- Respect Local Dress Codes
First and foremost, it is paramount that you look into the local dress codes of your holiday destination prior to embarking on your jetsetting journey. While the majority of countries around the world don’t have any particular dress code for tourists, there are still a select few countries such as the UAE, Sudan, Uganda and France that have special (and sometimes considered strict) dress codes that every visitor must adhere to. Doing this is not only a way to show respect to the country you are visiting, but will also help to ensure that you don’t run into any trouble that may disrupt your trip.
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- Be Sure To Check The Weather
Now that we’ve gotten the nitty-gritty out of the way, it’s time to focus on building a holiday wardrobe that will turn heads wherever you go. One of the most important criteria to focus on when looking for the best style picks is, of course, the weather. Nothing ruins a perfectly planned holiday more than unexpected weather changes, so be sure to do your research on what to expect at your destination in terms of climate. For example, if you are planning a trip to Melbourne which is notorious for its 4 seasons in a day, it is always wise to pack a jacket, scarf, weather-proof footwear and anything else you may need to ensure you’re ready for whatever is thrown your way. And yes, this applies even if you’re planning a trip right smack in the middle of Summer!
- Work Within Your Budget
There is no point in blowing your money on a killer wardrobe, only to realise there is nothing left to spend on your holiday. This is why working within your budget when picking the best outfits for your upcoming holiday is key. For example, if you’re travelling to a winter destination such as Canada or Switzerland, the last thing you should want is to waste a bunch of money on costly winter clothing and not have enough to indulge in good food, tourist attractions and anything else your heart desires. When it comes to single-use pieces (that is, items of clothing that you probably won’t wear in your daily life), we highly recommend shopping around your local op-shops or second hand vintage stores where you will be able to find stylish outfits at a heavily discounted price.
- Comfort Is Key
Chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time on your feet when you are on holiday and the last thing you want is to be stuck in uncomfortable clothing or shoes that do more harm than good to your overall comfort and wellbeing. This is why prioritising comfort is always our top suggestion when picking your holiday outfits. If you’ll be walking a lot, opt for a comfortable pair or two of sneakers that will provide adequate cushioning and help to prevent blisters from forming on your feet. Similarly, depending on the activities you have planned, choosing outfits that keep you comfortable and don’t constrict your movement are key. However, with all that said, comfy clothing doesn’t have to look frumpy or boring. In fact, there are dozens of stylish activewear brands to pick from in 2022, so you can guarantee that you’ll look stylish even when you’re hiking up Machu Picchu.
- Focus On Functionality
Similar to the pointer above, focusing on functionality is another important aspect when choosing the best style picks for your next holiday. For extra ease and comfort during your vacation, we highly suggest opting for low maintenance fabrics that you can grab, pack and go. You’ll also want to choose clothing that is lightweight and easy to lug around in your suitcase, because the last thing you want is to have to deal with excess baggage fees at the airport. Whenever possible, we also suggest choosing pieces that can be used more than once to reduce the overall amount of packing you need to do.
- Consider A Capsule Wardrobe
Last but not least, if all else fails, it may be time to consider a capsule wardrobe for your holiday. For those who don’t know what a capsule wardrobe is, it simply is a limited selection of interchangeable clothing pieces that complement each other. Sounds perfect for a holiday, right? If you’re looking to travel light, hate packing or simply don’t want to spend too much time thinking about your vacation attire, a holiday capsule wardrobe is something that you will find incredibly practical and useful. Most capsule wardrobes resemble and include the following items:
- A basic white T-shirt;
- A dress shirt;
- A comfortable pair of jeans;
- A pair of trousers;
- A simple evening dress;
- A lightweight cover-up or jacket;
- A swimsuit;
- A scarf; and
- A pair or two of comfortable shoes.
All you have to do is to mix and match these items and you’ll be able to come up with a variety of unique outfits that will see you through your whole getaway in style.
And there you have it – 6 expert tips on finding the best style picks for your next holiday. Will you be applying any of this advice to your next holiday getaway? Think we’ve missed out on something? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section below!