The words “outfit” and “travel” go hand in hand… you really can’t have one without the other, in all honesty. I mean think about it. You wouldn’t travel to Colorado in December for a Christmas vacation wearing shorts and open-toe sandals, would you? Of course not. That’s why it’s so important to pack accordingly when you have made travel plans.
A good word of advice is to always check the weather of where you’re traveling to. Just because it’s 80 degrees in Tennessee where you live doesn’t mean that it will be the same temperature in Los Angeles. You have to take all types of things into consideration, like will you be near the ocean? Is your destination in the desert? And What type of activities will you be doing on your trip?
Locations near the beach tend to be a lot cooler than places away from the beach so you might need to carry a light jacket with you even though it may be July… you just never know. Because “the unknown” remains a constant with travel and weather conditions, we have a few tips on travel attire for comfort and what you need to pack based on the location you’re traveling to.
What to Pack Based On the Time of Year & Your Destination
Las Vegas, Nevada in the Summer
So, if you’re traveling to Las Vegas, you’re going to want to pack yourself different outfit options, for sure! Vegas is a place where you definitely want to pack some comfortable clothes and shoes for walking the strip, as well as party attire. In Vegas, you have the option to shop the day away and then get the total luxury experience going to pool parties at night!
To speak on the importance of comfortable shoes, did you know that the Las Vegas Strip is a little over four miles long? On top of the length of the strip, bestplaces.net states that Las Vegas experiences at least 294 days of sun per year, so you definitely want to make sure you pack the appropriate type of clothing that will keep you cool as well as proper sunscreen for your skin type. When you travel to Las Vegas, these are outfit options that should be in your suitcase for daytime and nighttime fun:
- High-heels/party dress
- Maxi dress/sundress
- Shorts/tank tops
Chicago, Illinois in the Winter
Chicago in the winter is the complete and total opposite from Las Vegas in the summer… Although the temperatures in Chicago in the winter can get below freezing and get several inches of snow. Even in those frigid temperatures, you can still be fashionably warm in the winter… you just have to know what to pack.
When making your appearance in one of the coldest places in the U.S. make sure you have these items packed:
- Knee boot/snow boots
- Sweaters/sweater dress
Nashville, Tennessee in the Fall
Nashville isn’t just the country music capital of the world… it’s also one of the most beautiful places in the world to experience fall. Not only is the country roads and scenery breath-taking but Nashville’s fashion is also notable as well.
Upon coming to Nashville, the weather can get a tad bit chilly in the fall, so wearing something like a nice sweater dress with leggings, a complimentary scarf and hat, and you have to complete the outfit with cowboy boots from any boot store on Broadway! But when you’re going through the packing process, here’s what you’ll need to pack:
- Black jeans
- Wool hat
- Plaid shirts/sweaters
- Purse with fringe
- Ankle boots
Los Angeles, California in the Spring
Talk about picture perfect weather… Los Angeles in the springtime is almost picturesque. It’s not too cool and it’s not too hot. You can easily throw on a straw hat, some jeans, a comfy t-shirt, and sunglasses and go enjoy your day. If you find yourself heading to L.A., make sure you have these “Cali” essentials in your suitcase:
- Long, open cardigan (for the cool ocean breeze)
- Jeans/jean shorts
- Straw hat/baseball cap
- T-shirt/floral blouse
Channel Your Inner Fashionista
When it comes to fashion, you may be a true fashionista in your home location but can your inner fashionista transition to different locations and weather climates? That’s going to be your true test. As mentioned earlier, to determine your travel attire, you need to do your research on the place that you’re going to and the weather and temperatures you should be expecting so that you can plan accordingly. Even if the weather is a little off from what you packed, it’s all the more reason to do a little more shopping!