I spend a crap ton of time in the airport. We travel roughly 97% of our adult lives. Thats a stat that I found on thingsIwanttobelieve.com. I love traveling, and it’s a cool perk with my job. Yes sometimes I miss my own house, but who needs their own stuff with you can call the Hyatt Hotel your second home? Not this girl (Just kidding house, I love you, don’t ever leave me) But I’ve really been trying to streamline my whole MO of traveling. From packing, to airport gate to gate nonsense, to security lines. So here’s some tips to help you out next time to have to haul ass to another city.
First things first. Packing. I actually read an awesome article on some other site that I literally can’t remember so I can’t link to it, but I’ll give them a nice tip of the hat incase they read my v popular website. But it wasn’t goop. That you should pack your clothes in monochrome colors that way you never have to worry about not matching or sticking to specific outfits. Thats one of my biggest problems, I want to pack everything because the idea of getting an outfit inspiration in Macon, Georgia gives me mild anxiety. I’ve been trying to kick this habit. I am always kind of embarrassed when my bag is overweight. The jerks that check you in make you feel like an incompetent nimwad. “uuummmm can you remove 14 pounds?” And put it where?? In my purse? In a UPS box and ship it to my final destination? Just let me pay the fee, get through security and have a margarita. But packing like colors helps to have some creative freedom, and less stress. Or if you can swing it, actually plan out your outfits. And then let me know how it goes, because I haven’t mastered that skill yet.
Personal Bag: These things are MUSTS for me. If I don’t have one of these items, shit will most certainly hit the fan. Lip Balm. Water. Headphones. Book. Above all else though is the water. Because a.) you should stay hydrated and being on a plane can be a real son of a B to your skin. And b.) I fall asleep on every single flight I’ve ever taken, and I suffer from a really heartbreaking disorder called OPEN MOUTH SLEEPING. It’s tragic and ugly and v mouth drying. If I wake up and my mouth is dry, I avoid looking at my sleep party crashing seat mate. Once someone has been your sleep face it’s game over. They already know too much.
To the airport style: Look together, feel comfortable. The biggest pain you’re going to encounter is the removal of the shoes at security. Always have on a shoe that pretty easy to get on and off. So, avoid the over the knee lace up boots. I like a zip up bootie. Quick and cute. Jeans are great for me. Pants in general are great for me. I love pants. But whatever you do, don’t go too tight!! I flew from NY to Seattle not long ago in new jeans and by the end of my 5 hour flight I was ready to ‘127 Hours’ my legs. They were so numb, my jeans had no stretch. I wanted to go to the lav and hope I got sucked out the toilet to my impending tight pant doom. Don’t make the same mistake.
But that about sums it up. Planned outfits, water, easy shoes, and non restrictive pants.
Do you guys have any travels coming up? It’s still cold everywhere so hopefully it’s to somewhere warm!!