Top style tips for USA
- For most of America casual is the main dress style – even for dining out.
- Jeans are always popular and will serve as a versatile base to your wardrobe. Wear them with cool layers such as a camisoles or t-shirts for the summer, or warmer ones e.g. a long-sleeved shirt and thick sweater in the winter.
- In the summer wear plenty of sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection), sunglasses and a sunhat.
- Ensure you bring a versatile travel jacket. We love the SCOTTeVEST travel jacket because it has over 23 pockets, removable sleeves and RFID protection.
- Pack light as it's very easy to get clothes laundered.
Shoes to pack for USA
- There really is loads to see and do and most of it is best done on foot, so make sure you take comfy footwear for daytime (for total comfort we love Hotter shoes, and they look great too).
- Save your high heels for the evenings.
Clothing tips for women
- A few well-chosen pieces of costume jewelry will transform any outfit.
- And a pashmina is a versatile piece that will add a bit of ‘glam', keep you warm, or cover your shoulders for modesty.
- The leather RedDog BagPod is a really versatile and stylish bag that can be used from day to evening. Wear it over the shoulder or convert it to a clutch, or use it to keep your belongings and travel documents tidy and easy to find.
Clothing tips for men
Pack for the weather
- The USA is so vast that clothing advice will depend on exactly where you go, so use the city listing below to find packing tips for your particular trip.
- Clever layering is always the key to dressing for changeable weather.
- We love the Weather+ app – it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too – a nice way to remember your trip 🙂 Download for iPad/iPhone or Android
Regions of USA
- What to Wear in Alaska
- What to Wear in Albuquerque
- What to Wear in Chicago
- What to Wear in Flagstaff, Arizona
- What to Wear in Florida
- What to Wear in Gettysburg
- What to Wear in Grand Canyon
- What to Wear in Las Vegas
- What to Wear in Los Angeles
- What to Wear in New York
- What to Wear in Oklahoma City
- What to Wear in Route 66
- What to Wear in San Francisco
- What to Wear in Santa Fe
- What to Wear in Santa Monica, California
- What to Wear in Sedona
- What to Wear in St Louis, Missouri
Other things to pack
- Everything's easy to buy, so don't take up valuable packing space with regular cosmetics, medicines, books or the like. Buy them when you arrive.
- A lightweight day sack or shoulder bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
- If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle – fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
- To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step up voltage converter if your devices are not designed to work with American voltage (120V).
- If you're aiming to travel with just carry-on baggage, try the CabinMax soft-sided rucksack – it's light, roomy and has plenty of pockets to keep your stuff organized. You can use packing cubes to compress the volume too.
- Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees – use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home!
- Keep any relevant paperwork and documents such as your passport, copies of reservations for hotels or hostels, and a copy of your travel authorization ready in your hand luggage for easy access when you land.