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7 Essentials for Traveling in Style

With the summer quickly coming to a close, we’re squeezing in the last of our summer vacations. It’s been a busy few weeks with two babies and quite a few plane flights, but between all these flights I’m realizing what my real essentials are to traveling in style. It’s important to me to look nice while we’re bustling around the country, but still be comfy.

With all these flights, I’ve come up with 7 essentials for traveling in style. Click through to see what they are!

  • 7 easy tips for traveling in style and comfort! 1 of 13
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    Click through to see them all!

  • Oversized Cardigan 2 of 13
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    I am always cold on airplane flights, especially with those little vents constantly blowing down on me, so a cardigan is a must for me. I own this one and the unstructured flowiness is so comfy and perfect for using as a blanket for you or your kids! 

    Find it at Winnie and Kat for $98. 

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    Here's another less expensive oversized cardigan option. This one is more of a boyfriend shape, and still super comfy and flattering. Also, that plum color is AMAZING. 

    Find it at Old Navy for $19 (on sale!)

  • Easy Shoes 4 of 13
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    Now that we're required to take our shoes off during security, a simple slip on shoe is definitely an essential. I'd also choose it over a slip on sandal any day because it keeps my feet warmer. If you're road tripping, it's also a better choice than a sandal because it's not flopping around by the gas pedal. 

    Find these at Forever 21 for $15 (on sale!)

  • Easy Shoes 2 5 of 13
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    This brightly colored cap-toe pair is also perfect for flights and roadtrips and adds a little spice to your outfit. 

    Find them at Gap for $44.95

  • Comfy Pants 6 of 13
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    I've linked to these pants before, and it's just because they are the world's comfiest pants. A pair of comfortable pants is essential, and I'd pick a pair of pants over a skirt any day just so I can spread out and not ever worry about flashing anyone. 

    Find them at Windsor for $15.43 (on sale, and back in stock!)

  • Comfy Pants 2 7 of 13
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    This pair of patterned "Treggings" (trouser-leggings) looks super comfy and they come in a fun pattern. They also sell them in solid colors. 

    Find them at H&M for $17.95. 

  • Large Tote 8 of 13
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    A large tote is essential for me to carry snacks, water, socks, my wallet, sunglasses, camera, headphones... the list could go on. This one is neutral, but the yellow stripes add a fun element. Plus it has a long shoulder strap, and a reinforced bottom for extra strength. 

    Find it at Gap for $49.95.

  • Large Tote 2 9 of 13
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    I own this tote and although it's specifically a camera bag, I use it for a regular bag all the time. It has moveable and removable dividers so I can fit my water bottle, my camera, and other important things without them rolling around inside. Plus it has a ton of pockets AND a shoulder strap. 

    Find it at Jo Totes for $119. 

  • Cute Watch 10 of 13
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    Although I usually wear a watch, I regularly rely on my phone to tell me the time. So on plane flights when you're required to turn off your phones, I like having a watch so I can still keep track of the time. 

    Find this one at Macy's for $48.99. 

  • Cute Watch 2 11 of 13
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    This fun orange banded watch is also another cute option! 

    Find it at Forever 21 for $19.80. 

  • Makeup Compact 12 of 13
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    I have oily skin, and looking and feeling greasy is anything but stylish. I always carry a little compact in my purse when I travel to touch up during a bathroom break and help me feel a little bit more fresh. Carrying a travel size deodorant doesn't hurt either! 

    Find it at soap.com for $12.95.

  • Easy and Chic Hair-do 13 of 13
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    My hair is just now long enough to do a good fishtail braid, so I've been rocking that during the last few flights. I love that it's out of the way, but still looks pretty and like I put some effort into it. 

What are your style essentials for traveling?

 Find more of Merrick’s style and writing at Merrick’s Art

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