Although traveling can be filled with unexpected obstacles, packing for a warm-weather getaway shouldn’t be an issue. Before heading out, plan and ensure you have all the necessary resources to get around.
Even though you have no control over the airport security queue or traffic, you are the one who is responsible for your travel wardrobe. Getting unprepared for the heat can make your trip even more challenging. This article will break down the appropriate warm-weather clothes for your trip.
Wool is an excellent choice for packing as it promotes air circulation and warmth. Fine merino wool is also effective at insulating against heat. It can be used as an alternative base layer or worn under other warm-weather clothing. Other fashionable fabrics commonly used for outdoor activities include linen, cotton, silk, and seersuckers.
If you plan on traveling during the hot and humid season, pack clothes that can be air-dried and washed in your hotel room. Make sure to put your clothes on hangers or over the back of chairs to keep them clean and dry. If you are sensitive to the sun, pack a pair of lightweight pants and a long-sleeve shirt with good protection. The dress code is casual in most tropical locations.
Wise Color Choices
Pack for the sun regardless of where you are going, whether it’s the beach, desert, or tropics. The sun is intense near the equator, and you should pack accordingly. Use neutral colors to reflect the sunlight and keep away heat.
Choose light shades such as pale blues, whites, creams, and yellows for optimal comfort. Dark shades, such as navy blues, blacks, and greys, are not ideal when traveling in the summer. Stick to neutrals and add complementary colors if needed.
Instead of wearing clothes that fit too tightly, try traveling in warm-weather clothes with a loose silhouette. This will keep you comfortable and cool, especially when you wear cotton clothing that will cling once you start sweating.
A loose-fitting shirt or a cotton blouse with a mini skirt will keep you cool and comfortable, while a pair of trousers will give you better ventilation. You should avoid wearing lined clothes, which can feel uncomfortable in the heat. Always pack shoes that are made to fit properly.
Lastly, make sure to learn about the country’s customs and regulations when traveling abroad. For instance, you’ll need to wear more conservative clothing when visiting a Muslim nation than in the Caribbean or Hawaii. In most places in the U.S., casual shirts are typically considered appropriate.
About Brian Ghannam
Brian Ghannam earned a bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University. Brian was a member of the Michigan State Golf Team throughout his college years. His love of golf has persisted with him throughout his life, and he can still be found spotted on the occasional fairway.
Brian’s first job after graduating was at Berlin Packaging. Brian exceeded his sales goal as a sales representative for the Chicago and Atlanta sectors, closing over $2 million in sales. Following this position, Brian Ghannam became the National Account Manager of Enterprise Solutions for MASTECH Digital, a staff enhancement firm. Brian consistently showed his expertise by exceeding sales targets by 40% while working.
Brian Ghannam spent many years as an Account Executive for J.D. Edwards, learning the ins and outs of ERP and SAP, combining inventory management, business analytics, human resources, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and financials. Brian closed over $500K in professional services, exceeding his sales objectives by 50%. Brian was also in charge of J.D. Edwards’ Southeast launch. Brian went on to work as an experienced SAP ERP reseller at Plaut Sigma Solutions, where he closed millions of dollars in sales and surpassed sales targets. Brian Ghannam also improved his talents in designing software for new clients, collaborating with C-level executives from discovery to launch.
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Brian Ghannam attended Michigan State University and received his bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering. During his time at college, Brian was actively involved in golf & fraternal organizations. He immediately began a career in sales.