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What to Pack for Jackson Hole in the Summer, According to Lela Rose

What to Pack for Jackson Hole in the Summer, According to Lela Rose

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. While cowboy boots, hats, suede, and denim are seeing a surge in popularity this year (in part thanks to Bella Hadid’s appearances on the rodeo circuit, Cowboy Carter , etc.), there’s one place where these fashion choices have always been central to the style narrative: Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Known for its iconic mountain views, proximity to both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone, and authentic affinity for all things rugged and Western, Jackson Hole is a destination that continues to soar in popularity. It’s also home to famed fashion designer Lela Rose, whose ready-to-wear collection, Lela Rose Ranch , is partially inspired by her Wyoming outpost. Travelers can even shop the line inside the flagship store, located just down the road from downtown Jackson, in Wilson, Wyoming.  “The Lela Rose Ranch store is my passion project, and everything in there has a story to tell,” Rose tells Just Packed . “I fill the store with anything that catches my eye — a black poodle tea set made in Japan, vintage Navajo buckles, fringe skirts made from vintage kimonos, and just anything that I find and love. Somehow we fit so much into this postage stamp-sized store.” If you’re lucky enough to experience the magic of Jackson Hole, there’s a good chance that, like Rose, you’ll fall for its beauty and incomparable charm — and immediately start to plan your next trip. “The jagged Teton mountain range is unlike other ranges in the US, and I catch my breath every time I see it; the sight never gets old. I gasp every time I round a corner and see the Tetons… there is just something truly majestic about it,” she says. But before you get your first glimpse of the Tetons — most likely as you land at Jackson Hole Airport, the only commercial airport within a US national park — you’ll need to figure out what to pack for Jackson Hole. And who better than Lela Rose to advise on what to bring with you? Read on for her input on our Jackson Hole summer packing list and a few in-the-know pointers for how to dress in this cowboy town.  What’s your tried-and-true outfit to wear in Jackson Hole in the summer? Rose keeps it simple — a bit Western but nothing too over-the-top: “a cotton dress and a fabulous turquoise belt!” What’s the number one thing you think travelers get wrong when trying to "dress Western” in Jackson Hole? “The giveaway sign of any tourist in Jackson Hole is a felt or beaver hat in the summer. As much as I love them, you just know that someone has landed and gone straight to the local hat shop.” Instead, opt for something lightweight, like a straw hat. Do you have a go-to bag your carry with you when you’re out and about in Jackson? “I carry my Kelly Corroon leather hand-painted bag with me everywhere. Chic and functional!” Lela Rose’s Jackson Hole Summer Packing List Takeya water bottle “It’s dry in the Tetons, and this bottle keeps my water cold and crisp.” A lightweight jacket “The evenings can get chilly. We carry vintage upcycled suede jackets in the store that are perfect for summer nights.” Clothes for hiking One of Rose’s favorite warm-weather activities in Jackson involves the great outdoors, so you’ll want to dress accordingly. “I love to hike as much as possible in the summer (winter as well, but definitely a different kind of hiking,” she says.  O’Keefe’s Working Hands & Feet Lotion “It really is dry in the mountains, and this keeps my skin from cracking and getting too dried out.” Season pass to Grand Teton National Park "The park has so many adventures and amazing things to see. You can spend hours if not days just wandering around. I feel so lucky to live in a country  that values their national parks, and buying a season pass is a small way to give thanks for that." Keep it tucked away in a fanny pack or light backpack . Finally, Rose says you can't come to Jackson Hole with a "sense of adventure." “There is so much to see, experience, and do in the Tetons; don’t limit yourself because you haven’t done some of this before!” Other Jackson Hole Packing List Essentials

