5 Tips for the Perfect Airport Look

With summer right around the corner and travel on everyone’s minds, it’s time to get that airport look on lock! I always find it hard to get the perfect balance between comfy, cozy and chic but thanks to plenty of trial and error, I think I’ve found it: the perfect airport look.

As great as traveling is, it can get to be pretty stressful at times, so knowing I’m going to be comfortable, no matter how long I’ll be up in the air, always gives me a peace of mind.

Keep scrolling to discover my 5 tips for the perfect airport look:









1. Soft & Breathable

Finding fabrics that are breathable and soft is the key to the perfect airport look. This striped shirt (see it here) is soft and lightweight which is great for traveling in the summer. I paired it with these linen pants (similar here!because 1.) they’re not constricting but aren’t baggy either 2.) the linen fabric looks great even when wrinkled! I also always grab a light weight jacket to tie around my waist or stick into my carry-on. Planes can get chilly, so having an extra layer is a life saver.

2. Slip On, Slip Off

Slip-on shoes are the best to travel with. Bonus points if you know you’ll wear them again wherever you’re going! Going through security checks as seamlessly and as efficiently as possible is something I pride myself on, and a big part of that is making sure I’ve got shoes that I can literally kick off. Pro Tip: always pack a pair of socks (like these) in your carry on so your feet don’t get cold on the plane!

3. Space Saver 

When I travel in the winter, especially to Fashion Week, I always wear my bulkiest and heaviest coat on the plane. It saves space in my suitcase and makes me feel nice and cozy. But when it comes to summer traveling, I always wear my hats (like the one I’m wearing above!) on the plane. Though you can pack them, I find it easier to just wear them so I know it won’t get squished in transit!

4. Carry it On 

I’m pretty sure packing in a carry-on can be considered a fine art by now. It’s like Tetris, but with shoes! If you have the option to, packing as much in your carry-on is an absolute must. Saving space in your checked bag is great for shopping. Not to mention, if something were to happen to your checked luggage, you’d at least have your necessities in your carry-on! Side note: Would you guys like to see a post about how to pack for a trip in just your carry-on? Let me know in the comments below!

5. Stay Organized 

Keeping organized while traveling is the difference between being stranded at the airport and sitting on the beach with a drink in your hand. With so much to keep track of nothing is worth the heart dropping moment of not being able to find your passport. The solution? A travel wallet and passport holder. A travel wallet is basically like a normal wallet but wider, so it fits all of your boarding passes, foreign currency and then some.

Are you guys headed anywhere fun this summer? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to follow along on my Instagram to see my adventures in Cannes!




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  • Melissa D says:

    LOVE your blog. I have recently been reading your travel section. I will be traveling next year with my 2.5 yr old toddler (that’s how old she will be then.) Going bananas thinking about luggage, diaper bag, stroller, etc. Any recommendations on how many bags to pack? I am an organizer so I’m starting NOW to load up on necessities and making sure I have everything I need and making a list!

  • Gayle Ray says:

    Hi Chriselle,
    I would love to see a post on packing in a carry-on! Plus, let us know how many days you could get out of packing in a carry-on. I have been successful packing for a quick weekend in a carry-on but for a week? Not so much! :0)

    Love your site. Happy Friday!

  • Faty says:

    Awesome post as always. Now I think that i NEED those Gucci loafers… one day haha
    A post how how to pack for a trip in a carry on would be great, it would be cool if you could also do one by destinations (Summer/beach, winter, europe etc…)

    Continue comme ça, on adore <3

  • Marisa says:

    Great post! And yes, I would love some tips about packing a carry on!

  • Yes, I would definitely love to know what/how to pack enough for several days just in a carry-on. That would be very helpful. Thank you and I loved this post!! ~ Janis Lyn Johnson from JLJ back To Classic

  • yes!!! love how you break it down – i believe in comfort all the way – i mean otherwise you’ll be unhappy on your way to a vacation.


  • Awesome Tips Chriselle!

  • Vivian says:

    Love your airport fashion!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Nikki says:

    Great tips! Regarding packing for an entire trip in your carry-on… I’ve tried this, but always get tripped up because of the sheer number of products (hair, skin, makeup) I feel I want to travel with. How do you manage that when carrying on? Do you just have travel sizes for everything? Thanks!

