come. This Saturday I will start my two
week long journey back to the motherland (Poland) AND Sweden. I’m so severely excited I can’t handle
it! Make sure to check my blog while I’m away because I have some guest bloggers and some of my own blog posts scheduled for you! For today’s post, I wanted to share
from experience a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to dressing comfortably and
fashionably while traveling. These Do’s and Don’ts are more for people who are traveling out of the country, who have long layovers, and for those who have to run through the terminal to make their next plane within a half hour. I’ve had to do this many times and I’ve learned my lesson on what I should and shouldn’t wear. Of course I’m big into fashion, but at the same time I will sacrifice a pair of cute heels for flats or converse so I can run. Also, I’m seriously warning you, there’s a lot of picture and content in this post so I’m thanking you for reading it in advance!
- Wear shoes that slip off i.e. flats, converse, etc. Or, how in the one picture I have cowboy boots, you can also substitute these for UGG’s.
- Wear pants that you can run in and relax in. If your flight is delayed or you have a 7
hour layover like I did last year, trust me you are going to want to be
comfortable no matter how big of a fashionista you are.
- Wear tops that you feel comfortable bending in. There are so many times where I see girls
wearing adorable tops but they didn’t think to look that when they bend over it’s
a full view of what they look like underneath.
I usually go for tops that don’t show cleavage and anything that is
- Wear handbags that you can either throw over your shoulder, a backpack, or have a cross body. You don’t want to
have a bag that you need to hold because you need those free hands!
- Have hair ties.
Nothing is worse than not having a hair tie, especially when you are
traveling. Sometimes you really just
need to put your hair up and get it out of the way. I usually keep it down, but just in case I
need a hair tie for that split second it’s so worth it!
- Wear minimal jewelry.
You don’t want to hold up the line or take 10 minutes to take off your
jewelry and aggravate the TSA people.
Now moving on to the Don’ts of traveling attire, at least in my opinion. This is more for if you’re traveling out of the country or you know you will be going from plane to plane with only a half hour layover (running is a must obviously) or you have a 7 hour layover (which you want to be comfortable).
- Wear jeans without a stretch
- Wear lots of jewelry
- Wear shoes that don’t come off easily, I would recommend to
stay away from heels unless you’re one of those girls who truly loves her heels
and wears them all the time and doesn’t own a pair of flats. If you are one of those girls, huge props to
- Wear a belt if you don’t have to. These have to come off during the TSA check
and if you’re in a rush trying to get that belt back in the loops it’s really
- Forget to bring an extra shirt and pants in your carry
on. You never know when there might be
an accident and you might have to change.
Last year, the little girl I was sitting next to had an accident. Let’s just say thankfully the plane blanket
was covering me, otherwise I would’ve had to change.
- Come unprepared.
Check the weather where you are headed.
Check to see how warm or cold it’s been.
I know what the weather is like in certain months in Poland. Last year I knew to wear something that was
more geared towards early/mid spring rather than full blown summer. Good thing I did because I would’ve been so
cold had I not!