What to Wear on a Plane

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What to Wear on a Plane

Quote of the day: “If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.” Isaac. B. Singer

Our society is very  mobile nowadays, and if you’re a traveler, then this time of year can be especially busy. I know for most of us, one of the hardest aspects of traveling is what to pack and what to wear.

So I thought I’d have each of us put together a couple of travelling outfits. Of course your own outfit depends on many factors like the time of year, where you are going and how long you’ll be there! But suffice it to say, I’ve also added the logic behind what we wore, if you want the reasoning behind our choices!!

There’s also a hint at the bottom of the post to make your return flight outfit easy to plan!

Mireille (blogette): This is what I wore on our last trip abroad (20 hour travel time) when we went to the republic of Georgia with our 3 kids!

I usually like to look cute but of course comfortable too: my most comfortable jeans, converse sneakers and a colorful but comfy shirt. Excuse the kiddos, this was taken on a field trip but is the exact outfit I wore on the plane. I know many people get cold and I did pack a light jacket but didn’t use it on the planes.

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: My first thought when picking out clothing for a trip is the shoes.

I always figure that my shoes take up the most room in the suitcase and so I need to make sure they will work for the outings! Most trips, I will pack a pair of walking shoes, dressier shoes and a miscellaneous pair. For the airport, I’ll wear the pair that either takes up the most room or is the easiest to slip on and off. Of course, if you’re smart you could have a pair that fits the bill for walking and easy slip off like these or these.

So the floral pair that I put on for this outfit, is extremely easy to get in and out of. You may question the idea of wearing heels at the airport, but this heel is only 2 inches and I can walk faster than my husband in them! If I still don’t have you convinced, then these might be more to your liking!

50 is Young, being stylish is ageless

My next decision is which jacket or cardigan to take, no matter where we are going.

I have been know to wear 2 toppers at once on the plane, because these items tend to be bulky! I always figure that I’d rather have them with me and not need them, than need them and not have them!

In case you need another jacket or two, there are fun and interesting bomber jackets showing up at all of the stores recently. For those of you who gravitate towards black, then this embroidered one could be calling your name! But if you like more colors in your jackets, then I also found this one!

Style & Fashion for 50+ Women

The other considerations when I’m getting ready for a plane trip, is to make sure I have at least one scarf!

Usually I’ll wear my scarf on the plane as my necklace because I know it’ll go through security since there is no metal on it. However, I have found that the last couple of times, I’ve been told to take it off!! Oy!

If you are ever looking for ways to wear your scarves, then don’t forget to check out my You Tube channel for different methods to tie them. And I grabbed these earrings because they change up to be 4 different earrings!! I figured that was smart for travelling! And if you like Stella & Dot then you’ll be happy to know they are having their dot dollars event. Spend $50 and get $25 off!!

Women & what to wear for a trip

I also take a big enough purse that I can stuff more than usual in it!

I’m sure you have your favorite purse for traveling, but some of the summer styles are super cute! Like this one with the tassels always makes me smile! Although going on a plane could be the perfect time to pull out your backpack. This one is such a great deal for such a classic piece!! Of course there were only 5 remaining when I found it so here’s another alternative!

50+ women and travel tips

Jeans: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Jacket: Mauritius (similar here)~~Top: LOFT-thrifted (similar here)~~Shoes: Dana Buchman (similar here in B&W or here more colorful)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: Stella & Dot (here or here or here if you don’t want to spend that kind of money but like the tassels)~~Sunglasses: Nora Nyc (here-Use code NewShades for 10% off)~~Purse: DSW (similar here)

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: Nancy loves her Chico’s Traveler’s pieces for when she travels since they don’t wrinkle!

These pants are a newer version that are ruched on the sides at the bottom. I think they are very flattering especially compared to some of the older styles! And, in case you’re interested, these pants are on sale for under $30 and they come in red too!!

Since pants comfort is high on everyone’s list when sitting on a plane for hours, Chico’s also has these comfortable pants which also erase your tummy! And the blue & olive colored ones are on sale!!

