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There’s nothing like being able to get away and travel for a while. Whether it’s an extended trip or just a mini-vacation, getting away from the stress of daily life and experiencing something new is one of the best things in the world. Of course, there’s nothing more frustrating than getting ready for a trip and realising that you have absolutely nothing to wear that would be suitable. The last thing you want is to have to buy a whole new wardrobe every time you go away, so here are a few simple tips to make sure that your wardrobe is always travel ready.

Think about your destination

Of course, it’s not just what the weather is going to be like that matters; it’s also what the geography of your destination is like. Are you taking a beach vacation? Then you need to make sure that your bikini is packed, but if you’re heading up into the mountains, then you need things like walking boots and a large backpack. Think carefully about what kinds of situations you could get into during a trip and plan accordingly. Otherwise, you’re going to end up in a situation where you’re totally unequipped to deal with things that come along and the whole experience is going to be way more stressful than it needs to be.

Plan for emergencies

Of course, you can never predict exactly what kind of situations you’re going to find yourself in when you’re traveling, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared for any emergencies that might come up. If you’re heading to a place that usually has hot sun and clear skies, it’s worth packing some layers and waterproofs anyway just in case. After all, it’s far better to have them in your suitcase and not need them than to find yourself stuck in a monsoon with little more than a bathing suit to keep you warm and dry. Of course, the same applies in the opposite direction. If you get caught in higher than average heat with thick layers on, that can be pretty dangerous for your health.

Dress for the weather

It’s always a good idea to do as much thorough research on what the weather is going to be like on your trip. Not only should you make sure that you know the typical climate of wherever you’re going, but you should check out what the weather is going to be like during the specific period that you’re there. A maxi dress is perfect for a warm weather getaway, not so much for hitting the key slopes! And you definitely don’t want to end up in a heatwave with only jeans and thick sweaters to wear.

Of course, you’re probably going to have to spend a little bit of money getting your wardrobe travel ready, at least at first, but over time you’ll end up with enough items that you’re prepared for just about anything. Just don’t make the mistake of assuming that you can get things when you arrive at your destination. Most places put up their prices to ridiculous levels for tourists and it’s always going to be the cheaper option to buy things well in advance, including in the post-summer sales.