It’s been a long time since most of us traveled. Recently, I went to NYC for a long weekend and was challenged by what to take because (I was out of practice) and the weather forecast was for high temperatures and high humidity. It was a challenge to figure out what would be comfortable, stylish and flattering. Factor in your activities and the weather and you will be set to go.
Start with a clothing rack.
I find this is the only way I can look at my clothing and edit my outfits. These racks can be ordered on Amazon or found at Target.
Select your base color.
When going to a city, I always select black because it “fits in” and doesn’t show dirt. I then add tan or olive because they are “my colors” and work well with black. Black goes with everything, so it’s easy to select your favorite compliments.
Create a formula.
My go-to is black jeans, a black top and a black cardigan. On this trip I added a pair of Athleta travel pants and a pair black knit culottes. Then I added a few tops.
Take more tops than bottoms
Wear dresses and skirts.
Nothing is cooler and if you don’t love your legs, wear a long skirt.
If you don’t like sleeveless, wear shirts or 3/4 sleeves.
3/4 sleeve lengths are a go-to. Sometimes it’s too warm to wear your cardigan.
It’s easy to change up your limited wardrobe with a necklace or a belt. Scarves don’t work as well in the summer because they are too toasty.
Pay attention to footwear.
I always take two pairs of walking shoes and one pair of dressy shoes (that you can walk in).
Use a backpack to travel and cross-body bag when you are out and about.
I love my backpack and find I can fill it with everything I need for the airplane ride. Then when I’m out and about I use a cross body bag.