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Jetset Style :: Comfort Class

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Have you ever noticed the celebrity travel uniform? If you don't count Rihanna's affection for street-wear onesies, it consists of sunglasses, jeans, light jacket, fantastic bag and hat {not required but recommended}. These savvy stars know that the key to airport style is layers, and while the price tag on their travel uniform may be higher than the average traveler's, they've nailed a look that's both comfortable and classy. There shouldn't be a divide between first class and economy in airplane fashion, so we've coined a new term: comfort class.

Celebrity travel uniform trends

  • Bomber jackets
  • Black & white color palette
  • Striped tees
  • Short crew-neck sweaters
  • Structured handbags
  • Black or white sneakers
  • Brimmed hat
  • Jeans or black pants
  • White tees
  • Blazers

Always looking outfit inspiration, we spotted these stylish high fliers rocking the comfort class look.

Bomber jackets are a stylish & smart layer

Bomber jackets are a stylish & smart layer

Hats aren't just for incognito travel 

Hats aren't just for incognito travel 

Black & white is a classic color combo

Black & white is a classic color combo

Cropped cashmere & structured satchels will never go out of style

Cropped cashmere & structured satchels will never go out of style

This post is written by Trip Styler's Assistant Wayfarer/Editor Heather.

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Travel Staple :: The White Shirt

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The white shirt and travel meet very seldom. If fact, they are kind of estranged. Like two people living on different sides of the river, they want to be friends, but they're scared what their peers or parents might think of a relationship. We know how the rest of the story goes...

White shirt, meet travel. Tide Pen, meet white shirt.

The white shirt is timeless. The white shirt is unisex. The white shirt works in the morn, aft and eve. The white shirt goes with any trip style's ensembles. Contrary to popular belief, the white shirt SHOULD circumnavigate the globe; it should sip champagne atop the Eiffel Tower; it should play in the sun on Bondi beach; it should go shopping in NYC. After all, there's a reason 99.9% of hotel linens are white. White is easy to wash and easy to bleach, and for this reason is becoming a staple in my travel wardrobe, even after labor day!

How To Wear The White Shirt {for guys 'n gals}
  • The close-fitting V- or crew-neck: great for any trip style where you won't get too hot or sweaty. Can be dressed up or down with ease and the right accessories. James Dean; need I say more?
  • The loose T: good for travel days {who wants a tight top on the plane}, and versatile enough for a trip style = weekend morning, or a night on the town with dressy bottoms.
  • The blouse {women}/The button-up {men}: best for day or evening wear {or even worn as a bathing suit cover-up}.

A Few White Garment Travel Caveats The White Blazer The white blazer has been a fashion staple for a while {mentioned in our recently published Airport Style Trends}, and I love it, but if you bring it on the road, make sure your trip style allows for a trip to the dry cleaner, or your wallet allows for a $40 hotel laundry bill. The thicker fabric used in blazers can be tricky to DIY spot-clean in your hotel room.

White Pants White pants look nice, until you sit on a chocolate chip or craisin leftover from your morning scone. If you're set on bringing white pants, bring them as an accent piece versus an everyday staple. Once you sit in seven consecutive chairs, you realize the world is a little dirty.

For the record, I like white Ts from American Apparel and blouses from Equipment.

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Fashion Friday :: Runway Style

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Fashion Friday posts are published on the last Friday of every month by fashion blogger Heather.

September is huge in the fashion world with the Spring 2013 runway shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris. But honestly, how am I supposed to keep up with next season's trends when I'm still trying to make a dent in my 916-page September Vogue? It's much easier to focus on what's hot on the other runway for Fall 2012 travel style.

Printed Jeans
Forever 21 tie-dye denim :: Current/Elliott leopard print jeans

Grey Sweatshirt
Gap terry pull over :: Kate Spade garance dore studio pull over

White Blazer
Boundary & Co oona blazer :: Madewell tuxedo blazer

Slouchy Denim
Diesel fayza boyfriend jeans :: Current/Elliott slouchy stiletto jeans

Shawl-Collar Cardigan
Rag & Bone calistoga shawl cardigan :: J.Crew cotton shawl-collar cardigan

Like what you see? Don't forget to check out our airport and travel style boards on Pinterest.

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Fashion Friday :: Celeb Travel Must-Haves

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Lady Gaga recently tweeted that she loves flying because she can sleep, drink red wine and not be bothered by phone calls. But my question is: how can she sleep in these airport outfits? And if she changes on the flight, how does she even fit in the plane bathroom? But then, those are the big questions in life and I won't attempt to tackle them today.

One of my favourite online and grocery store check-out distractions is looking at celebrity airport style. Celebs usually manage to look pretty fantastic {Britney Spears and Megan Fox withstanding}, thanks, in part, to the celebrity travel uniform: sunglasses {likely Ray-Bans or Tom Fords}, jeans, lightweight jacket and one or all of the trends shown below. Follow these simple style suggestions and you'll be flying like a star. Or at least closer to the stars... Because you'll be at 30,000 ft.

{For more high-flying style tips, check out Fashion Friday :: Airport Style}

{sienna miller / anne hathaway / michelle williams / rachel bilson / miranda kerr}

{rosie huntington-whiteley / jessica alba / gwen stefani / reese witherspoon / cat deeley}

{fergie /reese witherspoon / molly sims /ashley olsen / lauren conrad}

{nicole kidman / leona lewis / miranda kerr / diane kruger / eva mendes}

{camilla belle / dakota fanning / mila kunis / emma watson / frida pinto}

{david beckham / john hamm / ryan reynolds / bradley cooper / daniel craig}

Trip Styler Tip: I've had some pretty high level celeb sightings at LAX -- Freddie Prinze Jr and Jake from The Bachelor {jealous? wink wink} -- so remember to keep your eyes peeled in the terminal.

Fashion Friday posts are published on the last Friday of every month and written by fashion blogger Heather.

[graphics by @heatherlovesit, photos via Just Jared & People Magazine]