I love going on vacations. But for me, one of the most stressful parts is to choose what to bring with me.
I’m not the only one, right?! It’s already difficult to choose what to wear daily, being far from home and have to decide what to wear all week, it’s almost a sacrilege.
Today I’m going to share with you the steps that I usually take to decide what goes and what doesn’t go.
This post is going to be also super helpful for me. I’m doing my bag for the south of France tomorrow, and these are the steps that I’m going to follow.
1 – Weather
For me, one of the most important things is the weather. One month before the trip, I start to see how it’s going to be the weather in the place that I’m going. I start a month before because we all know how the weather is, so I like to plan!
2 – Knowledge of the place
Another important rule for me is to know what are the customs of the place where I go. If it’s a more religious place, if I’m going to be in fancy places…
In other words, know how the people of the country dress, to not be dressed like a tourist. You understand, right?!
3 – Study the trip
It’s important to know what you are going to do on the trip. If you are going on a hike, it’s important to have appropriate clothes for that. If in one night you are going to a special restaurant, maybe it’s appropriate to have a special outfit.
4 – Pick clothes that go well with different outfits
We have limited space in the bag, so it’s intelligent to pick clothes that go well with other pieces, not just one.
Now I’m going to show you what I did for my trip to Malta.
I put all the clothes that I already had and I wanted to wear and suited the rules 1, 2 and 3, and then I choose from that amount of clothes, following rule number 4.
In Malta, I took pictures of the outfits to see if my planning went well but also to create a paste of outfits, for future planning.