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5 Comfy, Stylish Travel Outfits Fashion Insiders Swear By For The Holidays

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Everyone has a go-to travel ensemble — jeans and a hoodie, a cool jacket and leggings, sweats head to toe. Wherever you're traveling, the outfit you choose is likely dictated by the length of time you’ll spend en route — a quick flight for work might warrant “real clothes” while an international red eye certainly calls for loungewear. With holiday jet-setting on fast approach, it’s an excuse to level up your comfy travel outfit with some stylish tricks — because let's face it, pajamas err on the side of a-little-too-casual, no matter how fab your accessories are. That's where jet-setting fashion insiders come into play: They're pros at looking stylish in transit whether they're traveling for fashion month or vacationing with family for the holidays.

Leggings + Walking Shoes

For those strictly motivated by comfort, Barneys New York's fashion director Marina Larroudé is all for a mix of comfy-cool pieces like leggings, a hoodie, and flats in transit. “I hate to be anything but comfortable but like to look put-together, so I usually wear a cashmere hoodie and a cool sneaker. There is so much walking around in an airport, that I can’t imaging wearing anything but a flat shoe.”

Hooded Cashmere Sweater

$695

Barneys New York

Relma Pants

$450

The Row

Kam Sneaker

$99

Kenneth Cole

The Medium in Sand

$275

Away

Beekman Sweater Merino-Wool-Blend Cardigan

$148

Babaton

Modal Leggings

$58

Splendid

Arizona Big Buckle Oiled Leather

$150

Birkenstock

Sportswear Socks

$31

Pop Trading Co.

Gold Marble Carry-On Luggage

$145

Calpack

Luxe Knits + Fleece

If you're not pro-leggings, then maybe track pants, joggers, cashmere trousers, and street-inspired sweat sets are the stylish alternatives you need. They look cool with a fleece jacket or oversized cardigan or sweater over top, and a hat too. You can even rock a jumpsuit in a luxe material for comfort and warmth. Sneakers or slip-on sandals with socks are fail-safe for flying through security.

MegaFleece Pullover

$135

Outdoor Voices

Aubrina Cashmere Pants

$225

Naked Cashmere

Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Sneakers

$150

Nike

International Slim Carry-On

$475

Tumi

Cashmere V Neck Jumpsuit

$595

White+Warren

Blazer + Jeans + Flats

For those inclined to polish up for the airport, Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director at Net-A-Porter recommends classic pieces that still feel comfortable. “While I usually base my travel outfit on my destination, I am old fashioned and like to look ‘smart’ while flying,” says von der Goltz , noting her default look as a blazer and simple white button-down shirt paired back to denim and easy booties or slingback flats. Of course, jeans will feel entirely too restricting for some, especially on a long-haul flight. In this case, look to stretch denim as a compromise — the stretchiest of pairs are just as comfortable as leggings or loungewear.

Schoolboy Stretch Wool-Blend Crepe Blazer

$1,325

The Row

The Benefit High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans

$295

Goldsign

Textured-Leather Slingback Flats

$690

Prada

Wool And Cashmere-Blend Jacquard Scarf

$900

Givenchy

The Polycarbonate Carry-On

$450

Arlo Skye

Blazer + Shawl + Boots

To ward off overactive A/C on planes and trains, the buying director is for cozy accessories to keep warm and elevate the effect of any travel outfit. “When traveling I tend to layer as much as possible. I always pack a cashmere shawl and a sweater in my carry-on,” she says.

Plus Elbow Patch Modern Blazer

$128

LOFT

(b)air Ankle Skinny Jeans

$179

7 For All Mankind

Flat Leather Ankle Boots With Elastic Sides

$89.90

Zara

Cashmere Scarf

$50

Uniqlo

Cabin Suitcase

$700

Rimowa

Sweater + Sweats + Comfy Shoes

She’s also firmly against one particular item on travel days. “I will never travel in high heels,” von der Goltz says. “Some airports are massive, and I often spend a lot of time on my feet and walking. Comfort is key for travel days.”

Whether you’re jetting to a far-flung location or road tripping it home for the holidays, these tips will ensure you’re stylish en route.

Bobble Dashwood V-Neck Sweater

$88

Madewell

Signaturesoft Plush Upstate Sweatpants

$69

Lou & Grey

Contrast Appliqué Sneakers

$80

Mango

Melbourne 20" Expandable ABS Carry On Suitcase

$37

Rockland