What to Pack for New York in the Spring

What to Pack for New York in the Spring

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. Destination : New York City Time of Year : Spring (March, April, May) Average Temperatures : 51° F to 71° F Typical Weather : Mild but unpredictable, rain likely Picnics on the Great Lawn in Central Park, outdoor cocktails at sidewalk cafés in Greenwich Village, fresh blooms lining the Flower District in Chelsea, evenings under the lights at Yankee Stadium—spring is truly the best time of year to visit New York City. After a long, cold winter, New York comes alive on the first warm day of spring, and the energy is palpable. The excitement can be fleeting, however—the weather still tends to fluctuate until summer humidity hits in mid-May, and temperatures can change drastically from one day to the next. What to Wear in New York City — Spring Packing List The secret to coming prepared for spring New York weather? Layers. The speed at which you can go from freezing on a park bench to sweating on the subway is staggering. This season is all about transition, and it can be temperamental, but just one gorgeous day will have you falling in love with the city in a way that hits different this time of year. Just make sure to play it cool—no one likes an overzealous tourist in NYC. Don't worry, as former New York City residents, we're here to help make you look and feel like a local. Sunglasses New York street style rule No. 1: Always wear sunglasses—the darker the better. See our favorites here . Comfortable Sneakers and Booties You will walk more than you ever knew you were capable of on a trip to NYC, and your feet will ache. Go for comfortable, minimalist sneakers—we love an effortless white leather pair —and sleek ankle boots with a bit of support and stretch, like these black leather Chelsea boots from Sam Edelman which will take you from an afternoon of shopping in SoHo to an evening at a dark, moody wine bar with ease. Jeans You'll want daytime jeans—check out our go-to laid-back, high-waisted pairs —and nighttime jeans—think black and slim-fit . Black Leggings All those stereotypes about New Yorkers dressing in black? They're true. Don't be afraid to add a pop of color to some of your spring outfits, of course, but when it comes to leggings, black is your best bet . Our favorite travel leggings of all time are from Beyond Yoga . Leather Jacket A leather moto jacket is a New York staple, and it tends to be just the right weight for spring weather. It's one of those instant outfit upgrades : it has the power to add attitude to a sundress and style to an oversized tee and leggings. This washed style from Madewell is a classic you'll pack for years to come. Raincoat or Windbreaker You're unlikely to completely avoid rain, so pack a water-repellent trench or at least a hooded windbreaker. J. Crew's self-proclaimed Perfect Lightweight Jacket is exactly that, and easy to pack. Light Sweaters In the spring, a light sweater is your best friend. You can pair one with jeans , leggings , or throw it over a dress on one of those days when the sun is in and out. Everlane's Organic Cotton Crewneck sweater is described as "layerable and laid back," which is exactly what you need. Grab one in a few different colors, we won't tell. Basic Tees You'll want to pack your favorite T-shirt to layer under your sweater or leather jacket, or to wear on its own, depending on weather, and you can't go wrong with Outdoor Voices' Everyday Shortsleeve in black . Reviewers call OV's T-shirts the "best tees in the game" for style, fit, comfort, and quality, and we couldn't agree more. Dresses If you're lucky enough to catch some sun, there's no better feeling than running around the city in a cute dress on a warm day. Pick one that's structured but relaxed or one that will take you from day to night , even if it gets chilly. Jumpsuits and Matching Sets Packing a monochrome two-piece set and a jumpsuit is the very easiest way to feel put-together. Baseball Cap A New Yorker will pair a baseball hat with any outfit, casual or dressy—and there's nothing more New York (and universally fashionable) than a Yankees hat . Backpack and Crossbody Bag For long days of walking around, a small backpack is a comfortable way to carry what you need. Go for a mini black leather version and it'll never ruin your outfit. For the subway, a crossbody bag with a zipper is a safe way to go.

What to Pack for a Honeymoon in Fiji

What to Pack for a Honeymoon in Fiji

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. Fiji is a dream honeymoon destination—romantic overwater bungalows, crystal-clear water, picture-perfect sunsets—but packing for the trip of a lifetime can be stressful. You’re already busy planning a wedding (and picking out all the looks), but you’ll want to feel prepared once you land in the South Pacific, too. You’ll have these memories (and photos) forever, after all.  Book a private island resort in Fiji, and you’re upping the ante yet again. Karen Marvell is the director of sales and marketing at VOMO , and she has 35 years of experience working with properties in Fiji. “ VOMO is a private island oasis that offers an exclusive haven perfect for honeymooners,” she tells us. “As soon as you set foot on this private island, a sense of calm envelops you.” Marvell says the welcoming locals are a huge part of what makes Fiji feel so inviting. “The genuine warmth of the Fijian people will catch you off guard, and it might initially seem too good to be true,” she said. “However, it quickly becomes evident that their care and unique style of hospitality is deeply authentic and heartfelt.”  In Fijian culture, it's important to ensure guests feel completely at home and welcome, she explains. And while returning a warm smile might be Fiji’s unofficial golden rule, its number one packing rule, according to Marvell, is “leave the heels at home.” In fact, she says you can get away with packing light: “You won’t need a lot of different clothes because you spend a lot of time in your swimsuit.” Still, you won’t want to show up empty-handed, so Marvell has helped us create the perfect Fiji packing list for honeymooners.   What is a common Fiji packing mistake to avoid?  “Leave your high heels at home.  Most of the time you will be barefoot, or you may like to pop on a casual sandal to wear to dinner. You won’t need a lot of different clothes because you spend a lot of time in your swimsuit. We suggest some shorts, shirts, swimsuit, kaftans, sarongs, loose-fitting sundresses for ladies, and some light cotton shirts for men.” What is the No. 1 thing a bride should pack for her Fiji honeymoon?   “Tropical attire! Be sure to pack a hat, multiple swimsuits (you will live in them), kaftans for stylish yet comfortable everyday outfits, and definitely don't forget reef-safe sunscreen!”   What about a groom?   “The absolute same! The simpler the better.”   Is there anything you’d suggest packing to enhance the experience as a couple? “Bringing along a GoPro would be fantastic for capturing cherished memories as a couple, especially one that is waterproof to capture all the snorkeling and diving. Additionally, consider packing trainers for a wonderful hike to the summit of Mt Vomo; the breathtaking views of the surrounding islands will be an experience you'll treasure forever.” What beachy brand(s) do you love for Fiji packing?  “We especially love Australian brands here such as Tigerlily  or even Camilla  – they really have resort wear figured out! For sunscreen, we recommend Airyday , a ‘supercharged SPF with skincare goodness’ brand. For kaftans? Tracy Ann Farrington  makes the most wonderful ones locally.” Any favorite swimwear to recommend?    “One of our favorites for men's swimwear is the Rocks Push Shorts. They're not only stylish but also environmentally conscious, crafted from PET bottles and recycled fishing nets. You can also find them at the VOMO boutique. For women, we’ve been loving Bimby & Roy ’s undergarments, which are made to double as swimwear. And while they are designed in Australia, they are ethically and sustainably made here in Fiji.”   What about for special dinners? “You really can’t go wrong with a beautiful lightweight dress or ensemble from Spell , also a sustainably minded brand from Australia.” And any go-to activewear?    “ Vuori  offers such wonderful activewear for both men and women, designed in such a sleek resort-like mind with some timeless pieces. An Australian-made and ethical brand our guests also seem to be wearing a lot would be dk active .”   Favorite sandals? “ REEF  makes wonderful sandals! The company was founded by two South American brothers who spend their time at the beach and wanted to create the perfect shoe that could take them to the beach, into town, and wherever they wanted to go in comfort.” Something to pack to ease a long flight ?  “Take a sarong that can double as a shawl/blanket on the flight.”   What are 5 must-pack essentials for a honeymoon in Fiji?    Swimwear A hat Comfy footwear including flat sandals and sneakers for hikes Reef-safe sunscreen A bonding activity , since you’ll have plenty of time disconnected from the world to focus on each other!

