2022 is the summer of travel. With most of us having been cooped up in our homes for the duration of the pandemic, and our last vacations now being a couple of years ago, it’s not surprising that many of us are getting the travel itch and can’t wait to get away. Whether that’s a trip overseas, something more local or anything in between, a holiday is just what most of us need now. Breaking away from work, responsibilities and day to day life can give you the escape and relaxation you need to get back on track. Plus, you can see new places, experience beautiful sights, do things you haven’t done before and enjoy unfamiliar languages, cultures and cuisines. What’s not to love? Of course, if you’re heading away, you’ll quickly realise that you may need to do some shopping to get all of the essentials together. Organising passports, planning visas, buying sunscreen and insect repellant… these are all essentials. But you’re going to want some appropriate and nice clothes to wear while you’re away too. Here are some ideas that could help you curate the perfect travel wardrobe in time for your trip!
Heading into the water? Lying on a pool lounger? Napping on a beach lounger? Trying out some water sports, such as kayaking, paddle boarding or jet skiing? Chances are, you’re going to wear swimwear for all of these activities. Of course, only you can know the right type of swimwear for you. Choose something that you feel comfortable in, that provides the right amount of coverage for your needs and that suits your tastes and preferences. Whether that’s a wet suit or a micro bikini, you’re going to be able to find countless options in countless colours, styles and designs. Just make sure to try them on before heading away to ensure that they fit.
Of course, you’re going to need something to wear over your swimwear at the beach. Sure, you may get down to your swimwear for the majority of the time you spend out on the plage, but you will need to wear clothes on your way there, if you need to head to the bathroom or for lunch, and for when you head home. Most people want to avoid wearing formal or proper clothes when it’s hot and sandy, which is where beachwear comes to the rescue. There are a few different items that you may want to consider packing into your beach bag. Shop around for a cover up or sarong. This is ideal for when you want to walk somewhere without being fully exposed, but it’s just a short trip, so you don’t want to get fully dressed. Maybe you’re just popping to the beach bar or pool bar for another drink – this is where a cover up or sarong works well. Maybe you’ll be heading for some lunch that requires more proper clothing – at a beach cafe or pool cafe. This is where some loose fitting shorts and top, a loose fitting dress, or something similar will prove suitable.
Most of us head out in the evenings on holiday, and this is a great time to dress up and put something nice on. Of course, temperature differences may mean that your usual going out clothes aren’t quite suitable. You may need something better suited to warmer or hotter temperatures. Browse boutiques that suit your individual needs, such as petite boutiques or Plus Size Women’s Boutiques Online. Many people opt for loose fitting maxi dresses with unique designs and prints. These are lightweight, airy and breathable, providing a proper and less casual look without being stuffy or uncomfortable.
You’re likely to pack a few pairs of footwear into your bag while you’re away. These will vary depending on what type of activities you are going to engage in. If you’ll spend a lot of time by the pool or on the beach, flip flops and sliders tend to be popular. These are easy to take on and off, making life a little easier. Many people will pack a pair of sandals for a night out. You may want something like walking boots or trainers if you’re going to find yourself on long walks, trekking or hiking at any point. You may want a pair of heels if you’re going on a proper night out. Of course, shoes tend to weigh a fair amount, so make sure that you don’t exceed your baggage allowance.
Each of these items can make the perfect contribution to your travel wardrobe, so make sure to include them in your suitcase before you head away!