Travel essentials for women

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If you are a travel enthusiast, then it’s possible to travel to destinations you have not been there before. Knowing exactly what to pack to such destinations can be a daunting task whether you are going for a day or a few months. But don’t worry, if you are planning to go on a vacation, here are tips to help you know the items you will need to pack as a lady.


Even if you love to shop as most ladies do, make sure you pack enough clothes such that you won’t be forced to buy clothes because you urgently need something to wear. It is better to only shop for romwe clothing just for fun or when you want to pamper yourself. This way, you will have time to shop in various places as you explore your destination and only buy what makes you happy.

To ensure you pack the right clothing, research about the destination you are going to. Find out about the expected dress code for women, the weather condition during the time you will be there and the duration of your vacation. If you are taking a long vacation, you may want to consider laundry services to avoid dealing with bulky and heavy luggage.


The fact that you are going for a trip doesn’t mean you compromise on fashion and style. The good thing about accessories is their power to add instant style to your outfits the moment you put them on. This gives you the freedom to bring along simple outfits and still enjoy a glamorous look throughout your vacation. Some travel accessories you should pack include:


Sunglasses are a must-have when travelling. They are super essential because they protect your eyes from direct sunlight, wind and dust. Over the same, a road trip or a walk at the beach is incomplete without some classic sunglasses. Apart from them being stylish, they can make you get into the vacation mood.

A hat

Wearing a hat is one of the quickest ways to style up an outfit. This simple yet elegant travel accessory can make you look fabulous on any given day. A hat comes with many benefits. Apart from protecting your face from the scorching sun, it can also cover your hair on those bad hair days. All ladies have them, be equipped to deal with yours whenever it happens.


Scarves are a darling to lazy fashionistas. They provide an effortless option to any lady who wants to rock without a struggle. A quick throw of a beautifully printed scarf around your neck and you will make eyes follow you. In fact, a scarf is a must-have no matter where you are going. It doesn’t take much of your packing space. Plus, you don’t have to worry in case you carried a few outfits, it has the power to make the same outfit look different. In that case, consider wearing your outfit without scarf one time and the next time rock it with the scarf and it will look like you are wearing it for the first time.

Classic jewellery

When it comes to jewellery when travelling, you need to be careful. While it wouldn’t be ideal to forget about them altogether, you need to avoid bringing along very expensive jewellery for security reasons. Not unless you are sure with the destination you are going to and the place of accommodation, don’t risk losing your jewellery on a vacation. The best option would be to get simple pieces of chains and earrings that complement each other and wear them with all your outfits. This way, you will look great without attracting unnecessary attention.

Makeup kit

As for makeup, don’t carry everything in that drawer. Leave some at home. It is best if you carry the items you are sure you will need. Instead of packing those big bottles of lotions, oils shampoos and conditioners, consider downsizing them by refilling the content in smaller containers so that they are easy to fit in your travel bag.

If the place you are traveling to is hot and humid, go for makeup that is sweat proof. Applying makeup that can’t stand the sweat can be a total turnoff and it can ruin your plans if you had intended to take great photos for future memories. Besides, girls love to look good all the time and even best during a vacation. Therefore, don’t be too stingy if you want to look fabulous. Be ready to invest in good-quality makeup to get the desired results.

Here is a makeup checklist to help you pack your makeup:

  • Foundation
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick
  • Lip gloss
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Eye shadow
  • Eyeliner
  • Makeup remover
  • Wipes
  • Cleansers
  • Moisturizer


If you love travelling light, then these are the items you should greatly reduce on packing. After all, even women at the destination you are going to use these items too. However, if you are so specific with the brands you use, then it is better you carry yours because you might find that that brand is not available in your destination. Another time you should consider carrying all your toiletries essentials is if you are going to a small island or a remote destination just in case you don’t get toiletries you are comfortable using. But if you are going to an urban destination or a place frequented by tourists, then you can be sure you will get these items there.

If you are going to pack yours from home, consider this checklist:

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Travel first aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Nail clippers
  • OTC painkillers
  • Pocket tissue
  • Refillable small containers( shower gel, shampoo, conditioner etc)

If you are going to use shared bathrooms, make sure you invest in a good hanging toiletry bag. It is easy to use and it will protect your toiletries from dirt.

If only you could pack smart

With these few female staple items, you can travel to almost any part of the world and still enjoy a comfortable vacation. You don’t have to spend a fortune to own these gears, some of these items are already available in your home. Besides, even if you spend money investing in certain gear, you will use them for future travels. So, whether fashion is your cup of tea or you are not so interested, simple items can help transform your travel wardrobe and make you rock like the tourist you are.

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