October 31st, 2016

How To Reduce Your Styling Choices On The Road

How To Reduce Your Styling Choices On The Road

Traveling with your whole wardrobe can get stressful. Luckily, there's a way to make your life easier and organized. 

If I learned anything from Einstein, it is that not thinking about mundane stuff allows your mind to focus on greater ideas. I like to think Einstein and I share a few other things in common: an abnormally large head and our lack of interest in clothing. Did you know that he wore gray to reduced his need to waste time color coordinating? Hmmmm, instead of gray, I could have gone with everything in the color tones of reddish-orange and ignored even more social norms.

I am lying and you know it. (About my interest in clothing, not my abnormally large head!) I AM interested in clothing and looking good. But the reality is that I grew up around boys, farms, and wearing the same shirt until someone called me on it. Also, currently, and for the past three years, I have called an economy sized vehicle my HOME. I *want* to care about clothing and looking stylish but when I try via conventional methods, I don't think I do it well. - it can take me ages to find and put together a matching outfit!

In an effort to avoid spending an incredibly large amount of time searching for the perfect outfit and accessories, I decided to take it down to a minimum and limit my choices as much as possible. The less I think about clothing, the easier my life gets.

Luckily, Sam and I are sponsored by prAna and ToeSox. That means that I get an astonishing amount of my clothing from only two online stores. This limits the amount of thinking I have to do immensely!  As a bonus, not all their clothing fits my frame so I only get a few dozen choices. Great!

Reducing my daily choices even more, whenever I do laundry I put aside the outfits for the next week- leggings, underwear, tops, and ToeSox get folded together into tight little daily bundles. That way each morning, all I have to do is pull out a bundle out and get going.

This way of doing things, not only limits the amount of thinking I have to do each morning, but also limits the possibilities of being left only with plaid pants and striped shirt combos as my clean clothing pile decreases.

I am so happy about this 'minimal' way of managing my wardrobe, that I often wonder why I ever wasted so much time shopping at other points in my life. I can feel my anxiety levels rising as I get reminded about the plethora of options available to me whenever I walk through a mall now. ‘Whatever is a nomadic, outdoorswoman, who lives in a car with her partner, doing at a mall in the first place, you ask? Well it’s that we are on our way to the movies because there is too much traffic and it’s unenjoyable to sit in a car without a/c.

Top photo by Tamar Melen

Related Links (from Eagle Creek blog):

YogaSlackers' Travel System

How To Live Out Of A Car

How To Stay Organized On A Road Trip

by YogaSlackers

YogaSlackers Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernandez are modern-day nomads. On any ol’ Saturday, you’ll see them driving coast-to-coast in their beloved PeaceLoveCar, or hopping on a plane to teach overseas. Sam and Raquel’s experience as on the slackline ensures you will see spectacles wherever they go. Wellness and adventure are at the heart of their pursuits. And with their combined talent and passion these two always have something exciting to share.