What to Pack for Nashville—and When Not to Wear a Cowboy Hat—According to a Local

What to Pack for Nashville—and When Not to Wear a Cowboy Hat—According to a Local

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. Nashville Experience Tours isn’t running the “party wagons” you might see loudly parading down Broadway — instead showing visitors the real Nashville through behind-the-scenes tours that focus on hidden gems, insider tips, and local history. The team consists of many lifelong Nashville residents, but its newest member, spokesperson Elia Esparza, has already made her mark on Music City. In addition to her work for the tour company , Esparza is a singer/songwriter who’s performed at vibey spots like The Listening Room and Hampton Social — and, as her colleagues say, she “embodies Nashville fashion from head to toe.” “Nashville style is where casual, glam, and Americana intersect,” she told Just Packed. “Wearing rhinestones on a night out isn’t unfamiliar here.”
It may surprise visitors that they truly have the option to dress up or down, Esparza added. “Dinner and drinks can mean a band tee with flare jeans and Tecovas or a cocktail dress with heels if you’re feeling fancy! Nashville style brings new meaning to the phrase, ‘big city, small town.’” Above all, Esparza says the most important thing is embracing the city’s style and making it your own. “Nashville is big on love,” she said. “We love to make you feel at home. Step out in your Sunday best or keep it casual. Either way, the city will welcome you with open arms.” What is one style mistake to avoid if you don't want to look like a tourist in Nashville? “Believe it or not, a cowboy hat! There’s a time and a place for it, but wearing one every day gives off tourist vibes.” Do you have any favorite shops in Nashville? “If you’re looking for a fanny pack, Stoney Clover Lane is a must! ABEDNEGO is great for classic styles and jewelry. If you’re looking for more elevated fashion and designer denim, try Emerson | Grace . My personal favorite is Hip Zipper Vintage in East Nashville. They're my go-to for finding certain pieces!”
You're packing for a trip to Nashville. What is the first thing you put in your carry-on? “ Phone charger ! Between the city skyline and colorful murals, you’ll want to capture every picturesque view Nashville has to offer. Check out The Bobby Hotel or Noelle’s rooftop bars to get panoramic city views.”
What’s your go-to pair of cowboy boots? “You shouldn’t pay more than $200 for a pair of boots down here! Nashville Boot Co. is a great place to shop for staple cowboy boots.” Go-to hat? “Wide brim and trucker hats! Rustler Hat Co. is a great place to pop in for a custom wide-brim hat for brunch or even a night out! Magpies has a great collection of pastel trucker hats to add a pop of color to any casual outfit.”
Go-to denim? “You can never go wrong with a classic denim jacket or flare jeans. Imogene and Willie are my go-to for denim in the city. My favorite pair from them is the super high rise catherine black selvage rinse .” One item to pack for every girls' trip?
“Don’t forget your reusable water bottle or an umbrella ! The weather in Nashville can change on a dime. Stay hydrated while you’re browsing through SoBro or having lunch in The Gulch .” What should be the top fashion essentials when packing for a trip to Nashville? “Here’s my top six: Tecovas boots , Rustler hat , your best rhinestone belt , a Stoney Clover fanny pack , my white fringe denim jacket , and a few band tees !”

