What to Wear on a Mixed Climate Trip

What to Wear on a mixed climate trip outfit options 1-10 #travellight #packinglight #traveltips #travel

Outfit 1 – White T-shirt | Distressed Jeans | Sunglasses | Tote | Sneakers
Outfit 2 – Silk Tank | Black Pants | Jacket | Crossbody | Booties
Outfit 3 – White Blouse | Skirt | Crossbody | Sandals
Outfit 4 – Yellow Top | Jeans | Hat | Tote | Sandals
Outfit 5 – Dress | Cardigan | Tights | Crossbody | Booties
Outfit 6 – Black Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Scarf | Tote | Sneakers
Outfit 7 – Striped Top | Black Pants | Jacket | Crossbody | Booties
Outfit 8 – Silk Tank | Skirt | Sunglasses | Tote | Booties
Outfit 9 – White Blouse | Jeans | Tote | Sandals
Outfit 10 –  Dress | Black Sweater | Sneakers | Crossbody

In yesterday’s post I talked about what kind of clothing you could bring if you were going on a trip that would involve mixed climates. Being prepared for hot and sunny, to cool and rainy, or cold using one suitcase sounds pretty hard. It can be made easier if you stick to a general list. This list consists of clothing options that every wardrobe already has in it, usually in multiples. The idea behind it is to have clothes that can both be layered and worn as separates, tights allow you to wear skirts and dresses in cooler weather and shoes that will cover hot to cold weather.

My basic list consists of:

  • a camisole or tank
  • t-shirt in a solid colour (darker is easier to hide stains and get more wear)
  • long sleeve in a print or solid. I like stripes.
  • blouse (white can be dressed up easily but a chambray is a good casual option)
  • a dressy top in whatever colour for style you choose as long as it matches every bottom
  • 2 jeans (one casual, one darker denim. I don’t like shorts but you could swap out for a pair)
  • black pants or dress pants (black is always easy to dress up in a pinch)
  • pullover
  • cardigan
  • a skirt in your preferred length (could also swap for shorts or another dress but a skirt gives more options)
  • dress (I usually pick a Little black dress because there are so many options with a LBD)
  • swimsuit (or not, but it would be nice to have just in case)
  • jacket (The type of jacket depends on how cold it will be and how comfortable you are in cooler weather. I can easily wear a leather jacket with a sweater layered underneath until it is quite cold out. For others this may not be feasible)

Once you get a basic idea of what items you tend to pack it is easy to make your own list to use as a guideline for each trip you take. Like I mentioned yesterday, I take the pieces on each list and form them into outfits like the 10 above and 10 below (with many more to make) to have a visual of how each item will be worn. This will help to avoid feeling like you have nothing to wear and buying clothes on your trip to remedy that.

Do you plan out all the outfits you may wear on your trip beforehand, or bring a lot of clothes and hope for the best?

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What to Wear on a mixed climate trip outfit options 11-20 #travellight #packinglight #traveltips #travel

Outfit 11 – Black Sweater | Jeans | Sunglasses | Tote | Booties
Outfit 12 – White T-shirt | Black Pants | Sunglasses | Crossbody | Sneakers
Outfit 13 – Dress | Bathing Suit | Scarf | Hat | Tote | Sandals
Outfit 14 – Silk Tank | Distressed Jeans | Jacket | Crossbody | Booties
Outfit 15 – Black Sweater | Black Pants | Crossbody | Sneakers
Outfit 16 – Striped Top | Jeans | Tote | Booties
Outfit 17 – Yellow Shirt | Skirt | Crossbody | Sandals
Outfit 18 – Dress | Jacket | Tote | Booties
Outfit 19 – White Blouse | Distressed Jeans | Cardigan | Crossbody | Sneakers
Outfit 20 – White T-shirt | Jacket | Jeans | Tote | Booties

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  1. Wow, what a great collection of mix and match outfits, Sara! Cheers, Ardith

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