Travelling doesn’t leave much room for luggage allowance and if you’re packing only the necessities and regularly on the road during your trip you might find that the term ‘capsule wardrobe’ starts to mean a lot more than it once did before.
This is a wardrobe that can be mixed and matched for all sorts of situations and needs, it doesn’t take up much room and it doesn’t feature anything unnecessary, a few key items also means you don’t need to sacrifice your style. If you’re planning a roadtrip, then here’s a great guide to the perfect capsule wardrobe…
You need a good strong, pair of jeans… A good pair of jeans will go with everything, they’re durable and they look great. They also apparently don’t need washing frequently, brands such as Levis and Superdry could actually be worn for a year before you need to give them a good wash, ideal for a roadtrip.
A lightweight, weatherproof coat… Forget the denim jacket, you need a coat that can roll up small but still keep you warm and preferably has a retractable hood. Your local outdoor store can help you find the right one, depending on where you are travelling and what weather you will need to withstand, but Go Outdoors has created an in depth guide to help you make your decision and also offers a range of classic styles so you don’t have to risk looking like a gas station rambler.
Good, strong shoes… You might not want to wear hardy walking boots if you’re somewhere warm, but you still need a strong pair of shoes that are going to be comfortable and sturdy when walking around, exploring or for those impromptu mountain climbs. Look for walking shoes which go up past the ankle for support and also offer breathability, waterproofing and can be worn for a variety of purposes. You’ll also need a classic pair of trainers for roaming around during the day.
Dresses you can swap between day and evening… If you’re been trawling round the local area all day, it’s safe to say you’re going to feel a bit sweaty and grubby and probably don’t want to wear the t-shirt and jeans you’ve had on for the rest of the evening too. Take two or three lightweight dresses you can fold up and keep safe in your rucksack until you need them.
Swimwear…. It’s safe to say, if you’re heading somewhere with beaches you’re going to need some swimwear you can bring out before diving into the water. Choose something appropriate for any situation, for guys a longer pair of shorts is best and for girls a well-fitting pin up bikini or one piece are both good options. Packing a turban will mean you mean composed and stylish even when your curls have packed a one way ticket to frizzdom.