Take the Right Clothes

Pack light, but well. You will want to feel good about how you look while you are on your trip. But you also will want to avoid loading yourself down with suitcases that are a strain to lift. For a 5-day trip, plan to take three great outfits, then plan to rotate, as well as mix and match, them. Here are some rules-of-thumb:

  • Take Non-Wrinkle Cotton Clothing. Select textured or blended cotton clothing that doesn’t wrinkle and that will be comfortable even in buildings with no air conditioning.
  • Take Your Favorite Styles and Colors. No need to stick entirely with neutrals. If you take solid navy or denim bottoms, you can change things up by combining them with a variety of different colors for your tops or jackets.
  • Take Layers for All Climates. You may encounter variations in temperature, and you most certainly will encounter rain. Pack layers that will be comfortable in the cool of morning, then stashed in your day bag when the day turns warmer.
  • Accessorize. For women, a few extra scarves can create even more variety without significantly increasing the weight of your load.

Take the Right Shoes

Traveling can tire out your feet, with all the walking over rough surfaces and up and down hills and steps. Take along multiple pairs of comfortable walking shoes to keep your feet happy for the duration of your trip. Happy feet make for a happy trip! Plan to alternate shoes to vary the pressure points on your feet.

Spend the money for very comfortable shoes, with memory foam to ensure an equal distribution of weight, and an anatomically-shaped foot bed to eliminate pressure and friction. Look for light-weight shoes since you will need to pack several pairs. Sketchers are a good choice. But there are others. Do a Google search for your specific size and the particular features you want.

Order more options than you plan to keep so you can make the very best choices in terms of fit and comfort. Then return the others. Be sure to break in any new shoes long before you leave.

For any pre-owned shoes you plan to take, consider adding insoles or even custom orthotics to adjust their support elements. Proper arch and heel support go a long way toward preventing sore feet, especially if you are walking on uneven surfaces. Visit the Dr. Scholl’s website (DrScholls.com), or your favorite drugstore, before your trip to pick up insoles and other foot comfort products to keep your feet in good condition, including foot powder to cool and sooth your feet, and decrease skin irritation from rubbing.

Travel Clothes for Women

No Wrinkle Cotton Tops​

  • 100% cotton crinkle gauze tunic. 3/4 Sleeve. Asymmetrical hemline. Pullover style. Non-iron fabric.
  • Soft, Casual, Simple but Stylish Tunic Fit, Pairing perfectly with your favorite leggings
  • Sizes run big. Order one size down from usual.

CottonWays No Wrinkle Tops​

  • Comfortable and sophisticated.
  • Cotton gauze clothing. Nearly maintenance-free and does not require any ironing.
  • Washer and dryer safe, pre-shrunk.

Midi, Walkable, Wrinkle-free Skirts

  • Material is soft to the touch. The slight wrinkles reflect the look of old materials and do not require ironing.
  • Elastic closure. Casual flared midi skirt. Two large side pockets, Elastic back. High-waisted style,
  • Cold gentle or hand wash. Do not tumble dry.

Pull-on Travel Skirt

  • Pair this easy-care, pull-on skirt with a tee or sweater for an effortless yet stylish travel outfit.
  • Performance fabric wicks moisture and sheds wrinkles. UPF50+ protection.
  • Falls at the shin. 33½” long.
  • Supplex® nylon/spandex jersey. Machine wash.

Woven Fabric Pants with Stretch

  • Comfortable travel pants are made from woven fabric with just the right amount of stretch.
  • Plenty of pockets to hold everything.
  • Front offset seams for a slimming effect. Side elastic at the waist for comfort and belt loops.
  • Poly/spandex. UPF50+ sun protection. Machine wash.

Classic Fit Tapered-Leg Pants

  • Pair with a tunic for a stylish travel outfit.
  • Feature a smoothing, hidden mesh panel that makes you feel 10 pounds thinner.
  • Pull-on style sits just below the natural waist.
  • Rayon/nylon/spandex. Machine wash

Quick-Dry Woven-Fabric Jacket

  • Quick-drying woven fabric with the right amount of stretch. Choice of colors.
  • Hidden zip security pocket for keys, money and passport. Hand-warmer pockets with single-snap closures.
  • Zip front with waist draw-cord for a perfect fit. Convertible roll-tab sleeves. 28½” long.
  • Polyester/spandex. UPF50+ sun protection. Machine wash.

