When I was packing this outfit I did not actually know that I was going to Berlin, the only clue I got for my birthday surprise trip was that we were “going to city beginning with a letter in the alphabet”. With such little information the one thing I didn’t have to worry about was what to wear, I am now such a frequent hand language traveller that I have the whole packing thing down.
I used to go with the approach of packing for every eventuality but I am now at a stage in my life where I know the sort of places I like to hang out and they definitely do not have a dress code, meaning I am free to pack whatever the hell I want.
My only restriction is that all items need to be layerable, lightweight and coordinate, which is an easy task with a 90% black wardrobe. My standard summer uniform is shorts, fishnets and a rock t-shirt; and a mystery city was not going to defer me from this routine.
Though I have a healthy collection of band t-shirts I could not resist picking up this AC/DC one when we saw them at their London show.
My favourite gigs are old school rock bands, the crowd is always varied and filled with high spirits and the bands seem like they genuinely want to be there performing for the love of rock rather than the pay-check. AC/DC was no different an absolute owned the vast East London stadium built for the 2012 Olympics.
Luckily my casual rock inspired style totally worked for Berlin, a city with an edgy rock spirit.
I used to be worried, going to gigs that were ‘in’ and packing clothes in the style of the places I was visiting but now I simply don’t care about cool-factor and would much rather be 100% me and comfortable whilst travelling.
What is your travel packing style?