The trick or treaters have come and gone, the candy your kids collected or the left over candy you didn’t hand out is forever staring you in the face (so you might as well eat it, right?! Because all of the witches have flown away on their broom sticks and there is no one to magically make it disappear!) and when you walk into the mall you hear “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and you say “no kidding” as the stores somehow magically over night turned their space into a Winter Wonderland! It must be November 1st! The holidays are inevitably upon us now, there is no more denying it! Thanksgiving, when more travel is done in the United States at one time than any other time of year, will be here in less than 4 weeks which means Hanukkah will be too as they start on the same day this year-quite the anomaly and once Thanksgiving passes…we all know what that means, Christmas! This is a fabulous time of year filled with family, friends, scrumptious food, plenty of good times and lots of travel. I love suggestions and requests; this blog was a suggestion and I think it is perfect timing for it as the busiest travel season of the year is here. What to wear when you travel can be tricky, you want to look nice and put together but you want to be comfortable as well. Long gone are the days when people travel in this:
Even when traveling for work, we like to be as comfortable as possible in the airport and not wrinkle what we are wearing to our business meeting.
So whether you are traveling for work, pleasure and/or the holidays, here are my tips on what to wear to be comfortable and still look like you would want in the event that you run into that long, lost friend in the airport!
First, let’s start with bottoms as I think this can be the most difficult wardrobe piece to pick out when traveling.
Leggings are a comfortable choice for sure!
If you are the type that loves to wear jeans all the time and therefore when you travel, here are some of my favorite travel denim:
If you need to be a little dressier but still want to be comfortable, a great trouser is the way to go!
Let’s move on to those ever fluctuating temperature when you travel. You could start off in Texas and end up in Chicago or have the air on you full blast in the plane or be sitting on the runway for an hour with no air at all. The moral of this story is to wear layers that can easily be put on and taken off. Make sure your additions fit in your bag or carry-on nicely in case you find yourself not needing them or taking them off to go through security. If you can, start off with a simple top such as a nice, v-neck t-shirt in a sold color, or a plain long sleeve knit top, you can build from there. Then you can add:
The next stop on our “what to wear when traveling” journey is foot wear. As we all know, when in the airport security line, we must remove our shoes to go through the sensors. This rule may change (hopefully sooner than later) but until then, remember to always either wear socks or keep a pair in your bag to put on in security-the airport floor just can’t be the cleanest place in the world!
A woman always needs a pair…or 3…or 5 of flat boots in her repertoire!
Simply because I love them, the last stop on the “what to wear when traveling” train is accessories!!
Happy, safe and stylish travels! If you need help with your travel wardrobe, please feel free to contact me for an appointment, I would love to help!
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