Thanks to These 8 Pieces, You Will Always Travel in Style

Whether you're getting a bus, plane, train or boat, it can be difficult to look stylish when you're travelling, thanks to a lack of sleep, crumpled clothes and the many things you have to lug about with you. The key to travelling in style is to keep it simple and opt for classics that are primarily practical but will also make you look smart and put together at the same time. First things first, it pays to think carefully about your luggage and handbags and invest in quality pieces you can rely on every time you travel.


(Image credit: Eva Chen)

As for clothing, stick to simple classics that will work in different climates and are comfortable and relaxed. Accessories are where you can add a little personality, whether that's via a pair of cat-eye sunglasses like Eva Chen's or a splash of colour. Keep scrolling to shop the eight pieces that will ensure that you always travel in style.

1. A Smart Suitcase

This suitcase is smart in both meanings of the word—it look polished, but it also charges your phone so you don't have to scramble for a plug (meaning you'll never be without your e-ticket). We've all been there.

2. Smart Loafers

Classic loafers can be just as comfortable as a pair of trainers, but they'll look smarter and go with anything you wear to travel in.

3. A Hold-Everything Wallet

Rather than keeping your important papers in a plastic wallet, hold it all in one place in a travel wallet. I use this Mulberry one whenever I fly.

4. A Blazer

Throw a blazer over a T-shirt and leggings and you instantly look so much more put together and stylish—opt for a lightweight fabric, which will work when you arrive in hotter destinations, too.

5. Tote Bag

Instead of carrying lots of small plastic bags onto the plane, take a large tote on board with you—the Sézane Gaby is what I always use for travelling, and it's big enough for a change of clothes for the plane, too.

6. A Cosy Cashmere Jumper

A cosy extra layer is an in-flight essential. Two words: air con.

7. Simple T-shirt (with a spare)

I always travel in a blazer and a white T-shirt—but take a spare one in my handbag so I can feel refreshed when I land.

8. Statement Sunglasses

A statement pair of sunglasses instantly adds extra attitude to your look when you exit baggage reclaim. ■

For more airport inspiration, see more of our airport ideas from our editors.

Emma Spedding