It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means that many of you out there are about to embark on some travel! I’m not going to get into how much I dislike airplanes and long car rides; instead, I wanted to focus on fashion choices you can make during your travels that keep you looking sharp without making you uncomfortable.
Here’s my head to toe travel look I recently wore:
Hair: I always wear my hair down when traveling. All it took was one time wearing my hair in a bun to learn my lesson; it was a constant struggle between being able to use the headrest on my seat/possibly ruining my hair-do and sitting up straight the entire flight. I didn’t get to sleep on that particular trip. Oops.
Eyes: If you wear contacts like I do, a travel day is definitely the right time to break out the specs. There is nothing worse than the feeling of a dry contact lens suctioning on to your eye for dear life…
Wrap: I like to wear/pack a pashmina or a scarf with me when I travel. I wear it around my neck, but I like that I can also remove it and use it as a blanket over my legs as well.
Sleeves: Whether it is long sleeves or a sweater/cardigan, I always like to have sleeves on. Airplanes (and hey, cars too depending on who you’re with) can get chilly, and you can’t always count on there being a blanket for you. Even if you’re traveling to a warm climate (we were on our way to Mexico), you can always change/remove it when you arrive.
Stretchy pants: Yep, I said it. Stretchy pants are my friend on road trips and airplanes. Whether it is a pair of leggings or yoga pants, something with stretch is always a good idea. However: I suggest to avoid wearing a worn out pair; you still want to look put together! I’ve actually had great luck with athletic leggings lately, instead of “regular” ones. They are usually a bit thicker, with a wide waistband – go check out the athletic section next time you’re at the store!
Feet: I always bring a pair of socks with me, even if I am wearing flip flops. Cold feet are never fun to have, and stuffing a small pair of socks in your bag won’t take up much space. Also – if you have an item that is rather bulky, I suggest wearing it while traveling! In this case, I needed to bring my boots with me for horseback riding. Instead of having them take up my precious suitcase space, I decided to wear them!
Glasses: Warby Parker Colton in Whiskey Tortoise, $95
Scarf: Xhilaration, purchased at Target, $9.99
Striped Henley: Merona, purchased at Target, $12.99
Athletic leggings: purchased at T.J. Maxx, $16.99
Cowboy boots: Maripe, similar here
Carry-on bag: purchased at T.J. Maxx
Do you have any tips for staying stylish during travel? Please share them!
Love those boots! Great travel tips. 🙂
I’m diggin’ those boots! I also bring socks! I really like to travel in flip flops, I guess so I can slip them off and curl my feet up underneath my legs, but my feet get so cold, especially on planes.
I usually travel in flip flops as well! So, having those socks are essential. This was probably the one exception to my flip flop rule: I needed the space in the suitcase, so I opted to wear the boots!
This is a great travel outfit! I usually wear something very similar when I travel because I want to feel comfortable and relaxed. And I usually always wear flip-flops or boots because I never want to hassle over shoelaces when going through airport security!
Totally agree! Messing with shoelaces is a biiiig hassle at the airport!
I’m totally with you. We just got back from lots of traveling (airplanes and 16 hour car rides) and comfort is key. Stretchy pants and scarves are a must 🙂
I’m late on this post but I love the outfit. I usually wear ballet flats because on those 10 hour flights, you have to hydrate a lot and have to go to the bathroom a lot. It’s easier to slide my feet into my flats than taking off my socks and putting my flip flops on. I love the boots and could see wearing them on a short flight.