My guide to what to wear in Bali…
If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that I travelled to Bali late last year with Transit Clothing. Myself and three other Perth bloggers, Eden, Mon and Kim, along with a couple of the Transit girls, headed off on a four day fun-filled girls trip to shoot some new season looks. I have been a long time fan of Transit’s super cool styles, so naturally I jumped at the chance to be apart of it all!
We spent our time there visiting the coolest cafes and spots, eating (SO MUCH) food* and of course changing our outfits around 1000 times (actually not an exaggeration!). We stayed in Seminyak, but did a fair bit of travelling too, heading down south to Uluwatu and up north to Canggu, both places I had never visited before and both were incredible (add them to your must visit destinations in Bali.. trust me!)
Today I wanted to share with you some of the looks we shot, and also some of my tips on what to wear while travelling in Bali. I know how overwhelming packing for a holiday can be so hopefully my guide can help you out when preparing for your next tropical island holiday!
The temperature in Bali is always HOT and humid, so the one thing I wore the most of was definitely dresses and playsuits. They are just so easy to wear, versatile and comfortable. They don’t take up too much room in the suitcase either, which is a must! I found that my slip dresses could be layered with a tee for daytime or worn with a few simple accessories and some dressy sandals for a night time look, the same applies for playsuits.. cute and casual for the day but easily dressed up for evening wear too!
I would also advise packing some (or lots, if you are like me!) denim. Denim is great as it doesn’t dirty easily (meaning multiple wears in between washes) and is super comfy too. I always take a few pairs of denim shorts and at least one denim skirt when travelling.
Lastly I pack a bunch of t-shirts in neutral colours, generally one white, one black and one striped, plus a black and white singlet too. Keeping the colours simple means they are easier to mix and match which is essential when trying to live out of a suitcase!
I may be a slight over packer when it comes to shoes but if I had to narrow it down, I would take one pair of everyday slides or thongs to wear by the pool and at the beach etc. One fancy pair of sandals, like my lace up gladiators above, for dinner or heading out in the evening and one pair of sneakers for exploring!
Accessories are an important part of any outfit, even when travelling! I always pack a hat.. and not just for the chic vibe it gives off! The sun is brutal in Bali so I tend to wear a hat wherever I go! Quick tip: To pack a hat into your luggage, stuff the crown with a sturdy article of clothing (or pack it full of your underwear!) then lie it flat in your suitcase and surround it with other items of clothing, being careful not to put anything on top of it. My other essential accessories include a crossbody bag, and I like to throw in a belt too. As for sunnies, I tend to pack about two or three pairs, which may be excessive but hey, they are only small right?!
What are some of your tropical holiday travel essentials?
*My Bali food guide is coming soon!
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