So often, style magazines and websites feature photos of celebrities in perfect “airport” or “travel” outfits. While often stylish, I can rarely actually picture myself wearing the outfits on a crowded plane juggling two little boys and covered in Annie’s bunny cracker crumbs. Instead, let’s talk about what real, everyday moms wear to ease stressful travel with little ones.
If ever I see ‘aforementioned celebrity’ wearing a dress or skirt, I immediately write off the outfit. Really?! I know some people dress up to travel, but that is so not my style.
I expend enough energy lifting, pushing, dragging, carrying, and lugging my boys and our junk when we travel. There’s no way I’m doing it in a dress. I’m pretty sure I’d be exposing too much to too many, and I’d be uncomfortable worrying about staying classy all day.
Some women wear booties or heeled sandals. Long walks (and sometimes running to chase my boys through the concourse) mean I’ll most definitely be in flats of some sort.
Not long ago, we visited my sister and her family in San Diego. We also stopped in Boston this past weekend to say hello to my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, attend a friend’s wedding, and catch a football game at Boston College, our alma mater.
For both trips (yes, I wore the same outfit to San Diego that I wore to Boston and even washed the clothes between travel), I slipped on my new pair of Threads 4 Thoughts slim fitting organic cotton joggers and a thrifted striped Banana Republic shirt I snagged from the Twice close out sale.
I love that the joggers are comfortable yet still flattering without being as form-fitting as yoga pants (a go-to of mine in the past). When wearing the yoga pants, I always add a point to add a long shirt that covered my butt, but with joggers that no long feels as necessary.
All in all, my travel style aims for functional over fancy or fashion-forward. What’s your take?
Check This Out: We had a great time at Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and of course, the beach (among other things) in San Diego. I stumbled on Boston’s classic cobblestone, we admired our historic school architecture, and we tossed little T in the air to celebrate BC scoring (a school tradition). Stop by Instagram to check them out and follow along if you’d like!
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*Twice has since closed, but thredUP is a great and similar alternative