Planning a vacation can be a great deal of fun. Buying the wardrobe for the vacation— well, that can be a bit more stressful than the vacation planning itself. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you find the clothing that you'll need for your vacation without having to pack several suitcases and pay for the extra baggage on your flight.
Study Temperature Trends
One thing about traveling far from home is that the climate may be completely different than what you're used to. Before you go out and buy a bunch of clothes, take some time to research the temperature and weather trends for the destination.
If you're planning and shopping well in advance of your departure date, you can use the weather history pages for the area. This information can give you a rough idea of what to expect when you go on your trip. If the last few years have had an average temperature that would permit summer-like clothing, you know that you can begin searching for warm-weather outfits. If the area typically receives rain and is chilly at that time, you can adjust your wardrobe as needed.
Look for Multi-Purpose Pieces
Rather than packing 5 pairs of jeans to get you through a week, find a couple pairs that can be dressed up with a few accessories or work with a basic t-shirt for casual events. Accessories can make all of the difference when you chose multi-purpose basic items for the trip. Although you'll actually be wearing and washing the same items, the accessories that you add to the outfits will make the outfits fit in any setting.
Women can get a basic black dress that can be worn to the beach with few accessories or dressed up with a jazzy belt, a nice necklace, and a pair of heels for a night on the town. It doesn't take three suitcases full of clothing to create unique looks that are fitting for each event that you plan on participating in while you're away.
Spend some time in your local clothing stores mixing and matching items. You'll be able to find pieces that will work together, try them on, and make sure that you're happy with what you have before you go. This way, there won't be any surprises when you get to your vacation destination and work hard to find the perfect outfit for your adventure of the day.
Packing can be stressful, but when you do it right, you'll get to your destination and know exactly what you have to work with and actually be excited to change the same basic pieces up to fit every event during your stay. Visit clothing stores in your area to get started.