There is an entirely new fashion industry that is now directly catering to travelers who don’t want to pack ten pieces when one will do the job. For example, the Chrysalis Cardi is a single piece of fabric that can be worn up to eight different ways, including as a dress, a cardigan, a top and a scarf.
With one of these, you can practically cut your clothing in half! Clothes made from quick-dry polyester instead of cotton will stay cleaner longer on your next tropical vacation. New-age fabrics like bamboo and hemp are naturally anti-bacterial and odor resistant so you can wear them multiple times before they need a wash.