The Best Sweaters to Pack for a Fall Trip

The Best Sweaters to Pack for a Fall Trip

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. One of the most exciting parts about the air starting to crisp and the leaves beginning to change color is the prospect of finding and bundling up in the perfect oversized sweaters. The ideal blend of cozy and sensible, chic and comfortable, fall sweaters serve a multitude of purposes in their many varied styles. Once you begin the search for the sweaters that will accompany you on your fall travels, don’t let the vast amount of options intimidate you — go with what you know and love, and perhaps venture into some new territory as well. Rich traditional fall hues of emerald, burgundy, and navy, or softer, natural shades of cream, beige, and taupe will soon saturate your closet, as well as tailored cuts, chunky knits, and fine cashmere. Be sure to keep an eye out for light sweaters , which are perfect for layering up in the fall, or cozy cardigans and sweatshirts , which are easy to travel with and make a great addition to any fall outfit. What Makes a Sweater Packable? When looking for fall sweaters, it is important to seek out fabrics that are wrinkle-resistant and warm enough without being too bulky and taking up too much suitcase space. These types of sweaters will undoubtedly travel best, and they will also prove to be the most versatile items in your suitcase that you can wear multiple ways. If you end up running out of suitcase space for your new favorite fall sweater, wear it on the plane and soak up the comfort. How to Pack Sweaters in Your Suitcase Although some sweaters are thicker than others, the key to packing them is to ensure you roll them tightly or fold them as a top layer to maximize suitcase space. This will also protect sweaters that are more prone to wrinkles, as they will not have any harsh creases on them when you arrive at your destination and empty your bag. Best Cashmere Sweaters for Women When it comes to fall sweaters, cashmere sweaters are the most luxurious, long-lasting of them all. Don’t let the price tag turn you away — cashmere will last you years and years with proper maintenance and care, and is absolutely worth investing in for a timeless closet staple. Once you try on a cashmere sweater, you won’t want to go back to anything less sumptuous. If you are interested in a high-quality one with a slightly oversized fit and a delicate elegance, then Garnet Hill’s Cashmere Cropped Sweater is for you. Summersalt’s The Coziest Cashmere Blend Crew is the softest upgrade to a classic crewneck sweater. J.Crew’s Cashmere Classic Fit Crewneck Sweater epitomizes minimalist style with ease. Comfiest Fall Sweaters for Women Is there anything better than bundling up in your favorite oversized, comfy fall sweater while on vacation? We didn’t think so. Comfort is of paramount importance when traveling, and there is no better way to achieve that than by investing in cozy pieces that will last. For instance, La Ligne’s “Marin” striped cotton sweater is the relaxed, oversized sweater you will naturally pack with you on every trip you go on in the fall. Jenni Kayne’s Cruise Cocoon Crewneck is the warm yet lightweight layering sweater that is sure to find its way into a myriad of fall outfit favorites. Cute Fall Sweaters of 2023 Although fall trends tend to lean a little heavy into the oversized knit sweaters, this fall is most definitely the season for the sweater vest and the cardigan. With the rib knit and more polished look than the average sweater vest, the V-Neck Hybrid Wool Tank from Cos is the perfect option for layering over a button-down top or with some wide-legged pants. This fall, cardigans are back in full force, so feel free to layer your outfits with a cardigan like Everlane's Cozy-Stretched Relaxed Cardigan or commit to wearing the buttoned cardigan on its own for a trendy yet sweater-like feel. Pack Your New Fall Sweaters for... Pack your new fall sweaters for a weekend exploring around Charleston or breezy San Francisco , or take them with you for a week of sightseeing in the crisp New York City air. What to Wear With a Fall Sweater Fall sweaters are the outfit staple that will simplify and elevate a look at the same time. Wear a chunky knit sweater tucked into the front of your favorite denim with ankle boots or a comfortable pair of sneakers . If you’d prefer to layer your sweater on top of a fall dress, then complete this outfit with some knee-high boots. Where to Shop for More Fall Sweaters If you are in search of soft sweaters and classic relaxed fits , then Summersalt is the next place you need to look. For those ready to invest in an ultra-luxe cashmere sweater or cardigan that will last you for many years, check out Garnet Hill or J.Crew . For the striped knit sweaters and cardigans of your dreams, look to La Ligne for its collection of both oversized and more tailored knits. If you are in need of an oversized, cozy cocoon sweater or cardigan, look no further than Jenni Kayne .

