While the paparazzi certainly aren’t following you around on a regular basis, there’s something to be said for maintaining A-level polish wherever you go (after all, you never know which ex or colleague you might run into). If you’re planning a trip this summer like most of the world, consider copying the best celebrity travel outfits that don’t skimp on style or comfort.
Whether you’re embarking on a short or long trip, there are a few key tenants to remember when putting together these looks: “Always think about fabrics that breathe and are forgiving,” says designer KJ Moody, mastermind of some of the most iconic ensembles. highlights of Beyonce and has also worked with stars such as Chloë Bailey and Kelly Rowland. “I recommend linen, cashmere and cotton pieces as they pack well and are light and comfortable to wear.”
Also, keep in mind the purpose and destination of your trip. Although looking put together is always key, the outfit you wear on your way to a European party might be a little different than what you wear for a more casual trip home. “International travel tends to require extra excitement and flair,” notes Moody.
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As for some styles to avoid? “Anything too tight, too loose, too long or too revealing can cause problems when you’re in close quarters on planes, trains and automobiles,” says Moody. “Unless you’re flying first class or on a private jet, you could unfortunately end up touching the stranger next to you because you both decided to wear shorts.”
Without further ado, keep scrolling to shop Moody’s favorite celebrity-inspired travel outfit ideas. No matter where you’re headed and what your personal style is, these are perfect for a variety of occasions and aesthetics.
Bodysuit, Stretchy Bottom and Fanny Pack
For a trip from New York City to the Hamptons last summer, Moody dressed Beyoncé in an orange Area bodysuit (now sold out online) and a pink skirt. “This garment was perfect because it offered a great fit with enough stretch,” he says. “It was sexy-meets-comfortable.” Emulate the look and accessorize with statement earrings (Queen Bey’s are from Schiaparelli) and a colorful clutch ( rebirth artist rocks the Zaza Raspberry version of Anima Iris) to hold your passport and small essentials.
Velor Mini Dress and Heels
“I love a good stylish sports moment,” says Moody. To complement this vibe, try a soft velor mini dress that’s fitted yet flexible and elevate it with heels and shades à la Queen B. Although Beyoncé’s Adidas x Ivy Park velor number is currently sold out, you you can get a similar style online AND the exact pair of Jimmy Choo pumps she wore to complete her reaction ensemble.
Bralette, blazer and shorts
Headed for a long flight? Moody recommends a bralette, blazer, and pant combo that will keep you warm while allowing just a little room to breathe so you don’t overheat. What’s more, the look is completely road-ready, so you can go straight to exploring (without having to change) once you arrive at your destination.
Bright clothes and sneakers
A cozy sweatshirt is a wardrobe staple and translates well for all your travel needs. Instead of staying neutral, follow Selena Gomez’s lead and opt for a bold orange outfit for a fun pop of color, then balance it out with crisp white sneakers. Moody also suggests styling a mint green jumpsuit with Nike-like dunks.
Fresh linen dress and clear sandals
“Light, breathable and stylish linen is especially ideal to wear if you’re traveling to a tropical or warm European country,” says Moody. “I like it with a clear heeled sandal or nude pump for a nice, comfortable finish.”
Elegant jumpsuit and heels with socks
Sometimes, you have to go directly to an event after the trip. Whether it’s a bachelorette party or a birthday party, you’ll want to wear something that won’t stain or wrinkle easily, like a jumpsuit, says Moody. He likes the comfortable and affordable style of Bella +Canvas, as well as Marine Serre’s Moon-Print One-Piece Booties to create the final chic look (Bey herself made the latter pairing from her private jet to a NBA game). Add a spherical, basketball-inspired bag for extra style points, advises Moody.
Classic tee and jeans
“You can’t go wrong with a white T-shirt and jeans,” says Moody. “It’s functional, classic, and super travel-friendly—plus, you might already have these pieces in your closet!” Throw on some leather jackets and an oversized blazer to complete the casual-cool feel.
Hoodie, denim jacket and leggings
Wearing leggings for travel isn’t difficult at all, but for a nicer outfit, Moody advises choosing a thicker pair like pants. (In case you need shopping inspo, Gigi Hadid and a host of other celebs love Alo Yoga’s textured Moto leggings.) To top it off, a cropped hoodie and denim jacket will provide the necessary layering potential for keeping you as comfortable as in a cold airplane cabin. and softer areas.
Sam Peters is a business editor at Hearst covering fashion, beauty and more. Her writing has appeared in WWD, Footwear News, Real Simple, PopSugar, and Bridal Guide, among others. She enjoys covering the latest trends and testing and reviewing some of the most innovative and emerging products on the market.