As much as I love the now old-fashioned idea of dressing up to travel, it hardly makes sense anymore unless you’re flying private and don’t have to deal with all the dramas airports come with lately. In lieu, I look to the casual chic of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, who get it right.
Next week I am off to Santa Fe for a much deserved break with my husband, which requires two flights (no direct from NYC) so I’m going for comfort and basing my outfit around my latest purchase, a pair of Frances de Lourdes black track pants cut from a cashmere/cotton blend. I had been thinking about them for a while and even asked founder Alejandra about them before I committed because they are slightly sheer, not in an overt way, but do require a longer shirt (for rear end coverage). I’m so happy I bought them; they feel heavenly and cool (stylistically, but also because they are lightweight). I will get a lot of use out of them. To wear with them for the flight(s)? A tank and shirt for layering, my old Birkenstock X Proenza Schouler sandals (which they just relaunched), sunglasses and a roomy bag.
And I promise more on Santa Fe–I have been going there since I was a young girl and got married there 29 (!!) years ago this September; it is a magical place and I will share all my favorites.