Okay, be honest: how many of you pack anything besides jeans and t-shirts? Perhaps the occasional dress for an #OOTD opportunity? If you’re looking to shake up your style and try out different looks, then your next holiday is the best time to experiment with new outfits!
Here’s a cheatsheet with some must-haves you should pack in your bag so you can easily mix and match outfits during your travels:
Simple, basic tops such as this one are the perfect staples for build your outfit on. To make it easier for you to mix and match, keep to neutral colors or similar color palettes, such as pastels.
PRO-TIP: Plan your travel wardrobe around a specific color story – a color scheme comprising complementary colors.
Loose, wide-legged trousers such as culottes are hot-ticket items at the moment, and best of all, they offer plenty of room to move around for when you need to get from Point A to Point B to Point C in your itinerary.
3. Skirts or shorts
If you’re going somewhere with warm, sunny weather, you may want to bring along a skirt or a pair of shorts to give your legs some breathing space.
PRO-TIP: It’s easy to overlook, but don’t forget to slather sunscreen – and if necessary, insect repellant – on your legs. You can thank us later.
4. Cardigan or jacket
Feeling a bit chilly? Make sure you have a cardigan or light jacket to keep warm, especially if you’re traveling somewhere during the autumn season. Jackets are also a great way to pep up your OOTD.
Planning to take some lovely glamor shots for Instagram during your trip? A striking sundress is one of the best ways to look stylish without much effort on your part. Bright, cheerful colors and patterns are great, as are flowy maxi dresses. However, if you need to dress up for a night out, you can never go wrong with a Little Black Dress.
You’ll need a small bag or purse to keep your essentials as you zip around from one place to another during your travels, so why not go with something classy like this mini? Its wide, adjustable strap makes it a cinch to carry around.
Keep the sun off your face with this open-weave boater hat, which allows for plenty of air circulation so your head can stay cool.
A multi-purpose pair of slip-on shoes will go a long way, especially when you’re going through security at the airport. (You haven’t experienced stress and anxiety until you hold up a line at security as you hurriedly take off a pair of boots, with everyone throwing you annoyed looks.) You’ll be doing a lot of walking as well, so they’d better be comfortable! This pair, with an eye-catching embroidery detail, adds a bit of ‘pop’ to your look.
Going somewhere warm and sandy? You’ll definitely want to pack a pair of sandals, as knocking sand out of your covered shoes is a bit tedious and never-ending. This cute pair will go well with any outfit!
If the sun keeps getting in your eyes, all you need is a pair of chic sunnies to add a touch of mystery and sophistication to your style. Try these Aviators on for size!
11. Statement Jewelry
Last – but certainly not least – add the finishing touch to your look with some statement jewelry, such as these pretty beaded earrings.
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