Stay Trendy while Traveling
You want to maximize your outfit options while traveling abroad, but lugging your entire wardrobe with you just won’t work. There are lots of ways to lighten the load and free up space for your trendy essentials. To start with the obvious, leave behind the things you DON’T need. The best way to narrow it down is to streamline your getaway gear. Bring staple accessories that work for many outfits. The bulk of your baggage can be an array of easy-to-pair neutrals. You want to be able to mix-and-match pieces to maximize their wear, and add splashes of colour with scarves, belts, nail polish, the odd graphic tee--basically the smaller sized items.
How to pack more: Roll your clothes! Huge space-saver. Miniaturize your beauty products! Travel-sizes are wise choices, and you can find mini-cosmetic containers and spray bottles to portion out all the bulky potions and lotion bottles. Use baggies and extra glasses cases to store smaller items like jewelry and chargers. Choose your shoes wisely. Depending on how many days you are traveling, pick the least number of pairs you can get away with (eg. white sandals for the beach, black heels for the evening, and a comfortable pair of flats for sightseeing and shopping). Shoes are one of the most bulky items to pack, so if you can get away with fewer pairs, you’ll create more space for souvenirs!
What styles are best to bring? If your voyage is at sea, there’s always an excuse to go nautical with navy, white, and gold. If you're kicking up some beach sand, think billowy, light pastels to keep cool, and the essential floppy hat. City touring should have you thinking comfort. Elastic, spandex, and loose-fitting tops and a supportive-soles shoe will keep you light-stepping and focused on the amazing sights and sounds rather than wardrobe fixes. The same goes for sightseeing expeditions. Try a poncho or a cute cardigan for layering. And leggings. Lots of leggings!