Style File – Train Travel Comfort

Tonight (technically tomorrow) I’m getting on the train at 3 a.m. to go to a friend’s wedding. It’s going to be a long trip, and comfort is key.

The third piece I took to the tailor was a grey, jersey maxi skirt, seen above. Before it was pooling at my feet and the hem was lopsided. Now it’s a practical length.

This skirt is incredibly comfortable, and will be perfect for train travel. I have a tendency to get cold on trains (especially when I’m trying to sleep), so the length will keep my legs warm. I’ll probably pair it with a colorful tee like the one here. Even though comfort is important on a long ride, I still want to look cute. A necklace will pull the look together.

This ensemble isn’t particularly high brow, but I feel great in it. And it’ll be great for socializing in the observation and dining cars as well as attempting to nap in my seat.

all photos by Travis Haughton – Wasabi Photography


  1. Maggie says:

    So cute! That mint color looks great on you. Love the idea of wearing a maxi skirt on a train/plain. I usually opt for jeans, then regret that halfway through the journey when I feel constricted and uncomfortable.

    Also, I want that necklace. Though I always forget to wear the (small amount of) jewelry I own….

    • Maggie says:

      uh, that would be PLANE (and I can’t even blame autocorrect ;)).

    • jacqueline says:

      Thank you! I probably should buy more clothes in green shades because I seem to look good in that color. Also, I totally know what you mean by forgetting to wear the jewelry you own — I tend to end up wearing maybe one of three necklaces at any given time and forget about the rest of it in my jewelry drawer. Need to get better about that.

  2. Esther says:

    aww, miss you! you look great! are you growing out your hair?? just curious!!

  3. Terri says:

    This is perfect for train travel. My last long trip by train was actually from KC to Chicago to a little town on the hi-line, Malta, MT! (almost 3 days travel because the passenger trains were less important than the passing freight trains)

  4. Jo says:

    SUPER cute! I always hate that I don’t know what to wear for classy comfort, and this is very helpful!

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