When sightseeing and exploring on your first days, dress casually and comfortably. Wear shoes that are comfortable for walking, bring layers for chilly buildings or weather, and pack a daypack with your water bottle and portable umbrella. Depending on where you are, it may be best to not call too much attention to yourself as a newcomer as you’re out and about, so dress to not stand out. If you’re somewhere conservative or visiting religious sites like temples or cathedrals, bring layers to cover your legs and shoulders if necessary.
Shopping and errands: Attune yourself to local dress codes and try to blend in, at least somewhat, as you go for your first moving-in errands. Women can expect to wear comfortable flats, or athletic shoes if errands include lots of walking, with jeans, pants, or a skirt, while men can wear boots or athletic shoes with shorts, jeans or pants, and a t-shirt with a sweater or cardigan.
Nightlife: Observe local dress codes for nightlife, as some cultures and venues have very upscale dress codes whereas other places are far more casual. In some cities, for example, women and men who dress too casually, in athletic shoes, shorts, or even flats sometimes, may not be allowed into nightclubs. In other places, high heels or a tie are too much. Generally, a button-down and slim-fitting jeans should be good for men, while women can wear a dress with nice shoes.
Outdoor adventures: When you move, be prepared for new weather and terrain for outdoor adventures. Stay safe and comfortable in sweat-wicking clothing, athletic shoes, or hiking boots or sandals with weatherproofing and good grip. For the beach, you’ll want a nice bathing suit as well as flip flops, quick-drying shorts, and a beach coverup.