Whether you’re an avid traveller or just someone who just takes casual holidays now and again; travelling can be super stressful. The stress starts as soon as you start planning, this often leads to overcompensation when packing! How many of you have used ALL the clothes or cosmetics that you packed?
Yesterday, we asked you guys on Instagram, how many scarves do you take on holiday? Most people replied 4-5 or one to coordinate with every outfit that you carry. But really, how many do you need? What colours do you need? What fabrics do I take? Here’s a super quick guide to travelling with your scarves. Let us know your thoughts and questions in the comments below!
- Where do I start?
Okay, lets get this one out of the way, if you don’t wear this scarf on a regular basis, odds are that you wont wear it on holiday. I mean, we all want to look cute on holiday, but comfort is important. So, if it isn’t your go to scarf, put it back in the cupboard.
- How many scarves do I need?
This one can be a little trickier, the question will always be at the back of your mind “What if I’m in the mood to wear this scarf? Maybe I should just take it” “It looks super cute with this top, I’ll pack it in case”
Using these super basic formulas, packing your scarves should be an absolute breeze (hopefully!)
Formula 1: This one is great for you if you love and pack tons of black
Pack one black in a dressier fabric (chiffon) and one black in a more comfortable fabric (jersey). Use your nude when wearing lighter colours or visiting a place where you know you will be taking lots of pics. Somehow, a nude coloured scarf always usually looks better in pics. Black can tends to be more harsh and you can end up looking more tired.
Formula 2: This one is great if you’re a neutral/ softer person
Take two types of nude colours, one darker or one lighter; one warm toned and one cool toned; or even the same colour in a dressier and casual fabric. Take your favourite nude scarves, don’t deviate, just take your faves. When picking a black, take something comfortable, like a soft jersey or soft cotton to use when travelling, lighter nudes can dirty easily. Keep the dark colours for travelling.
Formula 3: This one is if you’re more adventurous, you love colour (btw colour is so on trend atm)
1 Non-Neutral colour
Pack your most comfortable black for travelling, flights, buses, trains etc. Your favourite nude should be included, as well as your favourite non neutral (burgundy, emerald, eggplant, mustard). Again, pick a colour that you don’t think twice about wearing.
Formula 4: This is for you, if you plan your outfits for specific Instagram spots and spaces (You know what I mean)
2 Colours or prints that match your most exciting outfits.
Black for travelling, nude for comfort and general sightseeing. The two bonus scarves are those, which you PLAN on wearing on specific days, events or spots. Do not pack any scarf that isn’t your go to or you haven’t specifically planned to wear
- Got any other advice?
Yes! It’s also very important to pay attention to the fabric of the scarf. Pick scarves that don’t crease or stain easily (satin and silks aren’t a fan favourite when travelling).
If you’re completely stuck for a nude, pick one that matches your handbag. It’s an easy way to make your outfit look super coordinated.
Carry a few extra underscarves, don’t wear yours everyday if you aren’t washing it. Wash your scarves on holiday, we don’t realize how much of bacteria build up there is on our scarves
Lastly, if you are always on the move and don’t have time to wash your scarf, carry a spray bottle of hand sanitizer or disinfectant. This is a quick way of getting rid of any odors and cleaning your scarf. Just spray before you start getting ready and leave to dry.
We hope this helped you! Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below! We love your feedback.