Choosing travel clothing involves more taking something to wear to the business meeting or beach. Selecting clothing for a trip involves where you are going, what you are going to do and how long you will be gone. Take fabric content into consideration for comfort and care and think ahead about local customs for foreign travel. Choosing the right clothing makes for an easier and more memorable trip.
Step 1 - Select clothing that is comfortable to wear. This includes shirts and tops that are long enough cover your skin without excessive adjustment and slacks or skirts with waistbands that do not bind.
Step 2 - Choose clothing made from wrinkle-free fabric, especially if you must go directly from the airport to a meeting. Whereas natural fibers might breathe more, they also wrinkle easily. Another plus is that wrinkle-free fabric is easy to launder, should a garment require it while you're away from home.
Step 3 - Buy separates that mix and match. Two pair of solid colored slacks and several matching tops offer a wide choice of outfits yet take up much less space in luggage.
Step 4 - Select colors and patterns that hide stains. Dark blue slacks and a paisley top will hide a spot or stain better than white slacks and tops.
Step 5 - Choose clothing that can be layered. A sweater or jacket worn with a shirt can be donned or removed to adjust for temperature.
Step 6 - Choose shoes that are comfortable for the plane. Low heeled shoes that can be easily slipped off and on makes going through security easier. They can also be removed once you're seated on the plane.
Step 7 - Choose clothes that can be dressed up or down with accessories. For instance, a pair of slacks and top can be dressed up with a lightweight shawl, a strand of pearls and a pair of heels.
Selecting clothing without metal decoration will speed your way up through security.
If you are traveling overseas, check with your travel agent for appropriate clothing for your country of destination. Some tourist sites have strict regulations about what can and cannot be worn.