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RLGT Style: Different City Every Night
Ahh, it feels good to be back. I say this in more ways than one; not only am I back writing again with some motivation for you lovely readers, I’m also back home in Calgary. After a well needed, relaxing 2 weeks in Victoria via Squamish Fest (more on that soon), its feels great to be back to my real life, back on the dream chase. It’s strange to me how a place that is priased for being so cultural totally drained me of all inspiration, so it’s safe to say I’m happy to be back. Before this gets turns into a sob story about Victoria, BC and it’s new “where time goes to stand still” motto, I’ll explain why I’m bringing this up, as a perfect segway into this week’s style post. Although I had a pretty lack luster 2 weeks, especially writing wise, co-incidentally I got some motivation the second I was packed up to leave. During the barage of candid camera that mothers are known to do at every opportunity, Mama’ Hosp snapped a surprisingly snazzy photo of my travel attire, and voila. Being someone who’s done a lot of travelling in their life, I feel like I’ve jsut about mastered this whole comfort without looking like a complete bum while flying. I am writing this post from the open wi-fi at the Victoria International Airport. (By the time you read this I will be long gone from this city though).
When making my tri-annual Sea to the C trips (my hip name for Victoria to Calgary trips), I usually end up grabbing a ride on the Calgary side, waiting in the airport writing and researching, sleep the whole ride with my Beats on as to cancel out the crying babys and jet engines, and then take a cab or transporter 40 minutes into downtown Victoria to my mothers humble-abode. Depending on connections, and timing, this whole trip can take anywhere between 4-7 hours to complete. Today is one of those 6-7 hour days, with a layover in Vancouver. It’s not much to me as I do it so often, and not only flying but just travel in general. It always shocks me when I meet people who have never been on a plane, or out of the country (if you are one of these people, go take a road-trip, righttttttttttt now).
When you spend the majority of your day either walking around, or sitting in uncomfortable, small seats, comfort is a must. At the same you are still in a very public setting, and you never know who you might run into or meet, so a balance involving style must also be incorporated. You don’t want to run into Niykee Heaton in LAX wearing crocs and sweats, because that wouldn’t be a very appropriate way to propose to bae.
By mixing in some generally accepted sportswear with some transitional everyday wear, this effect can be created. This look is also great for students during exam-time as well.
- Dryfit Tee by Adidas
- Denim Joggers by Kuwalla tee
- Roshe One sneakers by Nike
- Polo Hat
- Old Navy Flannel Belt
- Herschel Bag
As mentioned, I’ve literally worn this exact outfit about the last 10 times I’ve travelled… I hope nobody in the airport has recognized this. So much about this fit makes it perfect for travel. The comfort and versatility of the shirt, pants, and shoes, mixed with the flannel for a little fashion while also doubling for warmth on a cold plane. Flawless, *Beyonce voice*.
The highlight of this whole idea is the dryfit shirt, and the denim joggers. Utilizing neutral dry-fit material tees is a great way to mix in comfort for any occasion, including exams like I mentioned earlier. The joggers are the other standouts, because not only are this particular pair by Kuwalla tee warm and stylish, the drawstring waist and bagginess makes them a dreeeam for airplane snoozes in uncomfortable circumstances.
Lastly, lets not forget to shout out the baggage game here… bags and backpacks are a way under rated part of style, at least in male fashion. Look out for next weeks post, where we’ll get you prepped for school with a full showcase of Heschel packs.
In conclusion, even though you may not be travelling as frequent as other activities, cramming yourself in a 1×1 space for multiple hours should be taken into consideration at all costs, and can be done quite simply. This type of comfort and versatility can be utilized in many occasions, especially during those long hours in the library for students like us.
WEAR WHAT YOU LIKE, and you’ll be okay.
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