Dreading packing for that upcoming trip? You may wonder how you can downsize and travel light. These packing tips to help you with your travel wardrobe essentials and limit how much you pack.
Traveling light doesn’t mean you have to leave your personal style or comfort at home, especially for women over 50. Women value both convenience and style while on the go.
With the right essentials in your suitcase, you can effortlessly go from state to state or country to country and other destinations without compromising on your personal style.
Below is the ultimate guide to an essential travel wardrobe items for women over 50. These items will ensure a fashionable AND hassle-free journey.
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Travel Wardrobe Essentials And Still Travel Light
1. Versatile Travel Dresses
Versatile is the key word. Dresses that can go from a power packed day to a fun evening out. Choose dresses that can transition seamlessly from day to night. Opt for wrinkle-resistant fabrics in flattering cuts and styles that suit different occasions.
2. Classic Plants
Choose a pair of well-fitted, comfortable pants that can be dressed up or down. Neutral colors like black, navy, or khaki work well and are easy to mix and match.
3. Lightweight Cardigan or Jacket
Carry a lightweight cardigan or a versatile jacket that can add warmth and style to any outfit. Look for options that complement your travel wardrobe and layer easily.
4. Stylish Blouses or Tops
Pack a few stylish blouses or tops in different colors or patterns. These can be paired with skirts, trousers, or jeans for effortless day-to-night looks.
5. Wrinkle-Free Blazer
A wrinkle-free blazer is a must-have for a polished appearance. It’s perfect for adding sophistication to any outfit, whether it’s for a business meeting or a dinner outing.
6. Comfortable Walking Shoes
Invest in comfortable walking shoes suitable for sightseeing. Look for stylish sneakers, loafers, or supportive flats that match various outfits.
My go-to shoes are either Merrells or Hoka Sneakers. The Merrells are very easy for me to slip on and off through security as needed.
7. Travel-Friendly Accessories
Keep it simple. Accessorize with easy carry items like scarves, jewelry, or a versatile belt. These simple accessories instantly elevate your look without taking up much space in your luggage.
8. Packable Hat
Protect yourself from the sun with a packable hat that adds a touch of elegance to your ensemble. Opt for a wide-brimmed or a stylish fedora for versatility that can easily roll up and fit in the side of your luggage.
9. Swimsuit and Cover-Up
Even if you’re not heading to the beach, a swimsuit and a Boho Beach chic cover-up are essentials. You never know when you might stumble upon a relaxing spa or a picturesque pool.
10. Foldable Tote or Day Bag
Carry a foldable tote or a day bag that’s spacious enough for your essentials yet can be easily packed away when not in use. Choose a durable, lightweight option for convenience. This bag will also help if you buy a few too many souvenirs and need to get them home.
Simple planning and adding these essential travel wardrobe items into your suitcase, allows you to easily create multiple stylish and functional outfits.
Embrace the ease and enjoy every moment of your travel adventures no matter where you go. The links below will help you plan your next fun getaway.
About Denise: Denise is a long time Florida resident who loves sharing the many hidden gems of the Sunshine State as well as her hiking, kayaking and camping adventures. She also owns the Boho Beach Chic site ILoveBeachTrips.com that focuses on fun, easy Boho Beach Chic clothing and accessories. New customers use code newcust for 15% off your first order.
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