With long hours in transit, cramped cabins and drastic temperature changes, dressing for travel isn't always easy. Here are some travel tools that will help keep you fashionable throughout your trip!
Layers Pashminas, shawls, wraps, cardigans, sweatshirts, vests, and light jackets are perfect. You can even fold or roll soft items, like cotton jackets, and use them as makeshift pillows during flight. www.Cabionline.com is a great resource for versatile layers that look great on and off the plane.
Seasonless & Breathable Fabrics According to Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing, "We're seeing designers address lighter-weight and transitional-weight fabrics, so that they're seasonless," he says, citing tropical wool and double-face cashmere. Downing continues. "Knit is a traveler's best friend. It's so easy. A jersey dress packs well because it doesn't wrinkle. And with a change of accessories, you can go to dinner and be very polished." Downing suggests trying jersey knits from designers like Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg and Stella McCartney.
Comfortable Shoes Pack shoes you've already worn and know to be comfortable, for standing and sitting for long periods of time and for walking miles upon miles. For air travel, you'll want to wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off when passing through airport security. We recommend metro city style sneakers from New Balance, Addidas and Nike. Toms (for men and women), and higher-end Tieks (for women) are other really great alternatives.
Glasses If you typically wear contacts, you might want to wear your glasses instead and pack a travel size contact solution and contact case for a quick change...especially on long flights. Because air in plane cabins is dry—usually around 10 to 20 percent humidity—contacts become uncomfortable to wear if your eyes dry out in the cabin.
Travel is in the Bag for women, French made, "Longchamp bags are really popular, because you can fold them up really tiny to fit in your pocket when they're empty, French-made bags that open up to a classy messenger-size tote. You can use it like a briefcase and add a smaller wallet or clutch inside for easy access.
Travel Balms Moisturize your face, lips and hands! Just don't forget your clear, plastic baggie. Bioelements extra rich moisturizer & DCT by Blistex goes along way for lip protection as well. Archepelago Hand cremes not only smell great, but get you ready for the next leg of the trip!