Modest Monday: Traveling In Style
Just joining the Modest Monday party? Here's the original post. Each Monday, I post a modest, stylish outfit that I wear along with some thoughts on modesty.
Why? Because I believe you don't have to sacrifice fashion for purity.
Modesty does not = frumpy.
These are outfits I really, truly wear in my day-to-day life. I'm a girl determined to live a life of purity, modesty, and plenty of style. :)
I'm finally settling back into routine and catching up on things after being gone in California ( <3). I didn't have access to a laptop while I was there, so I wasn't able to update with a Modest Monday post like I'd hoped. But I'm making up for it now...and today's outfit is very fitting.
When traveling, it's all about comfort - and cuteness!
Hoodie pullover: American Eagle (thrifted)
Blue jean skirt: thrifted
Purse: Bungalow360 - also thrifted!
Fabulous Canon camera + bag: the sister's
I love traveling, especially flying...I'm a gypsy at heart and inevitably become exceedingly excited at the prospect of travel. I also love putting together travel outfits almost as much.
Over the years and flights I've taken, I've established a few guidelines for airport/travel outfits.
- It has to be comfortable. Bottom line. When you're going to be confined in a small space for an extended period of time with numerous other fellow travelers, you want to wear something that's comfortable, relaxed, and breathable.
- I usually make sure I can move easily in it. A tight or restrictive skirt/pants hardly allows for comfort. I almost always wear a loose, swingy skirt with or without leggings that allows me to curl up, cross my legs, or run through the airport like a madwoman to catch my flight.
- Comfortable, preferably flat shoes are a must. Being on your feet all day, running through security check points, and trekking through new cities means flats, sneakers, or sandals are your best bet.
- Wear a scarf! That is probably the one thing I'm guaranteed to bring wherever I go, simply because airports and airplanes are usually chilly. Once you're actually up in the air, it can get even cooler. Scarves serve as soft, flowing accessories that can morph into wraps, be used as blankets, or even rolled up and doubled as a pillow. (Bonus: they also cover up stains on shirts. ;)
Traveling usually involves a good bit of waiting, which is why I always try to make sure I wear something that will be comfortable for a long period of time.
One of my favorite scarves...the colors are so soothing. And the varied-hued threads mean I can wear it with almost any other colors.
I love how these shoes look and had been wanting a pair for some time...the only thing stopping me from buying a pair? Just a little price tag of, oh, anywhere from $44-$68. I have difficulty dropping large sums of money on clothing items without careful consideration. I ended up deciding that was a bit more than I was willing to pay.
A few weeks ago, my mother, sisters and I went thrift store shopping for my fall school wardrobe at Goodwill. After a lengthy dressing room session, much "How does this color look on me?" and "Is this too snug?", we were checking out when my little sisters waved me over to the glass counter. Lo and behold...these Toms peered up cheerily at me.
For. only. $10.
Last essential wardrobe component for any vacation or trip?
Your camera! It is, after all, perhaps the best accessory.
(What I feel like after a long day of lugging around baggage...or when it's hot.)
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