However, unlike domestic travel, there are some things to be careful about when traveling abroad, such as pickpockets and religious reasons.
In this article, the author, who has traveled abroad more than 30 times, will introduce recommended clothing for overseas travel!
I’ll also explain what to wear for each region, such as Asia and Europe, so if you’re wondering what to wear for an overseas trip, please refer to this article.
I’ll also show you tips on how to enjoy fashion with less luggage!
- Decide what to wear according to the minimum temperature
- How many days’ worth of clothes should I bring?
- Recommended attire for Asia and resorts
- Europeans also wear layers to keep warm
- Clothing not recommended for traveling abroad
- One-piece dresses that are comfortable but not too rough are the strongest on board
- Shoulder bags are recommended.
- Shoes for international travel should be comfortable to walk in.
- For packing, using a compression pouch is convenient
- Tips for dressing up with less luggage
- When traveling abroad, pay mainly with credit cards
- For overseas travel where you can also enjoy fashion
Decide what to wear according to the minimum temperature
First, check the temperature of your destination and then decide what clothes to bring.
I use the following method to decide what to wear.
- Determine the local temperature
- Consider your clothes according to the lowest temperature
The important thing is to decide your clothes according to the lowest temperature
For example, if the maximum temperature is 15 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature is 8 degrees Celsius, you should decide your clothes based on the assumption of 8 degrees Celsius.
If it’s hot, you can just take it off, but a situation where it’s cold and you have nothing to wear is very difficult.
Warm clothes are expensive, so you may hesitate to buy them locally…
Especially when you are traveling abroad, you will often be doing things from early in the morning until late at night, and the possibility of being outside during the lowest temperatures will increase.
Please try to coordinate your clothes according to the optimal temperature when you are thinking about them.
How many days’ worth of clothes should I bring?
If you are in a hot country, you should bring enough for a few days
If you are going to places where you will sweat, such as Southeast Asia or resorts, it is recommended that you bring enough for several travel days.
In places where you sweat, you should change your underwear and clothes every day.
If you are traveling for a week or longer, you can do your laundry, but if you are traveling for a short period of time, it is easier to bring enough for a few days.
For short trips, you don’t want to waste time washing your clothes…
For fall and winter clothes, travel for minus 2-3 days
In seasons such as fall and winter, you’ll need enough for the number of days you’ll be traveling minus two or three.
If you are traveling for six days, you can bring enough clothes for three or four days.
Since you won’t be sweating, there is no problem if you wear the same clothes for two days.
It would be ideal if you have enough underwear for the days, but if not, you can wash your underwear locally.
I buy travel shorts at a hundred-yen store and bring them with me for the number of days I will be traveling.
Aside from the fact that they are not sexy, it saves you the trouble of washing them.
Recommended attire for Asia and resorts
Mainly colorful dresses
When going to Southeast Asia or to a resort, a dress is the way to go.
You don’t have to think about how to dress, and yellow and red dresses look great in Asia.
Above all, a dress that can be worn alone will keep you cool in the area.
In Thailand, Singapore, and Taiwan in summer, the temperature rises to almost 35 degrees Celsius, and it’s really hot, so a one-piece dress is cool.
I recommend the type with sleeves
It’s easier to use a dress with sleeves than a sleeveless one.
If you wear a sleeveless dress, you may not be able to enter historical temples… It’s easier to go sightseeing in any place if you have sleeves.
When you wear a sleeveless dress, you can prepare a cardigan or stole as a set.
Ease of movement depends on the length of the dress
The longer the dress is, the more difficult it is to move around a bit, so it is recommended to have a variation in length.
For example, on days when I have to move around a lot or plan to carry a suitcase, I wear a dress that is not too long, just enough to cover my knees.
On days when I’m mainly shopping and not moving too much, a dress as long as a maxi is fine.
It’s convenient to choose a dress depending on what you plan to do that day.
A light jacket is also essential
Even if you are going to hot Southeast Asia or a resort, you should definitely bring a light jacket.
Public transportation and restaurants are air-conditioned and often cold.
I recommend that you bring a light cardigan in gray, black, or white.
It’s easy to match with any outfit, so if you have one, it will be very useful.
I always bring a light gray cardigan with me.
You may need it for religious reasons
The light cardigan also works well when I go to tourist spots.
