I’ve been on the go a lot lately, and I often get questions about my travel outfits – especially when I fly – so I rounded up some of my recent travel looks for you today.
I have a basic formula for my travel outfits, which makes packing and prepping for trips easier. The fewer decisions I have to make, the better!
My travel outfits always involve a layering piece that I can remove if I get hot on the plane or when I reach my final destination. Usually that’s a denim jacket because it’s heavy and takes up a lot of room in the suitcase if it’s packed. It’s also a versatile wardrobe piece that I usually plan to bring along anyway.
If I want to wear jeans on the bottom, I bring a utility jacket or a denim jacket in a color (or white.)
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Another component to my travel outfit is a versatile t-shirt that I can mix and match with other items in my travel capsule.
And I usually wear sneakers (again, because they’re heavy and bulky, and I don’t want to pack them if I don’t have to) but sometimes I wear comfy sandals like these.
In the fall, I often wear my coated denim jacket on top, and then I have it for my trip to top off my date night looks.
When I really want to be comfortable, I wear joggers on the bottom, but lately I’ve taken to wearing jeans and packing the joggers because the jeans bulkier and heavier and take up more suitcase real estate.
I do always pack a pair of joggers, though, mainly for going downstairs to the hotel lobby for coffee in the mornings; but sometimes I wear them during the day as well.
My carry-on bag is usually a tote that holds my laptop and other travel essentials. If I’m doing a carry-on suitcase, the tote is my personal item, and I stash my purse (usually a crossbody bag) inside so I have it when I get to my destination.
I used to always carry my Neverfull in the MM size, but I was always stuffing it too full and it was ruining the shape, plus it was hard to fit everything I wanted inside. So a few years ago, I splurged on the Goyard St. Louis in the GM size. I bought it second-hand on Fashionphile, and like all luxury items, the prices on both bags have gone up significantly since I purchased them. My Neverfull has doubled in price, which is crazytown!
On rare occasions (usually during the colder months), I deviate from this uniform, and wear a cozy sweater with jeans and bring a coat or jacket that I will need wherever I’m going. This outfit is from this past spring, and I was experimenting with a new carry-on bag, the AWAY Everywhere Bag.
As much as I love my stylish totes, this bag is sooooo convenient, and it holds so much more. I can easily fit in a change of clothes and my essential skincare/makeup products, making more room in my suitcase for shoes!
I still bring my tote when I know I’m going to want it at my destination, but if I don’t need it to carry my laptop around, or for a pool bag, I’ll be using the Everywhere Bag from now on.
Okay, one last look! This is from 2016, so I don’t have current links for anything but the suitcase (it goes on sale often; don’t pay full price!) but it’s my favorite winter travel look ever.
A lightweight, packable puffer coat is ideal for travel. This one can be easily stashed inside my suitcase when I get to the airport, and taken out when I arrive.
The scarf is nice to have on the plane, if it’s chilly, and I was headed to Maine so I knew I’d need it there.
And while the OTK boots might look uncomfortable, I walked all over NYC one day in those, plus I didn’t want to pack them, so I wore them, and I did fine, but it was a short flight.
Okay, that’s it for today! I’m headed to the beach for a quick day trip. Praying this foggy, cloudy weather burns off by the time we get there.
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