If there’s one thing I hate, it’s being uncomfortable on a long flight. As much as I want to look chic and like I’m not about to sit in a tiny uncomfortable seat for 9 hours, I just can’t bring myself to put on tight jeans and a blouse.
IT’S. NOT. HAPPENING.
So, as we prepare for our upcoming trip to Turkey and Greece I’m already thinking about what I’ll be packing. Naturally.
My goal is to bring a carry-on ONLY. Therefore, everything I pack needs to be multifunctional. What’s the over-under I can do it?
The Key Items
Joggers or leggings are the perfect bottoms. They are comfy for the plane ride and also work for cozy nights in.
I always pair my bottoms with a basic tank. I don’t know why but I always get hot schlepping around my luggage. Maybe it’s the heavy luggage, maybe it’s the excitement of the trip, maybe it’s both.
Also, 80% of the time, the destination I’m traveling to is hotter than where I came from and I like to be able to ditch my top layer the second I step off the plane and enjoy the feeling of warm sunshine on my skin.
Next up, something to keep me warm on the plane. This again, has to be a multipurpose layer. I always lay out my outfits as I’m packing and grab a jacket or two that can go over any outfit on a chilly night. Denim jackets are usually a solid choice for warm destinations. If I’m really tight on space in my suitcase, I’ll wear a sweater or sweatshirt and tie my jacket around my waist. Major space saver!
Lastly, shoes. Chances are sneakers made the list of items to pack. I can’t tell you the amount of times I packed them and said “I’ll workout while I’m on vacation” and didn’t actually workout. Regardless, they make the list of packing essentials. Except they are clunky and space hogs, so wear them and pack the sandals.
Below is a combination of 4 different multifunctional outfits that will take you from the airport and beyond.