Traveling Wardrobe: How to Pack for Efficiency and Style

If you plan on traveling, packing your suitcase doesn't have to be a challenge, especially if your goal is balancing efficiency and style. Packaging what's necessary for almost any situation imaginable is always a good idea. While the rule of thumb is packing light on most trips, it always helps to include some stylish options. 

You could travel to a new place, meet new friends, and check out a new venue immediately. When that happens, it's always a good idea to find the right attire at the snap of a finger. It could be found in your travel bag. Let's go over this guide on how you can pack for efficiency in style so you can be ready to wear whatever you want on any trip. 

Plan Your Outfits Ahead of Time 

Of course, planning is the best way to make efficient packing possible. So it's not a brilliant idea to throw random clothes into a suitcase. Consider the activities you will be doing in the places you visit. That's why you first want to review your itinerary -  including the tourist attractions you're visiting, the restaurants and bars you may be planning on going to, and everything in between. 

For example, if you're going out to a high-end place, it may be best to wear something stylish and sharp. This may be a button-down shirt with a blazer and a pair of Super 100 Gabardine pants from Berle. Now, how's that for awesome attire for a night out? 

 It would be best if you also considered looking up the weather forecast for your destination. This will help you understand the climate, especially when you're on your trip. It will also help you make a more informed decision about what to pack and what to leave behind. 

Choose Multi-Functional Pieces 

As you pack, focus on clothes that serve as many purposes as possible. It doesn't matter if they're dressed up or down. Again, note the occasion. Consider packing clothes that may allow you to wear lightweight jackets, scarves, or something similar. If you need to stick to a color palette, we highly suggest that you stick to the neutrals—black, white, navy, and beige. 

 You can also consider wearing convertible pieces such as a tie or shoes. It's also a good idea to consider what you wear for tops or bottoms. For example, if you're wearing a pair of Charleston Khakis from Berle, you could get away with wearing shoes that will be great for both a day in town and a night out with friends. 

Pack It Smart and Save Space 

If you're packing your bags and run out of space, you might be doing it excessively. The good news is that we can show you how to pack smart while saving space. Some of the advice we give you is as follows: 

  • Roll, not fold: Rolling your clothes will not only minimize the number of wrinkles but also save space and allow you to see your items more quickly. This is a standard practice used by military personnel, especially when looking for ways to store their extra T-shirts for training. 
  • Consider packing cubes: If you're looking for a more organized approach, packing cubes could be your best friend. You can use these and categorize them based on certain types of clothing. You can have one for your tops, another for your bottoms, and another for your underwear. 
  • Use your shoes and hats: Did you know you can use the insides of your boots and hats to store small items? If you didn't know, now you do. Some of the things we suggest include socks, accessories, or something small enough to fit in either space. Not only is this a nice space-saving hack for your travels, but you might catch yourself doing it regularly just for laughs. 

Final Thoughts 

Before your next trip, you want to make sure that you look over this guide repeatedly. Packing your bags will become second nature when you follow them to a t. We've got you covered if you're looking for clothes that might upgrade your style when you're on the go. Check out Berle today and see what will be the best fit for your travels in the future.