5 Staple Wardrobe Items To Take With You Travelling

When you’re travelling, you want to take with you items of clothing that can easily be mixed and matched, as well as worn for lots of different occasions, which is where our tips come in! We’re covering 5 staple wardrobe items to take with you when travelling, so you have so many different options to choose from so you feel you’re wearing lots of different and new outfits. Not to mention, you’ll save a lot of space. So, let’s get into it and help you identify your 5 staple pieces to take travelling! 

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A Little Black Dress

First up, we have an absolute wardrobe staple, which are little black dresses. They can be dressed up or down for so many occasions, come in so many different styles so you can find something that you love and they’re just timelessly stylish pieces that you know will always look good when you’re travelling. Style with sandals for a beach day, trainers for a day exploring a city or heels for an evening out, then layer with different items when it gets a bit chillier if you need. Choose a style you feel comfortable in, whether it’s a short dress, midi dress or perhaps a  bodycon maxi dress. This will also depend on the destinations you’re travelling to, whether you might need something slightly longer or perhaps with longer sleeves. 

A White Cotton Shirt

Another great option to take away with your travelling for your wardrobe is a white cotton shirt. You can wear it over a bikini for the beach, tie it round your waist over your little black dress, wear it tucked into some denim shorts or style with fancier trousers for a nice dinner. It takes up barely any space in your bags, looks effortless and is just a classic choice that you can find endless outfit combinations with. 

A Pair of Denim Shorts

A pair of denim shorts are essential when you’re travelling! If we were to select one item to take with you, it would likely be this. Ideal for a day by the pool, a nice lunch somewhere, or for dressing up for a night out, you can throw these on and instantly create a nice outfit around it. Like the little black dresses, you can carefully tailor this to suit your style and the outfit combinations you think you’ll wear most. You could go for really mini shorts or longer length ones that you can roll up if you want, then choose between black and blue denim. You could also choose some embroidery if you wanted that extra bit of detail! 

A Lightweight Jacket

Taking a jacket away with you is really important, even if it’s a very hot country, as it’s always good to have that extra layer just in case! We like something really neutral that will literally go with anything, like a simple shacket or maybe a denim jacket. As you may be travelling with this tied around your waist at times to save space, we’d recommend choosing a colour other than white, just to keep it protected if it does get a bit mucky or anything! 

Good Quality Trainers

When travelling, you’ll likely be spending a lot of time on your feet, whether it’s when you’re travelling between destinations or exploring new places. For this reason, you need a pair of good quality trainers that will support your feet and keep you going all day long. You should also make sure that you wear them for a few weeks when you’re at home, to ensure they’re not going to give you blisters or anything when you get away. We’d aim for a slightly darker colour, as light coloured trainers can easily look muddy and you want to keep everything looking nice and new throughout your trip! 

Tips For Saving Space

Now you know what to pack, it’s important that you know how you can maximise the space, even if you do have less to take now! We’re going to cover a few of them quickly so you’re well equipped to head off on your travels. 

Things like packing multi-purpose shoes, rolling garments instead of folding, using storage cubes, packing travel sized containers, wearing your bulkiest items, packing socks inside of shoes and potentially investing in compression bags all add up and do save space overall! 

The main thing to do when saving space is to only pack things you know you will absolutely wear multiple times throughout your trip. Making room for versatile pieces you can wear for lots of different occasions whilst you’re away will be so much more valuable than a couple of one-time-wear items. So, be sensible and pack things you’ll wear the whole time and you’ll thank yourself for it!