Women over 60 and Plane trips

To continue on the Chico’s Traveler’s items, Nancy also has the top in this collection.

And no, this isn’t a sponsored post, but these items are quite nice for vacations since they travel so well! The tank is perfect for under any cardigan or jacket. And the best thing is it’s reversible, with two different necklines! Chico’s also has the scoop tee or many other varieties in this collection!

Travel wear for women 60+

Nancy added in some print with her scarf!

I think scarves and jewelry are always the easiest way to change up your outfits when you are limited on how much you can take! The bigger scarves like this one or this, can be used as a beach cover up also! We showed that a couple of years ago in a post, here!

60+ women and what to wear for vacation

Nancy also is like me and brings along a scarf and topper!

Her topper is a waterfall cardigan that is lightweight but colorful! I know many women subscribe to the theory of taking all neutrals on their trips to make mix & matching easier.

But it can still be nice to have a more colorful cardigan to lighten up the looks! Like this print cardigan or even this one would add some pizzazz to your travels! But I understand if you want to keep everything as a solid colored for your trip, so I found this sweater or this one for those cases!

Older Women & Travelling

Pants: Chicos (here)~~Cardigan: Claudia Richards (similar here)~~Top: Chicos (here)~~Shoes: H&M (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: So my mom is all about comfort and ease when she’s going on a plane trip!

She has a pair of these Chico’s Traveler’s pants that she got at a consignment shop many years ago! For some reason, I don’t love this pair on her, only because they don’t seem to flatter her as much as other pants that she owns!

When looking on the Chico’s site, I saw this print pair that maybe would look more contemporary! Or maybe it’s the front section of the pants? I found these pants that have the wide legs that don’t have the pleats in the front!

Women Over 70 & Travel Wear

And my mom is like me in that she’s always cold!!

Therefore she brought along her leather jacket also! I’m sure most of you would think that it’s too warm for a leather jacket right now. But really,  this might be the perfect time to buy one! As someone who loves getting a great deal, the end of the season is the best time to get this item! Like this one or this one for under $50! You know you’ll be wishing you had them when fall rolls around!!

70+ Women and clothes for the airplane

This sweater was decided upon because it’s lightweight, yet still relatively warm.

I know even during the summer months, there are many evenings when it gets downright chilly, so having a sweater available, can be smart! Besides there are open weave versions like this or sleeveless like this that could work for many occasions!

And just so you don’t think my mom is a layering fool, the white collar is just attached to the sweater by buttons! It’s not a real white shirt under the sweater!!

Wearing Comfy Clothing for Travelling

As for the shoes, let’s celebrate the fact that when you hit that golden age, you don’t have to take off your shoes to get through security!

This is one of those times that I like to say, there is an advantage to getting older!! Actually, if you talk to me enough, you’d realize that I think it’s wonderful to get older! I know too many people that haven’t had the opportunity to know what it’s like to continue to have birthdays!

But back to the shoes, my mom does end up wearing flats or even sneakers when she goes to the airport! But since they will be part of your outfit for the entire trip, I found some even funner ones! These are a great print! I know many of you don’t mind spending a little more on your shoes when they are truly functional. So the brand Born is probably not new to you. I’ve found that there are still stylish shoes in almost every brand like these!

Age & Style for the Plane Ride

Pants: Chicos-thrifted (similar here)~~Jacket: INC (similar here)~~Top: Valerie Stevens (similar here)~~Shoes: Aerosoles (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)

It’s nice to be comfortable for the plane rides, yet still look great! One of my best ideas is to wear the same outfit on the plane ride home. Sure, I might switch out the shirt if it got dirty or smelly, but everything else is the same! What are your must haves when your flying?

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The Facts

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Since I seemed to obsess over the pants in this post for mom and Nancy in this post, I thought I’d see if I could find some great but comfortable pants for traveling without resorting to leggings. Because we all know what can happen when you wear leggings on a plane!!

