Happy Tuesday! I'm gearing up to hit the road this weekend for a 6 week adventure to the west coast and back. After living out of a suitcase for almost 5 months while I was in Europe, I know a thing or two about packing for a long term trip. While this one will look a bit different than the last, it requires strategy nonetheless.
Typically my travel uniform (AKA what to wear on a plane) involves early mornings at the airport or sleeping on a red eye. But for this journey, I'll be needing outfits to wear on a road trip. So for the sake of versatility, I've pulled together a few travel looks for the spring that are cozy enough to wear on a plane or in the car, but polished enough to keep on when you get to your destination.
1. RUFFLE TEE + CROPPED CHINOS
I love these grey cropped chinos. They're a cozy fit that you can wear comfortably all day (plus they're a nice mix up from always being in jeans). I especially love them paired with a soft blush (like this ruffle tee). I wore it all with these adidas superstars because I like the juxtaposition of playing with both feminine + athletic styles, but you can easily swap them out for a mule if you prefer a more traditional look.
Both these frayed skinny ankle jeans and this red pocket sweater are super comfortable and can easily be worn all day (no matter if you're on a plane, in a car or exploring a city). And by simply adding this silk primavera scarf tied around the neck, the look instantly becomes polished + chic (and is still just as comfortable).
I've already raved about how comfortable these cropped chinos are, but I also particularly love how versatile this slate grey color is. Here, I paired it with this bell-sleeve blouse (which is also great for travel because it's soft, breathable and a comfortable fit). I love these pieces together because while they're both loose (AKA super comfy) the cuffed pant leg and the bell sleeves give it enough structure to still look polished + put together. To give it a pop of royal blue, I paired them with this linen scarf I found at a market in Paris a few years ago (a light linen is always a great textile for layering while traveling).
My favorite piece of the outfit was this gorgeous Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Small handbag (which you can purchase gently used for a discount from Trendlee-- along with lots of other great designer bags from brands like Givenchy!) I almost always carry neutrals like black, camel or grey, so it was fun to mix things up a bit with this bright cobalt blue.
While I love so many types of fashion and unique approaches to individual style, dressing comfortably while traveling trumps everything else (at least in my book). I hope these give you some fun inspiration to look cute + stay cozy whilst traveling!
Have some other questions about packing strategy? Let me know in the comments below!
As always, thanks for stopping by, friends! x