Summer is here and this means travelling to warm and sunny locales to get a break from the Winter blahs. If you have some travel plans on the horizon, you may be wondering how you can go about your itinerary and achieve both comfort and style at the same time. This CAN be an arduous task, but if you have some of the basics in your wardrobe, it can be done. The key when you are traveling, either by air, train, or automobile, is all in the layering. You want to have a few layers going so that you can remove and replace your layers as you need to and as temperatures in cabin and in the car change with your traveling agenda. You also want to go a little more on the casual side – that means pack, do not wear, the trapeze dress and wedges. Here are some travel style tips to ensure you dress comfortably, and pick some layering basics so that you arrive at your destination looking AND feeling great.
1. A cardigan sweater or hoody in your bag, over your shoulders, or around your waist is a great extra to carry, and will minimize the bulk of a big heavy coat. You won’t need to worry about a jacket if you have a lightweight cardigan on and some layering underneath. Particularly if you are traveling to warmer temps, this one will easily slip into your carry-on when you arrive.
2. Pair your cardigan or hoody with a V neck T shirt, or if you are really going warmer, a pretty camisole underneath. A V-neck is flattering on just about any figure and is almost as feminine as a pretty lacy camisole.
3. Jeans, jeans, jeans. Unless you are getting off the plane to hit a conference room, jeans are a travel must have and will keep you comfortable in just about any temperature. You can go with a cute denim skirt if you want, or even just your favourite pair of every day jeans. This will keep you stylish and comfortable and if you want to dress things up a bit when you arrive, keep some heels in your carry on bag.
4. Flat shoes. Flats are a definite must no matter where and how you are traveling. Unless you enjoy rushing 40 gates in an airport in heels, then by all means, torture yourself accordingly. But why make your feet, calves, and back suffer from all of the lineups and walking when you don’t have to.
5. Large tote. Just say no to the bulky carry on luggage roller, a large tote is all you will need. You want something to shove in all of your mags and books you will take on flight or in car, as well as snacks, drinks, and of course, your beauty compacts and personal items bags for any in-flight touch-ups or refreshers you may need. Think big here, you want to have as much on hand as you can, particularly if you are on a long flight.