  • Your jetset look is fabulous, Jodie! We just got back from two weeks in Norway and Iceland, so now you have me reflecting on my travel style and how it aligns with your tips. I actually think a low heel is a very smart shoe for the airport. Like a flat, it slips on and off easily, and I could outwalk Kyle in my 2″ heels too! I also pack a scarf, and I’m so glad I packed a cozy pashmina for this trip because the flight was freezing.

    I also share Nancy’s preference for wrinkle-free fabrics. I have a number of pieces from a similar collection by Catherines called AnyWear. They use soft, wrinkle-free knits that pack and travel well. I lived in their tanks and waterfall cardigans on our trip, and you’ll see how I repurposed them day after day in my capsule wardrobe post coming next week.

    Thanks for the travel style tips!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Wow, Liz!! I bet you had such a fabulous time on your trip!!
      I think once you travel more than a couple of times, you realize the needs…which, of course can be different for each person!!
      I find walking in my little heels can be easier than my flats!! Of course, my husband is short also so it’s not like I have to run to keep up with him!! 🙂
      I’m surprised I don’t have any real “wrinkle-free” clothes considering how much we travel, but maybe I should get some now!!
      Can’t wait to see what you put together!!

  • Melissa

    I am not sure what it is about planes.. but I am always freezing in one!! I swear I feel like I need 5 blankets, so I totally understand your mom. I do though, like to wear the pair of shoes that takes up the most space. The ones your wearing are beautiful,specially with those shades!!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m always cold too—so I’d rather have more than not enough. Luckily my husband will help me carry all my stuff if I need it!! 🙂

  • I always take a pashmina when I’m flying because the temperature fluctuates so much. A big bag is also a must for me so I can fit a book, make up, iPod, glasses, snacks etc. I love your earrings and mirrored shades – they go together perfectly!

    Emma xxx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s true—you really don’t have any control over the temperatures when you’re at the airport or on the plane. I think that’s the hardest part compared to driving!!

  • I already commented on this post but I wanted to come back and say thank you for joining Ladies Who Link Up! I hope to see you again next week!
    Cheryl Tucker

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s so nice Cheryl! Thanks and of course I’ll be there—you can count on me!!

  • I always wear something I can move around easy in and also comfortable shoes as well. These are all nice outfits and I love he addition of a scarf. Great tips!
    Thanks for linking
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess!!!
      It’s no fun to be stuck in an airplane seat in tight & confining clothes, right??

  • First of all, 92 comments? I haven’t had that many on my blog since its conception. Wow, congratulations. Your readers love you and let you know. I am obviously reading your blog posts backward because I read the road trip post before this one. Initially thought you guys were talking about wearing dresses for a flight not a road trip!! But you convinced me.
    And look how put-together yet comfy you all three look for air travel.

    Love the kitten heels you are sporting. Had a giggle over your wearing two toppers at times to keep from having to pack them. I usually pack a purse and use a large tote on the plane.

    Have seen the no-wrinkle pieces online through several stores and always thought they were a great idea. Nancy looks comfy but put-together.

    And Charlotte is looking terrific, too. I know her pants aren’t your favs but they do look loose and wrinkle-free for travel. The palm options you linked to are so fun, I bet you could get her to try them for a summer trip.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I did have some women comment that they wear dresses for the plane ride….and I wore one on our long flight to Hawaii many years ago!! I do think that sometimes we confuse comfort with casual, so maybe it’s not a bad thing to try to get somewhat dressed up when we travel….???? I mean, heck, we are being seen by a ton of other people (probably more than will ever read my blog, haha)—so it’s probably good to look nice??
      Of course, you realize that it’s not the easiest thing to get my mom to try something new, right? My husband and I cringe at the purple velour pants she wore on our last trip—but she’s a stubborn German and I’m just her daughter, so what do I know??

  • Sarah Stockley

    I love that jacket Jodie. All of the outfits are really stylish – yet look comfortable. I haven’t flown in years now so it’s good to have some tips on what to wear. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      We were just commenting that air travel has gotten so complicated lately!! It used to be such an adventure, and now it seems like such hard work! So you’re lucky that you haven’t had to do it lately!!
      At least on a road trip, you can have more carry ons, ha ha!!

