Dressing for hot weather travel is a challenge. I don’t like to bare a lot of skin at my age, but I still need to be cool. I hate feeling constricted and sweaty.
When you are travelling in hot weather, clothes need to be comfortable. That means loose, stretchy fabrics that will wick sweat away from your body and are not too fitted. I love ruching for this because outfits can be fitted but not tight. I refuse to wear anything that digs into my waist or arms.
Fabrics also need to be easy to wash and hang dry overnight. I usually travel with a ziploc bag of handwashing powder and a travel clothesline. A quick wash in a basin and you will be ready to go the next morning.
Light-coloured clothes are comfortable to wear and somehow make you feel cooler, but you need to act on drips, and stains quickly because they are visible and you don’t want them to set.
I tend to go with a colour theme so I don’t need to pack much – this time it was lemon yellow, pink, turquoise and green. My jewellery and nail polish was in that colour family as well.