I LOVE to travel- who doesn't?! All the exotic flavors and fashion, new and exciting cultures, historical architecture and artifacts are just a few reasons to pull out your passport, use your PTO, and get out of your comfort zone.
If you're anything like me, you also abhore seeing travelers donning pajama pants, sweat suits (my goodness I saw a real-life Juicy Couture velour number the other day!), and a number of other outfits that should be banned from public places. Just because you are sitting on an airplane, does NOT mean you get a free pass to wear sleepwear in public!
Now- don't get me wrong, I don't think body-con dresses and platform pumps are the way to go when travelling to your next destination either, but being comfortable doesn't mean looking sloppy.
The secrets to looking chic, while still being comfy, are choosing the right silhouettes and fabrics, finding your preferred color palette, and curating pieces that are practical- NOT pajamas! Keep reading to learn how to master the art of Chic+Comfy.
Flowing, draped, and oversized silhouettes are perfect for tops or dresses. Who wants to be sitting in a middle seat (GASP!) for 6 hours in a fitted button-up blouse or sheath dress? You might as well wear a straight jacket! My faves include swing tee's, lightweight tunic sweaters, peplum tee's, and boyfriend blouses.
ALL NATURAL FIBERS! Cotton is queen when you're traveling, especially for extended periods of time. Who wants to be sweating in a polyester (bleghk) blend piece for hours on end? No one...not a single person- unless you are trying to drop a weight class for high shool wrestling.
Whether you have a signature color story already, or like to switch it up on the reg- choose a color palette that you feel most babe-a-licious in. Think of neutrals as base for your outfits and mix them up with complementary colours. For example: Rinse denim skinny jeans with a white and heather gray stripe swing tee are my neutral and complementary colors (base+layer). Accent colours will help to elevate your look to Chic status, for example: silver stacking rings, a gold watch, or a pair of statement shoes.
Neutral Base Colors: gray, beige, white, black, olive, navy
Complementary Layering Colors: camel, burgundy, slate, light blue (hello Serenity), blush, mint