  • Oh yes – it can get pretty cold during flight – even with flights blankets given out, it can still get pretty cold! I always pack an extra cardi for the kids and myself. I think the most uncomfortable for me would be trousers. It is hard to find a smart and comfortable pair to wear. Thank you for the tips and linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Those flight blankets aren’t super thick—maybe that’s why, Su??
      Heated/cooled seats are the next addition the planes need to add—ha ha!!!

  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    I’m with you, it’s all about feeling comfortable and taking into consideration the climate that you’re flying out of and into! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jocelyn!!

  • Air travel can be so challenging these days! I had to take off my scarf the last time I went through security too – once I had my hair in a bun and they needed to wand it, lol. I’m impressed that you can commit to a heel, I’m always afraid I might get stuck standing forever and regret it needing to sprint through the airport with piles of luggage entoe.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I actually got a little peeved at security a couple of years ago when I had to remove my sweater (sure it was a cardigan…but) and my husband didn’t have to take his off (because it wasn’t a cardigan)—sometimes there is no common sense!! Now, I just figure I need to totally undress….ugh!!!
      As for the heels….I guess I figure most of the time we only have straight through flights, so it’s been awhile since I’ve had to run through an airport!! And luckily I almost always check my bags!! But I can see how that could be a challenge other wise!!

  • I hate flying! But I will say that your all looking super here in you gettaway outfits xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      There’s valium for that, Laurie—ha ha!!!

  • Kathy Marris

    I’m 60 and I normally wear the identical outfit as Nancy on long haul plane trips. I go for comfort with elasticised waisted pants (nice fitted ones) and a loose fitting t shirt or top. I find black a good colour to wear and normally brighten it up with a scarf. I always pack my cashmere poncho because it is lightweight but warm, as I get cold on flights. As for shoes I normally wear a comfortable pair of flats or low heels that I can walk around the airport in and slip off on the flight. I do love your outfit Jodie. You look very chic!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Do you have the Traveler’s pants too from Chico’s Kathy? I know Nancy just swears by them and since she travels regularly–they certainly get used!!
      Thanks for adding your voice to the conversation!! I love hearing what others think about when they put together outfits and the rationale behind it!!
      Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!

  • You ladies look like such jet setters!! I need to step up my flying style!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Haha!! Part of it is probably because we’re old fashioned, Elle!!!

  • This is such a brilliant post! I have been traveling of late and I just love your inspiration here. I love to wear leggings, or jeans when I travel. They just feel so comfy and less of a hassle 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/05/the-perfect-white-jean.html

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is a learning curve of what really works depending on where you are going, right, Heather?
      I have yet to try my leggings, and after that fiasco that I heard on the news, now I’m a little nervous!!

  • Jodie I ADORE that cute jacket!!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!! It is one of my favorites!!

  • Yes, yes yes! I love leggings, layers, flats and a scarf for when I’m cold!

    • Jodie Filogomo


  • Missy May

    This post couldn’t have come at the right time. Traveling soon by the grace of God and men I’m terrible at packing. – So thanks for the tips. While I’m terrible, one thing is for sure! I love to be comfortable when travelling. Ha!
    Y’all look wonderful! All great outfits in their own right. 🙂


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Missy May!!
      I’m definitely an overpacker—that’s for sure! If I’m going to check my bag, I might as well have what I need!
      Have a fabulous trip!!

  • Great tips!

    I agree, it is nice to still look like you put an effort into what you chose to wear. Back in the “old days” (ha ha!) people used to get dressed up to fly. How far we have veered in the other direction on this.

    I’m a big fan of yoga jeans for planes or maxi skirts and I always take a black cotton scarf that is large enough to work as a shawl, blanket or pillow.

    Also I take or always wear socks. I hate the idea of walking in bare feet where thousands of other people have just walked.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      My husband is the same way with the bare feet thing, Suzanne! Me—I guess after being in people’s mouths for over 20 years, nothing grosses me out, ha ha!!!

