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Traveling in Style

Michelle Chiklis is the blogger behind Carpool, Couture + Cocktails, and the wife of my dear friend, Michael. She’s always impeccably pulled-together,
so I asked her to please share some of her well-won travel tips and on-the-go style.

When I’m traveling, I like to have a game plan. I try to be as planned and prepped as I can be before ever setting foot in the airport, (most of the time, anyways). From my travel wardrobe to my packed suitcase, I’ve created my own set of tips and tricks to get me through any and every travel situation.

For starters, I don’t like to be bogged down with managing a hundred bags. While it may be hard to pare down your essentials into one sleek carry-on, I think that traveling light is the best, (and least stressful), way to travel.

Ladies, I know it can be hard to leave behind some of the many products we’ve come to rely on the daily. It’s best to limit the beauty bag to a few must-haves, especially if you want to avoid checking your luggage… Nightmare!

Here are some of the essentials I carry with me on all of my journeys:

[1] Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara [2] Stila foundation [3] Soul Purpose body butter [4] Cover FX concealer [5]  Fresh sugar lip care

When it comes to travel wardrobe, I like to keep it simple but functional. I don’t want to look like a travel zombie, but I also don’t want to hassle with an uncomfortable outfit either. Here’s a favorite go-to option:

And my most important tip: Don’t let the stress of travel ruin your time away from home. Wherever you are headed, if you plan ahead, you’ll avoid the stress and really take in the experience.

Happy and safe travels everyone!


Thanks for sharing your great tips and beautiful photos with us, Michelle!

Photography by: Jana Williams

Author Description

Autumn Reeser

Autumn is an actress + artist living in Los Angeles with her toddler sons, Finn + Dash. She is constantly inspired by today’s modern woman.

  • Carpool Goddess
    I love the red blazer! I just bought one last weekend. Now that you’re wearing one, I know I’m on the right track :)
  • Christina Simon
    Michelle has such FAB style! I’m the queen of ruining a trip before we get there because I freak out about packing. Great tips. And, I must have that J. Crew scarf!
  • laura @ hollywood housewife
    Beautiful! I never look that great when I travel. :)
  • Matt Steiner
    I ADORE Rag and Bone. They give your look just a little extra ‘edge.’ Awesome post. :)
  • Christina Simon
    The J. Crew scarf is sold out BUT they found one in the closet at a store and are holding it for me. I’m determined to look chic on my trip over winter holiday!
    • Jenn Wong
      you go girl!!
  • Jordan Catapano
    Great fashion advice! Love love love those jeans!
  • Sarah & Sarah
    I love the simple, chic look and practical advice — you prove that you don’t need a ton of luggage behind you to remain fashionable on a trip.
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