Your Expert Guide to Fall Travel Fashion
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Fall is finally HERE. With the change of the season comes the transition into fall fashion. We all prepare for sweaters and boots at the workplace, at home, and on the weekends, but what about fall fashion when we travel? We’ve turned to the experts at Bloomingdales to help us fall into autumn fashion with tips to plan for travel, travel for comfort, and look our best!
Through a partnership with Canvas, Bloomingdales brings residents Personal Shopper styling experts who will help you understand your wardrobe needs. Following a consultation, Bloomingdales will do the heavy lifting to find the perfect pieces for you. The experts are here to help you find styles that not only reflect what’s current, but also help you feel comfortable and relaxed as you jet-set from one place to the next.
Tip 1: Fashionable and comfortable footwear is key.
When traveling, it is important to choose footwear that is equally fashionable and accessible. For convenience, choose footwear that you can easily slip in and out of, but is structured enough so there is no fear of losing the shoe. With a statement loafer or slip on boot, changing in and out of your footwear will be as easy as 1,2,3! Among our experts’ recommended shoes are these Via Spiga Loafers for women and Kenneth Cole Fashion Chelsea Boots for men:
Tip 2: Travel with comfortable, breathable layers.
Traveling with layers makes the quick changes in temperature and comfort easier to navigate. The experts recommend layering your shirts and blouses as well as your sweaters and overcoats. For tops, layer with light tees underneath for comfort and quick changing. For coats, travel with open pea coats or other options with minimal zippers and buttons for quick “on and off” accessibility. It is recommended that no matter the layers you choose, select pieces that are warm but lightweight enough to tie around your waist for hands-free traveling. This Maje Geode Long-Line Belted Coat for women and Theory Bower Wool Herringbone Overcoat for men are both easy (and fashionable) options:
Tip 3: Travel with an easy-access carry-on bag.
It is important to travel with a bag that you can easily hold in one hand or sling over your shoulder. Choose bags with zippers across the top for easy access and closure. Bags with multiple pockets (both on the inside and the outside) are great for carrying all of your overnight accessories (makeup, medication, chargers, etc.) Choose bags that are both lightweight and durable to ensure they will easily fit under a seat or store nicely in overhead compartments. Pro Tip: Confirm that your bag is carry-on approved pre-check in for one less thing to worry about when you travel! This MZ Wallace Oxford Metro Large Tote for women and Cole Haan Brayton Pebbled Leather Duffel for men are great, versatile options:
Tip 4: Choose outfits that are flexible and allow you to move freely.
Traveling is unpredictable. When planning your travel outfits, choose fabrics that are flexible and allow you to move freely. No matter where you’re traveling to, you will be on the constant move. You won’t have time to worry about restricting fabrics when you need to be alert and ready for any situation. Whether you choose dark denim made with spandex or black leggings, dress them up with a fashionable, oversized sweater and turn the look from simply casual to traveling in style. With our experts’ guidance, we’ve included a few full-outfit style options below for your travel inspiration.
Now that you’ve read the tips – have fun and happy (fashionable) traveling!