Packing for a trip can be a relatively daunting task because there is always so much that one must take note of. It’s not always feasible to perfectly execute all our plans and ideas in real life. Our solution: packing a list of essentials that are comfortable and do not take up all your baggage space. These should be items that can be paired with one another to create a custom look each time.
Here is our list of 9 essential items one must always pack for a trip.
1. Comfy Shoes
The ultimate essentials, comfortable shoes can transform your entire travel experience because you can walk in them for hours. Traveling normally entails a lot of walking, therefore, packing a quintessential pair of comfortable shoes is a must. We are not suggesting you only carry one pair of shoes on your trip. Find your favorites and keep a pair of everything.
A standard pair of comfortable sneakers will be your true savior for the whole trip. The perfect epitome of casual comfort, sneakers are universally flattering and look great when paired with just about everything. They are a must-have item for any trip. A pair of boots are excellent for travel. Boots are chic, versatile, comfortable and super mod; what more could one ask for? If you are looking for something fancier, loafers are a super flattering choice that comes in a range of colors and designs; perfect for a vacation look. Keep a pair of sandals and flip flops if you wish to go to the beach. Pack three pairs of shoes and you are good to go.
Who doesn’t need t-shirts? To make the most of your clothes on your trip, it is best to travel with pieces that you know are easy to coordinate to create unique outfits. T-shirts are a universal dress code for casual everyday wear. They are soft, comfortable, and come in an extensive variety that looks good with everything ranging from shorts to jeans, skirts and even dresses. For a trip out of town, pack at least three standard t-shirts with you.
A little bling never hurts anyone. When on vacation, it is best to get a little fancy and accessorize because a holiday is about looking and feeling great. The best pieces to pack for a trip are definitely bits that are minimal. Stud earrings, rings, and necklaces are tried and tested favorites. However, if you wish to pack on a punch, then a bold chunky bracelet, a standout necklace or statement earrings are just what you need. If you are not someone who likes jewelry, a nice wristwatch will do.
A girl can never have enough dresses. Dresses are universally flattering. They come in an array of unique designs; each with their own personality and style. For vacation, the perfect and most versatile pick are maxi dresses. They are modest yet chic, and they look brilliant paired with just about anything. Wear your flirty dress with a simple cardigan on top, a jacket or a vibrant scarf for an added punch. Regardless of the style you choose, dresses can be robed up or down, and they look good on everyone.
Cardigans are a necessity. They are warm and comfortable being impeccable for travel because who doesn’t get cold while traveling? Perfect for layering, cardigans come in a variety of fabrics such as cotton, wool, and cashmere. Depending on the level of warmth you wish to have, make your pick accordingly. Throw one over a dress shirt, under a denim or leather shearling jacket if you are feeling cold. Or drape one around your shoulders if you are wearing a dress. Simple, sophisticated yet effortlessly elegant, cardigans are an essential everyone needs all year round and not just on trips.
What is a vacation without sunglasses? If you will be roaming around all day, carrying a pair of sunnies is always a good idea. Not only will the sunglasses keep your eyes protected but they will also create a chic fashion statement which is what everyone wants on vacation.
7. Leggings and Jeans
A pair of jeans and stretchy black leggings are a must-have for any trip. This is because they are incredibly versatile, simple yet pack on a punch and they keep your legs warm; win, win. Wear your leggings under a dress or long shirt and a leather jacket or layer them under a pair of pants. Invest in high-quality tights and jeans because they are used roughly. The better quality you have, the more use you will get out of it.
8. Leather Jackets
Leather jackets need no special mentioning. They are the perfect amalgamation of everything one looks for when planning for a vacation. Not only are they incredibly edgy and striking, but they are also versatile and super chic. They exude an unmatched aura that is confident, edgy, effortlessly rogue and traditional, all at the same time. Leather jackets are the ultimate definition of a stunning fashion statement. Available in an array of colors and designs, everyone has a favorite leather jacket that vibes with their persona and style.
Some love a classic black bomber and others a clean motorcycle jacket. A few like a fun fringed number whereas some like to go all out with a fiery red one. If you are looking to really spoil yourself to an item of luxury and get the full experience, custom leather jackets are the ones for you. Lux, edgy and although a little pricey, if there are one thing a leather jacket guarantees, it is longevity and durability. If you are investing in fine quality leather, rest assured it will last for years to come.
You will need a bag for your trip to throw everything in and to carry all your essentials in one place. For traveling, the perfect bag would be one that is not too big nor too small. A chic tote bag is a universal favorite. Compact yet spacious, a tote bag is perfect for keeping everyday essentials with you on the go. If you want to go hands-free, a backpack is an ideal pick. The double strap allows the weight to be distributed on your shoulders equally. This makes it easier for you to carry your essentials for prolonged durations. If you are carrying documents and your laptop with you, we recommend a classic messenger bag for greater ease and comfort.
The key to success in traveling lies in knowing how to coordinate your outfits. Once you have that in place, packing for travel will be easier.
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