Here's Everything Model Madison Headrick Packs in Her Carry-on

Here's Everything Model Madison Headrick Packs in Her Carry-on

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. If anyone needs a fool-proof travel skincare and beauty regimen, it’s a model. Just ask Madison Headrick . Her portfolio includes glamorous campaigns for Prada, Max Mara, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, and more, but what her admirers don’t see behind the scenes is just how much travel a job like this requires. “I’ve been traveling minimum once a week for over a decade,” she told Just Packed. “I have been fortunate to visit some of the most stunning destinations around the world for work. From the vineyards in South Africa to the glaciers in Iceland, and the streets of Paris, I have had the opportunity to explore a wide range of places.” Follow Madison on Instagram @madison.headrick But, of course, she can’t hop off the plane looking drab, no matter how long the flight. That’s what inspired her to launch Care.e.on (pronounced “carry-on”), a sustainable line of travel skincare, plus a few essential travel accessories including a comfortable hoodie, luggage tags, and toiletry pouches. Well, that, and the struggle to find the “clean, effective, high quality, reasonably priced, and environmentally friendly” travel products she always found herself searching for. Related: Our favorite luggage and travel bags
“Despite my efforts, I couldn't find the perfect match that aligned with my values and needs,” she said. “With Care.e.on, my objective is to establish a brand that not only offers clean and effective products but also enhances people's appearance and wellbeing, while promoting self-care, care for others, and care for our planet.”
Above all, she said, she aims to reshape the mindset associated with travel by taking the stress out of packing and prep. (A purpose we happen to very much align with here at Just Packed . ) “When receiving a last-minute travel assignment, the excitement of experiencing a new place is often accompanied by stress related to packing, navigating airports, and ensuring a comfortable journey,” Headrick said. “Care.e.on addresses these concerns by providing a less stressful travel experience and promoting self-care and relaxation, even in noisy environments like airplanes or subway trains.” We picked up a kit ourselves, and it’s true: Care.e.on’s comprehensive, five-piece travel kits are chic, conveniently TSA-friendly, made of natural ingredients , and entirely ready to grab and go. Before your next trip, we also grabbed Headrick’s top travel tips, so you too can arrive feeling your best. What is your favorite city to visit? “Among all my travels, Tokyo stands out as my favorite destination.”
That’s a long flight! Any tricks for arriving looking fresh after a long haul? “One strategy I find very effective is selecting a flight time that aligns with my sleep schedule. For instance, if I am flying from New York to Europe, I intentionally choose the 10 p.m. flight rather than the 6 p.m. flight, knowing that I'll likely be tired and able to sleep through the journey. This way, upon arrival, I can stay awake throughout the day and minimize the effects of jet lag. Prior to departing, I make sure to have a nutritious meal at home to avoid relying on salty airplane food, which can lead to bloating and water retention. Additionally, I prioritize skincare during the flight to combat the dryness of the airplane cabin. To do this, I use my Care.e.on kit to combat germs and to keep my skin hydrated.” If you're traveling for a shoot, what is the first item you always put in your carry-on?
“ Magnesium ; it improves sleep and relieves muscle pain from travel days or long days of wearing heels on photoshoots.” What are some skincare favorites you always pack? - Gua sha - Care.e.on En Route Essentials Kit - Vacation Super Spritz SPF 50 - 111 Skin Rose Gold Eye Mask - Laneige Lip Mask - Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 What is the one piece of makeup you can't travel without?
Dior Forever Skin Concealer Favorite hair product while on the go?
Virtue Healing Oil What’s the most surprising item inside your carry-on?
“A Snickers Bar . My grandmother was the world traveler in the family until I came along and I’ve learned countless incredible life lessons from her. One lesson in particular that I practice every time I travel is: ‘Always have a Snickers bar in your purse… you never know when you may need it; and when you do, you’ll be glad you have it.’ To tell you the truth, I don’t even like Snickers bars that much… don’t get me wrong, they taste great, but they aren’t at the top of my splurge list and I try to stay healthy when I’m traveling. I mostly keep one with me because it reminds me of her and whenever I open my bag and see that chocolate bar, it brings a smile to my face and makes me feel like home is never too far away.” What is one piece of clothing an off-duty model always packs for vacation? “Most definitely a hat ! I’m sure just about any model you meet can tell you stories about how they’ve received a ‘Stay out of the sun and don’t get sunburnt!’ text from their agent while on vacation.” (Here are our favorite sun hats — and expert tips on how to pack one .) What's your favorite pair of travel shoes?
“My favorite travel shoes are a comfortable pair of sneakers… my favorite recently I’ve been wearing a lot is from Mercer Amsterdam .” Go-to outfit for a long flight? “ Care.e.on hoodie and Bleusalt sweatpants .”

What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight to Look Put-Together Upon Arrival

What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight to Look Put-Together Upon Arrival

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. There is only one time when a red-eye flight isn't completely miserable, and it's when you're sitting in business class or better. You have room to stretch out (or even lie down), and the amenities provide as much contentment as possible. If you're in economy seating, we're sorry to inform you, it's not going to be great—a hard fine , maybe. You'll be achy, especially if you're above the age of 25, and sleep-deprived. But hey, that's the nature of the red-eye flight. Unless you plan on changing in the minuscule airplane bathrooms, you need the perfect, comfortable red-eye attire that works from departures to arrivals. It doesn't matter if you're the person relaxing in first-class or the traveler roughing it back in 32B, the fabric for whatever you choose to wear should be soft, breathable with the option for warmth, and wrinkle-resistant—and you probably shouldn't look like you literally rolled out of bed. Leave the pajamas at home; here's what you should wear on your next red-eye flight. Let's start from the top: A warm sweater or sweatshirt for layering (the cabin gets chilly) A breathable solid t-shirt or long sleeve shirt Leggings or joggers Thick, warm socks or compression socks Easy-to-slip-on shoes Don't forget the overnight essentials—silk eye mask and our favorite hydration products included!

