I’m headed off to New York Fashion Week in a few days! While I’m excited to share the outfits I’ll be wearing during the actual shows and events (keep an eye out for those next week on instagram and facebook!), I also wanted to show you an outfit that’s just as important to master: what to wear when you’re traveling.
If you’re a frequent flier like I am, having a go-to look is a must. Knowing what you’ll wear on the flight is a major stress reliever- it’s one less thing to think about before your departure, which will save you time on travel day, and if you plan correctly, could even save space in your suitcase!
My perfect outfit has lots of layers, so I can be prepared for different scenarios both as I travel and when I arrive at my destination. I also opt for neutrals so these pieces can be easily worn with other things I’ve packed for the trip. For example, I can wear the turtleneck and trench with a fun skirt, or the longline tee and scarf with jeans for a day of exploring.
Read on to see my favorite pieces for travel, and stay tuned for posts from NY coming soon!
You can also view my Travel Must Have: Trench Coat & Flats, here.
A big scarf
Not only does a scarf bring your overall look together, it can also be used as a blanket on the plane or be worn alone over the long-line tee if I end up needing to look a little more “fancy” (for impromptu post-flight cocktails, for example).
I never travel without a chic pair of sunnies! Not only are they must-haves when the sun is out, they instantly finish your look (and cover jetlagged eyes while they’re at it).
An oversize tote
I like having all my travel essentials easily accessible, so an oversize tote is my go-to. It fits my laptop, magazines, travel beauty kit, phone, passport, and other things I’d like to have on hand for the flight – and is still small enough to be considered a purse and not a carry-on suitcase.
A comfy long-line tee
It adds one more layer of protection in case you get cold on the plane, but can also be worn alone if you get too hot. Temperatures are always fluctuating in flight, so it’s best to be prepared!
A light trench
Heavy coats are too bulky to carry through security and stuff into the overhead compartment, so I use a light trench as a protective later in case it rains or the flight crew decides to blast the A/C.
I want to make sure I’m comfortable, sleek, and mobile when I’m traveling. You never know when you’re going to have to run to catch your flight!
A comfy pair of sneakers
Again, being comfy is key when you’re at the airport, so I always wear a stylish pair of sneakers that I can easily slip in and out of at security checkpoints.
I tend to get a little bit cold once we’re in the air, and having protection up to my chin helps keep the chill at bay.