack priceless heirlooms on your trip. There’s a lot of great jewelry under $200 that looks appropriate whether you’re out at a nightclub or at a theme park. 

Adding pieces like scarves, belts, handbags, or some unique fine jewelry is a smart way to quickly go from day to night. Accessories can be worn with any look to add detail or a pop of color to your outfit. A pair of chandelier earrings can change the look of your entire ensemble. The best part? Most accessories are incredibly lightweight and take up little to no room in your luggage. 

No matter where you are going or how long you are traveling, these suggestions will help you plan your outfits for your upcoming vacation if you take the time to do some advance planning. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy your trip more once you learn how to pack in a way that reflects your personal style. All of the preparation will ultimately be worthwhile.