Tags: JetSet, leather, Michael Kors, Shirtdress, travel, wrinklefree
It seems as though travel has slipped from a luxurious experience to a grueling chore, it is more of a commute than an adventure. This is evident when you see girls in tracksuits, yoga pants, and even pajamas at baggage claim. Luckily Michael Kors has created his line around a more glamorous image of travel. Looking at his collections you get a sense of a put together woman who jet sets everywhere and knows how to do it well.
The first piece to build your travel wardrobe around is a classic and casual dress. A shirtdress in a non-wrinkle fabric will look good from takeoff till touchdown. Paired with a worn-in leather jacket you have the option of removing a layer on a hot flight or using the jacket as a blanket on a cool one. For shoes, you’ll want something comfortable, that you can run through Heathrow or JFK in to catch your connecting flight – a pair of rustic booties will do the trick.
Since Airports are full of unflattering fluorescent lights, it is good to keep your look soft and warm and stay away from harsh black-and-white contrast to avoid looking too severe. Braiding your hair will get it out of your way on the plane and leave you with supple waves when you arrive.
To save you some pain and TSA groping keep accessories minimal and functional. A good pair of dark sunglasses not only come in handy for whatever sunny destination you’re arriving in, but they double as a sleep mask to help you get a few hours of rest on a redeye. Another accessory that comes in handy is a wristwatch for when you aren’t allowed to use electronics, just pay attention and make sure to reset it to the local time of your destination. A large leather bag from the aptly named “Jet Set” collection is good for getting in all of your carryon items. Fill it with some lotions and lip balm to combat the dryness of the plane, but make sure that they are 3.4 oz or less! It is also a good idea to throw in some oil blotting papers and baby powder for quick touch-ups before you leave the terminal.
Although many things can go wrong when traveling, it is best to stack the odds in your favor by putting in a little effort. It might just get you bumped up to first class, let you get away with a few pounds of overweight baggage, or an extra bag of peanuts.