Comfortable winter travel outfit

Winter travel can be precarious. Highways close suddenly due to landslides – it happened to me three days ago! – or your flight is canceled due to last Thursday’s snowstorm. That’s why I’m in an airport hotel as I write this rather than flying to New York Fashion Week. Yes, I’m still in San Francisco! How do you best confront the challenge? I like to start by being warmly and comfortably dressed! 

Layers are your friend.

Since you never know what temperatures to expect on a plane – toward the front, it can get warm and muggy while toward the back, it gets quite cool – I highly recommend dressing in layers. My under layers today are a long tank – to avoid those cold breezes up my back – topped by a soft cotton long-sleeved tee.

Working in my airport hotel

My absolute favorite travel item is a sweatshirt.

I have taken to following my husband’s cardinal rule of never traveling without a sweatshirt. It makes the perfect blanket-like garment to keep you so warm that you more easily drift off to sleep if you prefer to be “out” during the flight. It’s comforting to me to wear my fleece-lined sweatshirt as I watch TV news about snow piling up on the east coast.

I have to admit that I’m on edge, since tomorrow night I have a fashion show to attend!

Layering for winter travel

Good news: the storm is slowing down! Time to take another look at the shows going on in New York. Looks like I’ll get to wear my new Ugg snow boots for their intended purpose: New York Fashion Week!

I like to wear them folded down, because I think that they look a lot cuter that way. You wouldn’t believe how many pages of ugly snow boots I went through on the Internet before finding these! Apparently, Liliya has a very similar pair and likes the fact that they are elevated with the wooden platform – in case of puddles.

Layers for winter travel
Comfy travel outfit: Free People long-sleeved tee (old) / Lululemon sweatshirt – similar / Cole Haan puffer coat – similar / cashmere scarf / Rag & Bone skinny jeans (old) / Ugg boots

My Rag and Bone skinny jeans are corduroy, by the way, and stretchy. It makes for warmth and comfort while shlepping two suitcases with multiples pairs of boots and coats – I mean, it IS fashion week. Meaning: it’s not the time to repeat outfits!

In the lobby of the hotel, I saw a couple of other fashionistas stranded in their snow boots on their way to NYFW. You can tell that they had similar ideas about dressing for winter travel. 🙂

Other versions of comfy travel outfit worn by NYFW models
NYFW models Jayden Aveena and Tatiana Sing

XO, Janea


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10 Comments on Comfy Travel Outfit for Getting Stranded on the Way to NYFW

  1. David
    February 13, 2017 at 1:11 pm (3 months ago)

    Welcome to New York, Janea!

    • Janea
      February 13, 2017 at 2:01 pm (3 months ago)

      Thank you, David! I love that city! 🙂

    • Janea
      February 13, 2017 at 9:22 pm (3 months ago)

      Thanks, Rachel! xo

  2. Gabrielle
    February 14, 2017 at 5:58 am (3 months ago)

    Sorry to hear you’ve been delayed on your journey to NYFW! The hotel looks comfortable for the night though and I hope you enjoy your first show of the season! 🙂

    • Janea
      February 14, 2017 at 7:07 am (3 months ago)

      Thank you, Gabrielle! I went to NYFW primarily to photograph street style, and that of course, never disappoints! xo

    • Janea
      February 14, 2017 at 9:06 am (3 months ago)

      Thanks, Ashley! xo

  3. Julia
    February 22, 2017 at 3:46 pm (3 months ago)

    Great post!

    • Janea
      February 22, 2017 at 3:59 pm (3 months ago)

      Thanks, Julia! xx


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