Hey there, Fashionista/os! It’s the start of a new year which means new classes, new friends, and for many of you, travel. My new year always consists of long plane rides, since I travel from home in California back to college in Indiana. As a seasoned jet-setter, I was inspired to kick off the new semester with some travel tips for the new year. Whether you’re traveling 10 miles or 10 hours, these tips show you how to do so in comfort and in style.
While some of you may already be back in classes, some Fashionista/os still have yet to return (lucky you!). I spotted this Fashionista on her way home from the airport, and I just had to steal her style. Her look said chic yet cozy in her plaid blanket scarf. While blanket scarves are usually a fall and winter item, she transitioned this look effortlessly into a hint of spring with a light, neutral palette. And what better way to stay warm in the chilly in-flight air conditioning? This adorable scarf can transform into, you guessed it, a blanket without taking up any extra space in your carry-on luggage.
This Fashionista knew what was up in her long boyfriend cardigan. In-flight temperatures can be a toss-up. A boyfriend cardigan is just warm enough to shield against chilly temps, while still light enough to stow under the seat in front of you. The cream color takes this outfit from winter to spring faster than you can buckle your safety belt.
Now, I know what you may be thinking—jeans? Comfy? Don’t get me wrong, jeans aren’t even choice Netflix and chill attire, let alone what one might think to wear to sit on a plane for 6 hours. This Fashionista, however, was able to endure the flight in her distressed, stretchy jeggings. Make sure your jeans are at least two percent spandex to allow for ample stretch. If you still can’t bear to wear them, opt for a cozy pair of slightly cropped leggings.
It all boils down to the final piece—the shoe. Shoes can be a make or break piece. I’d never want to be late to my connecting flight because of an uncomfortable shoe! Flat booties were a no-brainer for this Fashionista who needed to go straight from the airport to her campus. The light suede keeps this fashionista miles ahead of the seasons. If you don’t own booties a flat shoe of any kind can keep you cute and comfy. If your feet get cold, make sure to stow some fuzzy socks in your carry-on bag for a quick change.
Here’s to safe travels and a happy new semester! And, as always, keep styling!