For the past two months I’ve been racking up frequent flyer miles with trips to Cali, Alabama, Arizona, and Kentucky (and this doesn’t count the trips where I drove). I have lots to report on some 101 goals related to all this travel, but before I set out to fly the friendly skies again this weekend, I wanted to post something that’s been on my mind (and in my suitcase). And that’s travel wear. At this point, I think I’ve seen it all from pajama pants and slippers to miniskirts and stilettos. I’ve seen what works, and what doesn’t.
Obviously, I’m no fashionista. But, I am working on my performance in the style department. So without further ado, some style ideas for your next trip.
The Red Eye
Isabel Marant cotton tee, 190 EUR
Contrast Foldover Yoga Pant, $30
TOMS sparkly shoes, $54
Puma grommet handbag, $85
The number one consideration here: comfort. Cross-country flights, especially at night, can be no fun. Comfort is key! I am also a big proponent of slip on shoes (TSA and the guy behind you at security will thank you). Another great thing about this outfit: the awesome carry on bag. Big enough to store your headphones, your Kindle, and a snack, but still cute enough to tote around (and slip under the seat in front of you).
The Jet Set
3 1 Phillip Lim merino cardigan, $239
Dorothy Perkins pink tee, 25 GBP
Seven For All Mankind boot cut jeans, 165 GBP
Lacoste shoes, $84
H M leather bag, 25 GBP
For every day traveling, I like to go pretty casual, but yet still nice enough to grab dinner out when I reach my destination. Some things I like about this one: a cardigan you can pull on when the cabin inevitably goes from hot to cold. Layering options are great for flying. I also really love the splash of color in this top as well.
The Business Class
Trollied Dolly square neck dress
J crew cardigan, $40
Red Herring black shoes, 16 GBP
Kate Spade summer handbag, $249
Sometimes I have to go into the office as soon as I touch down, so I need to wear something that works at 10,000 feet just as well as in a meeting with my boss. In these situations I usually go with a dress. Something with an A-line or other non-constricting fit and above all WRINKLE-FREE. I have found favorites from Target and Ann Taylor, all that allow me to emerge from a plane without rushing to find an iron. I am also a fan of flats even when dressing nicer. I like the pop of color this bag provides as well.
So what do you think? Have you all done any traveling lately? Any rules of sky style that you live by?