*Looking Fly in the Sky: Dressing for Airport travel

  I recently traveled to Atlanta to spend time with my little sis and escape from the frigid Chicago air.(#airportselfie warning) It was a much welcomed break that could break my cabin fever. While packing my suitcase (two hours before) my fight, I realized that I never shared my tips on travel wear on the blog. Travel wear can make or break a comfortable travel experience. But I have picked up a few tips for a cute casual look that won't have you feeling constricted.

Loose layers are your friend

ORD mirrors & lighting are the best!:cD

Leggings- Avenue (similar)

Tunic-Old navy (similar)

Traveling from chilly Chicago to cool Atlanta means I had to have built in layers into my look. Layers allow you to be as warm or cool as you want in no time. It also allows you to dress for the (likely) different climates of your two destinations. Wearing loose clothing will allow for easy security screenings and freer feeling when you're in those tight seats. (I'm usually an economy ticket girl unless the flight is international and/or 5+ hours.)

Look for breathable fabrics

 

Cardigan -H&M (similar)

My go to fabrics: Cotton and jersey with a splash of stretch. These fabrics prevent you from feeling stuffy. They also feel gentle on skin after hours of of moving and sitting. I tend to apply this to my bottoms if I can. A pair of jeggings, pencil pants or even yoga pants may be your bottom of choice.

Try tunics or dresses

This bathroom would not let me be great.lol

Dress- F21

These articles of clothing have always provided me the most comfort and adaptability when I'm traveling from place to place. If I get too cold, I can easily throw on some pants. Too hot? cardigan and other potential layers go into my carry on. I am also very hot natured, so if it's particularly cold on the plane I simply lay my cardigan on my legs. Adjust as needed.

Other useful (non fashion) travel tips

  • BRING HEADPHONES...you'll thank me later

  • Pack gum for cabin dryness and altitude

  • Bring PB&J and granola and fruit as snacks

    • can be brought from home and pass through security; more info found here and here

    • Bring empty water bottle

      • It can be filled after security check

Ciao for Now,

EGC

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Trends to look for in 2016

Trends to look for in 2016

2016 seems like it will be an especially exciting time for many of us. Businesses are growing, people are starting families and working to find their own version of happiness. And of course at the center of all of it is fashion. It's your hello before your audible hello to the world.  we got many new trends that are carrying over into the new year. This includes the neutral 2 piece skirt sets and the minimalist aesthetic in popular fashion. I have seen some  promising trends that I think may be worth exploring. And if 2016 is anything like 2015, we are in for some pretty awesome options. Click the pictures for buying details.

PLAID

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Skirt-Asos

I will admit that this trend still has to grow on me. I like it, but it still carries this connotation of "teacher" everytime I see it. I know I'm not alone in this. I have begun to give it more of a chance and have found some cute pieces that make me want to see more of this trend. This is can either be dressed as a statement print or a complimentary accent.

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Pick 2

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SUEDE

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Gauchos- Nordstrom Rack

This trend is admittedly a carry over  from 2015. But it was recently cemented with Pantone's colors of the year (see my post on the subject). Muted colors on suede are not only great for this winter season but all year around also.  You can't go wrong with an outfit based around a suede centerpiece. It is much easier to dress up or down and can work on every complexion.

Pick 1, Pick 2, Pick 3,

MIXED PRINT

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Dress-Eloquii

I am most excited about this trend. It has been climbing into prominence  recently. I enjoy watching different bloggers tackle this trend. It is such an audacious risk that stretches what we usually accept as wearable fashion. My favorite prints are polka dots and cheetah print. Seeing the  differing colors and sizes of these prints are really exciting. I cannot wait to see how far people take this trend in 2016.

Pick 1, Pick 2, Pick 3 These are only a few of the trends that are to be seen in 2016. What trends are you excited about? Was it something I missed? Leave your answers in the comment section below.

Ciao for Now,

EGC

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