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Packing for a solo trip can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right clothing and accessories, you can create multiple outfits with just one pair of jeans and one t-shirt. To help you get started on your perfect solo travel packing list, I’ve put together these three must-have rules:

Rule #1: choose a fabric that does not wrinkle easily.

solo travel packing list

The first rule of the perfect solo travel packing list is to choose a fabric that doesn’t wrinkle easily. If you’re traveling alone, there’s no one else to help you iron your clothes. And while many fabrics wrinkle, they usually do so in different ways and at different speeds. Here are some options:

  • Choose wrinkle-resistant fabrics like cotton-blends or microfiber blends, which are easy to wash and dry quickly;
  • Choose breathable fabrics like linen or cotton with a bit of spandex that allow air to flow through them;
  • Lightweight kinds of cotton will also be breathable, but may not be as durable as heavier cotton;
  • If these don’t work for you because they’re too heavy or hot, try synthetics such as polyester-blend poplin shirts instead—they’ll remain crisp all day long without needing constant attention from an ironing board!

Rule #2: Think in layers.

The second rule of packing for a solo trip is to think in layers. Layers provide flexibility, which means you can easily remove or add clothing if it gets too hot or cold. You can also mix and match your outfits so that they look more interesting than just wearing the same thing every day.

Your base layer should be an undershirt or tank top made out of a wicking fabric like merino wool (or some other synthetic). This will help draw moisture away from your body so that it doesn’t get trapped inside your shirt and start making you feel clammy and gross. If this happens, try switching up what shirt you’re wearing for something lighter!

The middle layer should be an insulating layer made out of fleece or another warm material like down feathers—something that will keep you warm enough when temps drop but not make you sweat buckets when things heat up too much outside where ever you’re traveling! It’s best if this second layer isn’t bulky because then it won’t take up much room in your bag while still keeping its intended purpose intact: keeping those arms warm while still being able to move around comfortably without feeling restricted by heavy fabric weighing down their movements.”

Rule #3: Comfort is key.

  • You want to wear comfortable clothes.
  • You want to choose clothes that are easy to wash.
  • You want to choose clothes that dry easily so you don’t have a wet backpack because your underwear takes forever to dry.
  • You want to choose clothes that pack easily so you don’t have a big bulky bag, thereby increasing the likelihood of losing or damaging them on the road (this happened once).
  • You want to choose clothes that are easy for layering (because it’s cold outside in winter!).

The perfect travel wardrobe is all about mixing and matching and having key items that you can use to create multiple outfits and looks while on the road.

solo travel packing list

The perfect travel wardrobe is all about mixing and matching. The key items you need to create multiple outfits and looks while on the road include:

  • A versatile pair of leggings (I love my Lululemon ones because they are super soft, stretchy, and comfortable)
  • A short-sleeve button-down shirt (Ex. this one from Madewell)
  • A long sleeve button-down shirt or cardigan for layering purposes (Ex. this one from Target). You’ll also want something like this if you plan on doing any activities where you’re going to be outside in cold weather conditions or at higher altitudes where it gets colder quicker than normal.

You’ll also want some accessories: a scarf or infinity scarf that can double as a shawl; some jewelry like necklaces or earrings if you feel like adding some flair; sunglasses or prescription glasses if needed; hats if you need them for warmth; earmuffs/headbands/hats if you plan on doing any activity outdoors where the sun will be shining directly into your eyes at certain times of day during spring/summer months such as hiking up mountainsides etcetera…


While it’s important to have the right clothing and shoes for your solo travel, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on them if they don’t fit your style. Endeavour to have a perfect solo travel packing list. The key is finding the right mix of clothes that work well together and give you an opportunity to express yourself while also keeping yourself comfortable in any weather conditions. The best part about packing light? It makes traveling so much easier!