Traveling in Style (and Comfort)

Posted on September 26 2014

Having just returned from a trip to Asia, the importance of dressing for travel is fresh on the brain. Being on a plane for almost 24 hours made comfort key, whereas style would typically be the priority. Usually, I’d pick something bulky like jeans, to free up room in my suitcase, but this time there was no way. I couldn’t sleep, let alone sit in my skinny jeans for 24 hours! Luckily I remembered I had the perfect option in my closet. Printed jogger pants! I paired them with a white t-shirt, flat sandals, and a big pashmina and I had the BEST traveling outfit.

These printed jogger pants did double duty while checking out the sites in Thailand. When visiting temples there, you need to cover your arms and legs. Keep in mind it’s 90 degrees there typically, so the last thing you want to do is wear pants let alone schlep a pair around all day...These pants were an easy item to throw in my tote bag and change into at the temple. They were also relatively cool, considering the heat and humidity :)

A few things to remember when picking an outfit for travel:

  1. It should do double duty. You’re probably not going to wear those sweat pants to dinner, so why bother?

  2. It should be mostly hand washable. What if your seatmate spills their drink on you?

  3. Take a layering piece like a large scarf or pashmina. Great for the airplane, cool nights, and modest tourist sites.

  4. Your shoes, jewelry and layers should be easily removable. Gladiator sandals with 4 buckles a foot, will make security a nightmare!

Below is a photo of the pants. 

plus size pants great for travel

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