The Best Airport Outfit For Spring Travel

My airport style has gone through several phases over the years. I’ve done the fussy-fancy looks that were uncomfortable. I’ve done the super comfortable but not so chic looks. My airport outfit now? It’s just right. Equal parts comfortable and stylish. In today’s post, I’m sharing the spring version of that look.

Airport outfit

What I’m wearing:

Jacket (under $35) | Jogger set: Zara top (new version) | Zara bottom (new version)

Scarf (option) | Sneakers | Luggage (similar)

Airport outfit

Sharp joggers as a base

I’m a huge fan of the loungewear trend because it has prompted the market to reimagine the options. The result? Super chic pieces that are also comfortable. The base of my best airport outfits is alway a jogger set. The one I’m wearing is an old style from Zara. The top is an oversized v-neck shirt, and the drawstring pants have a tapered ankle. Worn together, they look like a comfy-chic jumpsuit. I own it in 2 colors–black and white.

Airport outfit

Toppers for function and style

Airport temperature is always out of our control. It’s almost always freezing too. So, layering is a must. For spring travel, I’m choosing lightweight jackets, like this light blue jacket. And, get this? This blazer feels so luxurious, it has a right-on-trend silhouette, but it’s under $35! When it’s the colder season, I take my overcoat (seen before here) in lieu of a light jacket for added warmth.

Scarves can be signature and multi-purpose

We already agree that unpredictable temperature calls for layering. Scarves are also must then. They add signature touches to your overall look, and they can double as important covers. I added a silky scarf to my spring airport outfit. When it’s colder, I take something closer to a blanket scarf that can literally double as a blanket in transit.

Airport outfit

Smart shoes

Sneakers have become my go-to smart shoe choice for travel. In this look, I’m wearing my old favorite jute sneakers from Superga. Mine were from Soft Surroundings, but Express is carrying the exact same style this year. I often reach for my Nike trainers when I expect to do a lot of walking while in transit.

Airport outfit

Location: Hotel RL St. Louis Airport

Airport outfit

5 Easy Updates To Your Work Outfits This Year

This post is sponsored by J.Crew Factory.

Curating chic work outfits can be so easy and affordable with the right pieces. I’ve been busy exploring the new office-ready styles at J.Crew Factory. Today, I’m sharing some essential pieces to give our work outfits a 2020 style update. And, the best news? Everything is 50% off right now in the 9-5 Event.

5 Tips for Updated Work Outfits
1. Feel the blues

No matter how conservative or casual your workplace, choose work essentials in shades of blue instead of the usual black. Shades of blue are having a well-deserved style moment this year. Nothing is as classic and sharp as navy blue. And, the color (and overall shape) on the cotton blazer I’m wearing is simply perfect.

updated work outfits

Wearing: Blazer | Bermuda shorts | Blouse | Blue-light glasses | Flats (similar) | Earrings

2. Play with silhouettes

There’s been a refocus on silhouette in fashion in recent years, and I’m loving it. I’m especially a fan of the pant trends. From the return of kick flare pants to Bermuda shorts, there are some cool ways to add fresh elements to your work outfits. If you work in a creative workspace and can wear shorts, opt for Bermuda shorts in your suits.

updated work outfits

By the way, these Bermuda shorts come in a few colors, including Smoky Wisteria, the same color of my blouse. Can you see a style moment happening if I pair them together? Yass!

If  long shorts won’t be appropriate for your workplace, the wide leg cropped pants is an ideal option to add something fresh to your suiting wardrobe.

3. Add pearls of wisdom

Not your grandma’s pearls! Pearls have become go-to accessories for fashion enthusiasts in the last couple years. And, the faux pearl options at J.Crew Factory are so stylish. I’ve been rocking these tiny pearl hoop earrings every week since receiving them (seen also here). If you want something a tad bolder, you must see the larger pearl hoop earrings and the even trendier hook pearl earrings.

updated work outfits

4. Reimagine Neutrals

You’ve probably heard it before. Animal prints are the new neutrals. There’s a lot of truth in that, especially when the print you wear is the chic, soft, snake print I’m rocking below.

WearingBlazer | Camisole | PantsBlue-light glasses | Flats (similar)

updated work outfits

I was instantly drawn to this print when it launched. My only struggle was deciding between the pieces. You see, the print is also available on a dress, sweater, midi skirt, and button-up top. I tried a few combinations, all beautiful, but the camisole and Pants are the winning combination in my book. It gives the look of a jumpsuit without the fuss of a jumpsuit. To make it office appropriate just add the cotton blazer.

updated work outfits

5. Protect your eyes in style

Don’t need glasses but love the look? Stare at tech devices for several hours a day? Blue-Light glasses are the in-thing right now. In full disclosure, there is limited research on the effectiveness of wearing blue-light glasses when staring at screens, but many users swear by them. To be totally honest, I grabbed these classic femme blue-light glasses because of their look. If they help reduce the eye strain I often experience, that’s an added bonus.

