It's been a busy last few months full of out-of-town weddings, business travel, etc. Different events have been pulling us to the airport to board planes to various destinations, but one thing remains constant: how I travel.
Many smart people I admire subscribe to a uniform while traveling. A go-to-cashmere hoodie, a favorite pair of sneakers-- anything to make the flight process smoother, faster and generally more enjoyable. That said, my traveling uniform consists of:
1) A BLAZER:
Nothing more easily makes you look instantly stylish while simultaneously providing you with more storage than a good blazer. I usually pull a lightweight, unlined cotton blazer for the airport, and never look back. Though, a blazer of any material will do so long as it's comfortable and fits perfectly (I mean, you never know who's going to sit down next to you, right?!?).
2) COMFY PANTS:
Whether it's my favorite pair of lived-in Levi's 501s or my stretchy (yes, stretchy) cotton/cashmere luxury Kit & Ace trousers, a comfortable pair of bottoms is CRUCIAL for sitting in a tiny seat for hours on end.
3) SLIP-ON SHOES:
As George Clooney's character in Up In The Air preaches, loafers (or any slip-on shoes) are the best way to avoid holding up the line at TSA and to minimize the time your shoe-less feet are touching the seasoned terminal floor.
4) A RELIABLE CARRY-ON
For short trips, I'm usually good with my laptop bag as my sole carry-on. It holds a couple magazines, a few pens, a book, Peanut M&M's, and an iPad with ease. However, for longer hauls, I like to bring along something bigger to hold a possible change of clothes and toiletries (juuuust in case). This usually consists of a duffle bag, but I actually just received a really cool toy courtesy of Micro Kickboard...
This bag is so perfect in that it not only provides a speedy way to navigate the concourse, but it's also TSA compliant to fit in the overhead bins on the plane! And let me tell you: the ride is SMOOTH. Just one look at Micro's website, and it's evident that they know what they're doing in the mobility realm.