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Do You Bring New Clothes on Vacation?

New Duds or Well-Worn — What's Your Vacation Style?

In our efforts to Get Fit For 2010, some friends and I took advantage of the balmy — well, for SF — temps over the weekend and went for a long walk. A jaunt that may or may not have intentionally ended in an area with super cute boutiques. While I settled for window shopping only, one of my pals settled on a lovely dress. As we waited for her in the checkout line, another friend commented how great it was that she could wear it on her upcoming trip . . . to which she retorted, "Oh no, why would I wear something new there? I don't know anybody."

This started a friendly debate that I'd love to extend to all of you: while some people grew up with clothes specially purchased for vacation, others used this time for old favorites and kept the new pieces for a hometown debut. Now I'm sure you have at least a few items falling into each group, but which description fits most of the clothing that you bring along?

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GirlOverboard GirlOverboard 5 years
I chose "new duds" because that tends to be the majority of my wardrobe and they always make me feel fresh and new. I don't care about impressing people I know as much as I care about feeling *good* in what I'm wearing. On the flipside, if it's hot and I want to wear as little as possible or if it's cold and I need an extra layer under my coat, I'll break out the old graphic tees that I still like but generally stopped wearing after I decided to "grow up" my wardrobe. I figure, even if it makes me look a bit like a kid or isn't as flattering as I'd like, if it means being comfortable (or not ruining something nice on the beach or at the amusement park), who cares if it isn't totally stylish - I don't know anybody here! ;)
luna08 luna08 5 years
If I have suitible items I bring them, if I need something new, or specific to the trip, I buy it!
Zivanod Zivanod 5 years
I agree with skigurl. Besides vacations are when you are probably photographed the most.
skigurl skigurl 5 years
a mix of both...i wouldn't wear older clothes unless they are still nice though...you DO know people there: the people you're with!! plus, i always want to look nice for photos!!
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