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What to Wear for Every Kind of Flight

Whether you’re hopping a short domestic flight the length of an LA commute or taking a red-eye halfway around the world, the key is to opt for an outfit with function and thought behind each piece. The three looks below will serve you well before, during, and after.

QUICK JAUNT

A short-and-sweet flight like the one between LA and SF often requires pieces that can go from airport to lunch and ones that are versatile enough to accommodate two climates. The right jeans—not too restrictive around the waist or too slim in the leg—paired with a cashmere crewneck is the easiest way to go.

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  3. goop Beauty GOOPGENES All-in-One Nourishing Skincare Kit
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  4. Maria McManus crew
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  5. G. Label Geiger Wide-Leg Jeans
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  6. Acne Studios trainers
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  7. Toteme scarf
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  8. Paravel carry-on
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  9. Robert Jones Jr. The prophets
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CROSS-COUNTRY

For a flight that’s long enough to watch a movie (or two), comfortable separates in neutral tones—black and white are our go-tos—look and feel effortless. Birkenstock clogs are both chic and easy to slip off at security; a tote is the ultimate carry-on and schlep-everything solution once you’ve touched down.

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  3. G. Label Marney French-Striped Shirt
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  4. G. Label Alisha V-Neck Cardigan
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  5. G. Label Katrina Wide-Leg Pants
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  6. Birkenstock boston big buckle
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  7. Rue de Verneuil tote
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INTERNATIONAL

You could be on a long but happy slog to a dream destination or on an overnighter for a work trip; in either scenario, comfort is key. Soft, breathable pieces—tees, knits, cashmere socks—are the smart move. So are noise-canceling earbuds. Pro tip: Keep a couple of Knock Me Out chews handy so you can drift off as you lift off.

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  3. Skin Cardigan
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  4. Skin pants
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  5. Lunya Sleep mask
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  6. G. Label Son Scoop-Back T-Shirt
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  7. Johnstons of Elgin Socks
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  8. Birkenstock sandal
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  9. Métier tote
    Métier tote Métier, $1,650
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  10. Métier Pouch
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  11. Bose sleepbuds
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IN-FLIGHT EXTRAS

A slipcover for your seat. A drawstring clutch to organize your cables and electronics—then use as a crossbody upon arrival. Leakproof travel-size containers that will change your toiletries game for good. These are the nice-to-haves that make flying easier and more enjoyable.

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  2. Caddis glasses
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  3. Ostrichpillow neck pillow
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  4. Inex Gear face covering
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  5. Skims bra
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  6. Skims boyshorts
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  7. Niceseats seat cover
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  8. Majuri travel case
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  9. Cadence capsules
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  10. Loewe clutch
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