If you’re travelling abroad or even inter-state, the last thing you want is to be ill-equipped for the weather you’ll be facing. Destinations such as Hawaii, South East Asia and other sunny locations offer somewhat predictable weather year round, making it easy to ensure that you are well prepared at all times. Things however, start to get a little tricky if you’re holidaying in a city such as Melbourne (Australia) that is notorious for experiencing four seasons in just a single day. In order to ensure that your trip isn’t ruined, preparing for anything the elements have in store is key. Today, we look at 5 incredibly helpful tips that will help you prepare yourself
(and your wardrobe) for any season, at any time. Read on to find out more!
- Shop According To Your Itinerary
Do you plan on hiking, camping or even mountain climbing on your trip? If the answer to that question is yes, then you’ll definitely need to hit up your local adventure store. Ensuring that you are well equipped with outdoor clothing and other essentials you’ll need for your trip is key when it comes to keeping you comfortable and safe. Even if you’re just planning on roaming the city on foot, getting yourself a quality pair of walking shoes or trainers is the best way to prevent blisters, aches and pains. A great way to assess exactly what you need is to note down your destinations and cross reference with your existing wardrobe. Once you have identified exactly what is missing, you’ll be able to purchase what you need for your trip without worrying that you’ve forgotten something vital.
- Pack A Light Cardigan
What happens when it’s nice and sunny out one moment and then freezing cold or raining the next? This can be a problem that many encounter in a whole host of cities around the world, so preparing for the worst is always recommended. One of the best ways to ensure you remain comfortable all day long is to pack a light cardigan in your bag or backpack. A sleeveless top or dress may be perfect for a sunny afternoon but not exactly ideal when the temperature dips and keeping a cardigan with you is a great way to protect yourself from a sudden turn of weather. Also, cardigans are pretty cute which is always awesome.
- Pay Attention To The Weatherman
Most of us have easy access to weather forecasts — gone are the days where you had to wait for your local news channel to air the daily weather report. With the touch of a button, we can now access weather forecasts on our smartphones, making dressing for the weather just that much simpler. We always recommend checking your weather app first thing in the morning or before you leave your home. Most weather apps will notify you if there are any severe weather conditions that you should expect. Another thing to note is that predictions can vary from day to day, so be sure to check your app on the day itself rather than relying on something you saw one week ago.
- Invest In Rain Gear
In our opinion, there is absolutely nothing worse than being unexpectedly caught in the rain, whether you’re on holiday or simply on a shopping trip in your local city. Nothing will ruin your day more than getting drenched to the bone, which is why rain gear is such a winner! All you need is a simple waterproof jacket, a pocket sized umbrella and waterproof shoes/shoe covers. If you happen to have a car, a great idea is to pack these essentials in your trunk so that you’re always ready. However, if you don’t have a car, you needn’t worry — all these items are small enough to fit in any bag or backpack without getting in the way of you enjoying your day.
- A Stylish Hat Goes a Long Way
Hats are incredibleI things — in addition to protecting you from the harmful Summer rays (or hiding a bad haircut), they can also offer added insulation in the colder months when keeping warm and toasty is top priority. Large sun hats are perfect for protecting yourself on warm and sunny days, fedoras are the perfect wardrobe addition in Spring and a wool or crochet beanie is ideal for keeping you warm when in Winter or simply when it’s raining and a little chilly outside. Alternatively, if you have a beautiful, thick head of hair, chances are you’ll be able to get away with just a pair of earmuffs or a winter headband.
And there you have it — 5 ways to ensure that you’re prepared for anything that mother nature flings your way. Keeping comfy, whether it’s on your yearly vacation to a foreign land or simply in your own backyard doesn’t have to be a complicated affair. We hope that you’ve learnt a few handy tips and tricks from today’s article that will help you stay safe and comfortable despite unpredictable weather conditions. All the best!