For a year of RTW travel where I lived out of a backpack, I focused on packing things that were classic colors just basic shirts and pants that could be worn over and over again since they’d go with anything. This meant I could pack less while still having several outfits. I took two pairs of pants and four shirts in basic colors (navy, green, khaki, black). Plus, if I needed to buy something, there would be a high likelihood of it matching what I was already carrying with me.
I did the same with shoes a simple pair of brown boots for colder temperatures (my primary shoes) and a neutral pair of easy-to-pack flip flops for warmer temps.
Contributors: Shawna Newman from Active Weekender