travel fashion

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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[images sourced via elle, in style, marie claire, glamour, and collages by @heatherlovesit]

Jetset Style :: The Everyday Sneaker

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Fashion vs. comfort—it’s a longstanding feud that haunts stylish globetrotters who want to look polished and be practical while pounding the pavement. Enter the everyday sneaker.

Every year or so, we see a new shape take over the fashion world, whether it’s the Nike Air Max, the New Balance 620, the Isabel Marant wedge sneaker or the Converse Chuck Taylor {a timeless treasure we featured in 2013}. Last year’s entry into the sneaker hall of fame was the Adidas Stan Smith, whose meteoric rise to reinvented cult status was fuelled by designers Pheobe Philo and Raf Simons.

The current trends toward minimalism, monochromatism and athleisure have opened the door to the everyday sneaker, cementing its staple status. Good news: these trainers go with everything so they’ll save you suitcase space! We’ve assembled a list of sneakers that will have you strutting in style no matter what your destination.

WHITE: Common Projects achilles leather sneakers {Men/Women}, Filippa K sport shoe {Men/Women}, Our Legacy classic sneaker white braid canvas {Men}, Maison Kitsune sneakers {Men/Women} GREY: Puma suede classic {Men/Women},  Adidas gazelle {Men/Women}, Native apollo moc {Men/Women}, Eytys mother grey {Men/Women}

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

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[images via glamour, myfreechoice, style.com, whowhatwear]

Jetset Style :: Right As Rainwear

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Sometimes the weather isn't all sunshine and roses. When the forecast predicts precipitationfrom drizzle to downpoura rain jacket becomes your best friend. And now, more than ever, bad weather doesn't have to compromise good style.

Here are three of my favorite brands of stylish rainwear. I fell in sartorial love with Stutterheim and Rains while traveling through Scandinavia this summer and I couldn't help but track down the unisex camo print coat {shown below} upon my return. When you live in a city that sees over 1,000mm of annual rainfall, you know coats. These ones are so slick, you might even wish for showers. That's crazy talk! They could, however, save your tripand your clothesfrom being a total wash. 

Trip Styler Tip: Wear a sweater when you try on a raincoat so you'll know how it looks when you need to layer. Ask yourself: Is it breathable? Is it tight? Is it bulky?


Stutterheim Raincoats {Sweden}

Styles: Stockholm Bred / Stockholm / Inferno / Opal

Styles: Stockholm Bred / Stockholm / Inferno / Opal

Rains {Denmark}

Styles: A-Jacket / Long Coat / Mac Coat / Breaker

Styles: A-Jacket / Long Coat / Mac Coat / Breaker

Styles: Sevan Cape / Humboldt / Baby Gila / Bonneville

Styles: Sevan Cape / Humboldt / Baby Gila / Bonneville

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

[top image by philip messmann for rains & all other images via brands, collages by @heatherlovesit]

Fashion Friday :: High/Low Fall Trends

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This post is written by Trip Styler fashion and lifestyle blogger Heather.

If you're going to get one piece this season, get a big coat. That's the advice of FLARE Magazine's senior style and market editor, Truc Nguyen, who was in Vancouver this week presenting fall fashion trends at the FLARE World Runway Tour Presented by TRESemmé.

The clothing trends seen on the runways for fall/winter were mid-century silhouettes, pastels, oversized coats, 90s revival punk, new structuralism, strapless or off-the-shoulder, jumpsuits and plaid. The accessory trends included novelty bags, thigh-high boots, functional flats, t-straps, short leather gloves and fur mittens.

Think of trends as something fun, not something prescriptive you have to follow. But also know that we're usually following trends whether we know it or not. There's a great scene in The Devil Wears Prada where second assistant Andy Sachs laughs at a few editors deciding between similar-looking belts until she---and her sweater---are schooled by fashion editrix Miranda Priestly:

"You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and select, I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back, but what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis; it's actually cerulean.... It's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry, when in fact you're wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room."

Here are a few of my picks for the season, at both high and low price points, inspired by the three things to remember for fall: Big coat! Cool flats! Fun bag!

Big Coat

An oversized coat may feel like a burden when you're travelling, but it never has to fit inside your luggage. Wear this coat style with a fitted silhouette underneath, like skinny jeans and a t-shirt, along with one of my own favourite trends of the season: sneakers. from left: ASOS oversized wrap front coat, Rick Owens Lilies quilted sail coat, Zara masculine coat, Forte_Forte coat

Cool Flats

Here's the perfect excuse for not packing heels in your carry-on. Instead, bring along interesting, functional and comfortable flats. left column: Isabel Marant lilo ballerina flat, Dieppa Restrepo laura oxford, Pour La Victoire zandra monk strap flatsright column: Urban Outfitters t-strap flat, Topshop mave metallic points, DV by Dolce Vita monk strap oxford flats

Fun Bag

Novelty bags are meant to add whimsy and colour to an outfit, and they're not meant to be an investment item. They're great treasures to bring home from your travels that will always take you back to wherever you bought them. clockwise from top left: Alice + Olivia zebra clutch, Zara iridescent messenger bag, Santi pom pom clutch, Kneeland Mercado Meché Correa lucky milagros bag

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Fashion Friday :: Make A Statement

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This post is written by Trip Styler fashion and lifestyle blogger Heather.

The best-kept secret in packing isn’t the scarf---because everyone knows to pack a scarf by now {FYI - scarf tying 101}---it’s the statement accessory. OK fine, your statement accessory can be a scarf, but you have lots of other options to make your basic travel staples POP.

A simple long weekend packing list of jeans, a couple tops and a sweater can be complemented by a hat, a statement necklace, a pair of bold socks or stockings, great eyewear and a bandana that doubles as a pocket square. Just like that, two outfits turn into four.

This approach to packing has significantly reduced my suitcase real estate. I can actually pack for a weekend in a weekender bag now! {Except for shoes, but that's why God invented oversized handbags...right?}

Now What To Pack?
Target limited edition wool rancher hat, Norse Projects wool 6 panel cap, Y's by Yohji Yamamoto triple layer stole, Kenneth Jay Lane turquoise stick necklace, Strathcona Stockings turquoise roses trouser stockings, Apolis washed linen bandana, D.L. Eyewear frames, Ladies & Gentlemen bloc necklace

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[graphic assembled by @heatherlovesit]