Everyone is required to travel at some point in their lives. Whether you are traveling for business purposes or for pleasure, as a man you have to dress sharp. You have to dress well to express your style but you have to be comfortable too. Travelling takes a long time and getting to a destination sitting for hours on a plane can be exhausting.
Be kind to yourself and dress for style and comfort. Know that you can be stylish without having to pack up an extra-large luggage bag. In fact, you can pack light and dress sharp.
Choose smart pieces and put them on your carry on bag without having to check in an entire trunk of clothes. Be picky and smart with your clothes in your packing list and you can be sure that you will be looking stylish without the hassle. Here are some tips for men to travel in style on any occasion.
Remember to always dress sharp when you travel
One of the travel tips to remember is to always dress well. Dressing well sends off a positive vibe and communicates the kind of person you are. You don’t want to look like someone who is going to rob a place, especially in alien surroundings.
When you are dressed well and cheerful people get a positive impression of you and treat you the same. It’s harsh but people can be judgmental. Dressing well commands respect and makes people decide between wanting to help you and telling you that the store is closed.
Comfort is King
You have to remember that you have to dress for comfort. Long sleeve shirts make you look sharp and they are available in soft material so you should be comfortable when you wear them. However, if you are used to wearing certain clothing items other than a collared shirt you may not end up comfortable.
Sometimes, dressing sharp takes practice. You have to get used to dressing in stylish clothes on an everyday basis to the point that wearing them feels like armor. Anything takes getting used to including the stylish pieces in your closet. Take time to wear them and transform your look whether you are traveling or not.
Wear slip-on footwear
The type of footwear you will be bringing along is as important as the rest of your clothes. Travel light and bring along just a few practical footwear. When you travel in an airplane it is important to just wear slip-on footwear to avoid the hassle of putting your footwear on and off every time you have to go through a metal detector scan.
You don’t want to lace and unlace your shoes in every scan and security checkup you go through. There is a lot of stylish and comfortable slip-on footwear so you have a lot of choices to complement your look.
Use quality luggage
Your luggage serves as protection for your clothing. If you are bringing along expensive clothes you should make sure to protect them in quality luggage because many things can happen in an airline. Your luggage may get thrown or mishandled.
You have to make sure that it will hold up and your clothing remains spic and span inside. If you want a carry on bag and avoid all the hassles of checking in a piece of big luggage you can get wheeled briefcases that are sturdy so you don’t have to carry your heavy stuff.
Proper packing of clothes
You have to pack smartly in order to maximize the space in your luggage and to preserve the look of your clothes. There are many tips and procedures available on the net on how to properly pack specific items in your wardrobe such as jackets, shirts, and suits.
One point to remember is to never iron a shirt before you pack them. Give yourself some margin when you travel to a destination especially if it’s for business and try to arrive early so you can set up all your stuff, including your clothing in proper form.
Pack clothes in coordinating colors
For your packing tips choose clothes that can be mixed and matched. When you do this, you can choose the important pieces in your wardrobe and get some coordinating accessories to match.
You won’t have to pack a lot of stuff in the end and you may just end up with one carry-on bag instead of one big luggage to check in. If you are headed for a business-oriented journey in an urban destination take along any combination of black, white, navy and charcoal. If it is a beach vacation go for khaki, off-white (or white) and bright hues like orange or yellow.
You don’t have to bring a lot of shoes when you travel and you can get away with a few basic ones. When you pack travel you can bring sneakers for casual events and loafers for dressier occasions.
Contributed by Mariam Simmons
Mariam Simmons is a Marketing Specialist at Alpine Swiss and fashion enthusiast with a love for writing. She loves traveling to the world’s top stylish destinations and gets inspired to create helpful fashion and lifestyle guides.