So you’ve planned your travel itinerary and picked the hotels to book for your dream Europe vacation. The next most important thing to decide is your packing list. If you’re a guy who cares about his dignity, you wouldn’t want to wear head-to-toe khaki, or pants that zip off. Packing light doesn’t mean you have to look like you’ve just rolled out of bed. Men want to be comfortable and attractive, and in order to achieve that you have to balance the right fabrics with classic wardrobe staples. Here’s a list of basic clothing that you must add to your luggage.
The T-shirt is undoubtedly the most essential item in a man’s wardrobe. It’s great for layering and when styled innovatively, it can lend a different look to any attire. To balance price and comfort with style, choose a Navy Wine Ikat Print Round Neck T-shirt, or a Striped California Style Polo T-shirt. For moisture-locking technology to keep you dry, pick a Dri-Best Solid Crew Neck Tee.
While t-shirts are the base layer, casual shirts often form the mid-layer of clothing. If you’re visiting during the cold season, pick a Slim Fit Denim Shirt for layering. If you’re going to cooler climes, you can either choose a Blue Tartan Shirt or a Lightweight Summer Check Shirt to wear over your tee.
A nice dress shirt is a must when packing for Europe because you never know when a special occasion comes up. For a blend of sleek style and comfort, choose a Bold Stripe Oxford Cotton Shirt. If you like your evening shirts in neutrals like white or blue, then you can’t go wrong with a Cool Breeze Slub Long Sleeve Shirt.
Now which guy can do without this versatile staple? They are comfortable, durable, and can be worn multiple times without being washed. Make sure your pair is properly fitted and has a slight stretch.
For a travel-friendly alternative to jeans, go for a pair of chino pants. They are lightweight, easy to pack, and are great for both dressing up and dressing down. Pick a pair of Beige Stretchable Chinos to go with your button down, or a pair of Cotton Twill Chinos to wear with your t-shirts.
Irrespective of the climate you’re travelling to, if you want to dress sharp, an outer layer of clothing is a must. Depending on your requirements, you can either go for an Oxford Tailored Fit Blazer, or a Space Dyed Slub Heather Fleece Cardigan, or a Checkered Jacket.
Whether you’re going clicking through the lanes and by-lanes of Portugal, or want to sunbathe on Spain’s beaches, a pair of shorts is your ideal option. Keep them stylish with either a pair of Cotton Denim Chambray Printed Shorts, or a pair of Stretchable Cotton Twill Chino Shorts, paired with your favourite tee.
You cannot afford to look boring when you’re vacationing abroad. Accessorising your look is a sure way to jazz up any ensemble. For belts, choose an Adjustable Solid Canvas Belt or a Stretchable Braided Portrait Belt for both jeans and chinos. If scarves are your go-to accessories, then pick a Soft Lightweight Printed Scarf and tie it in different styles to bring flair to your look.
Often the most neglected part of clothing, your choice of innerwear should be dictated by performance and comfort. These less visible items needn’t look stylish, but going for really low-priced ones can cost you your comfort. When choosing socks and innerwear, make sure they are made of cotton and have moisture-wicking technology to keep you dry.
Armed with these tips to pack light while still looking nice, get ready to explore and relish the magical European delights. So, where are you going next?