Nothing will kill the excitement and anticipation of getting your vacay party started faster than being uncomfortable during travel. You've been there before. You sat on that plane for hours praying for the air conditioning system to break or in the passenger seat of the car pulling and tugging at clothing that was pinching or scratching you during what seemed to be the longest drive ever to a destination. In either scenario, and I've experienced both, the irritation settles in and you become overly cranky forgetting quickly that the whole point of the trip is to enjoy yourself and relax.
I learned my lesson after a couple of flights and a few 15-hour road trips that being comfortable during travel is an important piece to starting your trip off right. But, comfortable doesn't mean being sloppy or frumpy. There are travel-comfy ways to dress with style that don't require a corset.
If I'm not wearing an oversized tee that covers my rear (and you should always cover your backside when wearing leggings or yoga pants, ladies!), I like to tie a lightweight long sleeve shirt around my waist like THIS pink and white one, which will also be worn in one of my looks on the trip. I add a jacket like THIS cargo jacket in case I get chilly. THIS denim jacket, my favorite bomber jacket HERE, or a light=weight, long cardigan, like THIS one, would work just as well.
A few good baseball caps, like the one pictured HERE, are staples in my wardrobe. I have two other basic caps, THIS camel cap and THIS gray one. These colors are easy to match with any outfit and great for travel. I recommend wearing one even if you take it off as soon as you board the plane or get in the car because they come in handy on the beach or to wear on those days that you don't feel like dealing with your hair ~ seriously, you're on vacation!
For shoes during travel, I always stick to sneakers like THESE cute olive green, ruffled slide-ons, THESE blush pink ones, or THESE Nike lace-ups. I do prefer the slide-on sneaker over the lace-up sneakers when traveling by plane to make it easier getting them on and off in security. I also try to make sure that the sneakers, like the ones pictured, go with at least one or two of my vacation outfits to eliminate packing another pair of shoes. It leaves room in my suitcase for vacation splurges! Happy vacationing to you all! - Jill xoxo
A few of my favorite travel bags.