  • 100+ points for all these outfits today. Some lovely, classic ensembles that flatter all of you. I wouldn’t be able to wear those heels, Jodie, but I think your outfit is smashing! The colors go together perfectly!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny how we either get used to flats or heels!
      I used to wear heels to work every day (and ones much higher than this) and it would never bother me. Then after I retired I found myself in flats almost exclusively!! Then the occasional time I would wear heels it was harder—-therefore I’m trying to have more variety in my heel height so I can go back and forth easily!!

  • Julia Nyanyo

    I could never wear those floral shoes for traveling as I am a high heel lightweight but I absolutely LOVE them!
    Funnily enough I was just speaking to family about this just the other day, we were discussing if we have a uniform for traveling in. It seems most people do. Mine is trainers (running shoes) comfy trousers (pants – oh I’m SO english!) that have no studs or metal bits so they won’t set off the metal detectors at the airport, and layers for the top half. You never know if that plane will be hot or cold!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love hearing how you English gals say certain words, Julia!!
      And I do think about the metal part of my outfit too!! I used to try to only wear regular sweaters as my layers because security would make me remove the cardigans, but I don’t care as much anymore!! It’s just more undressing all around!!

  • All great options for traveling. Hope you are having a nice day!


    • ADA

      Hi Gemma. I agree, great traveling outfits. =)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!! XOXO

  • ADA

    wow such chic travel/flight wear. all three of you look fabulous. such a stylish way to fly and be comfy too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ada!! I figure we have cute clothes…we might as well wear them, right?? 🙂

      • ADA

        I couldn’t agree with you more.

        Jodie, would you ever like to co-host Thursday Moda with me pretty lady? I’D LOVE TO HAVE YOU. Please let me know. Thanks. =)

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Ada…why don’t you email me (jodie@jtouchofstyle.com). I’ve never co-hosted a linkup, so could you let me know what is involved??

  • Ruth Maldonado

    Great traveling outfits. I love those earrings you’re wearing, the color is great and the fact they change? Amazing! I haven’t thought about wearing heels to the airport, mainly because I have two small girls I’m keeping track of but I like that idea!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Of course the fact that you’re probably running after 2 small girls, can make your outfit quite different, Ruth…LOL!!
      You need cute sneakers–maybe the ones with wheels to make you go faster, ha ha!!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    The outfits look great! My world-traveler hubby says to never wear jewelry. ..too tempting for thieves!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s a smart point! Of course I really don’t have any “good” jewelry…everything is costume variety, so I’m safe!!

  • You gals look comfy and stylish. When you’re sitting on a plane for hours, it’s all about comfort, but I still won’t give up style. Last trip I packed all black and white clothes and I may do it again for our trip to NYC this summer because I always buy clothes on every trip anyway.



    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s how I feel too, Carmen! I mean I understand wanting to feel comfy, but it’s possible in real clothes, right?

  • Great ideas! You all look great! But I do agree that your mom’s pants are not the most flattering, but they aren’t bad. And nothing can really beat the ease of the Traveler’s collection… I got a pair of Chico’s Traveler’s pants as a gift 15+ years ago, and I remember that they were cut a bit weird…

    When traveling, I usually wear comfortable jeans (I have a super soft and stretchy pair), slip-on shoes, and always, always a BIG scarf, no matter what time of the year it is. (I use the scarf/wrap as a blanket on the plane). If it’s summer, I pick one that can do double duty at our destination as a wrap in the evenings. I also often bring a second scarf in my carry on bag that I’ll use as a pillow.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think the Chicos Travelers pants are styled better now. The pair that Nancy is wearing are very new, and to me are much more flattering!!
      And what a great idea to use a second scarf as a pillow—that’s so much better than those neck pillows!!

  • Elaine Ambrose


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  • You ladies look so classy to get on a plane! I am usually in sweats! Love your elevated looks


    • Jodie Filogomo

      That made me laugh Michelle!! I think I watched too much What not to Wear to even consider leaving the house in my sweats unless I’m going to the gym!!

  • Once again I am a “Nancy” – not only wrinkle free but that scarf serves soooo many purposes ! From keeping my neck warm to being used to cover my nose in case the person in seating in front of me removes their shoes.. it’s happened!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      OMG—that’s a little crazy Lorena!! I think that’s the best reason ever for having a scarf handy!!

