Travel Style That Will Take You From The Tarmac To The Museum

As you’ve probably noticed from our “What To Pack” column we subscribe to the mentality that your style should not just be practical to what you’re doing but also reflect the adventure you’re about to embark on. 

I’m happy to be working with CHICOs again and this time, no surprise, we’re focusing on travel. Thanks to all the research we do in Mexico and Italy, I’m home here in Los Angeles so rarely these days. Rough life, I know! But it means that when I am in town I try to “travel my town” and explore what’s new in the city as much as possible. And one way I do just that is through art. Because now more than ever before Los Angeles has an incredible art scene. Living down the street from LACMA means I head there on the regular and each time I find I dress for the art I’m going to see. 

When a friend was in town recently, I found myself dressing with inspo from Chris Burden’s “Urban Light” installation. The piece has been at the front of the museum for over a decade and it makes regular appearances on the ‘gram but I insist visitors check it out because it’s a type of art best experienced IRL.

And when wearing the outfit, I realized it was the perfect transitional travel outfit: as in a look practical enough to go on a road trip or flight but chic enough to hit the ground running once you reach your destination. 

Here are a few tips to do just that:

CHICOs Travel Outfit Layers

Layer, Layer, Layer

Packing your day to the brim with activities means you’ll likely face a lot of different temperature ranges. The key to managing as you go from too-hot airplanes to drafty galleries is layering. We’re always ISO of chic wrap that can double as a blanket when we’re en route.

CHICOs Travel Outfit Layers

Take A Tote That Travels

The perfect travel tote is one that fits everything you need but is still sleek enough to be used as a purse when you’re in the destination. Our rec is a tote that has both short and long handles so you can wear it various ways and keep your look fresh. 

CHICOs Travel Outfit Layers

Keep It Monochromatic

As you know from our Travel Packing Tips piece, we like to color-coordinate our wardrobe when we travel. Whenever we’re doing a lot in a day and want to look good doing it, we fall back on a monochromatic look. Dressing head-to-toe in one color keeps things looks sleek and chic.

CHICOs Travel Outfit Layers

Choose Interesting (But Versatile) Accessories

We like to do playful twists on classics when it comes to accessories. So, a classic cat eye sunglass and hoop earrings but with pops of pink and beads to make it interesting. Because, let’s be real, you want your look to be as much of a conversation piece as the art, right?

How about you? What are you tips for traveling in style that’s versatile but stylish? Let us know in the comments below. 

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