The Fashion Memo

Airport Style: 6 Ways To Dress And Pack For Effortless Travel

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Once your bags are packed and online check-in is complete, the final quandary is what to wear while traveling (and cram into your carry-on). Here, we round up six ways to ensure your airport aesthetic is always on point


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.

Layer up

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.

Go oversized

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.

Look to luxury loungewear

Loungewear has seriously upped its game in recent seasons, which is good news for our in-transit wardrobes. Make Danish label Rotate Birger