If you are anything like me you'll want to take all your outfits with you, unfortunately baggage allowance is limited. Sometimes it's even more convenient to just travel with a carry-on to save you time and money. Problem is how do you pack light? Here are a few tips that have helped me through my travels over the years.
t's important to do some research before your trip. What are the weather conditions going to be like? You don't want to pack a winter sweater if it's going to be a heat wave. Doing the research will help you determine what type of clothes you'll need and keep you from over packing.
I always pack a scarf as it has multiple purposes. You can use it as a blanket on the plane, a dress or skirt when your luggage failed to arrive, a sarong with your bikini outfit, a wrap on a chilly night out or as a cover-up for churches and other sacred places. Don't forget it'll spice up any outfit and the best thing, it weighs almost nothing.
Layers always work because of the simple reason that you can turn a summer outfit into a warmer outfit in case you need it, just by using layers. It also makes it easier to combine outfits if you have layers/basics that work well together.
This is something I've learned from traveling a lot. As I said before it's not always easy to pack your whole wardrobe and sometimes you need multiple outfits for different occasions. But with a colorful bracelet, a stylish belt or a beautiful scarf you can quickly change your look and glam up for any event.
This may sound a bit strange, but go over everything you want to take with you. Make piles of ‘definitely’, ‘maybe’ and ‘not going’. Pack the definitely first and if you still got room you can go through your ‘maybe’ pile. You will probably end up packing your favorite outfits first as they'll be in the ‘definitely’ pile and realize that you don't really need the items in the ‘maybe’ pile. Picking the outfits you're going to wear in advance, helps reduce the weight as well.
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