Melissa Liebling-Goldberg is the Editorial Director, Women’s at Gilt.com, and has previously worked at People StyleWatch and Teen Vogue, so she’s an expert when it comes to must-have looks and jet-set style. Here, she weighs in on her top outfit for the week.
Walking (or if you’re me, sprinting) through a packed airport during the holiday travel crush can be harrowing. But, it’s just that much nicer if you’re dressed in our go-to travel outfit. Yes, it’s exceptionally comfortable, but cute enough that you’ll feel good running into your high school boyfriend on the same flight home to visit his folks.
Start with the core building blocks: a great layering tee (extra points for a cashmere blend to keep you toasty on a chilly flight) and skinny stretchy jeans. Knee-high boots are key for quick on and off at security. Never, ever wear lace-up shoes, especially if you are prone to running late or being stressed at the airport. A great flat boot lets you move quickly to get snacks and magazines.
Now, a big, drape-y, cozy cardigan tops it all off and doubles as a blanket for in-flight. A scarf is optional if you really get chilly. And a simple pair of studs lets you loll off to sleep in comfort but still look polished.
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Making your way through a bustling airport during the holiday season can be a stressful task, but having the perfect travel outfit can make the experience much less unpleasant.
Start with the core building blocks: a great layering tee (extra points for a cashmere blend to keep you toasty on a chilly flight) and skinny stretchy jeans.
C&C California Jersey Knit Ombre Tee Orig: $98 / Gilt: $39
Free People The Mason Tee Orig: $38 / Gilt: $22
LnA Oversized V-Neck Tee Orig: $79 / Gilt $22
Stella & Jamie Jaden Knit Top Orig: $197 / Gilt $79
A big, drape-y, cozy cardigan tops it all off and doubles as a blanket for in-flight.
Susan Monaco Cotton Gretchen Cardigan Orig: 198 / Gilt: $89
Line The Sneak Peak Cardigan Orig: $198 / Gilt: $89
Vera Wang Chiffon Back Cardigan Orig: $595 / Gilt: $249
The Cue Cotton Striped Cardigan Orig: $128 / Gilt: $69
Leggings are as comfortable as they are chic.
American Apparel Winter Legging Orig: $38 / Gilt: $22
Escada Crystal Studded Metallic Skinny Jeans Orig: $625 / Gilt: $249
Boy by Band of Outsiders Stretch Skinny Chino Pant Orig: $295 / Orig: $149
Isabel Lu Contrast Panel Leggings Orig: $110 / Gilt: $59
Top it all off with a simple satchel to carry on the flight.
NSEW Berlin Long Beach Convertible Orig: $279 / Gilt: $47
Kelsi Dagger Kris Tote Gilt: $198 / Gilt: $99
Furla Carmel Ostrich Tote Orig: $458 / Gilt: $229
Z Spoke Zac Posen Get Happy Handle Satchel Orig: $550 / Gilt: $249
Knee-high boots are key for quick on and off at security. Never, ever wear lace-up shoes, especially if you are prone to running late or being stressed at the airport. But a great flat boot lets you move quickly to get snacks and magazines.
Elizabeth & James Shoes Crimp Boot Orig: $495, Gilt / $199
Giuseppe Zanotti Uma Boot Orig: $895 / Gilt: $479
Kelsi Dagger Chamer Tall Flat Boot Orig: $300, Gilt / $149
Matt Berson Bellestar Bootie Orig: $225, Gilt / $139
Wythe NY Janie Leather Boots Orig $325 / Gilt: $179