If you’re anything like us, we’re betting that you’re leaving your holiday packing till the last minute—a habit that will guarantee you’ll forget about the really important stuff. Comfy boots, your gift for Grams, and the outfit you’ll be wearing during your flight or car ride. Of course, mastering in-transit fashion is something bloggers know best.
And we knew just the person to turn to: fashion blogger Kayla Seah of Not Your Standard. “Traveling can be stressful and chaotic, so what you wear shouldn’t be,” she says. “Go with quality basics, and definitely don’t wear high heels.” So when you’re getting ready for your next trip, remind yourself that even your favorite style mavens put comfort first. Here, Seah breaks down two different outfit formulas, highlighting the Tommy Hilfiger at Macy’s essentials that she has on constant rotation when traveling.
Formula #1: Long-Sleeve Shirt + Cropped Jeans
If you plan on hitting the ground running once you reach your destination, you need an outfit that’s equal parts elevated and comfortable. “This is the perfect look to wear when you have to meet someone immediately,” says Seah. “It’s comfortable enough to travel in while still being appropriate for any type of casual occasion.”
Pictured: Tommy Hilfiger Greenwich Ocean Blue Wash Ankle Skinny Jeans ($70)
Some people might think that jeans aren’t comfortable enough for traveling, but Seah assures you that this pair is. “There’s so much stretch in these Tommy Hilfiger jeans; it almost feels like you’re wearing leggings,” she explains (something that we can get behind). Another reason to love these jeans? “The skinny ankle cut makes them versatile with flats or boots."
Pictured: Tommy Hilfiger Striped Turtleneck ($60)
“I don’t like having too many layers on when I’m traveling, which is why I tend to gravitate toward long-sleeve tops,” says Seah. What she loves most about this classic Tommy Hilfiger pick is that it works with almost any wardrobe.
Formula #2: Leggings + Sweatshirt
You’ve probably noticed that athleisure has become more than just a passing fad this past year, and Seah couldn’t be happier about it. “I love how leggings have become a trend; it makes traveling comfortable while still remaining casual-chic,” she says. If you don’t have immediate plans upon arrival, leggings and a sweatshirt can make for the ideal travel outfit. “It’s all about comfort and having zero restrictions when on the go,” explains Seah.
Pictured: Tommy Hilfiger Space-Dyed Skinny Leggings ($49)
“[These Tommy Hilfiger] leggings give you room to move and are incredibly cozy for when it’s extra cold outside.” Even when she’s not traveling, Seah says she would style these bottoms with a leather jacket.
Pictured: Tommy Hilfiger Sport Logo Sweatshirt ($59)
Weather conditions—or even the chilly temperature on a plane—can make for an uncomfortable day of travel. “I’m usually always cold when traveling, so a sweatshirt is the best option. If I get warm, I can easily take it off and tie it around my waist.” The perfect off-duty look, no?
Do you have a go-to travel uniform, or do you just wear whatever you feel like? Tell us in the comments below.