Jetsetter meet trendsetter: Everything you need to travel in style
Want to look fashionable the next time you hit the airport? It is a runway after all!
Sure, traveling in style has its challenges: stripping off accessories at the security screening, dressing for two different climates if you’re, hopefully, en route to a warmer destination and finding an outfit that will be comfy enough to survive the middle seat. Oh, did we mention trying to ward off wrinkles on our clothes?
With a little planning and strategic carry-on packing, you can put together a look that is both stylish and comfortable for your travel days. From luggage to accessories to flight-ready outfits, here’s everything you need to look fly while you, well, fly.
Your most obvious accessory at the airport? Your luggage, of course. Brighten up the baggage claim conveyor belt with a fun suitcase (it will totally stand out in a sea of black or gray styles) and make it easier to spot your bag. We’re digging the travel theme on this car-patterned bag that meets carry-on sizing and comes with a drawstring shoe bag and removable clear zip pouch so that you can vrrooom through security. Orla Kiely designs are playful with color and are a nod to the mid-century mod era. Orla Kiely roller, $129.99, Target
True travel pros know that a soft T-shirt-inspired dress can actually be more comfy than your fave jeans while on the plane. (Read: no uncomfortable buttons or waistlines, plus you’ll look chic). This easy-to-style dress can also serve as a spring and summer staple in your wardrobe. We especially love dresses for spring break travel. If your departure city is chilly, layer with leggings, a denim jacket and scarf. Once you arrive in your balmy destination, make a quick stop in the restroom, peel off layers and stash them in your carry-on. Old Navy dress, $24.97 on sale, oldnavy.com
A shoe-in for travel
Don’t want to be hopping around in your socks trying to put your buckled, heeled boots back on at the end of the security screening? Been there, done that, never again, right? Spare your feet and travel in some stylish flats that you can easily slip off and on while going through security. (Plus, they’ll double as a smart shoe choice when you’re on vacation and doing lots of walking). We can’t wait to pattern mix these mixed floral smoking flats with spring outfits. They’re an especially fun match for nautical stripes. Old Navy flats, $24.94, oldnavy.com
If there’s one accessory that is a must-have for travel, it’s a watch! Stop fumbling for your phone to check the time. Instead, stay on schedule in style with a timepiece by rocker babe/designer Gwen Stefani. Playful prints on this solar-powered watch are perfect for a vacation look. Harajuku Lovers solar watch, $50, nordstrom.com
Traveling can wreck havoc on your sleep schedule. If you didn’t catch enough zzzs because of an early morning, or late night flight, fake a good night’s rest with a good under-eye serum. This product instantly zaps dark undereye circles and brightens the entire eye area. Caffeine and coralline extract (which is a red algae) soothe the skin and enhance blood flow in the area to minimize puffiness. The Eye Duty Trip Remedy, $36, Sephora