Improve Your Travel Style with 5 Pieces

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We all love to get out of town for awhile. Travel gives us a chance to see new places, try new things, meet new people, and show off that killer outfit that's a bit too much for the hometown watering hole. Sometimes we get so caught up in the excitement of leaving that we stress out and end up looking like slobs on the airplane. Or, maybe you're the type to put together a high-fuss outfit for your travel day only to regret the decision later, when you're stumbling out of the security checkpoint in five inch heels and a blouse that you swore wasn't this sheer when you pulled it out of the closet this morning.

It's great to express your personal style wherever you are because it boosts your confidence and makes you feel ready for anything. However, you don't need to look like a runway model at the airport. The best way to get through the travel days with ease and confidence is to recognize the key pieces that can be comfortable and chic at the same time. Welcome to your five-piece guide to practical travel style.

1. Trendy Sneakers/Trainers

 Nike Roshe One Knit Sneaker in "Vast Grey" $85, Nordstrom.com

Nike Roshe One Knit Sneaker in "Vast Grey" $85, Nordstrom.com

 Vans Satin Lux Old Skool in "Blush/True White" $70, Vans.com

Vans Satin Lux Old Skool in "Blush/True White" $70, Vans.com

 Calvin Klein Colete Nylon Suede Sneaker in "Dusk" $99, CalvinKlein.com

Calvin Klein Colete Nylon Suede Sneaker in "Dusk" $99, CalvinKlein.com

 Steve Madden Cavo Sneaker in "Black Multi" $90, SteveMadden.com

Steve Madden Cavo Sneaker in "Black Multi" $90, SteveMadden.com

Wearing sneakers doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style! Fashion sneakers have become one of the greatest closet staples of our time, and with so many styles to choose from, you're bound to find a pair that match your style. They can be worn with joggers, leggings, and even your favorite jeans. Looking cute without leaving the plane with frozen toes = win.

2. A Bulky Sweater

 ASOS Oversized Sweater in Ripple Stitch $45, ASOS.com

ASOS Oversized Sweater in Ripple Stitch $45, ASOS.com

 Madewell Colorfleck Ribbed Cardigan Sweater $135, Madewell.com

Madewell Colorfleck Ribbed Cardigan Sweater $135, Madewell.com

 AE Textured Balloon Sleeve Sweater $45, AE.com

AE Textured Balloon Sleeve Sweater $45, AE.com

 Crewneck Sweatshirt in "Aqua Foam" $100, USATommy.com

Crewneck Sweatshirt in "Aqua Foam" $100, USATommy.com

The perfect way to be comfortable on the plane without dragging along a blanket or some ratty old sweater. Find a sweater or cardigan that you really love. Bonus if it's solid color, it will go with almost anything! Throw it on over a tee and you won't have to worry about the temperatures, you'll be ready for it all.

3. The Mini Backpack

 Finer Things Merry Mini Backpack $278, Macys.com

Finer Things Merry Mini Backpack $278, Macys.com

 Backpack with Metallic Detail $26, Zara.com

Backpack with Metallic Detail $26, Zara.com

 Puma x Fenty by Rihanna Mini Sherpa Backpack $175, Zappos.com

Puma x Fenty by Rihanna Mini Sherpa Backpack $175, Zappos.com

 Kane Color Block BackPack $65, StateBags.com

Kane Color Block BackPack $65, StateBags.com

The carry-on bag is an essential for sure, so it should be something that's just as cute as it is functional -- the mini backpack. Carry everything you need and nothing more, while freeing your arms and hands at the same time! You're a woman on the move, no time for fumbling around for your passport in some massive tote.

4. Moisturizer

 Lapis Facial Oil $72, Nordstrom.com

Lapis Facial Oil $72, Nordstrom.com

 L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer $25, Ulta.com

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer $25, Ulta.com

 Burt's Bees Brightening Even Skin Tone Moisturizing Cream $13, Amazon.com

Burt's Bees Brightening Even Skin Tone Moisturizing Cream $13, Amazon.com

 Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizing Gel $15, Target.com

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizing Gel $15, Target.com

If you overlook bringing a good moisturizer on your flight... We have a problem. Skin can get super dry and irritated on flights, and when you combine with the added pressure and congestion that can come with flying, it's just a big uncomfortable mess. Male sure you come prepared with a heavy-duty cream or gel, you will not regret it! Your post-airplane glowing skin will thank you ;)

5. A Hat

 Felt Beret $29, UrbanOutfitters.com

Felt Beret $29, UrbanOutfitters.com

 Sugar Hill Corduroy Baseball Hat $20, FreePeople.com

Sugar Hill Corduroy Baseball Hat $20, FreePeople.com

 Clancy Rancher $50, Anthropologie.com

Clancy Rancher $50, Anthropologie.com

Hats are great because even if you decide to doze off on the plane, you can still hide your moderate bed head! There are tons of different hat styles and materials to choose from. Find the one that best fits your look, then wear it over and over again. Need help styling it? Try this guide

Now book that flight, dress smart, and get outta here.

Happy styling! x

Linda

StyleKelli Mason