Home For The Holidays :: perfected travel attire

Monday, December 8, 2014

Whether we like it or not, part of what comes with the holiday season is travel. And whether you prefer planes, trains, or automobiles, looking stylish all the way to your destination is an important step that can help you feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire journey. Never underestimate the power of a well-planned travel ensemble. 
I always make sure I have pockets when I'm traveling because it gives me a convenient spot to place my boarding pass, ID, and some extra cash for the food court. I particularly love these leather pockets because they compliment my leggings and add a bit of an edge to my sweater. 
I find jeans stiff and restricting for all-day travel. Edgy leather leggings are the perfect alternative. Swap these babies out for denim without sacrificing any style. Trust me, sitting pretzel-style during your trip will be so worth it!
I've traveled in heels before, but I always feel most comfortable in flats - especially when I have to wander around an airport. About to miss your train?...you'll thank me later.   
Layering is a fabulous travel trick. I find airplanes freezing so having a deliciously oversized wool sweater like this one is going to be my savior once we take off. It's like coming equipped with my very own blanket. 
Even if my outfit is simple, I'll always step it up in the jewelry department. These mixed-metal pieces keep travel attire polished and put-together.
Photos by Brooke Faison 
[T-shirt: Gap, cardigan: Ann Taylor, leggings: Forever21, sneakers: Converse (thrifted), necklace: Ann Taylor, earrings: Kate Spade, leather bracelet: Michael Dawkins, gold spike bracelet: Stella & Dot, gold bangle: Alex & Ani, leopard bangle: Ann Taylor

By the time most of you read this, I will be back home in the good ol' Midwest. It's my first time back since August so I'd be lying if I said I'm not excited! There's just something about coming home for the holidays that make this special time of year all the more extraordinary. 

I put this look together with traveling in mind since I know so many of you will be taking journeys within the next week or two. When I take trips I aim for a  satisfying balance between comfort and fashion when it comes to my wardrobe. This look hits the nail on the head for me. Feeling good while you travel is a sure-fire way to ensure a positive ride.  
Have safe and fashionable travels this holiday season! 
SHOP :: 


63 comments:

  1. This looks so comfy and cozy...those leggings are perfect on you!

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  2. You look amazing dear!
    xoxo

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  3. Cute look Kathleen! I love your hair here- happy and safe travels too you. Rachel xo https://garaytreasures.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/ring-in-a-future-wedding-anniversary/

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  4. I'm in love with this look! The detailing on those leggings are fab!

    xx, Alyssa
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  5. I have only one word to say "Beautiful" :)

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  6. I love the leather pockets on this sweater! Such a cool touch. Great bracelets too.

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  8. Lovely look! Great cardi!

    xx
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  9. Wonderful look and great location. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  10. Love your sneaker and your whole outfit is pretty (: the bracelet is stunning! x

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  11. Ha your looks are always convincing me to go to Ann Taylor! I love that necklace. Great look, as always!

    xoLiz
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  12. This is a great look for traveling, yes shoes that are easy to take on and off and yep leggings and layers are definitely the way to go. I sooo want a pair of black Adidas.

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  13. Kathleen, you're beautiful! You look so good girlfriend!
    xo Marissa

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  14. One of my fav looks from you. It is so perfect for travel or running errands and hope you had a great time with the family.

    xo
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  15. I like this cool combo, especially your leather pants <3

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  17. Great look for traveling! The leather pockets are a beautiful detail. I hope you have had a great time.

    Jasmine x

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  18. Layering is the best way to go.. you've done perfectly, Kat!

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  19. Nice!
    It's really good matching outfit.
    Love you're style :)

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  20. Perfect traveling look, I love your cardi!!!
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  21. Great look..love the cardigan

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  22. Love the outfit :) and the pics are great!!

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  23. You have such a lovely blog sweetie... Im a new follower :)
    Really love the look... the leather pockets really put that extra in to an already lovely outfit :)
    xx

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  24. Perfect look for traveling, I love your cardi!!!
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  25. This is the perfect holiday travel attire. I love the leather detail!

    Amy Ann
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  26. Love this cozy chic look. It definitely looks perfect for travel!

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  27. Stunning outfit. Great job on this post. Happy Wednesday! :)

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  28. You always look wonderful doll! I love your big eyes and adore visiting you!
    Very pretty pictures!
    Kisses

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  29. This is the perfect travel outfit! Stylish and comfy! Your cardigan is gorgeous! I love the leather pockets!...like you said, perfect for stashing your boarding pass :)

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  30. I love the leather detail in this outfit! Especially in your cool cardigan :) Such a great travel outfit!

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  31. That cardigan is lovely! This whole outfit looks so cozy, but cute. Perfect for traveling :)

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  32. I wish everybody would travel in such a cute and elegant outfit, what a stylish bunch would we be!
    Simona
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  33. The perfect travel outfit. Comfy and beautiful. I love the cool leggings and the jewelry. Hope you'll enjoy your stay at home. Happy Wednesday Kat!

    xx

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  34. In love with your sweater/wool cardigan! :) I think this outfit is great when travelling. Enjoy your hollidays at home :) xx Maja
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  35. love this necklace , great casual!!
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  36. You look amazing Kathleen! Love the edgy look :) I need that cardi in my life!

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  37. I never look this good when I travel, but I should probably put a bit more effort into my travel looks.

    The pockets on your sweater are perfection!!

    xo Jackie
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  39. These beautiful accessories complements this beautiful outfit perfectly !!! I want your leggings!
    xoxo

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  40. Cute outfit! I love this look!
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  41. Amazing pics and perfect look as always sweetie!

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  42. Amazing as always. I love the outfit :)

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  43. Cute knit vest, I adore the leather pockets :)

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  44. Your outerwear is absolutely unique (: x

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  45. Great post and stunning photos :)

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  46. Amazing look! Loving the hair and jewellery!

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  47. Wow – I love the pictures! Want all this stuff, too. You’re making me jealous!
    Also the design of your whole blog is really pretty, girl! ♡
    I’m following you via gfc & look forward for your next post. You’re great – keep going! ♡
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  48. hi girl, following you back on gfc :)
    also following you on instagram and bloglovin, see you there :)

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