10 Wardrobe Essentials To Pack When Traveling

Packing is one of those aspects of a journey. It manages to provoke any emotion that exists on the face of the earth. It starts as arousal, quickly turns into tension, and as one’s suitcase gets heavier and fuller, the levels of irritation and discomfort increase in a seemingly perfect correlation.

But the mixed feelings don’t stop there: even when the job is done, the feelings of calm are interrupted by the annoying thought: “Is my bag too heavy?” or worse, “did I forget something?” However, as with all of these situations, it doesn’t have to be.

With a few ingenious tricks and a little extra organization, even packing can become the easiest thing in the world. Be sure to check your airline’s restrictions on baggage size and weight before you start.

1. Underwear

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Having to buy underwear every day is an unnecessary expense. Imagine if you intend to spend several days and have to use some of your planned money on your trip on underwear.

We generally forget it at home because we concentrated on clothes and hardly ever think about underwear. However, the game is simple for underwear: multiply the pieces by the number of days you travel.

2. Sunglasses

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The sun poses a significant threat to sight, and it becomes essential to protect the eyes. Considering we need our sight, we must do all we can to protect the eyes. That is why we should never leave our sunglasses behind.

3. Toilet Bag

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Bathroom items can significantly increase the weight of your luggage, especially if you don’t have to stick to any restrictions on liquids. Toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant must be the first items to enter your toilet bag, followed by brushes and hair care accessories.

At worst, if you run out of something essential while on the go, you can buy it while you are away. There are two main tips: bring mini-sized products, to save precious space in the suitcase and to allow them to be transported in the hand luggage of the plane.

4. Beach Clothes

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The clothes for the beach are always lighter, they take up less space, and we can afford to wear that extra dress. In reality, however, this is a type of vacation for which, in my opinion, we need even fewer things.

We will spend most of our time wearing a bathing suit on the beach, mainly wearing comfortable dresses, sarongs, slippers, and a sun hat.

5. Shoes

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The ideal is to combine resistance and lightness, but in all cases, you have to think about what type of activity you are mainly involved in (hiking, walking, etc.), and you have to take the time to try on several shoes before making a purchase.

6. Sunscreen

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If using sunscreen is essential throughout the year, we must take one along on our trip and not only when we are sunbathing on the beach!

Our face is constantly exposed to the sun’s rays, the leading causes of skin diseases and aging. The SPF, sun protection factor, protects the skin from UV, UVA, and UVB rays.

7. Pants

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Except for extreme activities, changing your pants every other day is enough. I advise you to bet on versatile & comfortable pants, which will adapt to all situations.

Jeans are the all-terrain garment par excellence: you can both hike, be trendy or wear them chicer in the evening. If you’re heading to a tropical destination, consider swapping pants for shorts – but it’s always nice to have pants that cover your legs for hiking or avoiding too many mosquito bites in the evening.

8. Hat

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The hat is a must-have essential all season long. Besides being a fashion accessory, it also helps to protect your face from the rays of the sun. It is also a way to show off your fashionable side.

9. Tops

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We recommend t-shirts in natural, sober materials, which do not wrinkle. Remember that you risk having intense days: so choose comfortable cuts and materials that do not promote perspiration. It would be best to choose white or gray t-shirts, as sober as possible.

Or sailor tops that go with everything – and give the Frenchie touch (beret and baguette are optional). Depending on your destination, please find out about local customs: for example, it is frowned upon in some countries to show shoulders. Better to anticipate this question rather than risk feeling uncomfortable.

10. The Right Clothes For The Weather

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The part dedicated to clothing is also essential. In choosing the garments to pack, it is advisable to think about the complete outfits that you want to wear on the different days the trip will last.

Based on these looks, you will then select the accessories and shoes. For clothes, it is essential to choose versatile garments that you can combine in various combinations to avoid carrying too many alternatives.

Written By:
Titi Dokubo

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