For my Vietnam trip, my wardrobe criteria was:
- hand washable & relatively wrinkle-free, a 3 week vacation and I wanted to pack light
- versatile & layerable, the agenda was to start in the north and work our way down to south, meaning I needed clothes for a weather ranging from 60 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit
- plain & practical, when I'm on vacation I don't like to stand out too much and I think this is a well-accepted travel tip
So in a carry-on bag, I packed:
a pair of sunglasses
a oversized gray tissue tee
a pair of black shorts
a reversible 4-in-1 tank, so handy
a pair of straight leg jeans, skinnys would not fly in the heat
Any time I needed a new shirt, I would (wash and) flip it around or inside out and ta da! I had black, pink, blue and green to choose from.
a black long sleeve shirt
a blue cropped cardigan, for in between weather
a hooded nylon jacket, for rainy & windy days
a hooded woven sweater, for chilly days
On the coldest day of my trip, I layered the two for extra warmth!
a dark blue jersey day/evening dress
I packed this just in case, and I'm glad I did because I had two occasions where I was asked to dress up at the last minue. Thanks for the heads up, Mom and Dad!
I don't have too many pictures in this dress because one event was was a Christmas Eve gala, where I got sick, so we had to leave early and the other was a 30-year reunion for my dad and his old friends.
a pair of nude jelly shoes
I ended up wearing everyday even though I packed a pair of flip flops. Being waterproof, they were perfect for beach and rain.
You might have noticed that I didn't have a handbag on me. Pickpocketing and theft in Vietnam is really high, especially for tourists, so for my trip I rotated between my pockets and a belt bag. And that, my friends, is what I wore on my Vietnam vacay!
I'll do a post later this week recapping my purchases. I will tell you now that I didn't have much time to shop, and pickins were kind of slim.