Sweatpants. T-shirt. Glasses. Backpack. I can’t believe I’m admitting this but those four items were my travel uniform back in college. I would dress
like a slob in what was comfortable, and didn’t care what other people thought.
Fast forward to present-day Elena. How do I put this … let’s just say, that ensemble won’t be making its way onto the blog anytime soon.
Jacket: Les Petite (love this) | Jeans: The Limited | Shirt: JCrew | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff c/o | Sunglasses: Coach (love these!) | Heels: Christian Louboutin | Watch: Marc Jacobs | Bracelet: Kate Spade (striped version) | Necklace: Lockwood Style (obsessed with this) | Earrings: Wantable
Maybe I’ve matured, maybe being in New York has rubbed off on me, or maybe it’s just part of my fashion evolution, but over the last few years I’ve made a concerted effort to always step outside the walls of my apartment with my best foot forward. Because New York is a small place, and New York airports are even smaller — you just never know who you’re going to run into! Fact: I chatted with Gavin DeGraw for an HOUR at the LaGuardia airport once. Good thing I decided to look cute that day! #PhotoOp
That mentality has lead me to invest in what I believe is a stylish wardrobe with great accessories. But why stop there? You invest in fashionable handbags, shouldn’t you invest in fashionable luggage too? Why does your suitcase need to be the eye sore to your totally fabulous put-together travel look? Think of your luggage as an extension of your outfit — a chic piece of arm candy to round out your look.
This is a pretty typical travel look for me … since I’m always rushing out of the office to catch a Friday night flight. Overall, it’s fairly business casual, but the white jeans will make any flight infinitely more comfortable. And I almost always wear my blazer onto a flight — its a great way to avoid those pesky wrinkles from packing!
So with a classically chic travel look like this, doesn’t a snakeskin Rebecca Minkoff weekender bag just make sense?! Leave that raggedy-old backpack or carry-on at home. It’s time to travel in style.