When I’m preparing to travel, I always find myself debating between fashion and function. When I pack my suitcase, there’s always that pair of shoes I want to bring and the pair I know I should bring. I usually have to leave my favourite leather handbag at home and opt instead for one that will fold up and tolerate being stuffed in my suitcase more stoically. And when I get dressed before heading to the airport, I usually opt for a pair of jeans, a cotton top and ballet flats – stylish but comfortable. Until now:

{photo via Johnny Jet}

Heading to Hamburg earlier this week (with a three-hour layover at London Heathrow’s T5), I decided to wear a maxi dress, jean jacket and flip flops. I think I’ve found my new travel uniform. It was stylish but oh-so-comfortable and a breeze to get through security – no belt, no laced shoes. I honestly felt like I was wearing jammies. Jeans are only comfortable to a point but even the most worn-in pair starts to dig into your hips somewhere over the Atlantic. I don’t think there’s anything more comfortable than a maxi dress and it looked great, too. Throw on a jean jacket for warmth on the plane and you’re set. Simple.

What do you wear when you travel?

4 Comments on what do you wear when you travel?

  1. Tara
    July 24, 2011 at 11:33 am (13 years ago)

    I totally agree! Love wearing dresses in the airport, much more comfortable and stylish than jeans. Plus, isn’t looking good half the fun of traveling? 🙂

  2. Joe
    January 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm (12 years ago)

    Hi trendytravelista I enjoyed your blog

  3. Benesse
    August 31, 2016 at 4:22 pm (7 years ago)

    I am afraid you are trading safety for expediency and “comfort”. On the off chance you have to evacuate, a long dress and flipflops are going to be a major hindrance. Add fire to the scenario and you’ll burn your feet whether you keep your flops or loose them in the process of getting out. And pray you don’t trip.
    There are many other options for dressing comfortably: knit cotton yoga pants, layered cotton T’s and cardigans, cotton socks and soft leather lace-up sneakers which you can loosen up later. You need to be able to move fast, keep your footwear on and wear natural fabrics that won’t melt on you.


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