If you flip through the pages of any fashion magazine, you’ll likely come across articles that tell you how to pack lightly for vacation. While those articles claim you only need a few things, read closer and you’ll see that you also need tons of accessories. Those accessories can add hundreds to your clothing budget and take up a lot of space in your suitcase too. Whether you head to the beach or the snowy mountains, there are a few universal pieces of clothing that you can get more use out of on your trip.
Instead of packing multiple jackets because you can’t predict the weather, add just one classic cardigan to your bag. Choosing one in a bright and bold color like lemon yellow or flamingo pink ensures that you stand out in any crowd. A cardigan sweater looks equally great with a little black dress or a pair of jeans. To make more of an impression, look for one with unique detailing like contrasting buttons down the front or a longer cardigan with a woven belt that ties in the front.
What could be more universal than a simple white tee shirt? While you might pack dozens of tee shirts for your upcoming trip, a white tee shirt is a wardrobe essential that does you well on vacation. You can use it as a base layer when spending a lot of time outside in the cold. Tees made from cotton are great for wearing on warmer days too because the cotton helps you stay cool. Create an elegant look like a black miniskirt, a white teen and flats, or feel comfortable shopping the day away in jeans, sneakers and a white tee.
Another wardrobe essential is a pair of leggings. Whether you like brightly patterned leggings, or you prefer basic black Sofra leggings, you can toss a pair in your suitcase without worrying about taking up a lot of space. Leggings will serve you well on both warm days and cold days too. You might wear a pair of capri leggings when sightseeing on a tropical island, but you may prefer a pair of fleece leggings for wearing on the slopes. While there are hundreds of pieces of clothing that you can take on vacation, make sure that you pack leggings, a white tee shirt and a cardigan sweater.