  • I pick my outfit careful because I hate it when it doesn t feel good. I don t travel by plane but when we visit the UK it s a right hour journey, by car and ferry, and I want to look elegant and comfortable. I usely wear a non wrinkling dress. And a cardigan!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love your thinking Nancy!! Because it’s nice to feel comfortable, but I agree it’s important to look nice too!!
      And you guessed the next post…..

  • I really like the sound of Nancy’s wrinkle free outfit! And those Chico’s travelers pants sound like a good idea too. I struggle with what to wear as a perfect travel outfit all the time. I have yet to find one outfit I “love” to wear while traveling. the closest I’ve come is a maxi skirt and top with a sweater. I’m like you too..if it’s a longer trip or I’m going somewhere cold, I’ll wear all my bulky items on the plane. It’s a great way to save space! 🙂


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ve worn a long skirt on our trip to Hawaii years ago. And it worked great!! But since I no longer have that skirt, it’s a constantly evolving look!!
      I do think that Chicos knows what they are doing with their Traveler’s series. At least now they seem more flattering!!

  • Queen of Rods

    Great post. Now I have questions. Since you and your family are consummate travelers, how many outfits or pieces do you take for how many days of travel? Do you wash anything while you are away?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I don’t usually wash anything.
      And I tend to take 3 pairs of shoes even for a short weekend trip! I like having the variety! And that’s what I build my whole wardrobe on…is the shoes! When we went to Vegas for Christmas, I took one dress and one pair of jeans for the weekend. I just kept switching the tops and cardigans around!!
      But normally I overpack! I hate the idea of not having what I want. Of course, we often shop while we are vacationing….
      I wrote some posts about 2 years ago including what mom & Nancy took on their cruises: http://bit.ly/2raXGw7 I know Nancy still uses this capsule when she goes on her trip, although she also packed a heavier jacket on her most recent cruise to the Baltics!!

      • Queen of Rods

        Thank you for the travel capsule suggestions. Now I have to ask if you have a clever way to pack structured brassieres? They seem to take up more room than undies should…

        • Jodie Filogomo

          That’s a fabulous question Janet!! I usually spoon mine together and then stuff them with socks or my undies or scarves….
          Are you going on a trip soon??

          • Queen of Rods

            I have recently returned from a 10-day road trip, and wasn’t really happy about what I had packed. I was in a very small car with two other adults, so I had to really limit what I took with me.
            On a side note, your mother might appreciate that I had fun at the Pendleton Woolen Mill store and purchased 10 lbs. of Glacier Park wool blanket mill ends. The stripes resemble the Hudson Bay Company blankets. I will use the mill ends to crochet a rug and/or pillow, use as bias tape on a denim jacket, and will still probably have a lot left over for other projects. I also brought home a vintage Singer sewing machine and cabinet plus a chair in the back of my tiny little car…much to the disbelief of my passengers 🙂

          • Jodie Filogomo

            I totally laughed at your last remark Janet!! And I forwarded this comment to my mom. I think we’ve been to that store when we were out visiting the west coast when I was a kid—but I could be wrong!!
            I do think that packing for our travels is among the hardest things. Because you can only plan so much….there’s bound to be surprises. That’s why I subscribe to the take more theory! Or at least buy it when you’re travelling!
            No, but really, maybe that’s why I like home so much. As much as we gone places, and even already have 2 trips scheduled for later this year—I still love the benefits of being home!!
            But it’s all a learning process, right?

          • Charlotte Miller

            Jodie’s right–I was at the Pendleton Wool Mills and loved it. Got camel wool I used for a car coat which I literally wore out. Also grey plaid I used for a shirt which I still have and a small matching piece used as a wrap which is now a vest. Really was just in heaven. Lovely memories.

          • Queen of Rods

            Now I have a question for the expert: How do you keep your woolen garments free from moth damage?

