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Travel Chic

How do you dress when you travel? Is it all about comfort? Style? Or in-between? I’ll never forget my mom telling me that my grandma was always dressed to the nines when she traveled – that’s how she was raised and that’s how she thought it should be. At first, I thought this was absolutely ridiculous, but as I grow older (and wiser, I hope) I’m starting to find a good balance between my grandmother’s legacy and my personal style for the airport runway.

First, let me share a taste from one of my new absolutely favorite books of all time that sums it all up perfectly – Classy by Derek Blasberg “Because if you’re not a lady, chances are you’re a tramp.”

Though it’s too small to read, you get the picture. At the airport (and life, of course), we want to be a lady, not a tramp. So here are a few celeb examples I think wonderfully depict airport fashion:

{Rachel Bilson – my go-to style girl. Simple, modest and chic.}

{Lauren Conrad – keeping warm in an oversized sweater, but pairs it elegantly with comfortable black boots and tights. And of course a hat, because you may not have time to fix your hair, but can still look classy.}

{Kim Kardashian – huge fan of her, huge fan of black, huge fan of leopard. Fabulous, fun outfit.}

{Cat Deeley – though the shoes are too odd for my taste, again love the all black ensemble with a statement bag – modern and comfortable.}

{Beyonce – while this isn’t exactly my style, it’s worth sharing. Her oh-so-comfy outfit is updated to more than pajamas with the cardigan, jewelry and heels.}

{Kim – I couldn’t resist a second picture that is a great example of how to update jeans for a classy airplane ride.}

So please share, what is your airport style?

4 responses

  1. Mom

    Love your reference to MarNan and her travel style. We need to go somewhere so we can test our travel style!

    July 29, 2011 at 8:50 am

  2. Katherine

    “I felt I was now free to criticize Martin’s clothing: the pleated denim shorts, the baseball cap, the t-shirt advertising a San Diego pizza restaurant. Sunglasses hung from his neck on a florescent cable and the couple’s bright new ‘his and her’ sneakers suggested they might be headed somewhere nice for dinner. Comfort has its place, but it seems rude to visit another country dressed as if you’ve come to mow its lawns.”–David Sedaris in ‘Me Talk Pretty One Day’

    July 30, 2011 at 9:23 am

  3. kat

    Cute ideas! I’ve always loved Lauren Conrad and Rachel Bilson’s airport outfits! 🙂

    August 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

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