It's officially the holiday season, and while we're looking forward to Christmas cookies, plenty of shopping and heading home to see friends and family, there's one thing we're definitely not
too excited about: The stress of holiday travel. While it can be tempting to throw on some sweats before hitting the airport, a polished outfit can make you look
put-together, even if the crowded airport at 7 a.m. is making you feel otherwise. (Bonus: You'll be totally prepared if you happen to run into that cute guy from home!) Read on for the key pieces to mastering comfy and chic travel dressing - and how to wear them!
1. Cozy Cardigan
Upgrade your typical leggings-and-a-sweatshirt airport attire by switching them out for oxblood faux leather leggings ($98, Bloomingdales
) and an oversize camel-hued cardigan ($34.99, H&M
). A prepster-esque striped tee ($50, Net-a-Porter
) looks classic and pulled-together underneath your sweater. High-top sneakers ($75, Converse
) and a wool baseball cap ($25.99, JC Penney
) are sporty-chic and casual enough for the airport. An oversize grey suede tote ($79, Urban Outfitters
) holds all your essentials - the outside pocket is perfect for keeping your boarding pass and wallet right at your fingertips!
2. Bundled In a Blanket Scarf
If you've ever had to catch an early morning flight and wished you could bring your bed on the plane with you, we feel you - which is where bundling up in a festive plaid blanket scarf ($33, ASOS
) comes in. Style the look with casual, neutral basics like black jeans ($37.95, New Look
) and a grey turtleneck ($48, Topshop
), and throw a statement belt ($22.73, Princess Polly
) over the whole look to pull it together. A pom-pom beanie ($9.90, Forever 21
) hides a multitude of early morning hair struggles, and chunky lace-up ankle booties ($37.99, Target
) with a hidden side zipper make for easy removal in the security line.
3. Stylish Sweats
The easiest way to make sweats look stylish? A pair of knit joggers ($60, River Island
). To add a bit of polish, pair them with a denim shirt ($49.90, Zara
) and a moto jacket with faux shearling details ($79.99, H&M
) to keep you warm if the plane gets chilly. Leopard flats ($99.90, Zara
) pair perfectly with your neutral outfit and add a pop of pattern. A large, structured bag ($49.99, Target
) is both fashionable and functional as a carry-on.