Many of us have a tendency to overpack when we get ready to go on vacation. Bringing too much clothes when traveling can cause your luggage to weigh too much, which can result in expensive airfare. Having heavy luggage can also weigh you down when traveling from place to place on trains or in taxis. Having too many clothes in your suitcase can also make it difficult to find the things you need when you need them.
If this sounds like you, there is hope. Changing the type and amount of clothing you bring with you on holiday, as well as how you pack it, can make a big difference.
When you are on holiday in a warm climate you will find that you need even fewer things than you would normally do at home. Since tropical travel is a popular holiday choice, we have put together some packaging and fashion ideas that you may find useful as you prepare for your next vacation to the tropics, whether traveling solo, with friends or with your partner or spouse.
Make a detailed packing list
Before you make your list, think about what kind of activities to do on vacation. Are you attending a wedding? Spend a lot of time on the beach? Will you have dinner at fine restaurants or go more relaxed? What kind of outdoor activities will you do?
Note the clothes and accessories you need for each type of activity. Also check the weather forecast for your destination. You won't forget to pack an evening dress or comfortable walking shoes if you will need them. Creating a packing list also helps you eliminate items you don't need so you aren't tempted too much.
Shop for clothes and accessories that can be worn more than once
Think of clothes that you can combine to create more than one outfit with your list. For example, a cardigan in a neutral color can be worn over a sundress when you go out for dinner, or over a t-shirt or sweater when taking an evening stroll on the beach.
Choose to pack only one or two pairs of shoes that can be worn with multiple clothes.
If you are pressed for time, you can shop versatile clothing made quickly and easily online. Retailers like DELYX offer the latest modern everything in one place, including swimsuits and other warm weather clothing, perfect for a tropical getaway.
Choose colors Your favorite basics are going well
Everyone has their favorite clothes. Choose a few of your favorites that will serve as the foundation for your tropical escape wardrobe, such as a black or neutral dress or a pair of versatile pants. Think of a few colors that complement these pieces, and then use those colors when choosing which clothing to pack.
Everything you bring should coordinate
Any shirt or blouse you pack should be able to be worn with any pants or skirts you bring. This rule also applies to shoes, bags and socks. Pack a belt that matches all the clothes you will be wearing. Simple, sophisticated jewelry that coordinates all your clothes is also a good idea.
Pack as an experienced traveler
Below are some tips to help you remember everything you need and leave out the things you don't.
- Think small. The bigger your suitcase, the more clothes and accessories you will try to pack in it. A small bag makes it necessary for you to think about what you really need.
- Post all the items you want to pack before adding to the bag and then try removing it. Think about how it can be worn in more than one way for each piece of clothing. If it can't be, don't pack it. Doing this exercise will help you choose which items to keep and decide which ones you don't really need.
- Use all available space in your suitcase. Packing socks and other small items inside the shoes can save a lot of space. Rolling your clothes or using packing pieces are also great ways to take advantage of the space you have.
- Remember that if you forget something you will probably be able to buy it at the airport or when you arrive at your destination.