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What Not to Wear: Vacation Edition

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | July 26, 2016

What Not to Wear: Vacation Edition

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Looking to blend in while overseas this summer? Many people are thinking about what they wear on vacation so as not to stand out and — possibly — look like a target. 

There are a lot of trends in America that haven’t been taken up as readily abroad. Some of the clothing U.S. travelers are most fond of will make them stand out in other countries and, because they are so ingrained in our fashion sense, they can often be hard to spot. 

Newspaper editor Dan Church pointed out in an article on the Huffington Post that sometimes Americans are easy to point out when traveling “particularly when I see fellow tourists clad head to foot from chain outlets in U.S. malls.”

Sometimes clothing choices are impractical and slow people down when trying to get through airports. Robin Smith, a school district manager from Pennsylvania, told the Huffington Post that she is planning to wear less bling. 

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“I recently flew to Tampa, and because my sweatshirt had sequins-like embellishments, I was pulled by security for an extra check,” she recalls. “I had to go through the pat-down because of all the metal on my shirt. Lesson learned. Wear plain clothing with nothing shiny or flashy on it.”

Turns out, many travelers are looking to discover what not to wear on vacation so they can pack appropriately. Many have decided to tone down their clothing selections with darker colors, but there are other ways to change up your wardrobe for a trip abroad — and some essentials to include in your suitcase. Find out more here


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