Blazer with Pockets

  • 365-day travel blazer. Fully lined lightweight, ponte knit.
  • Back vent and yoke combine with seaming for a flattering fit.
  • One-button closure, two outside pockets.
  • Two inside zipper pockets to keep personal items secure.
  • Rayon/nylon/spandex. Machine wash.

Soft, Light-weight Open Cardigan

  • Blend of viscose, nylon, cotton, wool, and cashmere is “comfy cozy” yet lightweight to wear.
  • Machine Wash
  • Open front, ribbing at the hem and cuffs and front pockets.

Rain Poncho

  • Full length stylish hooded long raincoat with one size fit US S to XL.
  • Waterproof eco-friendly, water resistant, quick drying, Loose Sleeve.
  • Fabric soft to the touch, not plastic. Light texture super waterproof, breathable material: 100% Polyester PONGEE.
  • With color-matched pouch for easy carrying in handbag/backpack in case of sudden rain. Folds to a compact 9.8 inches x 6 inches.

Infinity Scarves with Security Pockets

  • 100% breathable, feel-soft cotton polyester; lightweight and comfortable.
  • Discreet zippered hidden security pocket for passport, keys, credit cards, wallet, mobile phone or money.
  • Many color and pattern options.

MULTI-PURPOSE WRAP

  • Lightweight and soft, not scratchy, with cashmere for comfort. Large when spread: 79″ x  28″.
  • Navy, caramel, dark green, dark red, camel or black cashmere.
  • Bring on the plane for cozy sleep during flight. Use as picnic blanket or to sit comfortably on the balcony sipping coffee in the morning.

Poly-cotton Quick-dry Undies

  • Breathable, super-soft material blend.
  • Quick dry.
  • Pack less; do a wash mid-trip.

Compression Socks or Stockings

  • Designed to promote blood circulation and oxygen flow.
  • Prevent cramping, fatigue and swelling. Helps muscle recovery.
  • For nurses and doctors, athletes and runners and travelers – anyone on their feet all day.
  • Compression increases blood circulation which provides increased performance.

Travel Clothes for Men

Long-sleeve Wrinkle-resistant Shirts​

  • 55% Cotton/45% Polyester. Wrinkle resistant. Machine Wash
  • Stain & soil repellent.

Linen/Cotton Shirts, Short- or Long-sleeved

  • Lightweight linen-cotton blend. Machine wash. Long- or short-sleeved.
  • Point collar. Classic fit. Square hem looks great tucked or untucked.
  • Faux shell buttons. Ombré tape at inside back neck. Side vents and welt chest pocket with button.

 

Cotton-blend; Sun Protection

  • Ultra-lightweight brushed cotton-blend. Cotton/poly. Machine wash.
  • NosiLife InsectShield® bug protection to repel insects.
  • UPF40+ sun protection. Fold-up solar shield collar.
  • Hidden-zip chest pocket, drying loops, roll-tab sleeves. Classic fit. Order one size up for roomier fit.

DryBlend Polo Shirts

  • 50% Cotton, 50% polyester preshrunk pique knit.
  • DryBlend fabric wicks moisture away from the body.
  • Welt-knit collar and cuffs. Woodtone buttons.
  • Selection of colors.

Wrinkle-free Chino Pants

  • 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane.
  • Machine Wash. Wrinkle-free, easy-care.
  • Classic flat-front dress chino in a cotton twill, with stretch elastane for comfort.
  • Zip fly with button closure. Button-through rear welt pockets.

Classic Cargo Pants with Security Pocket

  • Lightweight and comfortable men’s cargo pants perfect for travel.
  • One zip-closure security pocket. Side pockets with hook and loop closure. Mesh pocket bags for convenience.
  • Quick-dry.

