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How to Choose Travel Clothing?

For people who have rarely travelled, they may often ask two questions: what should I wear and how many clothes should I bring? Packing clothes for a long trip may seem overwhelming at first but packing smart can save a lot of troubles while you are traveling. When packing your luggage, it is best to pack a few lightweight clothing that work for every kind of adventure, especially for traveling to another country. Next is a guide on how to pack and shop that may help you.

The key to smart packing is to find something you can wear virtually anywhere at any time of day. Choose fabrics that are breathable, moisture wicking and easy to care. This is a wise choice when traveling. In addition, the color of the clothing is one of the most important things that we need to consider when choosing travel clothes. To ensure the smoothness and satisfactory of our journey, it’s best to opt for neutral colors like brown, black and khaki, especially for pants, shorts and skirts. These colors of clothes go well with everything, so you can pack less.

Choose clothes that are wrinkle-resistant. This does not mean wrinkle-free, but they should at least wrinkles less than other clothes. Avoid tight clothes or very short shorts and skirts. In some cultures or occasions, such clothing may not be acceptable. On top of that, all your clothes can block UV rays out of your skin to some extent, but sun-protective clothing features UV protection factor (UPF) can offer you the better protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Clothing with a UPF of 50 can block 98 percent of ultraviolet rays. Sun-protective clothes range from 15 to 50+ and this protection never need to reapply like sunscreen.

The fabric of sun-protective clothing should breathe well and wick moisture away from your skin and keep your skin dry. Cotton is often used in casual wear while it is less suited for traveling than other fabrics, such as nylon and polyester. They are breathable and lightweight as well as wick away moisture. Cotton is soft and durable that is widely used for casual clothes. No matter where you are going, you should pack some essential garments. A waterproof jacket can help keep you warm on colder days and it is the best choice for a range of activities, like camping, traveling, hiking and more. Waterproof jacket can protect you from the rain and bugs. If you plan to go to the beach or a warm place, you may need shorts, skirts and dresses. But remember to bring a long-sleeve shirt and long pants that are used to protect your skin from sun, bugs and rain.

Except for these clothes, you might need to wear a hat. In fact, always bring a hat. Hats include rain hats, sun hats and casual hats. Most people would like to bring a sun hat, because they want the hat to protect their face and neck from sunburn while walking under the sun. A bucket hat is a nice option for most people, because it is a casual hat and it also can provide you much protection from the sun and the rain.