The Edit • October 2017
The Club asked a panel of stylish frequent fliers, who have dressing for travel down to a fine art, to share the secret staples that are guaranteed to provide both style and substance on your next flight – whether you’re travelling for business or heading to the beach
The best way to upgrade your travel wardrobe is by wearing an Angelo Galasso shirt – the ones with the big collar. That way you can wear jeans, casual shoes and an unstructured jacket and still look chic. Nobody wants to sit on a plane in a formal suit, but with these shirts you’re always guaranteed to look as though you’re about to go to a cocktail party.
Dylan Jones, editor-in-chief, GQ (@dylanjonesgq)
I am obsessed with Goyard’s tote bags, which are both eternally chic and incredibly practical. Crafted from a coated canvas – which also makes it the ideal splash-proof beach accessory – the bag is extremely lightweight, so you can fill it with your laptop and carry-on pieces without the shoulder strain. The handy pouch that attaches to the shoulder strap is perfect for storing your passport and ticket.
Peony Lim, fashion blogger, peonylim.com (@peonylim)
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My favourite outfit to travel in is this versatile black jersey jumpsuit (£110) from Ted Baker’s new Ted Says Relax air wear range. The super-soft jersey fabric keeps me warm and comfortable during a flight, and the fact that it’s also crease-resistant is a bonus for arriving at your destination looking smart and stylish.
Bonnie Rakhit, luxury travel and fashion blogger, thestyletraveller.com (@bonnierakhit)
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Finding a carry-on bag that is stylish yet functional is no easy task, but Carl Friedrik’s Palissy 25-hour bag (£445) achieves just that. Combining Swedish minimalist design and quality Italian craftsmanship, it’s a stylish addition to any outfit. But the real selling point is its practicality, with space for work clothes, gym gear and overnight essentials. If cognac leather isn’t for you, bag yourself one in black, navy or chocolate.
Adam Tanous, founder of The Dapper Chapper (@dapperchapper)
As Matches Fashion’s own brand, it’s a bit of a secret, under-the-radar gem, but Raey is my go-to label for wardrobe staples that are made to last. It always has amazing cashmere fabrics in the collection, and this roll-neck dress (£325) is perfect for flying in – it’s chic but cosy and, being a dress, comfortable to sit in for long-haul journeys.
Grace Cook, editorial associate, Business of Fashion (graceelisabethc)
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