Navigating passport queues, security and full-blast (or non-existent) air conditioning in style can put even the most unflappable traveler in a spin. So, whether you’re city hopping or flying long-haul, we’ve rounded up the best outfits and beauty items to balance in-transit comfort with arrivals-gate chic.
The in-flight temperature is very rarely ‘just right’ – either blasting out cold air or a stuffy mid-flight warmth. The sartorial answer? Layers. Cue Los Angeles local Re/Done, which creates vintage-inspired tees with sustainable credentials and a dose of Cali cool – the perfect partner for organic, straight-leg, white jeans by Agolde (another LA native). An enveloping sweater is also key, so make it a west coast hat-trick with Co – a label that excels at voluminous silhouettes and pared-back styles that drape nonchalantly around your shoulders. Meanwhile, Bottega Veneta’s mini gold hoops bring a touch of polish to the ensemble, and Saint Laurent’s slip-on mules are perfect for the endless shoes-off/shoes-on airport rigmarole.
For a look that deftly balances ease and style, opt for clean lines, luxe fabrics and roomy cuts. Enter Loro Piana – an Italian house that’s become a byword for understated elegance. Featuring fabrics chosen for ultimate comfort, the label’s tunic shirt and cashmere-silk pants are perfect with a pair of classic slides – try Bottega Veneta’s off-white rubber version for a chic arrivals aesthetic. Also good: Saint Laurent’s ‘Rive Gauche’ tote is the ideal size and shape for stowing away larger items, while your essentials (phone/wallet/passport) can be tucked away in Jil Sander’s mini leather bag for easy access. The finishing touch? Anita Ko’s necklace adds polish, ensuring you’re ready to hit brunch by the beach.