Going on vacation is wonderful, however finding what to pack is quite the journey. Most people I know are hell bent on having their cutest clothes with them to make sure they look their finest while trotting along a riviera or observing beautiful paintings at the Louvre. The thing is though fashion changes every three months just like the seasons. The combination of style changes and wanting to look our best has some of us (read: me) running to the shops to shop our fabulous vacation wardrobe. Which can cost half a fortune, if you travel a lot like me. Naturally I solved this problem because my money is for traveling!
It is obvious that every type of vacation needs it appropriate wardrobe, meaning that your closet has to have a little bit of everything for winter, summer, spring and fall. I naturally need them as I live in Europe and seasons exist, having just lovely warm weather is not my reality yet but if we keep up with global warming it might be one day..(🤦🏽♀️) Here is where my first tip comes into play, which is to stop buying things just because you like them. Buy them because they are pretty, you like them but most importantly because they are functional. You can see yourself wearing the clothes you are about to buy on more locations even on vacation. Functional also as in crossing seasons, granted from summer to winter is a bit harder but you get my point.
My second tip is to buy quality clothing. Before you fire shots at me no, I don’t mean buying expensive clothing. Buying things that are of good quality will save you lots of money as you will get more wear out of the clothing. For me this is especially important with winter clothing such as a good coat, gloves and warm shoes. It is easiest to buy flimsy summer/spring clothing however the more you refrain from this and choose quality stuff, such as materials that will give you more wears or keep you cool, the more you can spend your hard earned cash on vacation!
My third tip to shop your vacation wardrobe is probably the best one I have to give, if you ask me. Shop during the SALE. I put it in capitals for you to not miss it. Literally the sale will save you so much money. Especially when you have to shop for specific items such as mountain shoes or something. Also when shopping during the sale, you obviously shouldn’t just focus on the season you are in right now. You should totally shop for all seasons. See a great winter coat on sale during midsummer? Buy it, IF it is of good quality and actually warm. Just don’t wear it out the shop..
With the above tips my wardrobe is vacation ready at all times. Yes, I’m pro stress free living. Have fun shopping your vacation wardrobe!