Layers and traveling go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly.
Having just come back from a spring break trip to Vegas, I know first hand how important it is to dress for travel. Especially if you’re traveling from coast to coast in spring, you need your outfit to work with the transition from cold to warm weather or vise versa. In my opinion, the best solution for dealing with bipolar temperature changes is wearing layers and a versatile accessory like a hat.
The Fashionista I spotted last week nailed a geek chic look featuring layers that would be ultra comfortable and fun to wear on a long car ride or flight to any destination.
Her outfit, which actually inspired my outfit choice pre-boarding the plane to Vegas, consisted of a graphic T-shirt, flannel, sweater, leggings and a coat. She kept the color scheme understated with different shades of blues and played around with varying textures, like wool and cotton. I especially liked the Fashionista’s nerdy nod to Star Trek
on her oversized men’s T-shirt
. It’s nice to be playful in fashion. The Fashionista’s gray beanie
also added swag to her look and would keep her head nice and toasty during travel. Red-rimmed glasses brought the geek chic look together and is a smart choice for travel if you’re optically challenged. My travels have taught me personally that the brutally dry air on planes usually makes wearing contacts torturous, so opting for glasses is a stylish and appropriate alternative.
One Simple Change:
If you feel that the heavy-duty combat boots the Fashionista wore are too dark and clunky for travel, trade it in for bright platform sneakers. Contemporary labels like ICB
featured platform sneakers on the spring runways and sneakers would be great for walking around to sight see once you’ve arrived to your destination.