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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Our Favorite Travel-Friendly Pieces for the Holiday Season

December 07, 2018 | Filed in: Your Closet

For most of us, December means travel (and lots of it). Whether you’re hitting the pavement, braving the airport, or chugging along on Amtrak, we rounded up our favorite stylish, comfortable travel clothes to take you from desk to destination.

1. The Red-Eye Flight

The Angelou shawl

stylish comfortable travel clothes for women - white cashmere shawl

The Angelou shawl in contrast.

There’s no better travel layer than the buttery-soft Angelou shawl, which drapes beautifully no matter how you style it. Most importantly, it doubles as a blanket—ideal for chilly airplane cabins.

The Silk Sleep Mask

stylish comfortable travel clothes for women - sleep mask

The Silk Sleep Mask in gray.

A true road warrior’s travel ensemble is incomplete without a sleep mask. Pull it on when you need some shut-eye (or to trick a chatty seatmate into thinking you’re asleep).

2. The Cross-Country Road Trip

The Foster pant

stylish comfortable travel clothes for women - black pants

The Foster pant in black.

If reaching your destination requires cramming into a car or bus, pants that look polished but have sufficient stretch for curling into various napping positions are a must. The Foster pant’s adjustable hem also means they can be worn cropped or at full length while you’re traveling—it’s like getting two pairs in one.

The Spencer tunic

stylish comfortable travel clothes for women - gray cashmere tunic

The Spencer tunic in earl gray.

Three reasons the Spencer is a travel MVP: the ultra-warm cashmere, the longer hem for additional coverage, and the easy fit. Wear it with the slim-fitting Foster pants, and voilà: your Uber ride just became decidedly more glamorous.

3. The Long-Haul Train Ride

The Shirley dress

stylish comfortable travel clothes for women - blue dress

The Shirley dress in deep indigo.

Catching the Amtrak right after your 5 P.M. meeting? The Shirley dress has a tailored, bulk-free silhouette that will transition seamlessly from the office to the rails. Bonus: The dress is machine-washable, in case you happen to spill your in-transit snack (we’ve been there).

The Daphne sweater

stylish comfortable travel clothes for women - cashmere wrap cardigan

The Daphne sweater in seashell.

This light-as-a-feather cashmere sweater can be rolled up and tucked into your handbag while you’re en route to the train, then worn as a cozy layer once you get moving.

The Biltmore earrings

stylish comfortable travel clothes for women - earrings

The Biltmore earrings in silver.

Nothing takes an outfit from Penn Station to a party better than adding sparkly earrings—no mirror required. 


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Alexandra Johnson is an editorial associate at MM.LaFleur, where she started out as a summer intern. Her happy place is the room housing Monet's Water Lilies at MoMA. Read more of Alexandra's posts.


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