Exploring new sight and sounds, meeting new people—travel has countless perks. A long-haul flight though, not so much. It’s easy to sink into slothful style during a flight, but as celebrities have shown your travel ensemble need not be shabby to be comfortable. We scoured for inspirations from fashionable jetsetters and seasonal trends to keep your travel style game on top.
Regardless of the destination, this look can be pulled off effortlessly. A short or full-sleeved tee in navy blue and white stripes lends a smart-casual getup. Team with easy-going chinos in the traditional nautical palette of red, white, and blue, smartly paired with sleek basics to keep your look on point. To complete the look, roll up your trousers and go sockless. Canvas or leather boat shoes will stylishly anchor these striped basics.
If it’s a solo trip or the one with your gang, choose relaxed looks. There is a fine line between comfort and sloppy, so trade in those slouchy sweats for edgy trims. Your casual distressed jeans, paired with soft knit muscle tees or pop art inspired tanks are both comfy and cool. A chambray shirt to layer on, for sudden chills, is the perfect casual for well-heeled gentlemen. Plimsolls or sneakers will stylishly serve the purpose if you have to run to catch a connecting flight.
If your usual meeting venue is an airport lounge, here’s how you mean business without being dressed in a head-to-toe formals. A minimal white shirt paired with dark denim and a slim tie is a failsafe look. Or throw on a blazer over a crisp crew neck or turtle neck tee and denim. Opt for a big dial watch and pay attention to belts and buckles. Keep up the youthful vibe with vivid patterns and colours.
The well-dressed traveller’s wardrobe isn’t just limited to what lies inside the suitcase. What you wear in transit is just as important. Keep these style notes handy and you will turn heads even after a flight across the seven seas.
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