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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26 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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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