One thing that work travel has taught me is to look for versatility in clothing in terms of comfort, style, and appropriateness
. By far, my favourite pair of pants are Dress Pant Yoga Pants (worn here
, and here
). I own 3 pairs of these babies in black, alone! They’re the absolute best for plane to office, train to restaurant, or just passing-out-on-the-couch-after-a-long-day pants. Plus, the infinitely stretchy banded waist means that these are also sometimes my buffet pants. ;)
moto jacket: Michael Kors (similar)
button down: Equipment (similar)
cropped travel pants: c/o Betabrand (exact)
Vanguard sneakers: c/o Brooks (exact)
purse: vintage Coach via Goodwill (similar options)
In trying to find my Spring essentials (especially considering all the travel that has been happening this season so far), I was super excited to try their new Cropped Travel Pants
, which were designed with the traveler in mind. These pants are made of the softest knit and have pockets in the most convenient places. After a long bus ride, you can really see how wrinkle-free the pants stayed, especially compared to my button down! My one pain point with these pants are circumference of the openings. I had to roll the hem upwards about an inch to get a more snug fit, as the opening was a bit too big for my calves.
The outfit in this post pretty much sums of what my Spring essentials, aka travel outfits, are:
1. Moto jacket
This jacket has been a carryover from Fall to Winter and now to Spring. It has been, hands down, one of the best investments I’ve made for my closet since starting the wardrobe overhaul. I used to think that paying more than $100 for a single article of clothing was insane, but given how often I wear this jacket, how much I love the style and fit, and the fact that it pretty much goes with 90% of my closet, I think the splurge was worth it.
2. Casual button down shirts
This one is new for me. I’m a t-shirt or sweatshirt kinda gal for the most part, but there’s something so nice about a button down shirt that makes me feel like I look like I tried harder in the morning (or something like that… haha). Finding feminine but boyfriend-cut shirts has been high up on my list lately.
3. Versatile pants for all stages of the day
I’d say a good 80% (maybe more?) of my pants collection is from Betabrand. I refuse to believe that owning 5 pairs of Dress Pant Yoga Pants is a crime! They have a great selection of women’s pants that are not only super comfy, but fall into the category of versatile pants.
4. Neutral kicks
With the athleisure style movement going strong, I have to admit that I have more than 3 pairs of runners that I rotate between whenever traveling. Thankfully, I work in a pretty relaxed environment where sneakers are acceptable forms of footwear, so it has been a saving grace to be able to run off a plane to a meeting room in sneakers without having to pack an extra pair of shoes.