  • Amy says:

    Love the outfit and the advice! I’m about to start month long string of trips and while I still don’t know whether I am going by air or land (cue slight panic), the travel outfit is equally important for both! I think a carry-on post would be fascinating to see how you pack everything into a smaller bag

  • Lauren says:

    I love easy trousers like this and linen is such a good idea for traveling because of the wrinkling, I never thought of that!

  • Linda says:

    Love this look! So comfortable yet stylish!


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  • Shloka says:

    These are all such fabulous tips! I think the best part is how much space we can save with all these tips! I always find that I overpack when I’m travelling and space saving is such a big deal!
    Would love to see how you pack for a trip with a carry on!


  • Yarina says:

    Need the tips for so long! I always wear whatever to the airport. Need to style a little from now on!

  • Georgina says:

    I actually really needed this! I am so rubbish when it comes to packing, I always end up with things I need in hand luggage in the hold etc!
    I have two trips coming up next month and will definitely need to get this post back up!

  • Jo says:

    Please do a how to pack for a trip video since it will be very helpful to us who travel a lot for work🙏🏾

  • Love your airport look! Slip on shoes will be my next purchase and thanks for your tips!

  • Melanie May says:

    I will be using these tips in a few months time when I travel to the US and Europe in September! I’d love to know your tips on how to pack for a trip in just my carry on! Thanks Chriselle!
    Mel xx

  • Danielle says:

    Great post! This was just what I was looking for, as I am traveling next month and was just starting to consider what I would wear on the plane that would be comfortable but chic. I would love to see a post on traveling with only a carry on! I always have trouble downsizing my toiletries and makeup when travelling without a checked bag. I’d be most interested to hear your thoughts on how you manage this yourself and how long a trip needs to be where travelling with only a carry on becomes too difficult (or if you find that it doesn’t make too much of a difference).

  • Ashley says:

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    XOXO, Ashley

  • Elizabeth says:

    Loving all of these tips, Chriselle! 🙂 Personally, as a person with a mild case of OCD, traveling does give me a bit of stress! But these tips definitely help to make things easier! I followed your tip about wearing my heaviest coat on the plane the last time that I was at Fashion Week, and it definitely helped me save so much space in my luggage for other necessities like shoes!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Ileana says:

    Would love to hear the tips on packing carry-on ~! Thanks for sharing so many interesting and lovely fashion ideas!
    감사합니다 ! From Costa Rican lady, in Seoul ( Korea )

  • Jennifer says:

    Really great tips and tricks! I’ll keep those in mind when I travel this June. 🙂

  • Kiri says:

    I totally agree with the soft and breathable – always wear cotton.
    I like to wear a dress because it is less items to change into my pjs when I am on the plane and then change back into when you are nearly landing.

    Set to Glow

  • Esther says:

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing!!

    I’m having a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to check it out!

  • Minnie says:

    Great tips! Yes please share your tips for packing a carry on. We are going to Seoul for 3 weeks to visit family. My son is also “Chorean” like Chloe 🙂

  • Kay Nguyen says:

    Great tips! I find rolling by clothes help with saving space, which is super helpful when you have ton of shit like me haha <3

  • Tania says:

    I would love a post about carry-on packing! It is indeed a challenge!!
    I’m going to Menorca for 6 days and planning to go only with my carry-on. Thank godness bikinis doesn’t need much space!

  • Love this look and tips! Thanks dear 🙂

  • AC says:

    Great post! Please share a post on how to pack for a trip with only a carry on. I can never master that!

  • Susann says:

    Thank you for your travel tips, there are always welcome.
    We will travel to Barcelona/Andorra/South of France und Milano next week (yes, all in one week) with just a carry-on for each of us. Big challenge for me! 😉

  • Jane says:

    Would love just carry on packing suggestions!

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • sasa says:

    thank you for sharing:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Aya says:

    I’ve never been on a plane and i have no plans to travel somewhere far but if i did i will definitely try your tips, especially the space saver, helpful for me since i’m always over-packing haha !!

  • Esther says:

    This travel outfit is perfect when you travel to a vacation.
    I find it more challenging when traveling for a business trip.
    Thank you for sharing your tips.
    Love, Esther

  • Ann-Marie says:

    Something about you looks different from the past.. Nonetheless, i still love your style!

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Simply travel beautiful outfit look … love the hat so chic! 🙂
    Merci for the tips.

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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