Wondering what to pack for Dallas? Dallas style is all about making a statement, but you’ll need some practical basics, too. And remember: If you forget something, you can always arrange a Galleria shopping spree.
What to Pack for Dallas
When you’re considering what to pack for Dallas, squeeze these items into your suitcase and you’ll be good to go.
If your entire toiletry kit fits into one of those plastic security bags, you’re not trying hard enough. Dallas style is unabashedly glam, with bouncy, beachy waves, flawless manicures, and contoured faces at every turn. What to pack for Dallas should always include enough beauty products to keep up with fashionable locals.
Stay cool and scorch-free by packing a strong SPF, lip balm, and a hat with a protective brim, along with a refreshing facial spray or handheld fan.
A Warm Layer
Light jackets (for men and women), blazers, and cardigans will ward off air conditioning blasts in the summer and cool temperatures anytime else. Heavy outerwear is rarely required outside of the occasional cold front.
While the city lacks the rainy-day reputation of Seattle or London, a torrential Dallas downpour can strike when you least expect it. Make sure your Dallas packing list includes a travel-sized umbrella.
Between the 1.4-million-square-foot Galleria and those Texas-sized parking lots, your feet are guaranteed a workout. Add dressy flats to your what to pack for Dallas list—consider leather moccasins, loafers, slingbacks, ballet flats, or spotless designer sneakers. For men, fashion sneakers will get the job done.
Shorts season stretches for most of the year in Dallas. Add shorts to your what to pack for Dallas list; you’ll be grateful to have them. For men, think knee-length chinos; women can take shorts in one of two directions: either denim or dressy.
You’ll be spending a lot of time in the car. Come prepared with your favorite tunes, audiobooks, and a charger that works anywhere.
The city’s bike and hiking trails are too good to pass up. But since it’s so hot so much of the time, you’ll want to make sure your workout gear is comfortable and wicks moisture.
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– Original reporting by Erin Donnelly