There’s nothing better than waking up and knowing that your long-awaited vacation has come. After weeks, months, and possibly years of counting down and researching the best food spots, it’s finally time to board the plane, cruise, or take a road trip. However, before you immerse yourself in the new setting, there are a few responsibilities you should take care of before heading out—including packing.
You want to look and feel your best when you're on vacation. Whether heading to a tropical island or a ski resort, clothing and accessories tailored to your aesthetic will help your confidence soar throughout your vacation. Your accessories can also be functional, like shielding you from the sun or holding extra items.
If you’re wondering what else to pack, here are five must-have men’s accessories to bring in vacation.
Before You Head Out
It’s finally time to prepare to head on vacation after months of planning. As fun as it is to watch numerous vlogs, TikToks, and read articles about your destination, packing is a whole different ballpark. Packing can be intimidating for some and therapeutic for others, but what other responsibilities should you take care of before leaving?
Arrive in Style
Before you leave, you must create the best travel fit. You’ve often seen paparazzi photos of celebrities boarding or leaving the airport in the most stylish but simple outfits. Now is your chance—minus the paparazzi. Getting the perfect travel outfit is your prerogative, but here are some pointers.
For a Short Flight
- Plain white T-shirt
- Light jacket or cardigan
- Quality denim pants or quality joggers
- Dad sneakers (New Balances or Common Projects)
For a Long Flight
- Plain T-shirt with a tailored sweatshirt on top
- Tailored sweatpants
- A comfy pair of sneakers or luxury slippers
For a Business Vacation
Sometimes you must work because you can relax. Here’s what to wear when boarding for a business vacation:
- Oxford shirt with a thin pullover
- Loafers or oxfords
When packing for your trip, you should dress comfortably but also appropriately for the occasion. Ensure that the items you pack for your vacation fit properly and are tailored to your style. You’ll want to feel and look your best while exploring different settings and cultures. Bring clothing that will be comfortable to walk long distances or for a long period.
Nothing is more miserable than wearing clothes that are too tight or loose. If you need inspiration for outfits, check out other vacationer photos to see the type of “vibe” the city or country has.
Call All Your Banks Before Departure
There’s nothing worse than going to a new location and your bank cutting off your card. Although they do this for your financial safety, it can be a pain when you’re the one making those transactions. Do yourself a favor and call your bank(s) before heading on your vacation. This will help save you a lot of time, frustration, and embarrassment at the store counter.
You should also contact your cell phone company if you're traveling aboard. Call your service provider to help set you up with an affordable data and internet usage plan.
Don’t Forget Luggage Identification
Whether on an airplane, train, or cruise, having some form of luggage identification will help you find your bag quickly. Waiting at baggage claim can seem tedious, especially when everyone has the same-looking luggage. Putting a tag with your information and a scarf or bandana on the handle will help you find your bag quickly. The quicker you find your bags, the faster you can start your vacation festivities.
Confirm All Your Reservations
Triple-check all your reservations, such as flight, hotel, rental services, restaurants, excursions, attractions, and other experiences you’ve planned. We would hate for you to miss out on a major part of your trip due to a missed email or call. You should print out your confirmation or write them down so you can easily access them when the time comes.
Check the Weather
Before leaving on vacation, the most important thing to do is check the weather. This will help plan out your outfits and itinerary for the trip. Don’t plan for a beach day when there’s a 90 percent chance of rain. Instead, check the weather and plan accordingly. You will have the appropriate clothing and accessories for the day.
Remember To Bring These Five Key Accessories
As you pack and prepare for your journey, it’s important that you don’t forget the essentials needed to make your vacation go smoothly. Although it’s easy to remember to bring your headphones, underwear, and socks, here are five must-have men’s accessories for your vacation.
A Sturdy Wallet
You probably think it’s impossible to forget your wallet at home, but it’s that easy. Due to Apple pay, online payments, and other forms of digital currency, it’s nothing to leave your wallet behind. However, bringing a sturdy but slim wallet with you on vacation is essential. You should always have your ID on you, especially if you’re traveling to an unfamiliar area.
Don’t Forget Your Watch
A wristwatch is an essential accessory that every man should add to his collection of items. Not only do watches help you stay on time, but they also allude to a sense of sophistication and style. Many believe you don’t need a watch because you have your phone; however, having your phone out all the time can seem rude, especially for those attending a business vacation.
Sunglasses Are a Must
What’s a vacation without sunglasses? Sunglasses help elevate any man’s outfit while protecting your eyes from the bright sun or other weather conditions. When choosing the right pair of sunglasses, you should consider your facial shape, frame shape, and your outfit’s aesthetic.
A Hat for Every Occasion
Hats do more than cover a bad hair day or protect your head from external elements—they also show off your style. When packing for your trip, find hats that complement your style, not hide you from the world. Bring hats that vary in colors, materials, and designs to have a variety in case you change your mind.
Bring a Tie Just in Case
You can always go right with packing a business casual outfit. However, you never know what can happen during vacation. What if you get invited to a fancier dinner or get invited to a business meeting? Who knows! Always bring a tie to show class and professionalism, especially those who may be vacationing but still on business.
If your vacation is soon, but you still need outfits, Tyler’s, TX, is here! We have lifestyle apparel in all sizes that are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re going to a destination wedding or hanging out with the boys, check out our selection of clothing to give your wardrobe a fresh new look.