With the Paris Couture shows behind us and New York Fashion Week coming to a close, we were reminded, over and over again, of one thing: the models, designers, editors and celebrities who frequent the shows seriously know how to travel in style. Whether they’re trotting down snowy New York City streets, hopping in a taxi to JFK or waiting for their next Uber, these globetrotters know how to do it all, fashionably. But it’s not as easy as throwing on a pair of red-soled Louboutins and a Burberry trench anymore. These days, it’s about looking understatedly cool. Bomber jackets, combat boots and athletic wear (or, “athleisure,” if you will) have replaced high-profile designer prints, and for once, it seems that comfort has been traded in for couture. (Side note: You’ll never guess which one of the fashion industry’s most notorious high-heel addicts was seen sporting sneakers—scroll on to find out).
We’re always on the lookout for the most comfortable—but stylish—outfits to wear when in transit, whether by car, bus, taxi, ship, or foot. So, what did we notice trending for travel wear this winter? Long coats, heavy furs, thick turtlenecks, and lots of non-descript, oversized scarfs. Small bags have replaced the once trendy custom of carrying around a five-pound tote; again, this goes back to the value that’s being placed on practicality, rather than what’s “of-the-moment.” Utilitarianism in itself seems to be becoming more and more of a trend.
Before we get a glimpse of the warm—or warmer—weather appropriate looks coming off the streets in Milan, Paris and London in the coming weeks, we’ve rounded up the best outfits that we would love to travel in, as seen at the Paris Couture shows and New York Fashion Week this year.