Jet-Set Style for Hectic Holiday Travel

Traveling used to be a stylish affair, but somewhere along the line it degenerated into Uggs, sweatpants, and Snuggies. Absorb a little airport inspiration with these jet-set runway looks.

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Traveling used to be a stylish affair, but somewhere along the line it degenerated into Uggs, sweatpants, and Snuggies. Here, we've assembled some inspiration. This Dries van Noten look is a great example of how loads of layers -- a great travel dressing plan -- can play well together. It's also a brilliant way to incorporate some on-trend leopard print into a more muted look.
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A swinging 60's ensemble by Oscar de la Renta would be a fun throwback in an airport setting. All it needs is a bright red suitcase and lipstick to match.
This camel silk dress by Chloe is tres "first class." The mock turtleneck and super-slit skirt give the piece a sophisticated look with a touch of sexiness.
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Phillip Lim's tidy amber shirt-dress is perfect paired with a long belted cardi and structured satchel (with plenty of room for your magazine stash).
Fur was one of the biggest trends on the fall/winter runways, but one needn't go whole-hog with a massive fur coat for a flight when a chic fur collar will do nicely paired with a trim neutral-tone suit, like this Fendi runway look.
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No need to match your outfit to the dreary airport tones: Get excited for your trip with a bright burst of color, like this sunny yellow frock by Marc by Marc Jacobs.
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This sleek silk tunic from Vena Cava is the epitome of understated elegance. We imagine it would be a comfy flight ensemble, and the headwrap is just what we need for taming pesky travel frizz.
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Rachel Comey's groovy pink pantsuit screams "fun in the sun." We recommend it if you're planning on an 80-degree holiday in the tropics, in which case you'll want to arrive ready to hit the beach.
Michael Kors' belted sheath dress is classic jet-set chic, complete with a practical bucket hat for taming unruly in-flight tresses.
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We like the idea of traveling with a lightweight overcoat that can double as an in-flight blanket when the AC gets too intense. This textured blue topcoat by Karen Walker would be pitch perfect for chilly trips.
You can't go wrong with a gray flannel Chanel suit and oh-so ladylike matching gloves.
For the more daring, why not go "haute" with a look from Gaultier's dramatic couture collection. You'll be the talk of the whole flight -- just be sure your cap doesn't keep someone from watching the in-flight movie.
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