3 Essential Outfits to Get You from the Plane, to the Beach, to the Bar

This may seem weird to some people, but I absolutely love travel days.

In my mind, they either indicate something exciting (like a trip) or something comforting (like returning home). And honestly, I can’t really think of anything about the process that I don’t positively anticipate — well, except for travel day clothes.

For some reason, I have a hard time dressing appropriately for the airport and the destination in the same day. Like, my travel outfit is always too hot or too cold, and the clothes I want to wear once I’m in destination are always packed at the very bottom of my bag.

It’s chaos.


Because of this, I’ve created a three-outfit guide for myself (and for you) that will hopefully help smooth out the plane, to beach, to bar transition.

My suggestion would be to either pack these items in your carry on bag, or at the top of your suitcase.

Happy traveling!

3 Essential Outfits to Get You from the Plane, to the Beach, to the Bar:

Airplane Outfit:

  • trendy sweatpants (think: joggers), leggings or comfy shorts
  • loose-fitting tee
  • jacket
  • sandals or sneakers

plane outfitWhat to Have In Your Bag:

  • headphones
  • phone charger
  • entertainment (book, iPod, Kindle)
  • extra hair band
  • toiletries and location appropriate clothes (just in case something happens to your bag)
  • snack



Beach Day Outfit:

  • swimsuit
  • cover up
  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • sandals

beach outfit

What to Have In Your Bag:

  • book or magazine
  • sunscreen
  • towel
  • headphones


Night Out Outfit:

  • long, flow-y skirt
  • breezy top
  • sandals
  • sunglasses
  • jewelry

beach night

What to Have In Your Bag:

  • lipstick
  • oil blotters
  • ID, credit card and cash
  • small comb