Have a trip coming up? Make sure you’re dressing well and comfortable. Here are the top 4 must-have pieces of clothing for travel.
As fun as traveling is, it can be a complete hassle, too. Lugging around heavy suitcases is a literal pain in the neck (and back). But you can prevent travel-related pains by packing smart with the best travel clothing.
Building a basic lightweight travel wardrobe is critical, especially for long vacations. You can get away with one luggage if you know how to pack it.
Keep reading to learn how to choose your essential clothing for travel.
Clothing to Keep You Warm
Being ill-prepared for your destination’s climate is a recipe for disaster. Even if you’re traveling to a tropical destination, you should pack at least a sweater.
In Cancun, for example, the average low in January can dip to 67°F. The evenings often get chilly and, without a sweater, you risk being uncomfortable.
If you’re traveling someplace cold, picking the right type of warm clothing is essential. Clothing made of merino wool will keep you warm without making you feel clammy.
Clothing to Keep You Dry
A little bit of rain won’t damper your vacation if you come prepared.
A compact travel umbrella is an indispensable accessory if you’ll be spending time walking outdoors. They’re small and will fit in your suitcase and handbag without taking up precious space.
You won’t want to use an umbrella if you’re doing an activity like hiking, though. If you plan on adventuring outdoors often, you’ll need waterproof clothing. We recommend a high-quality jacket and rainproof boots at the bare minimum.
Clothing to Layer
Packing travel clothing you can layer creates extra room in your suitcase. Choose lightweight and versatile garments to make the most of your luggage space.
A neutral color palette will be easier to work with than loud patterns and bright colors. Pack a few light tank tops or undershirts to wear with cardigans or blazers.
If you’re going to be traveling with children on your vacation, remember to pack moisture-wicking base layers. Lord knows chasing after a toddler can make you sweat even when it’s not hot out! A moisture-wicking base payer will act as a second skin and protect you from the elements too.
Clothing for Hygiene
Packing the right type of undergarments is essential, especially for long vacations. You may not have access to a traditional washer and dryer at all during your trip. You’ll need to find the right kind of undergarments then help you stay fresh and clean.
Travel underwear should be quick-drying, breathable, and comfortable. Look for fabrics that can provide odor-control, too.
A good travel bra will offer support and comfort. A great one will provide space to store your essential items like passport and credit cards.
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Clothing for Travel Near and Far
The key to packing clothing for travel is to think practically. Do you need several sweaters for your Cancun vacation or can you get away with one? How about those tank tops for your winter trip to Iceland?
Our packing hacks will ensure you’re taking only the best travel clothes for your specific destination.
Check out our travel section for more tips to make the most of your next trip.