Spring is a big travel season for me. Having just returned from a work trip and gearing up for two more in March, my packing strategy and travel outfits have become somewhat routine.
When it comes down to it, I always go for something comfortable and practical. Sometimes “comfort” gets confused with lazy, but there’s still a way to keep things looking put-together, while being comfortable.
Here’s a few of my tips for easy airport style:
OPT FOR FLATS OR SNEAKERS
I always wear a comfortable shoe when traveling. I can still remember the morning we left for our honeymoon. We went to St. Lucia and had a connecting flight from Dallas to Atlanta. Our Dallas flight was significantly delayed and we literally had to sprint to the next gate/terminal for our connecting flight in Atlanta. Meanwhile, our names are being called over the intercom and they announce they are officially closing the gate. There I was, in my cute honeymoon sandals, wedges to be exact (it wasn’t a pretty sight). Thankfully, we made the flight! Lesson learned — wear comfortable shoes.
I always wear layers when I’m flying, even in the summer. I tend to get chilly on the flight and it’s nice to have something on my shoulders. I have had this tan cardigan for a while and often wear it while traveling. I also love this cardigan because it looks nice thrown over a slip dress as seen here. Packing tip: always pack versatile pieces that you can wear with other items you pack.
ORGANIZE YOUR CARRY ON TOTE
I love using this leather pouch to organize my headphones, back up battery, facial mist, antibacterial wipes etc. It’s a great size to fill with all of your carry-on essentials. It’s important to keep things organized to eliminate stress when traveling. I never travel without some type of pouch to hold these little things.
UTILIZE EXTRA SPACE
To make the most of your carry on, be sure to utilize all of the nooks and crannies. When I travel with hats, I either wear one on the airplane, or pack it in my suitcase. If I do decide to keep it in my suitcase, I fill it with my socks or pajamas (something that I don’t mind getting wrinkled). I also roll up my jeans and put them in my handbags. If I’m packing boots, I will also roll up my jeans and put them inside. Do whatever makes sense for you, but be sure to not waste that extra space. It’s amazing how much room opens up.
What are your packing tips?
Gucci Princeton Loafer Mules (Similar version under $12 here.) | Halogen Long Linen Blend Cardigan in ‘Tan Cobblestone’ | Levi’s The Perfect Pocket Tee in ‘White’ | AG ‘The Stilt’ Denim | Sunglasses (Under $10!) | Kendra Scott Cocktail Ring in ‘Gold’ | CALPAK Ambeur 20″ Rolling Spinner Carry-On in ‘Black’ | Leatherology Medium Pouch in ‘Rose’ | Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis (Similar budget friendly option here.) | Goyard Goyardine St. Louis GM (Budget friendly option here. Love this bag too! Such great quality for the price point.) | Hourglass Long Wear Lip Pencil in Canvas (full review here) | Lawless Beauty Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick: Color Brad (I’m not sure why the color is off on the website, Brad is a cool pink color. See more pictures of it here)
WHAT I PACKED: