How Fashion People Do Travel Style

Despite our love for people-watching during brunch or a day at the park, we'll be the first to admit the airport is one of the most interesting places to pick out a stylish passerby — especially during the holidays. After a quick scan of the all-business and barely awake crowds, you'll spot that traveler — the one who always, without a doubt, looks impossibly on point.

What she deems appropriate travel attire is a far cry from sweatpants; it's impeccably coordinated but still somehow comfortable. In sum, this is the kind of unicorn that'll make you want to take notes. So ahead with Bose, we've identified five different types of well-dressed travelers, from the wannabe beauty blogger to the headphones-wearing techie, breaking down the key characteristics that set each in-transit style apart. Click on and get inspired; even if you’re not boarding a plane this holiday season, these outfits will still look fly and travel easy. The best part? You can take in the view from the comfort of your couch instead of the food court (even though we could totally go for a hot pretzel right about now).
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The Athleisure Addict
If anyone is prepared for the obstacles that long and grueling travel days can throw her way, it's the athletically inclined passenger. Not only is she dressed and ready to breeze through TSA (and sprint to the gate), her gear is fashionably on point. Comfy sneakers in a trendy hue lend a sharp accent to zip-up leggings, a mesh-paneled long-sleeve shirt, and a track jacket — the essential layer for chillier flights.
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The Plane-To-Party Chameleon
A social butterfly always has plans upon arrival, so she's a seasoned pro at going from plane to party without looking crumpled. For her, a pleated skirt is a glam yet wrinkle-proof foundation that still looks elevated with sneakers. Up top, an embellished button-up adds a festive element, which layers perfectly under a fringed sweater during the flight. Of course, she never travels without a mini speaker to keep the dancing going long after last call.
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The Wannabe Beauty Blogger
This passenger's travel essentials go beyond the rolling suitcase and tote; she can't leave home without packing her entire beauty arsenal. Her style is feminine and polished in muted hues — the perfect backdrop to her inevitable plane #selfie and aerial "travel essentials" snaps. Sheet masks are just as much an accessory as her pointy-toed loafers and blanket scarf — and a must for arriving at her destination perfectly hydrated and dewy faced.
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The Street Style Star
An advanced street-styler knows the power of a statement coat and a few well-placed accessories. She has no fear of mixing prints and palettes and does it all with remarkable ease. To anchor these playful pieces, she matches her oxfords to her satchel — in an of-the-moment marsala hue, of course. And instead of sweats, she opts for high-waisted wide-legged pants, a style that lends just as much comfort but way more structure.
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The Minimalist Techie
No one seems to embrace the "less is more" mantra like a techie. With silhouettes as streamlined as her devices, her look is modern yet unique. Black and white make up her go-to palette; and in the form of a crisp white jacket, leather culottes, sneakers, and badass headphones, it looks anything but boring. Pops of color via a graphic cropped sweater and a red beanie give the outfit just the oomph it needs to attract admiration at the gate's charging station.
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