Unknown-1.jpegPack all the right things: moving cities

[Summer edition]

Have you ever experienced the problem of having to decide what wardrobe to take with you and what to leave behind, when you are moving cities. It could be for any reason, say shifting cities for further studies or for a new job.

Going to a new place gets us all excited for we are to meet new people and explore new and unfamiliar environment. We get an opportunity at clean sweep and we can practically create a ‘whole new we’ and leave behind the old us. That can be simply done with the minor changes in how we dress, how we carry ourselves, how we want other people to regard us. Unknown.jpeg

Sounds great, right! But it’s easier said than done. When we are moving cities it’s pretty obvious that you can’t take your entire wardrobe and then we even shop more for obvious reasons like we want new clothes for a new place and we wouldn’t be taking our old worn out clothes at new place.

From new night dresses to new formals and everything in between but the only thing stopping us from taking every old thing we love and every new thing we have shopped is bags. YES! We are bound by the number of bags we can take while changing cities. And the other drawback to it is there are other things like grocery, utensils, bed sheets, toiletries etc to pack too, hence leaving limited space for clothes.

But then again it all comes to what clothes to be taken and what not, the prefect solution to this would be preparing a chart before hand and in it categorising clothes by their utility, i.e. deciding the type and number of clothes to be packed while considering the number of times you would wear them. For instance, a person joining an office in a new city would pack more number of formals (assuming donning formals in his office is a requirement) or a student enrolled in a new college in different city would take more casuals with him/her.

Another thing to keep in mind is not to take those outfits which you don’t wear in your own city. Even though those clothes might not specifically be old or torn. We all have some outfits that we don’t wear but we pack them anyways in hopes of wearing them at the new place. ‘We are not gonna wear them’, period. DO NOT pack them! It would save you a lot of space.

So the question is “what exactly to pack?”

Down here I’m pinning some different types of attire you could pack for your new beginning. [ a sample for what a student could take if he/she is moving further from his house for studies.]

Categorisations: The pre and foremost important thing is decisions to be made regarding clothes. images.jpeg

Types Of Dresses
Casuals/ routine dresses It includes anything and everything that one would wear on a regular basis, say in university or on a general day.
Cocktail dresses Special dresses for special occasions are needed to pack. Per say, any festival or anything such kind.
Formal dresses Formals may not necessarily sound very useful for a college going person but it would be nice to be prepared in advance if or when such situations arrive ,say, for freshers’ day, or if you are hosting a college program.
Night dresses and sports gears As the name says it all by itself, only pack those which you are comfortable in.
Exceptions Well, life is uncertain and anything could happen, so having some exceptional dresses to your wardrobe doesn’t sound so bad, right. For example a costume for halloween. But to note here is not to take so many of these kind of dresses.

DRESSES TO PACK- to make yourself seen or heard in a new city.

We all know how important it is to make new friends in a new city, be it for social purpose or for personal purpose, can’t imagine a life without friends, huh!

So how to express who you are and what are you looking for?

This could be simply done by expressing yourselves through your clothes and without actually having

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to speak anything. See the clothes in trend and discover what you like right here.

-for women:                                                                  casuals

Screen Shot 2018-08-10 at 9.45.59 PM.png night and sports gear

Screen Shot 2018-08-10 at 9.50.35 PM.png  formals (w/m)   Screen Shot 2018-08-10 at 9.45.51 PM.png

Screen Shot 2018-08-10 at 9.50.30 PM.png   casuals.  Screen Shot 2018-08-10 at 9.50.25 PM.pngnight wear

Screen Shot 2018-08-10 at 9.46.04 PM.pngcocktail dresses (for women) and well let’s just say men’s cocktail dresses are pretty much their casual dresses :0

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Bonus tip: You can always shop toiletries and other trivial things after moving to the new city, hence leaving you more space for clothes in your luggage. And don’t be too hard on yourself in the new city.

Be yourself and best of luck for the new journey!

And don’t forget to pack shoes 😉