          • Jodie Filogomo

            Hmmm…good question.
            For my yarn, I do keep many cedar blocks in and around my collection. But I think that we don’t have a ton of problems with moths here in Denver—maybe?
            The one time I did have issues, I blames the skein of yarn that I had bought in Taos, since it was the one that seemed the worse for wear once I found the moths! Since that time, I haven’t had issues.
            I know mom doesn’t do anything special in her closets, but there are times she has to repair a small hole.
            Do you do anything special??

          • Queen of Rods

            We do have moth issues in CA. I also use cedar blocks, plus I have a cedar chest and a small cedar closet. They are both full now 🙁 The problem for me is that if I can’t see the clothes, I forget to wear them.

          • Jodie Filogomo

            That’s exactly true—if I don’t see things, I totally forget about them!
            Maybe you need to come up with a cedar scent that comes through your vents?? 🙂

  • Nancy’s idea of wearing wrinkle-free outfit is a great idea that I need to remember. I always wear a big scarf to keep warm but also add a tiny bit of sophistication to a usually horrible experience. And I agree with you about wearing/taking a jacket b/c it’s often cold and I’ve been known to put it over my feet. Your outfit looks great btw!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Julia!! so you’re one of those that hates flying??
      Heck. sometimes I get so cold that I use my coat & Rob’s coat as blankets!!

  • donnaduck

    I never used to fly when my kids were growing up (no money!!), but I do more now. I find layering the BEST when it comes to airports. I wear comfy knit pants, not jeans, because I want that ease when walking, not to mention denim can feel very heavy and warm. I wear either a tank top or short sleeve knit top, and then either my denim jacket (because I love it!) or a knit jacket/sweater. If I’m too warm in the airport or on the plane, the jacket can be folded behind my head and add to my neck support! Not to mention going from one part of the country where you might not need to wear it, to another part where you do! Oh, and never tie-shoes- they take too long to put back on after TSA!!- usually I wear flats that are comfortable enough when you have to trek through an entire airport to catch your next flight or the baggage carousel!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Exactly my thoughts on the tie shoes!! For some reason, that’s the most annoying to me!
      And that’s exactly what I do with my sweater if I don’t need it for warmth–either behind the head (because I’m too short to use their headrests) or behind my back for support!

  • Mireille

    Good idea to add a scarf, adds interest and can also add some warmth!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I make sure to take one even if I know I won’t need it where I’m going!! Heck–I’ve used it to sit on just because a seat was dirty and I figured I could wash the scarf by hand!!

  • I think you ladies nailed these travel looks! I am always for a leather jacket or draped cardigan. The scarves are the icing on the cake.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathrine!!
      It’s funny how the little things can make all the difference. But you don’t realize it until you do it tons!!

  • Could those travel outfits get any more perfect?! You ladies have truly mastered the art of comfortable chic in your looks today. Love your pretty floral shoes, Jodie! I really like the touch of fun they add to your outfit. Nancy’s bright pink sweater infuses a lovely pop of color to her basic black and your mom looks amazing, as usual, in her fabulous neutrals! Great post!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Mary!! And how nice to include mom & Nancy in your wonderful compliments. I made sure to forward this to them so it could make them smile also!!

  • Rhona Crouthamel

    Well, you all look lovely! That’s just a given! Charlotte makes so many choices I know my own mom would have made…it makes me smile! And Nancy’s basic black with pops of color is so chic!
    OK, Jodie… where do I start?! I am just really lovin’ this outfit! Let’s just get the shoes out of the way because you know they’re fabulous! The jacket is just so chic…you can’t go wrong with a good leather jacket! The scarf is beautiful and pulls in the shoes so nicely! And, finally, those earrings! Totally in love with those earrings! 🌟🌟

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t the earrings so fun! I don’t think I’d ever spent that much on earrings before but I knew that the fact they were so versatile would make them so wearable!! Besides it’s good to splurge occasionally, right?

  • These are all such great tips for travel wear! I love how you used a neutral column and built on that! You can never go wrong with monochromatic pants and tops and then adding interest. Great post! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cheryl!!

