Have you been on a trip lately and noticed someone at the airport who looked very pulled together? Did you wonder how she did it?
We often forget that our style travels with us 24/7. Yes, it is possible to travel and be comfortable, stylish, and professional all at the same time, but how and what exactly do you wear?
Here are some tips for traveling light and in style.
A fitted blazer: A simple blazer will do wonders to keep you looking Fabulous After 40.
A small black handbag: A great find is a passport purse on a chain. It’s large enough to carry an iPhone, credit cards, driver’s license and lipstick. It can easily fit it into a tote and qualify for the “two personal items” airplane requirement.
Comfortable, good looking suede flats or wedges: Suede is your friend when it comes to comfortable shoes. The good news is these days it is perfectly acceptable to wear suede all year long so you can invest in a pair and it won’t be just seasonal.
Use a tote for your carry on: Ladies, leave the backpack at home with your children and instead pack up your things in a pretty tote bag. Totes are practical and age-appropriate. For a polished, corporate look, go for one that is made of leather and is large enough for your laptop or iPad, travel pillow, and plane snacks but fits under the seat.
Here is a recap of what to do to get prepared for a trip:
Are there items in your closet that you would like to take on your travels that need to be altered or dry cleaned?
Travel in style.
You will be treated in the manner in which you present yourself. You can be comfortable and appropriate at the same time. I am sure you have heard the saying, “there is a time and place for everything.” Droopy sweat pants and pajama bottoms are to be worn at home….not on an airplane. You may be sitting next to a potential client or a future employer. I even have a client who met her husband on a flight from Dallas to San Francisco. So ladies, dress the part! Looking stylish makes you feel confident.
Dress in layers. Airplanes can be hot and uncomfortable when you board and grow frigid and become arctic when you reach 35,000 feet. Travel with a cardigan, blazer, and add a scarf for warmth and style.
Keep your self hydrated. Travel with a bottle of water in your tote. This way, you can arrive fresh and ready to take on the day.