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My Travel Uniform (What I Wear Every Time I Travel)

Often times traveling can be hectic and stressful. That's why I created my travel "uniform" so I have one less thing I need to worry about when traveling. Any time I travel, I know exactly what I'm going to wear and don't have to worry about putting an outfit together or feeling uncomfortable on the plane or car.

My travel uniform consists of the following:
• comfortable walking shoes
• a loose white t-shirt
• comfy joggers or sweatpants
• a weather appropriate sweater, cardigan or jacket
• a hairclip or scrunchie
• a cross body belt bag

I'll explain why I chose each one, how I adapt the uniform depending on where I am going, and some tips for creating your own travel uniform.

comfortable walking shoes

First and foremost, comfortable walking shoes. I like shoes that give me a lot of back support so I don't get uncomfortable even after walking around the airport. I also like them to be easy to slip on and off for airport security. I usually wear white, cream or black sneakers that will match the rest of the outfits I've packed so I don't have to pack multiple shoes.

a loose white t-shirt

A white t-shirt is a great option because it goes with literally anything. I prefer a loose fitting shirt because I can also use it as a pajama shirt, if necessary. This is my favorite t-shirt. I love it so much I have two white ones and a black one. If the weather will be a bit colder, I can easily swap it out for a white long sleeve shirt. This is my absolute favorite t-shirt

comfy joggers or sweatpants

Sitting on long flights can be so uncomfortable so I always opt for my comfiext joggers or sweatpants when I travel. I usually go for white, beige, or a chocolatey brown color. Plus, I can also wear them while lounging around at hotels or as pajamas in colder weather.

a weather appropriate jacket or cardigan

I almost always choose a different jacket or cardigan as it really depends on my mood that day and what the weather will be like but I do make sure to pick outerwear that will match the outfits I've packed.

a hairclip or scrunchie

I don't know about you but I get really hot (but also really cold) on airplanes so I always like to have a hairclip or scrunchie so I can get my hair off my neck to feel a bit cooler.

a cross body belt bag

I don't mean to exaggerate but traveling with a cross body fanny pack has changed my life. It just makes everything so easily accessible instead of having to rummage through your tote or backpack. I especially love it for international travel since I constantly need to be taking out and putting away my passport and I want it to be close to me and safe at all times. My two favorites are the viral one from Uniqlo and this one from Amazon.

some tips

When creating your own travel "uniform" here are a couple of things to consider:

• Pick weather appropriate options. The t-shirt can be swapped out for a tank top or long sleeve depending on where you are going. The cardigan can be thinner or thicker and the material can vary based on weather. For example, I wear this longer cardigan for colder weather and shorter thinner cardigans for warmer weather.
• Avoid shoes that are difficult to slip on and off. Airport security is a b*tch so the smoother you can make the process, the better.
• Opt for jackets or cardigans instead of closed sweaters. Closed sweaters are more difficult to take off in the tight confines of your airplane or car seat if you start getting too toasty.
• Whatever bottoms you choose, make sure they have pockets! Pockets make it so much more convenient for you to quickly tuck away your ID or phone during check-in and boarding.
• You don't need to do neutral colors. If you love dressing in bright colors or patterns, ROCK IT. For example, your uniform can be a patterned shirt and comfortable solid color pants. Then whenever you travel, you can swap out a different colored shirt and pants, if you wish.

Now that the holidays are coming up and we'll probably be doing a lot more traveling, it'll be the perfect time to give a travel uniform a try. If you try it out, let me know by posting a picture on instagram and tagging me or DM me a picture of your new travel uniform!


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