PIECES TO TRAVEL IN

I often find that when travelling I revert to very casual and comfy clothes. That is all well and good when I have time to change prior to arriving at a destination but the reality is that I usually come off a plane or train and go straight to a meeting or event. The lack of time means that I need to be wearing something that’s good to sit in for hours whilst travelling but also formal enough for whatever I am attending.

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Over the years I’ve built up a small section of my wardrobe which is stylish enough for meetings and events but also crease free and most importantly comfortable. There’s nothing worse than feeling restrained by a tight pair of trousers on a train for several hours or a pair of heels that make it almost impossible to run from one place to another.

Whether I’m jumping on a train first thing, catching a plane to London or heading to present at a meeting or conference, these are some of my favourite pieces to travel in.

Cotton Dresses

Cotton dresses are by far one of the easiest things to wear when travelling. No matter what the time of year they’re comfortable, classic and can be worn with tights, flats, boots, a coat or cardigan. I’ve worn this Amelie dress to many work events and it’s always a go to whenever I’m not quite sure what to wear.

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Trench Coats

I’ve had my Massimo Dutti trench coat for years now. I bought it as an invest piece and it’s lasted me so well, no matter what the weather. Sadly it’s now out of stock but classic trench coats are always easy to find, like this one from Warehouse and this affordable style from ASOS.

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Flat Ballerinas

I’ve learned the hard way that there’s no point in wearing heels when travelling. A few hours into my trip my feet are always in pain and I’m slowed down for the rest of the day. Instead I travel in a comfortable pair of flat ballerinas and, if I need them, keep a pair of heels in my bag. I try not to wear my more expensive shoes when travelling and instead opt for styles like these from ASOS.

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Leather Backpacks

I recently purchased my first leather backpack from Camridge Satchel Company and I love it. Although the specific colour and design is now sold out there are many more available, like this bay and dark brown one. It’s great for throwing everything that I need for the day in and is also easier on my back and shoulders.