Navy Blazer, Washable Wool

  • Stylish monogrammable washable wool varsity travel blazer.
  • Features a 10-Pocket System that includes a secret zip pocket lined with RFID-blocking material to protect passport and cards from cyber thieves.
  • Fully lined interior, top-stitched lapels, brass buttons and two side vents.
  • Poly/wool/spandex; poly lining.

Packable Travel Blazer with Pockets

  • 100% polyester. Machine Wash (Cold water only).
  • Temperature control. 4-way stretch. Wrinkle free. Quick drying.
  • Light weight. Packable pouch.

100% Merino Wool Quarter Zip Sweater

  • Comfortable and lightweight luxe, versatile year-round. Choices of colors.
  • Classic quarter-zip silhouette with self knit ribbing at cuffs, waist, and neckline.
  • Wear it over a shirt or as an additional layer under a blazer or coat.
  • Hand Wash or Dry Clean.
  • Fit is comparable to J.Crew and Banana Republic; if you prefer the IZOD fit, buy one size larger.

Merino V-Neck Sweater

  • 100% Merino Wool. Choice of colors.
  • Hand Wash or Dry Clean.
  • Comfortable and lightweight luxe. Versatile year-round.
  • V-neck silhouette with self knit ribbing at cuffs, waist, and neckline.
  • Model is 6’2″ and wearing a size Medium.
  • Fit is comparable to J.Crew and Banana Republic; if you like the IZOD fit, buy one size larger.

Quick-dry Undies

  • Breathable, Super Soft Material Blend.
  • Quick dry.

Fabric, Compact Rain Poncho

  • Waterproof, eco-friendly, extremely water resistant, quick drying.
  • Loose Sleeve. Light-weight breathable material: 100% Polyester PONGEE.
  • Color matched pouch for easy carrying in daypack in case of sudden rain. Folds to 9.8 inches x 6 inches.
  • Long body with large hooded cap to keep you dry from head to foot. Elastic to pull tighter around hood.

Travel Shoes for Women

Casual Lightweight Comfort Shoe

  • Lightweight (5.55 ounces per shoe) for walking comfort, with high rebound cushioning.
  • Breathable insole.
  • Dual density outsole  and heel overlay panel for added stability and support.
  • Soft woven athletic mesh fabric upper.
  • Machine washable on cold gentle cycle. Hang to air dry.

Dressier Comfort Shoe

  • Genuine leather upper with perforations. Rubber sole.
  • Adjustable hook and loop closure straps for secure fit.
  • Smooth leather lining for abrasion-free comfort.
  • Multi density cushioned foot-bed with arch support for added comfort.

Comfort Sandals with Heel Strap

  • Suede leather uppers with soft fabric linings.
  • Contoured, cushioned foot-bed. Molded arch for support.
  • Three adjustable hook-and-loop straps
  • Flexible rubber out-sole.

Travel Shoes for Men

Casual, Light-weight Comfort Shoe

  • Slip on dress casual plain toe moc.
  • Lightweight, flexible knit mesh fabric upper (11 ounces per shoe).
  • Water resistant fabric treated with 3M Scotchgard®.
  • Smooth leather heel panel and top-sole overlay detail. Stitching trim.
  • Smooth fabric shoe lining. Padded collar.
  • Memory Foam cushioned comfort in-sole.
  • Flexible lug-textured rubber out-sole.

Light-Weight Dressier Comfort Shoe

  • Leather slip-on loafer. Elasticized goring, looped heel pull, stitching accents.
  • Passes as dress shoe, feels like tennis shoe.
  • Soft fabric/synthetic shoe lining.
  • Removable moisture-wicking, gel-infused, high-rebound memory foam insole for pressure relief, comfort and breathability.
  • Relaxed Fit® design for roomier fit.
  • Shock absorbing mid-sole. Lightweight, flexible traction out-sole.

JOUSEN Comfort Sandal with Heel Strap

  • Premium leather upper to keep feet comfortable and breathable all day.
  • Wear-resistant and non-slip traction out-sole provides durable shock absorption and keeps foot sturdy.
  • Durable high-strength velcro closures for a personal fit.
  • Skin-friendly lining and padded triple hook-and-loop straps to protect ankles.
  • Arch support.