Nothing Short of Chic: Personal Style: The Perfect Travel Outfit

17.3.17

Personal Style: The Perfect Travel Outfit


A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: YVR AIRPORT, VANCOUVER, BC
   

The perfect travel outfit to get through security, three airports, and eleven hours of flight time (including one 9-hour over-nighter).

I adore travel, and luckily I've had the opportunity to travel quite a bit, especially in Europe. This means that I am fairly seasoned (or at least I like to think so) when it comes to things like packing and airport security – and, of course, travel outfits. I've been on airplanes (and trains and boats) many times, and have had many chances to hone my recipe for the perfect ensemble. A good airport outfit needs, firstly, to be comfortable. It needs to be simple. It needs to be layered, to account for changing temperatures in various airports and airplane cabins. It needs to be easy to move around in, especially in small spaces. So this is my favorite travel outfit – a combination of all of these elements.

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic

A breakdown of the perfect travel outfit: equal parts cozy, practical, and chic. | Nothing Short Of Chic
Photography by Aiden Cleland-Hura | Sweater: Thrifted (Fox) | Trousers: Thrifted (Worthington) | Shoes: Thrifted (Jessica) | Bag: LeSportsac (Kasey style) | Hat: Platania | Scarf: Thrifted (Monique Martin)

These are seriously the perfect airport shoes because they are a) comfortable; b) easy to take on and off (for security); c) super chic; and d) made of (faux) blue suede – so now I can sing about putting on my blue suede shoes and boarding the plane, which makes me ridiculously excited. This outfit formula is really good for travel of any kind, and can easily be transformed into a great outfit after your travel, if need be – for the office, for a meeting, or just to look polished after no sleep. Here it is, for safekeeping:

Oversize Sweater + Long-Sleeve Tee + Slim Cut Stretch Wool Trousers + Slip On Loafers + Cross-Body Bag

As you can see here, my sweater is really, really big (which is why I wore the slim trousers, to balance things out). It's a men's XL and it is so cozy. I wear it because it keeps me warm in the freezing airplane cabin and is really easy to take on and off. I can also wear many layers underneath it, but it still fits under my overcoat. By the way, if you're wearing shoes like these that require low-cut socks, bring a pair of thick, cozy ones to wear on the plane – in fact, I do this every time I travel.

Don't forget: if you have a tightly packed suitcase and easily crushed items like a structured hat, wear them when you travel. Also wear your bulkiest coat, and if they're airplane security-friendly, your heaviest shoes. This will save you a lot of trouble, especially if you're close to the weight limit and/or plan on bringing things back with you.

I'm going to be uploading some more photos on NSOC En Route soon! Until then, happy St. Paddy's Day!

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