You can’t go to a sacred place sleeveless, and you may not be allowed to enter a tourist spot if you are wearing revealing clothes.
It is a good idea to have a cardigan that you can throw on quickly.
Hats are good for fashion and sun protection
If you are going to a hot country, don’t forget a hat.
A hat can protect you from sunburn and can also be used as a fashion accent.
It’s a good idea to have a hat with you because it can completely change the look of your outfit.
But hats are easy to forget, so be careful where you put them.
I also forgot my hat twice during my trip…
In countries where the sun is strong, sunglasses are also a good thing to have.
Sunglasses can also be a fashion accent, so if you are going to a hot country, it is a good idea to have one.
Europeans also wear layers to keep warm
Chic clothes are the norm in Europe
Europe has a glamorous image, but in reality, women tend to dress in chic colors.
At first I was surprised to see that most of the clothes were white, beige, or black…
Japanese people are wearing more colorful clothes.
Be careful not to wear clothes that make you look too different from the locals, as this can make you an easy target for pickpockets.
Wear layers of clothing to keep warm in cold weather
Many countries in Europe are colder than Japan.
From autumn to spring, except for summer, many areas are much colder than Japanese people imagine… It is important to take measures to protect yourself from the cold.
When I went to France during Golden Week, I was surprised to find that the temperature only went up to 8 degrees Celsius even during the day… I went there with only a trench coat, so it was really cold.
I suggest you keep the following with you! If it’s hot, you can take it off, but it’s really hard to be in a situation where you’re cold and have nothing to wear while traveling.
- Ultra Light Down
- Thick spats
- Knit hat
- Thick socks
When it comes to winter protection, I rely heavily on UNIQLO.
Also, when it rains, your socks will get wet and cold, so bring extra socks, including a spare pair.
Clothing not recommended for traveling abroad
Jeans are heavy and bulky
Jeans are not recommended as clothing for international travel. The reason being that they are very heavy…
It’s easier to keep your luggage as light as possible while traveling, so it’s better not to bother with heavy jeans.
Wrinkled materials are not recommended
Clothes made of wrinkle-prone materials are also not recommended.
When packing, they inevitably get wrinkled, and moreover, they are difficult to remove…
Natural materials such as cotton, linen and rayon wrinkle easily, so it is safer not to bring them with you.
However, if you want to bring your favorite clothes with you, you can prepare an anti-wrinkle spray.
You can also prevent unwanted smells.
Do not wear anything that is obviously brand-name
Many people want to travel abroad in their favorite clothes and belongings.
But don’t wear anything that is obviously brand items. You will become a target for pickpockets.
Don’t bring clothes you don’t want to get dirty
I would like you to wear your favorite clothes when you travel abroad. You will be taking a lot of pictures, and I want you to wear clothes that make you feel happy when you look back at them.
However, if you have clothes that you think “I don’t want to get them dirty! But it is better not to bring clothes that you think “I don’t want to get dirty!
There are many planes, trains, and buses to take when traveling abroad, and each place is often not as clean as Japan. .
So it’s better not to bring clothes that you really don’t want to get dirty.
By the way, I bring sticks for removing stains that I can use for first aid during the trip.
The stick type is easy to put in your bag and carry around.
One-piece dresses that are comfortable but not too rough are the strongest on board
Select clothes that make you feel comfortable
The airplane is cramped and you have to sit the whole time. I recommend wearing clothes that make you as comfortable as possible.
I tend to wear a dress. A dress that is comfortable but does not make you look rough is the best.
Since in-flight meals are also served, avoid clothes that are too tight around the waist.
Also, wearing a non-wire bra top is really easy!
Use comfort goods too
There is a huge difference in comfort between having a neck pillow and not having one.
With a neck pillow, your neck will be stable and you will be able to sleep well on the plane.
This neck pillow is compact, foldable, and comes with a pump so you can easily inflate it by hand.
It’s also hygienic because it doesn’t touch your mouth, and it’s easy to lend and borrow among family members.
Until I used a footrest for the first time, I thought, “What’s the point of a footrest? I thought, “What’s the point of a footrest?
But when I actually tried it, I found that it reduced the burden on my thighs and buttocks and made me feel much more comfortable.
