I’m off to Thailand next weekend and I’m so excited, I can barely contain myself. The last time I was in Southeast Asia, I was taking a break from teaching English in Japan, and thought having a little Canadian flag sewn onto the outside of my backpack was the height of cool.
Back then packing for travel seemed so much easier. Tevas, MEC rad pants and ratty T’s were all we needed. But this time, I need appropriate gear to see me through days at a cooking school, navigating through Bangkok’s night markets and dining in restaurants that are a step up Khao San Road. Sufficed to say, I’ll be sweating, slicing and slurping, and need to look good doing it.
My favourite travel clothes
Here are a few outfits that I think make the grade – based on recs from this excellent female packing list for Thailand.
This dress has seen me through four seasons, two trips to Europe, Mexico and countless hours in the park. It doesn’t wrinkle (even when rolled into a tight ball and wedged in my suitcase) and the A-line is flattering on almost all body types.