When we travel, we want to make sure that our outfits not only look great but functions well, especially if we are out and about walking and sightseeing. Our outfits need to be comfortable and keep us cool or warm, depending on the climate we are traveling to.
For size reference, my height is 5’9″ and I weigh approximately 165 lbs. For tops, I typically wear a size Medium (10) or Large (12), depending on the brand and fit of the top (for slim-fit, I usually wear a Large). For bottoms, my normal size is a 10 OR a 30/31 waist, a 10-inch high rise fits my waist the best and a 28 inch inseam comes to my ankle. My shoe size is 9 medium or 40EU.
Everything linked in this post is from the Time & Tru line at Walmart! The price is very affordable and pieces I picked are well made and comfortable.
When you are gathering your clothes, shoes and accessories for your travel wardrobe, there are 3 must-haves to include:
Essentials To Include In Your Travel Wardrobe
1. Wardrobe Staples In Neutral Colors
Since I have been creating capsule wardrobes since 2015, I have learned that packing your wardrobe staples in neutral colors makes it easy to mix and match everything, giving you several outfit combinations! Such pieces for Summer may include a tee, tank, denim shorts, linen pants, chino shorts, casual skirt, simple dress, etc. Keep in mind, what you pack depends on your destination and climate you are traveling to.
I found this simple little black dress at Walmart and it is 100% cotton, making the fabric breathable and comfortable. The style of the dress works well when you travel, since you can wear it sightseeing during the day, then throw on a cardigan or blazer over it and add heels for a dinner outfit.
I love this Sleeveless Midi Dress in the “black soot” color (wearing a Large). I’m wearing the black color and it comes in four other colors. The length comes just below my knees, so it is a good length to wear when you are sightseeing. It has slits on either side, so it makes it easy to walk in and is breathable when it’s hot!
Outfit #1 Details:
2. Comfortable Shoes
When you travel, you want to make sure you pack at least one pair of comfortable shoes for walking. There’s nothing worse than getting blisters on your feet when you are out sightseeing! These Comfort Flatform Sandals in “white” (sized down 1/2 size to an 8 1/2) are a trending style and are great to walk in and were instantly comfortable with no break-in time! They also come in a nice black color too. See outfit #2 for another pair of comfortable shoes for walking!
3. Lightweight & Secure Crossbody Bag
If you will be traveling to an area where there will be a lot of tourists, be sure to wear a bag with zippers to keep your belongings secure and a crossbody style to wear over your chest. This will deter theft and you can focus on sightseeing rather than constantly watching your bag. This Willow Saddlebag with adjustable crossbody strap in “brown” is perfect for traveling as it has a large zip compartment inside, a smaller zipper compartment on the front and a slide pocket on the backside with snap to hold your sunglasses and non-valuable items. This bag also comes in beige, black and a teal color. I love the stitching detail and tassel on the front of the bag and the soft material texture of the crossbody strap, which is very comfortable on my shoulders. The crossbody strap adjusts quickly and easily too!
Here is the same Sleeveless Midi Dress in the “black soot” color (wearing a Large) but with different shoes and accessories. I found these shoes and accessories also at Walmart! This Black & Tan Straw Crossbody Bag is perfect as a travel bag! The front features a woven straw piece, which is always popular in the Summer season and adds texture to the outfit. It has zip compartments on the front and back, with an open compartment with snap closure in the middle. So you can put your wallet and keys in the zipper compartments and your phone in the middle! My large size iPhone 14 Pro Max fits perfectly inside the middle compartment!
Outfit #2 Details:
These are the the Two Strap Platform Sandals with Espadrille Trim in the “sand” color (sized down 1/2 size to an 8 1/2). These shoes remind me of my Birkenstock big buckle sandals, but a fraction of the price! These shoes are great to walk in since they have a comfort footbed. I absolutely LOVE the beige color, which goes well with so many of my Summer clothes in my closet!
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Which shoes & bag combination is your favorite?
A Bit Of Inspiration For Your Day:
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you.” – Isaiah 41:13