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5 Travel-Friendly Fashion Pieces for Women

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Finding the right clothes for a comfy flight can be a challenge. Not only do you want your wardrobe to work for long hours of lining up and sitting down but you still want to look put together when meeting friends and family at an airport on the other side of the world, which means finding fashions that are hassle free but also wrinkle free.

1. Super Stretchy Jeans

Jeans are no longer what you wear to the cottage or relaxing weekends at home; they’re a style staple that can be dressed up for a semi-formal party or dressed down for something as casual as cruising through an airport. (Yes, the days of dressing up to board an airplane are long gone.) Montreal-based denim brand Yoga Jeans are made from patented non-restrictive four-way stretch denim, which allows maximum movement when trying to stow away your carryon bag in the overhead bin and retains its shape after long hours of sitting. (Yoga Jeans Sky Rise Ankle Rise Jeans, $125, shopshopgirls.ca)

2. Tunic Time

 

zippered tunic

Layering a tunic overtop of your legging-like jeans for a cross-country fight is a smart move for women on the move. Not only does it keep you protected from the cold blasts of air pushed around the cabin, but it also offers a plethora of styling choices upon arrival: wear it over leggings with a casual boot while sightseeing or solo with a pair of heels for your fancier occasions. This tunic by Canadian fashion brand Miik also unzips into a free-flowing cardigan for a layering piece on cooler nights. Made with a super-soft, sustainable bamboo/sorona/Lycra material milled and dyed in Toronto, this tunic is wrinkle resistant and even has handy pockets for passports. (Miik Jodi Zippered Tunic/Cardi, $180, miik.ca)

3. High-Tech Undershirt

noody patooty

Starting off your ultimate airport outfit with a moisture-wicking base layer means you’ll stay dryer longer on those long-haul flights. These made-in-Canada undershirts are constructed from soft-to-the-touch organic bamboo fabric and feature an extra layer of Dual Dry material in the armpits that absorbs and evaporates access sweat. Whether you’re running to your gate on a tight connection or meeting a long-distance boyfriend at arrivals, staying dry matters. (Nudy Patooty Cap Sleeve Undershirt, $54, nudypatooty.ca)

4. Slip-On Shoes

To expedite your time going through security checkpoints, make sure you slide on a pair of shoes that can be easily pulled off and placed in the X-ray tray. Not only will this help speed up things, but slip-on shoes are a top footwear trend for spring too, so you’ll be right on point. Danish-designed Ecco shoes are known for their extra-comfy Comfort Fibre System soles, which will make trekking from terminal to terminal that much more tolerable. (Ecco Damara II Slip-On Shoes, $170, ecco.com)

5. Cozy Cover-Up

kit and ace poncho

Cap off your flight-friendly fashion look with a cozy, cashmere cardigan or poncho. Since this standout style piece will be up front and centre, this is where you can really inject some personal flare; opt for a cover-up in a cool graphic or your favourite colour. This tassel-fringed poncho from Lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s newest venture, Kit & Ace, is made from a unique, wrinkle-resistant silk-and-cashmere fabric — it can also double up as a warm in-flight blanket. Bonus! (Kit & Ace Party Poncho, $588, kitandace.com)

Finding the ultimate airport outfit is all about choosing pieces that work double-time to be both technically advanced and fashion forward. Happy (and comfortable) trails!

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