It has now become a necessity for international travel. If you want to be comfortable on airplanes, you should get one.
Shoulder bags are recommended.
To prevent pickpockets, a shoulder bag is recommended.
- You can keep an eye on your valuables
- Easy to take out luggage
- You can wear it diagonally to prevent it from being snatched
When choosing a shoulder bag, try to pay attention to the following points.
- The lid closes perfectly
- As light and compact as possible
- Dirt doesn’t show up
Here are two bags that I recommend.
The Kotorippu travel bag
co-Trip, a name synonymous with cute guidebooks, also makes bags for travel.
The look is casual and can be used in everyday life.
Some of the colors are so bright that just having one makes you look gorgeous.
Simple and functional Milest
“Milest” is simple, beautiful looking, and functional.
I also use a Milest shoulder bag when I travel abroad.
They’re light and just so easy to carry!
You should also have a security pouch
To keep your valuables safe, a security pouch is also a good idea.
The latest ones are stylish looking and not tacky.
You can wear it under your clothes and it won’t be recognizable, so it’s easy to use.
I also always keep my valuables in a security pouch.
I can keep my passport, credit cards, and all the cash I don’t use right away in it!
(Reference: No more tacky! (Reference: No more tacky! Manage your valuables well with a stylish pouch)
Shoes for international travel should be comfortable to walk in.
Sneakers or unisex shoes are recommended for traveling abroad.
Since you will be walking 10,000 to 20,000 steps a day during your trip, it is better to wear shoes that are easy to walk in.
Because there are many cobblestones and steps overseas, shoes with thin soles will tire you out.
High heels and pumps are not recommended.
It is recommended to wear sneakers or shoes.
It’s good to have a pair of uncle shoes because you can wear them to formal occasions.
Choose sandals that can be fixed
Sandals that can be fixed to your feet are recommended.
If they are not fastened to your feet, you will get tired easily when you walk a lot.
Also, if you are going to the beach, unfastened sandals will come off easily.
If you have one pair of black sandals that can be fixed, you can easily match them with any outfit.
For packing, using a compression pouch is convenient
By the way, using a compression pouch is a convenient way to pack your clothes.
These days, there are pouches that can be compressed just by zipping them shut! It is easier to compress than compression bags.
By putting your clothes in an organized manner in the pouch, it will be easier to organize the inside of your suitcase.
Tips for dressing up with less luggage
There are many people who want to be fashionable, but can’t bring a lot of clothes! There are many people who want to be fashionable but can’t bring many clothes!
Here are some tips on how to be fashionable with little luggage.
Use a scarf as an accent
I try to bring a lot of scarves with me when I travel.
A scarf will instantly make your face look more gorgeous.
Even if your clothes are the same, using a scarf can give you a completely different impression.
Warming up your neck also raises the temperature you feel, so it’s also a good way to protect yourself from the cold.
Carry more accessories
I also try to bring more accessories such as rings and bracelets.
Smaller accessories don’t add much to your luggage, but they can change your impression when you take photos.
The hand is especially important in photos, so it’s a good idea to have accessories.
Hair arrangement also changes the impression
Even if your clothes are the same, just rearranging your hair can make a big difference in your impression.
Recently, you can buy hair irons that can handle foreign voltage for less than $30, so it’s a good idea to have one.
I bring my international hair iron with me every time I go!
It’s also cute to wear local clothes!
If you have time to shop during your stay there, I recommend buying some clothes there.
Whenever I go to Southeast Asia, I always buy an extra dress there.
They are cheap, cool, colorful, and cute.
If you have time to do some shopping, take a look at their clothes too.
When traveling abroad, pay mainly with credit cards
Finally, I would like to introduce how to manage your valuables.
To begin with, I try not to carry too much cash when I am abroad.
In fact, credit cards are much less risky, aren’t they? .
If your card is stolen or used by a third party due to skimming, you will be covered
You do not have to pay a single dollar yourself.
It is recommended that you make payments overseas mainly with credit cards and keep a minimum amount of cash with you.
For overseas travel where you can also enjoy fashion
I have introduced clothing for overseas travel so far.
I’ve summarized what I’ve felt after traveling abroad many times, so I hope people who are going to travel in the future will find this information useful.
Especially if you’re cold, consider your clothes according to the lowest temperature!
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