Whenever going travelling I try to think what I can get maximum use out of, and those are the items that will end up in my packing, often leaving little to no space for accessories. But there is one that always gets to come along on different venturings. The Shawl.
What else can you squeeze into your backpack that takes up so little space, yet get so much use of? Hear me out:
1. Dry shampoo, who?
Whether the hostel you stay has shitty water pressure in the showers, you have to get up in the early am's to catch a flight or is just a fellow member of the Lazy Gals Club™ — hair washing mightn't sound so appealing. And this is why we wrap it up! The instant cover up of greasy hair. Dry shampoo, who?
2. Quick Cover up.
So ponder you are out for an evening stroll at your latest destination and by chance you pass by a majestic church or temple that you would just love to have a peek inside? In most places and cases it is considered inappropriate to enter with bare shoulders for instance. Luckily for you, a simple swirl of the scarf over your shoulders and you are good to go! Getting changed quicker than Superman in his phone booths.
3. Lighten up an outfit.
When packing for a shorter trip, I usually end up with an all black wardrobe of items easily mixed and matched between each other. A colourful scarf can easily lighten things up a little, plus you feel kinda fancy like you were on your way to the opera. (No, just me?)
4. Sun Protection.
Heading out for a trek? Protect your head from strong rays and by wrapping it up in a turban. And don't forget so bring some water with you!