My Favorite Travel Outfit

Travel outfit featuring an oatmeal sweater with distressed denim and nude flats, with a white carry-on. As seen on Kendi Everyday

Travel Sweater with distressed denim and nude flats on Kendi Everyday

Travel outfit featuring an oatmeal sweater with distressed denim and nude flats, with a white carry-on. As seen on Kendi Everyday

Travel outfit featuring an oatmeal sweater with distressed denim and nude flats, with a white carry-on. As seen on Kendi Everyday
Travel outfit featuring an oatmeal sweater with distressed denim and nude flats, with a white carry-on. As seen on Kendi Everyday

Travel outfit featuring an oatmeal sweater with distressed denim and nude flats, with a white carry-on. As seen on Kendi Everyday

Travel outfit featuring an oatmeal sweater with distressed denim and nude flats, with a white carry-on. As seen on Kendi Everyday

Travel outfit featuring an oatmeal sweater with distressed denim and nude flats, with a white carry-on. As seen on Kendi Everyday

Travel outfit featuring an oatmeal sweater with distressed denim and nude flats, with a white carry-on. As seen on Kendi Everyday

Since we have been on the go lately, I’ve been really trying to hone in on a few things when it comes to how I travel. I am and will always be a solutions person — even if it’s not technically a problem. But I always like to keep improving and as we travel I always think — how can I do that better? So here is my thing with travel: you have to maximize comfort with minimal effort. Maybe effort isn’t the right word, but we will roll with it.

When I travel I try to keep all of my things organized and minimal so that I can a) keep up with my stuff and b) I know where everything is.  But I don’t want to sacrifice style. I noticed this summer that the first thing I would need on a plane was a jacket or coat, but didn’t always want to pack one as that is a lot of space. I ended up searching and coming up with this travel shawl — which has been what dreams are made of. It’s so soft I can’t even explain it. It kind of feels like I’m cheating in a way — no way is this supposed to be a adult clothing! But I am here for it.  And it works perfectly to pop over a light tee for the summer, so when we land I an easily slip it off and fold it away in my tote or carry-on. On the flip side, it will work perfectly in the winter when a coat is too bulky to haul around the airport. It’s the right amount of slouchy and soft. Travel shawl is my new favorite everything.

My other two must-haves with travel are good flats and a tote bag. These flats are just the best when it comes to travel and everyday. They are sleek looking and neutral enough to go with quite everything in your suitcase. I lean pretty hard into neutral colored shoes, but the black are also such a great look. All in all, you can’t go wrong with a nice pair of neutral flats when traveling.

This Tory Burch hobo bag has also been a life-saver as of late. I bought it during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last month and haven’t looked back since. It’s the roomiest purse ever so I can keep my wallet, my on-the-go cosmetics bag, my headphones, my laptop and phone with no problem at all. I am not even kidding you. And it closes at the top, which is rare for totes, so it’s a dream for travel.

So if you see me in the airport, I’ll most likely be wearing some form of this outfit. It’s my favorite go-to and the easiest no-brainer before a big trip. (Except for this trip but I forgot my shawl on the kitchen counter. Le sigh. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make her remember to bring it.)

What are your travel favorites? I’d love to hear them!

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  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Yasss, traveling in a pair of comfy jeans, a light sweater and a good pair of flats are the best and stylish chic way to do so. Looking great! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

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  2. Natali says:

    Such a stylish and super cute travel day outfit! I love your luggage and flowy cardigan.

    https://lartoffashion.com/different-kind/

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  3. Shelby Skaggs says:

    This looks so comfy & I am purchasing that travel shawl asap!

    xoxo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

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  4. Lauren says:

    Easy on-and-off shoes are a must for the security check! I am always so tempted to wear a pair of boots to avoid packing them in my suitcase and taking up a ton of room – but being able to easily slip off and back on a pair of flats is so much more important as you’re being rushed through the security lines. I also MUST pick up that travel shawl! It looks HEAVENLY.

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  5. I’m in love with this shawl! I am always cold on airplanes and always need some type of shawl or sweater. I’ll be checking into this one!

    xo Bryn
    http://www.waketonroad.com

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  6. Lorena says:

    Oh I’d wear the entire travel look in a heartbeat, of course plus the big scarf , so I dont even have to ask the flight attendant for one of those airplane blankets people wipe their nose with.

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  7. Rach says:

    This travel outfit is perfect. Not only is it cute but it looks comfortable! The cardigan is the perfect layering piece!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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  8. Annie says:

    I am a super-light traveler, which I think just requires a little extra packing time and some versatile pieces like that shawl! And I agree that cute jeans are the way to go: Still comfy but not as “bummy” as sweats.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  9. Lottie says:

    Love the backless loafers trend! x
    Lottie
    http://www.flareaforte.com

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  10. Jessica says:

    Travel outfits are tricky because you want to be super comfortable yet stylish. But I think you totally nailed it! Love the travel shawl!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  11. Alison says:

    Perfect! I am also wearing the same kind of outfit when I’m traveling! Flats are everything ^^

    xx, BBB
    http://www.bangbangblond.com

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  12. Angharad says:

    I love this outfit! White goes so well with blue denim. My only concern is that I would probably spill something down it (whenever I wear white, I seem to spill coffee down me!). The shawl is so nice in grey 🙂 Angharad x

    welshandwonderful.com

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  13. Mireia says:

    So casual and pretty. I love it!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

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  14. Such a lovely and comfy look! I want that suitcase! ha!

    xx,

    Aïchatou Bella
    http://www.stilettosandstandards.com

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  15. Such a great travel outfit! I really love those shoes.

    http://thegirlfromconnecticut.com/

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  16. Jo says:

    Great travel outfit! Chic and comfy is definitely the way forward when it comes to flying. That shawl is perfect.

    Jo | http://www.cutandchic.com

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  17. Dana says:

    I love this outfit post! And I agree, I love wearing an oversized wrap/cardigan to double as a blanket on the plane! Skinny jeans are also my go-to!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  18. Maggie says:

    I love this!! That sweater looks too cozy 🙂

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

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  19. Love the travel look! I’m all about comfort and style when I fly. Maxi dresses are my go-to look – it’s like wearing a comfy nightgown, but way less weird, lol!

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  20. Ev says:

    Looks so comfy! 🙂

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  21. Monika says:

    Love the jeans!
    Love,

    http://www.thestyleventure.com

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  22. This is the perfect travel outfit! Comfortable and still so cute! I also really love your luggage!

    https://elementsofellis.com/

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  24. simran says:

    Such a great dress, and you’re right in any other fabric I just don’t think it would work! It looks great with those sandals too.

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  25. Kahoot says:

    I like this style, gentle and simple

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  26. david says:

    This travel outfit is perfect. Not only is it cute but it looks comfortable! The cardigan is the perfect layering piece!

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