The Best Travel-Friendly Shoes to Wear on the Airplane

The Best Travel-Friendly Shoes to Wear on the Airplane

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. Thirty percent of a travel uniform is your shoes. They get you from Point A to Point B. While it's a simple concept, finding the right pair is actually harder than expected. And trust us, wearing the wrong pair of shoes while traveling is the ultimate faux pas. If that should happen... well, let's hope it's a small airport, a short flight, and you have a change of shoes in your bag upon arrival. There are many factors that go into your travel footwear decision. We've narrowed that list down to four. To find the best shoes for the airplane, you need... Style. We believe in putting your best foot forward while traveling in the air. Old sneakers and muddy boots can stay at home. Choose a pair that's classic and versatile enough to work with the rest of your suitcase—solid colors and neutrals encouraged. Comfort . For obvious reasons, traveling in discomfort is miserable. You never know when you'll have to sprint to your departure gate or walk a mile through one of the world's largest terminals. Blister-causing interiors and tall heels have no place in the airport or on the plane. Ease of Removal . Avoid the judging gazes from other passengers pushing through the security line; slip-on or easy-to-slide-into shoes are the difference between a seamless experience and holding up 20 fellow travelers behind you. Temperature. You might be heading to Mexico for spring break, but it's highly doubtful (and would actually be concerning) if the temperature of the cabin was a toasty 85 degrees. Your sandals can easily slip into your personal item or carry-on. Choose a slightly more seasonless style to remain comfortable throughout your journey. Leave your lace-up sneakers, tough-to-remove leather boots, and uncomfortable heels at home. These are the best shoes to wear when traveling via airplane. Best Shoes to Wear on the Airplane Slip-on Sneakers Sporty, casual, and the best bet for fast walkers and those who live for the thrill of barely making their flight. Loafers One step up from the sneaker, loafers (preferably ones you've broken in pre-flight) are the ultimate modern traveler shoe of choice. Flats Flats that don't give you blisters or make your feet swell mid-flight have our stamp of approval. Ankle Boots If you're packing boots for your trip, it's usually wise to see if you can wear them during your travels—giving you more room in your suitcase and leeway as far as luggage weight is concerned.

What to Pack for a Trip to Los Angeles, According to Celebrity Stylist Erin Noël

What to Pack for a Trip to Los Angeles, According to Celebrity Stylist Erin Noël

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. Erin Noël knows Los Angeles style. The Beverly Hills-based celebrity stylist started her career in retail, which she credits with teaching her how to dress all body types. Her first gig with a stylist ( Joseph Cassell ) was meant to last for two weeks, but it lasted for two years. “I am so thankful for that opportunity, and I used that as my style education,” she says. In 2018, following a car accident and major surgery, Erin opened her own business and re-entered the fashion world stronger than ever. Since then, she’s worked with Peta Murgatroyd, Madison Beer, Mckenna Grace, Olivia Holt, and more. Earlier this year, she worked on a Travel + Leisure cover shoot with Amanda Kloots and her son, Elvis. “I really loved how the photos turned out and how fashion was displayed in a very real-life setting,” she said of the beachy shoot in Malibu. In addition to celebrities, her clients include “women in business and women around the country and world,” she told us. “ I offer private styling in person, and virtual services for closet edits (AKA shopping your closet), and curating a beautiful selection for your wardrobe.” We asked Erin for some expert advice on packing for a trip to her hometown of LA. How long have you been in LA, and why do you love it? It’s hard to believe, but I have been here 15 years. Some days it feels like I just arrived, but most days it feels like home. There is something about the creative energy in LA that is exciting to be around, people are working or working toward doing what they love. The fashion is very laid back and luxurious at the same time. Like many big cities, you can cross a few miles and find a totally different element of style, food, and design. What you see on the west side is very different from the east side. The sun is always shining here, and there are always new people to meet and new restaurants to try. Speaking of restaurants, I have Donna’s in Echo Park on my list if anyone wants to meet me there. How would you describe your personal style? My personal style is very classic, elegant, and with a touch of trend. I love a pulled-together look with interesting details. My go-to look is a beautiful dress, in black or another solid color, with structural details and a statement piece of jewelry. For every day, I tend to lean into the casual side of LA in Doen pieces, white t-shirts , linen , sweaters , and a great pair of denim. I think one of the biggest challenges when shopping for yourself is pic turing yourself in an outfit, we are shown a certain way to wear something, but it often doesn’t come out that way off the rack or at all. Finding a good tailor, choosing pieces you truly love, and learning the shape of your body is the best way to achieve a desired look. If you love what you are wearing, it shows, and it is the best measure of a “good outfit”. How would you describe LA style? LA style is very laid back and super diverse; from the east side to the west side, style is varied. Loungewear with diamonds reigns supreme during the day, and at night for dinner people really pull out their best looks. However, you can be dining in a fine restaurant and one person will be in a dress and heels, and the next person will be in their sweatpants. Is there anything about LA style that might surprise visitors from out of town? LA is truly so casual, and I think people expect the glamour and are surprised to find us in our workout gear all day. What’s an LA local trend you're loving right now? Men are wearing layered necklaces over their tees, and I love seeing this element of style on guys right now. For women, the low-slung maxi skirt is back, and you see it in a variety of ways—everyone is truly putting their own spin on this style, and I love seeing how people play with fashion. What is one style mistake not to make unless you want to look like a tourist in LA? I actually love seeing tourists, and it’s easy to spot them, however wearing shorts in the winter is a giveaway that you are from out of town—or being overdressed. We are casual here! OK. You're packing for a trip to LA. What is the first item you put in your carry-on? A sweater or cardigan —it is surprisingly cool here, even in the summertime—you will need a layering piece in the morning and at night, no matter the season. What is your go-to outfit for a long flight? A cashmere set from White and Warren (see: top , joggers) , with a fitted t-shirt , a trench , a pair of fashionable sneakers , and a crossbody bag. In the summertime, I swap this look for a matching linen set and lose the coat. I always bring the W&W cashmere travel wrap to use as a blanket—truly the best travel essential. Do you have a favorite suitcase or travel bag? I am really loyal to my Away suitcases . I have all of the sizes, and they are the best for hauling wardrobe for jobs and traveling through airports. I recently picked up the Cuyana travel bag , and it easily slips over the handle of my suitcase and is great to use as a carry-on. What is the one pair of shoes you wouldn't leave home without? Right now, my pink Adidas Gazelles . I’ve been wearing a lot of neutrals lately, and they are a fun pop of color. I have arthritis, so my sneaker game is getting stronger by the season. What are your favorite sunglasses of the moment? I haven’t taken off my Loewe Flower sunglasses . What are some of your favorite LA-based boutiques? I love visiting Just One Eye in Hollywood; they have really cool unique pieces. You can’t come to LA and skip Melrose Place, so many unique and cool boutiques—a true LA shopping experience. ROW in DTLA is one of those hidden gems that I wish more people knew about and visited. I really love visiting Clare V. , an LA-based handbag/accessory brand. The price point is great and the concept is very cool—leather bags and totes that can take you from day to night. I recently wore one of their bags all over Europe, and it was the perfect bag to take on a trip . Stylist Erin Noël’s Top Packing Essentials for a Trip to Los Angeles Cool jacket or blazer for layering over a dress or tee Slip dress from day to night A pair of jeans A white t-shirt or tank top Strappy heels or flat sandals A great crossbody bag

