Six Tips to Help You Pack for Your Next Trip

Picture this. You wake up in the morning with the sun shining through your window. You get up for the day, give a big stretch, and then head on over to your closet or dresser to pick out clothes for the day. When you look inside, how does that make you feel?


Are you excited by the options there? Or does the idea of getting dressed make you want to stay in your pajamas all day?


There’s a secret to a good wardrobe, and it’s that having clothes that make you feel like YOU, in turn, make you feel more alive. They’re mood boosters that can affect your outlook on life and influence your entire day. 


After menopause and all your body changes, looking in the closet might be intimidating and stressful. You might not like how your clothes fit, or they may no longer represent who you are as a person. If you want to feel good on the inside, you have to like the way you look on the outside. So let’s calm your wardrobe fears.  


As a coach for women over 50, I understand the importance of comfortable and practical clothing while traveling. Here are six tips to help you pack clothing for your next trip:


  1. Check the weather: Before packing your bags, check the weather forecast for your destination. This will help you pack appropriate clothing and avoid overpacking.
  2. Choose versatile pieces: Select outfits that can be dressed up or down, and mix and match with other items. This will allow you to create multiple outfits without taking up too much space in your luggage.
  3. Pack lightweight fabrics: Lightweight fabrics such as cotton, linen, and silk are ideal for travel as they're breathable and won't wrinkle easily.
  4. Bring comfortable shoes: Comfortable shoes are a must when traveling, especially if you plan to do a lot of walking. Choose shoes that are both stylish and practical.
  5. Plan for layered outfits: Layered outfits are perfect for changing weather conditions and can easily be adjusted to suit your comfort level.
  6. Use packing cubes: Packing cubes are a great way to keep your clothes organized and maximize space in your luggage. Use different colored cubes for different types of clothing, such as tops, pants, and underwear, to make unpacking a breeze. 


By following these simple tips, you'll be able to pack efficiently and confidently for your next trip. 


Here’s how this looks in real time:


I recently had a session with a client that felt she had nothing to wear that went together when she traveled. We started with her favorite color, purple. She had a pair of comfortable shoes in this. Then we pulled out all travel-worthy comfortable clothing that were different shades of purple and lavender and made a list of what to get to round it out. 


We shopped on eBay and found the rest for very reasonable prices.


Here's what the complete travel wardrobe would look like. This all fits comfortably in a carry on and covers all the things you might do on your adventure. 


1 pair of tennis style walking shoes

1 pair of dress sandals 

1 pair of flip flops

Exercise leggings

Exercise bra

2 tank tops

Lightweight cotton jersey jacket

2 short sleeve shirts

2 long sleeve shirts

1 pair of shorts

Swim suit 

Surong, doubles as shawl

1 pair long pants

1 dress for going out

1 shawl

Night wear




Foldable umbrella

Brimmed packable hat

Ball cap

Rain shell jacket

Insulated down vest


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