By Anete Freimane
As the holiday season is now in full swing, many of us are going to see our families, friends, or going on a getaway. Oftentimes, packing and selecting the ideal travel clothing might be difficult. I want to share with you some of the best advice I’ve acquired as a personal stylist after years of working with clients and traveling.
The key to packing light is to choose a travel wardrobe that you can mix and match to create multiple looks.
- The weather at your destination is the most obvious factor to consider, but it is frequently overlooked or neglected. Always check the weather and pack a few extra items for unforeseen conditions, such as including a sweatshirt even though the forecast calls for warm weather.
- Consider the type of activities you’ll be engaging in, such as dining, hiking, or leisurely museum browsing, and choose your outfits accordingly.
- Build a capsule wardrobe of matching basics to help you pare down your packing list. You can learn more about the capsule wardrobe in my personal style intensive course here.
- Pack with a color palette in mind so you can easily mix-and-match items.
- For a week of travel, I also follow the ‘one, two, three, four, five, and six rule.’ It’s a simple packing formula that includes a killer dress, two pairs of shoes, three pairs of pants/skirts, four shirts, five pairs of socks, and six pairs of underwear.
For those who simply don’t have time, I always recommend hiring a personal stylist to help you build a capsule wardrobe or pack for a trip. Believe me, it’s not as uncommon and will save you time and money, and is much more affordable than you might think.