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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First class travel

Hello lovelies! How was everybody's weekends? Parfait, I hope! I have to admit that mine was one of the best I have had in awhile! Sometimes you just need a mini vacation to unwind and regroup, and this weekend was exactly that. I got to be pretty lazy, soak up some rays, snorkel, spend quality time with family and not stress about anything. Absolutely wonderful. The only downside was that I had totally meant to take outfit photos to share with you darlings (mainly because the setting was just so great), but I ended up living in a bikini all weekend, and that didn't really seem photo worthy! I wound up with like 500 or so pictures of the fantastic sunsets though :) I'll share one or two with you soon! 

My traveling this weekend, and the upcoming holidays, got me thinking about what our travel clothes say about us. If you find yourself waiting at the airport for a flight in the next few weeks, take a moment to look around and observe the various travel styles you will inevitably see: the juicy couture track suit woman, leggings and uggs girl, stilettos and pencil skirt lady, etc. I would venture to say that many of us (being the fashionistas that we are) still carefully select the garments that will decorate our frames on travel day, but a part of us may crave the comfort of sweats with a burning passion. But ladies, just because you aren't flying first class doesn't mean you can't look like you belong there. And trust me, you won't even have to sacrifice comfort doing so!
travel day
I usually don't advocate the leggings as pants trend, but I think airports are the one exception, particularly if you pair them with a tunic that is long enough to cover your butt. Throw on a pair of riding boots for a chic shoe that is easy to take on and off at security. Don't forget to pack a drapey cardigan that you can wrap up in since planes are usually a little chilly. I wouldn't wear too many accouterments when flying, because it is just a lot of hassle to take all your jewelry off at security, but I think a simple layered necklace adds the perfect finishing touch to this comfy, chic travel day outfit. You will look put together enough that you won't be embarrassed if you happen to be seated next to a hunk, but still totally able to comfortably cuddle up and nap if your plane mate turns out to be a dud. If you prefer to take your traveling style up a notch, your best option is a flirty, feminine frock that provides just the right amount of shape (try a cinched waist dress) but is still flowy enough to wiggle in comfortably. Swap the leggings for a pair of girly tights and add in your favorite low heeled lace up ankle boots for an instantly dressed up look. Again, keep a longer cardigan within reach. You can even take this look out on the town once you get to your fabulous destination! The best traveling outfits are truly those that leave the flyer feeling comfortable and confident, and if you don either of these options I guarantee you will achieve the desired result!

Babes, what is your preferred travel day style? Do you have a go-to traveling outfit? Do you forget about fashion for a day in order to survive the holiday transportation madness? What are your best tips for maintaining a dignified, relaxed look? Stay tuned for more holiday travel style guides!

Bisous!

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21 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, I´m travelling alot because of my job and when I do, I mostly wear dark jeans, blouse or shirt, blazer and some nice booties. I don´t wear suits then but a blazer is a must when I´m travelling for job.

    For longer flights I actually love to wear leggins, long shirt and a cozy sweater with some boots - that´s comfortable but still chic and helps me to go trough an 10-hours-flight.

    xxx
    -M-

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  2. Love your pieces....Ill need to pack wisely for NYC, two weeks, woo hoo!!


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  3. I do like the outfit on the left! Long haul flights are so horrendous - I can't believe I used to enjoy flying! Now if I could travel first class...

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  4. when i travel i've got to look stylish! love these outfits!!!

    thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
    XOXO, BECCA
    www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  5. Your trip sounds amazing!!! And I love that green dress, tunic. :)SarahD

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  6. Fab travel looks, darling!
    I like to be chic yet comfy when I travel so I usually wear jeggings and a tunic :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. I love your traveling looks--I just wish I had somewhere to travel to!! But when I do travel, I like to dress in layers because you never know what the temp. will be in the airport, on the plane, etc. So these looks would be perfect for me!

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  8. Your weekend in Florida sounds so lovely! My weekend in NYC was absolutely fantastic. :)

    My go-to traveling outfit tends to be a cotton floral dress, a cardigan, black opaque tights, flats, and minimal jewelry. Simple, comfortable, and cute. I love your second suggested look!

    xoxo Hannah

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  9. thankyou so much for the lovely comment sweetie, i've add your link to my blog roll!

    XOXO, BECCA
    www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  10. Oooh love both those looks! And I don't usually do the leggings as pants either, but that looks great :D
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  11. I'm with ya! Love to be comfy but also pay attention to what I wear and like to look effortless chic. Good options - I like that dress A LOT!

    xox,
    MeggyD from www.ChasingDavies.blogspot.com

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  12. Why aren't we Facebook friends yet? I couldn't find you on Facebook, so feel free to friend me. (Hannah Orenstein.)

    Thanks for updating your status! ;)

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  13. Nothing beats traveling first class...although I can't do it often, I enjoy every second, minute of it, even if it is a 16 hour flight to Tokyo.

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  14. love these - great travel clothes xxx

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  15. Great picks! Love the booties and the bag!

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  16. Leggings, boots, cardigans, oversized sunglasses. That is totally my travel style du jour! :)

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  17. I always travel with comfortable flats and a soft sweater for the chilly plane. Comortable and Classic, that's my traveling aesthetic.

    mylifeinstyleblog.com

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  18. I love being comfy while traveling...and those outfits are so pretty:)...Kisses and hugs,sweetie

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  19. This is the first holiday season that I will not be travelling and and I am so looking forward to it! I think you have the right idea with leggings, they are chic with the right top and flat boots, just add a scarf and voila! xo

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  20. great picks! i'm traveling for thanksgiving so i'll keep this in mind! :) and, i love that the ankle boots are 30-some dollars at F21!

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