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Now that you have planned your trip, purchased a cheap airline ticket and have decided what to bring and what NOT to bring, know how you will pack your luggages, save space, prevent wrinkles and have a safe luggage, here are better ideas on what to wear and what not to wear when travelling.
What to Wear
- Comfortable pants and shoes during the flight
- Black or brown colour for easy coordination of your wardrobe
- Disposable underwear for men and women
- Convertible, zip-off pants to save room in your backpack
- No need to purchase an entirely new wardrobe. You may want to leave Hawaiian shirt and beach shorts at home depending on your destination
- Light casual wear is always practical when touring around the city
- Bring warm garments during rainy days or when visiting mountainous areas where nights can be cool and chilly
- On hot summer months, it is best to wear a hat, a pair of sunglasses and sunscreen
- Expect to get wet on your trip to island hopping and other boat activities, so wear shorts and sandals
- Always carry a shawl or scarf in your bag if you are entering a place of worship
What Not to Wear
- Flashy jewellery as there is no need to impress anyone that much on your trip abroad. Better leave valuables at home
- Religious jewellery like crosses and necklaces
- Stay away from bold colours, loud patterns. You don’t want to draw unwanted attention by wearing a neon shirt, do you? This is one mistake I made on my latest cruise. I brought a couple of shorts, although they are light but matching bright coloured shirts. I did not wear any of them out in the city tour
- Inappropriate clothing. It is advisable to wear conservative dresses in countries that holds deeply on religious customs (e.g. Middle East)
- The following should not be worn in churches, mosque, temples and other place of worship: For Women; short sleeved shirts, shorts or capri, mini-skirts, tank tops, bra tops. For Men; Sleeveless shirts and shorts
- Revealing clothes for women (tight pants and cleavage-bearing necklines)
- Extremely high-heeled shoes