The Only Pairs of Flats That Won't Give You Blisters

The Only Pairs of Flats That Won't Give You Blisters

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. You may have heard differently, but we're here to tell you the truth about flats. Most flats aren't comfortable—at least not until you spend weeks breaking them in, suffering through blisters, calluses, and painful rubbing on your foot "hot-spots." We've tried to find cheap, comfortable flats for traveling, but over the last 10-ish years of shoe research, we've come up empty-handed. Flats are the epitome of "you get what you pay for." If you go too inexpensive, they'll either immediately cause you pain, fall apart after a few wears, or give off an unpleasant odor after a few hours spent pounding the pavement. None of those situations are ideal—especially while you're traveling. So when you're looking for a pair of flats to add to your travel uniform, remember one thing: It doesn't matter how cute, stylish, or amazing the flats are: do. not. buy. them. if. they're. going. to. be. uncomfortable. You'll end up regretting your purchase, and then being forced to spend more money down the line. Because we don't want that to happen, we've tested and approved three brands of flats to travel in below. We don't recommend taking these out of the box and heading straight to the airport—it's always better to wear them around the house for a few days beforehand—but they also won't rip your feet up after a quick spin around the block. Best Flats to Travel In: Editor-Tested Pairs That Won't Cause Rubbing or Blisters Loeffler Randall Flats Loeffler Randall is far from a cheap brand, but as a woman-owned, woman-designed business, they have our seal of approval. Like most flats, these don't offer much in the way of support, but the glove calf leather is extra soft and forgiving. Plus, the strap on the ballet flat is key to avoiding the foot-out-of-shoe moment when you're sprinting to your next destination. Mansur Gavriel Flats Slightly more expensive than Loeffler Randall, Mansur Gavriel is a brand that also uses smooth leather for its flats. Remember: If your flats are made of a material that isn't flexible, your feet are bound to suffer some type of wear and tear. When buying a pair of Mansur Gavriel flats, however, be sure to read the size tips. Most styles, including the famed ballerina style, run slightly small. Look to buy a half or full size larger than your normal size. Gucci Loafers Yes, this is an investment purchase. If you aren't absolutely in love with these, then wait to make the purchase. Think about it, do your research, figure out when you'd wear these and what you'd wear them with. If you decide the Gucci loafers are in your budget and you could benefit from adding them to your wardrobe, you won't regret it. They're a great way to dress up your airplane uniform or keep a work outfit clean and casual. Anti-blister tip: If your toes are prone to sweating in your shoes (a real thing), try some sort of a loafer sock .

What to Pack for a Fall Trip to Chicago with Anna Wisniewski, Cofounder of One/Third

What to Pack for a Fall Trip to Chicago with Anna Wisniewski, Cofounder of One/Third

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. If there's anyone who understands the beauty of a transitional piece, it's Anna Wisniewski, cofounder of the women's fashion brand One/Third . One/Third, which Anna founded with fellow fashion industry veteran Coabi Kastan, is all about "perfecting the art of the jacket." Based in Chicago, Illinois, Anna and the rest of the team are well-versed in all the layers — and they share our point of view that a wardrobe should be timeless. So when it came time to answer the question, "What should I pack for a trip to Chicago in the fall?" we turned to Anna, who revealed her five must-pack items for a visit to the Windy City. Chicago Style Q&A with Anna Wisniewski My personal style is… Classic, sightly dressed up but not stuffy, and layered — I do live in the midwest, after all. Don’t visit Chicago in the fall without… A few different jackets — denim. You never know what the weather will be like, but a light jacket and denim can be worn virtually everywhere. My tried-and-true outfit to wear in the fall… Straight-leg denim, a classic white tee, boots, and one of our One/Third jackets . When you live in a city with four seasons, jackets are your outfit, so I’ve always invested in them. My go-to bag to carry around the city… My Goyard Anjou (it’s reversible!). I bought it in London, and it’s the quintessential city tote because I throw EVERYTHING and more into it and it still looks chic. If you see me out around the city, I’m probably wearing these shoes… These days, it’s the Isabel Marant Denvee western-inspired boots . Favorite brands for clothing you wear every day… AGOLDE for denim, One/Third jackets, Everlane cashmere, and Ulla Johnson dresses. My fall in Chicago bucket list includes… Whatever new exhibit is at Chicago Art Institute, dining outside for as long as I possibly can (the weather turns quickly), going to a pumpkin farm with my kids, and going to a fall festival in the city (sans kids!). What to Pack for a Fall Trip to Chicago Casual Blazer The One/Third Houndstooth Blazer is a heavy, fall weight — perfect for blustery days. Comfortable Boots These Schutz boots have an edge, but are comfy enough to walk around the whole city. AGOLDE Jeans AGOLDE is one of my longtime favorite brands; their jeans are so flattering and eventually mold to your body. An Easy Layer I love the casualness of Everlane's polo style , but with [a bit of] added elegance. A Backpack to Carry All Your Essentials Cuyana makes the chicest leather goods — backpacks are perfect for trekking around the city.

