Many of us travel around this time of year to escape to warmer climates, so I wanted to share some of my go-to pieces for chic and comfy travel style. I have to admit that styling an ideal travel outfit can be challenging because it’s hard to strike the right balance of looking put together yet still feeling comfy. Even when I’m on a short flight, I always want to feel as comfortable as possible but also be able to step off my flight and be ready to go. I’ve already traveled so many times this year, so I’m definitely familiar with what you should and shouldn’t wear while in flight. Read on to find out what my travel essentials are.
I always travel with a light jacket and dress in layers since you never know if you’re going to get cold or hot throughout a flight and when you land. Plus, having that one piece on-hand actually helps save space in your suitcase or carry-on. My go-to picks are usually a blazer, leather jacket, or a utility jacket.
Basic Tee or Knit
When it comes to my top, I keep it basic with a plain t-shirt or light knit top. This ensures that I’m comfortable and not too restricted. I’ve learned that if you wind up wearing a nice blouse or button down, it always gets so wrinkly after sitting for long periods of time.
I swear by my Louis Vuitton Neverfull totes whenever I’m on a flight because they hold so much. Keeping yourself entertained or productive always makes a flight more enjoyable, so I like to keep my tote stashed with magazines or books and my laptop or iPad. It’s also great for holding healthier snacks if you’re on a long-haul flight.
I’ll often travel in jeans since they’re the most comfortable and presentable choice whenever I need to head straight to a business meeting. I love that they’re so versatile and easy to dress up.
For longer flights, I’ll swap out jeans for black leggings since they feel great in all temperatures – and I never feel uncomfortable in them after long hours of sitting. An added bonus is that a light knit top or jacket makes them look less like loungewear. My favorite is this pair of leather leggings.
Sunglasses are a wonderful way to hide tired eyes. I usually throw mine on as soon as I get off the airplane and even sometimes have them on in flight since the sun can sometimes get super bright.
There’s always a ton of walking involved in traveling, so your safest bet is to go with comfy shoes. Sneakers are a no-brainer, but if you have somewhere important to be, low block-heeled pumps or booties are also great picks. If you prefer a stylish flat, I love slides and espadrilles.