Monday Mingle: Travel in Style

Monday mingle travel outfit

As you read this, unless there has been a travel catastrophe, I will be in Nicaragua. This is the travel outfit I plan to wear down to Central America. It’s all about comfort, practicality and doses of style.

I try to pack only carry-on. So everything needs to do double or triple duty. I will wear these pants again and again. I’ll pair the top with cut-offs and the hat will go to the beach every day.

Toms cut out flats

I start planning my outfit around one or two pieces. This one began with the essential lounge pant and the easy slip-on shoes. I’ve featured this pair of pants from Splendid before on Momtrends. They have a drawstring waist and zippered ankles. The closest thing to wearing sweats without looking like you are in pjs. I paired them with the cut-out Tom’s flats (Black Moroccan Cut Out) and a sleeveless top from French Connection.

monday mingle hat

The other accessories besides the shoes are the wide-brim hat from Anthropologie and a bracelet from Kohl’s. The hat will be seeing a lot a beach time as I attempt to avoid getting any new wrinkles! The bracelet is easy and so inexpensive. I tend to NOT bring anything fancy on these adventure trips–I will likely have left my engagement ring at home. Why risk it?

travel in style

Now it’s your turn. Are you heading out of town? What will you pack? Let me know where you’re headed and I’ll check in on the comments via my phone. Trying not to bring the laptop–we’ll see!

Pants Splendid ($128)/top French Connection/bracelet Kohl’s/ Shoes Tom’s/Hat Anthropologie

Photos from BellamyBlueStudio.

Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Kristin from follow and Carly from ThirtySomethingFashion.  Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun. This week I get to play hostess!


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  • ADA

    Nicole you look great, such a stylish traveler indeed. I am in love with the pants and shoes. Great hat too and what a fun sleeveless shirt. I’d love for you to check out my B+W Geometric-Print Outfit today, also.

    Have a Fabulous Week! <3 Ada.

  • Happinessatmidlife

    Enjoy your vacation! I am like you and tend not bring any jewelry with me while on vacation. Love that you are looking so chic and functional.


  • This is a fabulous travel look – comfy but chic! Love your hat.

    Chic on the Cheap

  • Gita Prasad

    wish i had every outfit here

  • hope you are ENJOYING! Love those comfy pants!!!! C

  • Not Dressed As Lamb

    Hope you have an amazing time, Nicole!! Your outfit looks so stylish but comfy, and you’re right to leave your ring at home. No point risking it as you say 🙂

    Thank you for hosting (and stay away from that laptop)!

    Catherine x

  • Glamamom®

    Those pants look so comfy! Great alternative to the yoga pant our friends love so much 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful trip. Can’t wait to hear about it!

  • Love this casual comfy chic outfit. The hat definitely adds the perfect touch. I’m heading over to the west shores of Michigan this weekend. Haven’t even thought about packing yet. Have a great time in Central America. My husband just came back from a medical missions trip to Nicaragua. ~Cynthia

  • RedTagChicLA

    Stopping by your fun linkup! Thanks for sharing your stylish travel style with us….love the comfy look of the pants!!!


  • I want those pants stat!

  • I love it. You look comfy and cute. I am traveling THREE TIMES this fall, 2 are to tropical locations. I haven’t a CLUE what to pack. I need to start thinking about that!

  • I’ve been loving your Central America posts! Hope you’re having fun!