We were in Hawaii last week (!!!!) and while we are located most centrally from LA to get to the islands, it is still quite a trek and much farther from other parts of the states! Flying can really be a total pain from getting through TSA to trying to stay comfortable on a tiny seat and then arriving cute to your destination. That is why I wanted to share one of my go to flying outfits to achieve all of the above!
Old Navy Red Striped Dress [new, $8] Nude Chunky Heel Flat [new, $50] Gucci Silk Scarf [new, gift] Burberry Cat Eye [secondhand, $30] Banana Republic Bangle [new, $6] Longchamp Backpack [new, gift]
For a TSA easy outfit, you want to make sure you limit the amount of layers and extra materials (buttons, zippers, etc) you have on, as you will either have to take off what you can or withstand a lovely little pat down. I also always try to wear easy to slip on and off shoes because you will be the person holding up the line that everyone is staring at, and you will have to make a shame walk to a bench to put your shoes back on. I love these shoes for flying because they are so easy to wear plus cute with a little heel!
I love a small silk scarf because it really adds a sophisticated and pulled together look, especially to an Old Navy dress! It gives the outfit a nautical feel, and is literally so easy! I put two opposite ends together to fold in half into a triangle, and folded up from the tip end, tied around my neck and voila! Plus once you have it on it's like a watch, you don't even know it's there.
*Tip! I bought a 5 pack of ribbon hair ties from H&M for $1 and I use them everyday! They are cute enough for wearing like a bracelet and then putting up your hair when you are on the plane!*
Backpacks are so great for traveling! When you are utilizing your two carryons (which I was) it makes your life so much easier to carry a lot of your stuff on your backpack, leaving your hands free. This backpack has been on my "want" list for a long time but I had a hard time finding one on sale or used in good condition. I got this Longchamp cutie from my mom for my birthday last month and I have been using all the time! The color goes with everything and it is so educational chic. :)
Thanks so much for reading! I would love to hear your own flying #ootd tips. If you are interested in hearing more about our trip to Hawaii, I will be posting my Honolulu travel guide on Friday!
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