Wearing: Classic femme blue-light glasses

updated work outfits

Like the items in this post? Now is a great time to get ’em! Everything is on sale. Today through 3/1, you get 50% off all office-ready styles in-store. You can also get 50% off during The 9-5 Event online through 2/22. Look out for more work style daily deals online from 2/24 to 2/28.

Shop essentials for your updated work outfits:

How To Rock Your Shorts Suit In Winter

I’m super excited to see the shorts suit making a comeback in 2020. There’s something so fresh about taking a twist on classic tailoring by wearing shorts with a blazer. This spring, you can expect to see cool variations on the trend. Shorts of varying lengths, from short shorts to long shorts, will look stunning with sharp blazers. Can’t wait to start rocking the shorts suit trend? You don’t have to. Today, we’re styling the trend for winter.

shorts suit trend

What I’m wearing:

Trench coat | Blazer (new colors) | Shorts (new colors) | Shirt

Boots (new version) | Bag | Lip: Pat McGrath “Guinevere”

shorts suit trend

Layering adds so much flavor to an outfit. More importantly, it also adds as much warmth as needed to an ensemble. To make my shorts suit weather appropriate on a mild wintry day, I layered under and over. I’m wearing a long-sleeve shirt, which could easily be a turtleneck sweater on an even colder day. I also added some sheer tights, but sweater tights might be necessary on chillier days.

shorts suit trend

I topped the entire look with a trench coat, another major trend for spring. Of course, if it was colder, I would add a heavier coat.

shorts suit trend

I completed the outfit with combat boots because they bring so much edge to any look. The weather may call for tall boots, though, and they would be equally fabulous.

When it gets warmer, shed some layers and rock the same shorts suit trend. For details on the look below, go here. Suit separates can be versatile too. See what I mean here and here.

Simple 2020 Style Goals Shaping My Look This Year

Happy New Year, my stylish friends! I’m slowly making my way back from an unplanned, extended break. I had several reflection posts planned for the end of the year because 2019 was a huge year for Economy of Style. I have you to thank for those successes.

But, 2019 was also the most traumatic year as well, and that trauma has literally shut things down. My mom died suddenly two days before Christmas, and that loss has been so painful that I needed a moment to catch my breath and imagine a happy life without her. It’s a work in progress.

Today, I just wanted to check in. To jumpstart our discussions about style, I thought it would be cool to share my style goals for the year. 2020 fashion is bringing it, and I’m truly excited about a lot of it.

2020 Style Goals

1. Be mindful about the trends I embrace. 2020 favorites include statement sleeves, suiting up my way, button-ups worn with everything, tiered dresses, and collarbone-flaunting styles. A dedicated trends post is on the horizon.

2. Incorporate more black and white styles in memory of my mom. She loved wearing black and white.

3. Be more discerning with print selections. I love bold prints, but I also get bored with them quickly.

4. Get excited about styling solid colors, from bold hues to non-boring nudes.

5. Curate a comfy-chic travel style (relying on athleisure staples) to stylishly meet my travel demands this year.

6. Sharpen beauty skills to better align with style expertise.

7. Represent my style everywhere I go. Everywhere.

What’s your style plan for the new year?

P.S.:These images were taken at Hotel RL in St. Louis. Want outfit details? What I’m wearing: Zara dress (sold out), Naturalizer Hollace booties (similar), circle earrings (similar), initial necklace.

How To Style And Restyle A Sweatshirt Dress

I can’t find a single thing I don’t love about my soft, cozy, oversized sweatshirt dress. It’s the kind of one-piece wonder that you can throw on and forget about it. As if that wasn’t enough, this dress is also versatile. I’m sharing how I’m dressing mine up today.

sweatshirt dress

What I’m wearing:

Dress (option, option, optiondesigner version) | Trench coat

Booties (neutral alternative) | Luggage (similar) | Wool fedora | Kendra Scott earrings

sweatshirt dress

The last time I shared this sweatshirt dress, I wore it with tall cognac boots. It was a look. See that outfit here. On my recent trip to Kansas City, I took the dress, but I wanted a fresh look that was jazzier. So, I relied on monochromatic styling to create just that.

sweatshirt dress

My new trench coat (now on sale) turned out to be the perfect topper for creating a monochromatic outfit. Its golden beige color pairs stylishly with the light beige dress. If you’re on the market for a classic trench coat that looks and feels luxurious, I highly recommend this one. It fits true to size. The fabric is from a world-renowned mill in Italy. But, the price point? Totally affordable (especially on sale).

To complete my monochromatic ensemble, I could wear some cognac boots. But, I reached for my leopard sock booties because they’re so much sassier.

sweatshirt dress

Location: Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Country Club Plaza