  • Michelle Leslie

    You all look gorgeous Jodie. I must admit, I never wear pants when flying. A long time ago I got a blood clot in my leg on a long flight and the doctor mentioned that wearing pants could be a contributing factor. I don’t know if that’s true, but I don’t want to take a chance. So for me I always travel in long, flowing skirts that don’t mind beings scrunched up and don’t look all wrinkly after a long flight. I need to add a few more scarves though, that’s a great idea.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You bring up a fabulous point Michelle! And actually when we flew to Hawaii many years ago, that’s exactly what I did too! But I don’t have that skirt anymore, so maybe I need to go shopping??
      But I did basically take that idea for our next post. At least for my mom & myself—I’ll be interested to see if you agree!!??

  • donnanance

    You ladies all look fabulous for travelling! The only thing I probably would not wear would be any kind of heel…although yours are so cute. It is interesting to see what people wear on airplanes. It looks like some have just tumbled out of bed and grabbed something from the bathroom floor. You, Nancy and Charlotte have just raised the bar!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally understand about the heels, Donna! I just hate tying and untying my shoes at security—so I’m always looking for easy to slip off shoes for that aspect!!
      And I just giggled at your description of some people you see—of course, it wouldn’t be fun people watching without everyone looking different, right?

  • Perfect travel outfits! I always go for layers, comfort, and still wanting to look put together. You all look great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Layers is truly the best for me too, Amy!! I may take them on and off a lot, but it’s nice to have them!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Travel clothing is all about the comfort level from head to toe. If you can manage to look and feel chique at the same time it’s a bonus.
    Kudos to Mireille who should get extra points for looking cute while traveling with kids!
    Jodi, your outfit and purse are perfect but there’s no way I’d do heels. A slip on walking shoe of some kind would be my go to.
    Nancy, is SO pretty in pink and Charlotte’s jacket is very cool.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is all about comfort, but you know I still wish for the days where we looked more glamorous! It always makes me wonder if comfort is really all important?? Or why can’t we incorporate both??
      And you know I have this stubborn streak (I get it from my mother), so I decided I’m going to die in my heels! Therefore i better wear them on the plane just in case the plane goes down—ha ha!!

      • Judy Gramith

        That’s underwear!

  • Mary Kalpos

    It’s all about comfort for me Jodie. I wear sneakers on the plane. Because being on a plane for 10 hours is no joke! And I also wear my comfiest jeans. I would easily wear Nancy’s outfit.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I hear you Mary!!
      Maybe I need to get some slip on sneakers because I hate tying my shoes when going through security!!

  • Love those pin floral shoes!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sarah!! They really are one of my faves, because they are interesting, easy to walk in and easy to slip in and out of!!

  • Karen

    Really an interesting post. I’m all about comfort when traveling also, but it’s important to still look chic. This is something you’ve all accomplished here! I know what you mean about the heels, I can literally run in mine, and I’m talking 3″ heels. Run. Anyway. I think it’s a great idea to wear heels on the plane because they can be a beast to pack. Low heels like yours (which are super cute by the way!) I was especially drawn to Nancy’s outfit since pink is high on my favorites list, and the black column created by her tank and pants is very flattering. I think it’s a great idea to wear the same outfit home. I always try to wear basic (neutral) pants, pack the same for a skirt, and just vary the tops. Chico’s Traveler brand and J Jill “Wearever” and “Pure Jill” are always good bets!Toppers always get worn, never packed, and like you did, the shoes that are the hardest to pack end up on my feet! Isn’t it just the way that often half the things we take never get worn? I’ve learned to be a minimalist. If I really need something when I get to the destination, there are stores! : ) I’m leaving for Florida with my kids and grandkids on Friday, so this was very timely for me. (Difference is, half of us are driving!)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, you just guessed the next post for this theme Karen!! You’ll have to see if it’s anything that you would wear in the car??!!!
      And we always say, if we forget something on our trip—we can always buy it—so no stress!! But I’d rather take too much than not enough!! Besides, I tend to get very bored of the same clothes over and over, so it’s nice to have variety!!
      And that’s the perfect point about wearing your heels—they are harder to pack!!