Fashion shouldn’t be short on function—especially for travelers. One should be fashionable enough, to take those photo ops when traveling but still functional enough ready to be a girl’s scout. I’ve been in Europe, Australia and mostly Asia (I love Asia so much I’m even learning Thai, Filipino and Chinese right now) and I can tell you fashion and functionality are your true best friends when traveling in a foreign land. Here are some of the clothing items and accessories you should get to achieve that fashionable yet very useful attire while traveling.
Cotton Shirts or Shirts With Fragrance – For non travelers, it could be a gross idea of skipping the shower for a while. But if you are a traveler you should know that sometimes, you just can’t help but to skip it (mainly due to freezing weather, jet lags or lack of water for some backpackers). So no judgment here, but if you’re going to sit next to people on a plane they would thank you if your dressed in a shirt that doesn’t stink. Cotton shirts are great shirts to wear because it is so light and sweats are not trapped in it. There are also shirts with microbiotic and fragrance in it which keep you from stinking. So make sure you get those.
Jacket with Plenty of Pockets – Men and women loves to incorporate jackets in their fashion styles and while you’re at it, you might as well choose a jacket with plenty of packets. It’s a garment that helps conquer baggage fees and does help you carry important things close to you: jacket with plenty pockets basically double as carry-on bags and can hold your passports, phones, cameras and some others.
Blanket or Wrap That Blocks the Sun – Running out of sunscreen on the road can be a serious crisis, especially if you are traveling in tropical countries. Wraps such as ponchos are currently my favorite clothing item so I’m sure that anyone can be fashionable and functional with this one.
Pants That Turn Into Shorts – Unpredictable temperatures are routine on the road, especially during shoulder seasons like spring or fall. You could take a pair of scissors to your jeans when the weather turns warmer than you had planned, or you could go the convertible-pant route. The later one is the better option of course.
Bug repellent bracelets or shirts — It’s never fashionable to be obsessively swatting at insects while you are traveling plus when bugs bit you, most of them carry harmful diseases. Some travel destinations are full of insects. So make sure to have a repellent bracelet or shirt.
Boots / Foldable Shoes – They always say that the right shoes can carry you to the right places. This had always been true. In traveling, boots and foldable shoes are my go to shoes. Boots are very fashionable and functional for backpackers and travelers. Foldable shoes are also a great choice. It’s lightweight, bendy, comfy ballet flats. They are perfect to wear on the plane or in the hotel room and lobby. They feel like slippers, yet one doesn’t look like they just woke up at home. And the best part: The shoes fold into a compact fist-sized bundle that fits easily into a suitcase or even a large pocket.
Undergarments That Keeps a Secret
Undergarments that have small secret zippered pockets in which you can stash your passport, ID, and other valuables are a travel must have. It’s highly unlikely that a pickpocket will manage to get his hand into the diminutive pocket hidden in the tee underneath your shirt, so the product gets our thumbs-up for safety, too.