2018 is coming to a close, and with it came countless adventures both at home and abroad. Our Instagram feeds are testament to the exciting travels we had in the past year, and with a new year just around the corner, what better way to prepare for it than to start planning for all our new travels?
We all have 12 months to fit in all our destinations—hiking through the mountains of Zion Park or across chilly Scandinavia? Camping in Central Asia? A quick escape to a cosmopolitan city? Whatever your travel flavor is, be sure to make it some place you really dream of going to, and be sure to do it all in style!
In building a wardrobe to last you a lifetime, it doesn't end with investing the usual pieces you already know (a tailored blazer, a crisp white shirt, a pair of good fitting jeans, etc.) It's time you start investing in quality travel gear this year, even if it only helps motivate you to actually book that ticket and finally explore the world! There's something about shopping for a trip that gets you a lot more excited about the actual journey, when in fact, the shopping is already part of the entire journey!
Travel gear has to meet a lot of criteria, and while you're on the lookout for what to buy while you're at the mall, it would be helpful to keep the following things in mind before making any purchase.
It has to be functional.
A jacket or a bag may be pretty to look at, but will it serve its purpose? You don't want to be lugging a bag around if it's either too heavy, too small (or too big), doesn't have enough pockets or compartments, the list goes on... In picking out a jacket on the other hand, there are varying styles and functions for the wide range of outerwear available in the mall, so you have to be discerning about what to pick for each specific trip! We love Timberland's brand new Compatible Layering System or simply "CLS"—a 3-in-1 system wherein each piece is designed to look great on its own. You can mix and match jackets with different liners and upgrade their function from warm to cold, or pick a waterproof outer for rainy climates. Warm or cold, dry or wet, just zip up!
It has to be durable.
While it may sound tempting to attack the bargain bin at the department store, believe us when we say it's not worth it! Saving a few bucks on a coat or a travel tote may seem tempting at the moment, but if you're not entirely sure about the quality, it would be wiser to make a pass. We say invest in quality travel gear that will last you a lifetime—you'll never know how many outdoor adventures you're going to take in your life, so why not be prepared for it? While it's actually fun to shop for new things before a trip, it's also good to know you've got that trusty jacket at the back of your closet.
It has to be stylish.
If you've already got the durable and functional parts down pat, the last (but still important) part of your travel gear shopping is to make sure it fits your style! You don't want to look like a fashion victim while you travel, so adding just the right amount of style to your adventure is key. Pick a key piece per day and make the pieces revolve around that one item to keep things effortlessly cool and chic!
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