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The best pieces for polished but comfortable travel
Traveling is rarely glamourous, contrary to what some Instagram icons may have us believe. Ideally, you want to appear polished as you make your way through security, comfortable during your actual flight, and still look presentable when you land. But there are always other variables that come into play while you're in transit like unpredictable cabin temperatures and unexpected delays. While there's no need to fuss over your travel ensemble, you don't need to sacrifice your style sensibility either – even if there's no paparazzi waiting for you at the airport. Whatever your final destination, here's how to travel in ample comfort and style.
If you're headed straight into a meeting once you land, choose polished separates. An oversized blazer will offer a sharp silhouette and a comfortable fit. Slip it off before the plane takes flight to keep wrinkles at bay. Pair it with stretchy trousers, opting for one that has an elastic waistband, like Everlane's Easy Pant which is also made from a crease-resistant fabric. A flowy camisole is the perfect layering companion, while a pair of patent leather loafers finish the look. A glossy penny loafer with a stacked heel elevates your look with zero fuss and is perfect for dashing to and from appointments.
Willow & Thread Pocket Blazer, $129.90 (on sale for $90.93), reitmans.com
The Italian GoWeave Easy Pant, about $116 CAD, everlane.com
Icône High-low Fluid Camisole, $29, simons.ca
Patent Round Toe Loafer, $59.95, lechateau.com
Street style savvy
Layering is key for a street style-inspired look. Start with tailored joggers (hello, athleisure), which are the next best thing to traveling in your favourite sweats. Consider them a sophisticated upgrade from their slouchier counterpart. Throw on a cozy sweater over top, choosing one with an interesting detail. A ribbed knit style provides a playful textural element, while a solid bright in shades like red, pink or orange gives the outfit a hit of colour. A boxy coat in a neutral palette (think greys and camels just the right amount of polished insouciance, while black ankle boots complete the look.
Wilfred Buffon Pant, $128, aritzia.com
The Cashmere Rib Round Crew, about $191 CAD, everlane.com
Mural Long Open Front Coat, $136.99, nordstrom.com
Grilin Boot, $79.99, callitspring.com
The goal for long-haul or red-eye flights is to maximize comfort in the coziest threads. Your best bet: an oversized scarf that'll double as a blanket in chilly cabins and even work as a cushy pillow. You can also style it in different ways from a cape to a belted poncho. Skip the denim pants and opt for leggings, which are ideal for getting comfortable while you attempt to snooze. Invest in compression leggings, or look for a breathable fabric that won't chafe. Wear it with a loose tee and a duster cardigan (bonus if it has pockets) that can be removed if you're feeling stuffy. Round it off with all-white sneakers that are sporty, stylish and easy to slip on and off.
Basic Scarf, $39.90, zara.com
GFast Blackout Leggings, $74.95 (on sale for $60), gapcanada.ca
Nep Boyfriend Tee, $14, joefresh.com
Sit In Lotus Wrap II, $158, lululemon.com
Veja V-Lock Leather Sneakers, about $205 CAD, net-a-porter.com