To Gear Up : Outfits to Go

From the usual shorts and jeans from long time ago, I graduated to  wrinkle free and roll-able comfortable clothes when traveling. I realised that checking in and getting out of the airport take a lot of time when you have a check-in bag. With the travel light fares, moreover, it is wiser to pack lightly for one’s bag to fit in the overhead bin.

Gone are the days with my suitcase or a large backpack filled with denim jeans (or shorts) and large bottles of toiletries (or shall I call my bathroom buddies) . It is all about minimal weight and size of luggage without looking and smelling blah. Hey, even when I take my 4 wheel lightweight trolley with me for business travels, I still go with the “roll and wear” (and if sun permits, wash) outfits. I just pack a shawl. And wear the blazer to be business looking.

As of late, I pack a dress or two for informal work related trips (meetings, workshops) and those scheduled getaways. A dress is light, flowy and easy to pack. I scored my go-to dresses from St. Francis Square and tiangges all over the metro. When attending a formal business event, however, I go a bit beyond the tiangge quality (Hello, Dorothy Perkins when on sale!)

Dresses that have travelled alot with me

Dresses that travelled alot with me

Sometimes, it is more comfortable to wear pants especially if you go running around. But hey, no denims still! I go gaga over cropped slacks that can be dressed up or toned down. And I got the jeggings that are not too tight for those cold wait in the airport.

Bottoms up!

Bottoms up!

What do you pair with your bottoms? Since knitted is too hot this summer, I go lacy and cottony. Just don’t forget to wear something underneath to avoid being racy.

Look, no wrinkles!

Look, no wrinkles!

Of course, when being on field —out in the sun, my ever reliable dry fit airy polo comes in handy. Not the most fashionable especially if I am wearing my arm protector but hey, it is very comfortable when you’re under the scorching sun.

Cool. Easy to dry.

Cool. Easy to dry.

Opposite for this is my other favourite – a heat tech shirt I got from Uniqlo. It was supposed to be a undershirt for guys but the v-neck and the comfort it promises paved the way for my loyalty to the brand :).

Unless I am going to the mountains, I always have my swimwear with me. I got this habit since my first job because you can never tell when an opportunity to dip in a pool or beach comes after a stressful day “in the office.”

Now, roll em and voila – you are all set.

What about you, what are your on-the-go clothes?


7 thoughts on “To Gear Up : Outfits to Go

  1. Oh, we’re the same! Those are almost the same stuff I bring when I travel, too. I’m fond of dresses that not only are light but also don’t need ironing!

  2. First time, I saw that this is the way to pack was through my sister in law. And yes, I find this so practical. I also wear black, brown or navy slacks plus partner blouses! i used to have all stretchable blouses so it is so comfortable.

  3. This is so true. When I had my very first trip abroad, I borrowed my cousins luggage na super heavy. Mas mabigat pa sa laman nya. Na-excess baggage pa nga ako kasi my cousin naman working in Thailand pakisuyo sa huge bag too. Buti na lang mabait yung nasa counter and remind me next time daw take note of the weight, etc. hehe. So sabi ko kay Daddy A next time we must travel light.

  4. I pack my clothes same as yours. I always bring 2 extra just in case I need them. I always have jeans, shorts, t-shirt and couple cute dresses for dine out. Also my phone/ laptop, bathroom buddies and candies or gum..:)

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