If you are like me, around the holidays you find yourself traveling. I blame it on long-distance parents and siblings, the fact that I have no children and my penchant for travel. Here is how I prep and travel in style without stress.
When prepping for a trip, I usually pack the night before, if I'm super duper excited, I start days in advance. To make life easy, I bring one carry on bag and approach my packing strategically-- thinking about the activities that are in store and I how to get double and triple duty out of shoes and clothing. For me, this means deciding on a minimalist wardrobe. I’ll pick two or three colors and call it a day. White, black with a pop of red. Or maybe denim, camel and white. Sure, it's always fun to have more options but this ensures that I am not over packing and lugging a heavy carry-on down the jet bridge. It also gives me an excuse to go bold with my accessories. :)
Day of Travel:
In addition to my wallet, keys and eye glass case, I fill my over-sized purse with my essentials i.e. anything that I think will make my drive or flight more enjoyable.
- A pack of gum
- A magazine or book
- Hair ties,
- Bobbi pins
- Make-up wipes
- Ear buds
- Small makeup pouch
- Hand sanitizer
- Water bottle
My travel outfit is all about comfort without sacrificing style, I am usually in denim jeans or yoga pants, a long sleeve shirt, over-sized cardigan, scarf and comfortable flats. I also ALWAYS wear socks! I don’t go through security without socks (big no-no). Even when I am wearing sandals, I’ll have socks in my purse and slip them on while in the security line.
If I am traveling alone, I like to keep to myself. I’ll say my hellos to the person or persons next to me, then open a book or put my headphones on. When the pilot announces we are approaching our descend (this usually happens with 20-30 minutes remaining); I pull out my makeup wipes to refresh my face and reapply moisturizer. Flying can dry-out your skin, so I am generous with the moisturizer and give it time to absorb. If I have to head directly to an event once I get off the plane, I have my small makeup pouch to give myself a 5 minute makeover (brows, eyes, lips, foundation and cheeks). By the time we deplane, my makeup is done and I am ready to go. Once off the plane, I may change shoes if required. This is how I travel in style, how do you?