The Best Ankle Boots to Pack for a Fall Trip

The Best Ankle Boots to Pack for a Fall Trip

Our content has been independently selected and contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using the links, we may receive a commission. As the most versatile, universally flattering style of shoes, ankle boots are a must-pack for fall travel to any destination. Dressed up or dressed down, an ankle boot is the staple item that is sure to elevate drab outfits and make cozy outfits feel a bit more sophisticated. Your favorite T-shirt and black pants paired with leather ankle boots, a flowy long-sleeved midi-dress coupled with suede brown ankle boots, or an oversized sweater tucked into high-waisted denim with heeled ankle boots: there is practically no end to the possibilities of outfit combinations available. Of course, finding the right pair is quite like finding your favorite pair of jeans — unique to the style of the individual with the like-a-glove, functional fit — and they will just as effortlessly transition from fall into year-round wear. No matter the destination, ankle boots will surely prove to be your go-to packed shoe . Why Should Ankle Boots Be on Your Fall Packing List? It is no secret just how stylish yet overwhelmingly sensible ankle boots can be for fall travel. Not only are they comfortable, but they can go with any outfit and fit every woman’s personal style and taste. When selecting shoes to pack for fall travel, ankle boots are the natural choice. They won't even take up too much room in your suitcase, which will undoubtedly be carrying some thicker sweaters, layered clothes, and bulky pants, too. How to Pack Ankle Boots in a Suitcase The best thing about packing ankle boots? They can easily be tucked into the corners of your suitcase and will definitely not overcrowd your bag. Be sure to fill your boots with any smaller packable items, including your socks and underwear , to save some valuable suitcase space. If all else fails and no corner is available in your suitcase, then wear your ankle boots as you travel to your destination. Just make sure to grab a pair that is comfy yet practical, and is easy to slip on and off at security. Cute Fall Ankle Boots 2023 If you are looking to level up your ankle boots, look no further than the latest shoes and styles trending for fall: classic Chelsea boots, cowboy-style boots in various colors, and chunky block-heeled boots. Known for its MWL Cloudlift Lite padding, Madewell’s Essex Boot is a polished take on the classic leather ankle boot with a block heel. A modern spin on the timeless cowboy boot, The Paige Boot from Tecovas combines the spirit of the Old West with a more stylized feel. Nisolo’s Carmen Chelsea Boot is the dependable leather ankle boot you will reach for all fall long. The Comfiest Fall Ankle Boots When traveling, it is essential to prepare to be comfortable — especially if you will be walking everywhere to take in the sights and visiting the local eateries and shops. Most o f all, flat ankle boots with an all-around comfortable sole are crucia l for fall travel: they'll keep your feet going on long sightseeing days. If block-heeled ankle boots are more your style, then the polished leather look of Chelsea boots will be most ideal. And if durability is what you are looking for , try ones with greater shock absorption . Pack Your New Fall Ankle Boots for... Pack your new fall ankle boots for a weekend trip to NYC in the crisp autumn weather, or take them on an airplane trip with you to Austin, Charleston , or Nashville where ankle boots are perfect for a night out in the Southern fall. What to Wear Them With Without a doubt, ankle boots are the perfect accessory to help take your summer dresses into fall by adding a denim jacket. Or, if you’d prefer to dress up your leather jacket and denim look or cozy fall sweater outfit, pair them with ankle boots for that classic fall style. Where to Shop for More Fall Ankle Boots If you are unsure where to get started on your hunt for the ideal ankle boot for you, check out Madewell for its comfy shoes you will naturally reach for on a daily basis. If your outfit is never fully complete without a modern take on the classic cowboy boot, look no further than Tecovas . For those prioritizing ethical fashion, Everlane will be your go-to, and those in search of the classic leather flat or heeled ankle boots will love Nisolo —  don't wait, bookmark it now. Other Types of Women's Boots to Pack Of course, we can’t forget about packing those rain boots or hiking boots for when the adventure demands them. Utility meets trendy when it comes to these boots, and packing them (if the weather requires it, of course) ensures that your fall travels will not include dirtying your cute pair of ankle boots.

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