Hi friends and followers of Lindsey! I'm so excited to be here today. Linds and I go way back... like to middle school, way back. Just recently we discovered that we're both bloggers. It was only a matter of time before we did a swap!
Over at AllisonMaeB I share all things I love, including fashion, gifts, and gadgets... so naturally here are my favorite Travel Outfits and Essentials!
It's so important to be comfortable during travel. Whether it's by plane, train or automobile, this is my go to. Some prefer to travel in a dress. They are lightweight and comfortable and usually wrinkle free. It's important, though, to consider all temps. Airplanes can be chilly. And you never know what is on the seat in trains and taxis, so I shy away from bare legs! I always opt for a comfortable pair of pants. I'm loving these LC Lauren Conrad Skinny Ankle Jeans (AND, they are on sale for $17.60!). If jeans are not your thing... or you don't want any buttons, go for a comfy pair of leggings.
Shoes are also very important in travel. As much as we would all like to strut in an airport rocking six inch heels, it's just not practical. Whether it is running to catch a flight or standing in long security lines, comfort is key to prevent additional crabbiness. I was instantly hooked when TOMS Shoes first came on the scene. For every pair of shoes you buy, a pair is given to a child in need. They quickly gained popularity and continually come out with new colors and designs. I'm loving this pair.
What you wear on top is really a matter of preference, but it is very important to layer. While the air can be chilly, lugging around luggage can prove to be quite a work out. How cute is this sleeveless chiffon top from Modcloth?! It's nice and flawy - so it's super comfy, but the cute bow and pop of color will make sure comfort doesn't compromise being chic! Over the top, a lightweight cardi like this one is perfect. Another bonus to layers? If you are in need of a pillow, roll up your cardi! Viola! No need to add to your luggage by bringing a neck pillow!
This brings me to my essentials. First up... a big tote. I adore this one from Mango. Chic, roomy and under $100!
Now, here are my favorite things to put IN said bag while traveling:
First up, reading material! Usually, I am a book girl. However, I tend to get distracted while I travel so I stick to magazines. Vogue, the fashion bible, is a favorite but I am also smitten with Real Simple Magazine.
How perfect is this travel wallet from ModCloth?! No need to worry about misplacing your ID when digging for your cash or your passport. It's all in one place! Love.
Gum, of course... you're in close proximity to many folks while traveling, bad breath = bad looks. :-) Also, I need to chomp away during take off and landing, it helps with my ears!
Ziplock bags. This is THE BEST TIP I've ever gotten. Place panties and other intimates in ziplock bags at the bottom of your carry on. That way, if the unthinkable happens and your luggage is lost, at least you have your clean undies! (I usually put at least one outfit in a ziplock too.) Use ziplocks for all your fluids, of course. (This is a requirement in all airports now.) Use ziplocks for snacks. KEEP all the ziplocks and use them for your dirty/sandy swim suits and undergarments in your suitcase on the way home. Genius!
Travel days can be long days. A quick way to freshen up is with dry shampoo. I've had the best luck with this cheap kind from Target.
Water, water, WATER. I know it's easy to hold of on the water during travel. Bathrooms are not always close, clean or available when you need them. But, it is so so so important to stay hydrated when you travel. My favorite is Smart Water because it has electrolytes in it (Like Gatorade!). But, they won't let that bottle past security. So, chug one on your drive to the airport and grab a bottle like this to fill up when you are past security.
Snacks are EXPENSIVE anywhere you travel. So, bring your own. Nuts and berries are the best travel snacks. Bring this whole bag or break it up into different ziplocks so you have more ziplocks for later! :-)
Eos is my FAVORITE lip balm right now. Keep those lips hydrated!
Any makeup you cannot live without on your trip? Keep it in your carry on. I'm loving this makeup bag, also from Modcloth!
Finally, another BIG favorite of mine, Yes to Carrots Face Wipes - Cucumber. Wipe your hands, face, neck... even your seat tray and phone! I use these every night before bed... but they are really perfect for travel.
A BIG thank you to Lindsey for letting me stop by today! She is over at my blog talking Romantic Getaways! Be sure to stop by and say hi to me at AllisonMaeB!
Cheers to happy travels,