4 Essential Fashion Items for the Light Traveller


When you travel, there are two things you’re looking for in your clothes – comfort and style.

Whether you’re always on some or other business trip, or you’re just planning a stress-free weekend getaway, what you choose to wear can have a great impact on how much you not only enjoy your trip, but also how much moving around you can do.

The great thing about the summer months is that layering is absolutely unnecessary, so your bag or suitcase doesn’t have to be filled with a lot of under- and over-garments, making packing very easy.


Here are the essential travel items to pack first.

4 Essential must-packs for the Style Savvy Traveller

Wool joggers 

Instead of packing sweatpants or denim jeans, rather opt for a pair of wool joggers. These not only offer breathability, but they are also capable of keeping you warm. They are light and don’t take up as much space as a pair of jeans would. And lastly, the material doesn’t require ironing – with wool joggers, you literally grab, wear and go. These really offer the best of all worlds.

Lightweight sneakers 

The key to packing for short trips is to go for functional items that are versatile. The tricky thing about packing shoes is that you want to have options on your trip, but often your bag doesn’t offer you this luxury because shoes take up a lot of space.

Whatever you decide (one pair or more), make sure to have a lightweight sneaker that allows for easy movement when travelling and when moving around at your destination. Nike Roshe 1s are a great option as they offer the two worlds of fashion and function, and wearing them feels like walking on air.


Lightweight bomber 

It’s spring going into summer, so it’s not likely that there will be a lot of cold days. But some days are chilly. Pack a lightweight bomber if you’re going on a short trip. This is a versatile piece that’s good enough to keep you warm on a chilly day, but also breathable enough to wear on a relatively warm day. Additionally, because it’s so light, it’s easy to pack and won’t take up as much space as a thick wool cardigan or something similar.


A white shirt 

You can’t go anywhere without a white shirt. The versatility of a white shirt is undeniable and it can literally be your saving grace if you suddenly have to go to something that requires you to dress up a bit. It’s also a great beach look when paired with shorts and a pair of espadrille shoes.


by Yamkela Mdaka


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