The holidays are a time for family, giving, and celebrating, but it’s also prime season for travel, which means the ever-elusive ideal airport outfit is once again on our minds. No matter where we’ll be taking off or touching down in the coming months, picking out that comfy yet chic travel look is the key to surviving all that jet-setting.
So what exactly constitutes the perfect airport outfit? First off, comfort is always key, so think soft knits, forgiving cuts, and cozy coats in case it cools off in the air. Second, your ensemble should be easy. Shoes should be ideal for breezing through security, and never underestimate the genius of layering for wildly varying temps. Third, of course, you don’t want to leave style out of the equation. While we advocate pajama-inspired dressing, there is such a thing as too casual.
With all of this in mind, we rounded up a few of our favorite travel looks of late from women who inspire our travel style. Actresses, models, and trendsetters alike who all have mastered the art of the airport outfit. Ready to take notes on their on-trend airport looks? Read on to see the travel ensembles and to shop pieces inspired by each look!
Ballet Flats + Trousers + T-Shirt
On Elle Fanning: Miu Miu Double Strap Leather Lace-Up Ballet Flat ($675).
Ballet flats make for a polished choice that will also help you breeze through airport security. Finish with trousers and a casual tee, and you're set to go.
Bomber + Black Jeans + White Sneakers
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Bomber jackets remain a must-have for many It girls this season. Add one to a casual jeans-and-sneakers look, and it will be just the dose of cool you need.
Silky Blouse + Jeans + Loafers + Jacket
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If you've got someone to impress upon landing, consider the combination of sleek loafers and a blouse. You'll be comfortable but with the extra dressed-up vibe you're craving.
Sporty Sweater + Skinny Jeans + Neutral Sandals
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Wool Rib Shine V-Neck Sweater ($1110).
Sometimes, it's all about keeping it simple. Victoria's sweater-and-jeans combination will keep you comfortable and totally fuss-free.
There's no outfit we're craving more this season than a sweater set—bonus points if it's cashmere. It will be like you're traveling wearing a blanket. Is there anything more wonderful?
Track Pants + Sweatshirt + Sneakers
On Kendall Jenner: Vetements sweatshirt; Morgan Lane Yana Pant in Paradise Blue Noir ($288).
If you consider your style decidedly sporty, track pants and a sweatshirt are the perfect look for you. Opt for silky fitted pants that feel a little fancier than your standard sweats.