Medhatter’s Vacation Packing Tips – Style on the go
Have you ever browsed through your Instagram timeline of travel-goers, and wonder to yourself: “How do these people manage to look so good even when they’re overseas? Do they bring their entire wardrobe there? Is their wardrobe the one in Narnia, where there’s a portal to another world — a world of beautiful clothes?” By Kerene Ng
Maybe those exacts thoughts didn’t cross your mind, but I bet they’re something along those lines. Let’s face it, dressing up when you’re in your home country is already considered a hassle, what more dressing up when you’re overseas with limited options?
Here’s one thing we laymen may not know. These stylish fashion travellers have a list of essentials that’s different from what we’re thinking about. Here are some of the important things that you need to take note of — follow these and you’ll be on your way to strutting down the streets like you’re in a Milan fashion show.
To make things easier for you, the lists are broken down into three broad categories: Europe, America and Asia.
LAYERING IT UP IN EUROPE
Layer it up. When travelling in Europe, the weather changes the moment you’re in another country, even if they are in close proximity. Layering it up makes things easy for you when you need to remove a layer when the weather gets hot, or when you need to add one more layer when it’s chilly. Thin, breathable fabrics like cotton and knits are the best for such situation as they’re light and easy to pack. They won’t take up much space, and you know you won’t go wrong fashion-wise.
STAVE OFF THE CHILLS IN NORTH AMERICA
Packing for North America really depends on where you’re going. If you’re heading to the west coast of U.S.A., it’s best to pack with light cotton wear. Bring a bohemian style cardigan and you’d look like Vanessa Hudgens at a Coachella show. If you’re heading to New York, a stylish look would be a classy coat topped off with a nice scarf if you’re travelling during the winter. Otherwise, a sweater and a nice dress would work well. We recommend the clever use of an ultralight down jacket that won’t weigh you down.