article_travel-wardrobe-essentials-any-city-weather.jpgPacking for a trip can be a head-scratching affair when it really should be fun and exciting. You're off for a few days (or weeks) of relaxation and discovery, after all! Here at FN, we want you to have the simplest time getting through anything—including sorting your getaway gear—so we've listed 10 travel wardrobe essentials that will take you through any city and any weather. Whether you're headed to the concrete jungles of Hong Kong or the wide avenues of Barcelona, these are the staples you need in your maleta.

1_travel-wardrobe-essentials-any-city-weather.jpg1. CARDIGAN
Sit through chilly plane rides and breezy seaside dinners with a lightweight cardi. If you're lamigin, wear this over your thermals and under your coat for countries in the cusp of spring.
(Photo courtesy of Gap)

Bound for the beach? A loose button down makes for a chic bikini cover-up. City gals, wear yours with leather skinnies for an easy nighttime look.
(Photo courtesy of Zara)

Jersey fabrics are heaven-sent when you're living off a suitcase. A plain dress in a neutral color goes from daytime exploring to cocktail hour with the right accessories.
(Photo courtesy of Dorothy Perkins)

Rising temperatures call for barely there shirts you can wear with cutoffs and mini skirts. Stuck somewhere cold? The paper thin fabrics won't look bulky when you're layering.
(Photo courtesy of Thread 365)

Going somewhere nice for dinner but the weather's too hot for pants? Slip on a cool skirt instead. Skirts are also great for days when you'll be doing a lot of shopping since they're a snap to take off.
(Photo courtesy of Marks & Spencer)

An alternative to heavy denim which can be hot and bothersome, cotton or linen chinos can be dressed up or down with the proper footwear. Roll them up and wear with sneakers for a city stroll, or pair with a slinky top and sexy heels for a night on the town.
(Photo courtesy of Uniqlo)

Scarves aren't just for cold climates! Protect your scalp from the sun by tying one as a hair wrap, or lay an extra big one on the sand as an impromptu beach towel.
(Photo courtesy of Ever New)

Ballet flats are a must-have in every woman's wardrobe, so it's not hard to see why they belong in your suitcase, too. Wear them for a day of sightseeing, as a dressy alternative to sandals—anything goes, really!
(Photo courtesy of Butterfly Twists)

For events where flats just won't do, strap on a pair of heels. Instead of plain black, which may look to harsh against light-colored fabrics, opt for a style in crisp, fresh white.
(Photo courtesy of Dumond)

2014's It shoe? Sneakers! Your feet will seriously thank you for packing a pair of ultra-comfy kicks. The best part? They're perfect for nabbing that effortless nonchalance that's so desirable today.
(Photo courtesy of New Balance)

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