Lately, I’ve been hopping on planes and into the driver’s seat for long weekends and quick road trips. I officially moved out of New York and have been going back and forth between Arizona and California before my move to LA in a few weeks. And while it’s tempting to slip on a pair of leggings, I make it a rule to reserve those for the gym.
Instead, I like to reach for comfortable but stylish pieces that will survive the trip, and I can also mix and match all weekend long. For a recent trip to LA, I paired a lightweight turtleneck top with high-waisted flare pants that made my legs feel a mile long. And crocodile-print ankle boots gave me instant height and a pop of luxe texture. Ahead, a few style rules I always follow when I travel. After all, you never know who you might be bumping elbows with on your next flight.
I always pack key items like a lightweight turtleneck, cashmere sweater, and jeans that I can mix and match with other outfits.
JACKET FOR LAYERING
If leaving somewhere hot and headed into cold weather, I like to bring a jacket that can transition to changing temps. A leather jacket always works but lately my bomber jacket has been getting a lot of wear.
COMFORTABLE, BUT STYLISH SHOES
Comfort is key when travel is involved and you can expect everything from long lines at the airport to logging miles walking to new tourist sites. I always pack a pair of ankle booties or block heels to keep my feet cozy and stylish.
Bold accessories like oversized hoop earrings or a Gucci belt can elevate easy outfits like jeans and a t-shirt.
The trick for looking rested when you show up is a pair of oversized sunglasses, even if you just stepped off of a redeye.
A ROOMY BAG
A bag that has room for all of my essentials, plus my camera and laptop, is a must.
Photo by Mark Nichols