8 Comfy and Chic Travel Outfit Ideas, According to Beyoncé’s Stylist

While the paparazzi probably won’t follow you regularly, there’s something to be said for maintaining an A-list level of polish wherever you go (after all, you never know what ex or co-worker you might run into). If you’re planning a trip this summer like most of the rest of the world, consider copying the best travel outfits from celebrities who don’t skimp on style. Where comfort.

Whether you’re heading for a short or long trip, there are a few key tenants to remember when putting together these looks: “Always think about breathable and forgiving fabrics,” says the stylist. KJ Moody, the mastermind behind some of Beyonce’s most notable ensembles and has also worked with stars like Chloë Bailey and Kelly Rowland. “I recommend linen, cashmere and cotton pieces because they pack well and are easy and comfortable to wear.”

Also keep in mind the purpose and destination of your trip. While it’s always essential to look the same, the outfit you wear en route to a European baecation may be slightly different than the one you wear for a more casual trip to the homefront. “International travel tends to require more excitement and flair,” notes Moody.

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As for some styles to avoid? “Anything that’s too tight, too loose, too long, or too revealing, which can cause problems when in close proximity to planes, trains, and automobiles,” says Moody. “Unless you’re traveling first class or via a private plane, you could unfortunately end up hitting the stranger next to you because you both decided to wear short shorts.”

Without further ado, keep scrolling to shop Moody’s favorite travel outfit ideas inspired by celebrity looks. No matter where you’re headed or what your personal style is, they’re perfect for a range of occasions and aesthetics.

Bodysuit, stretch skirt and fanny pack

For a trip from New York to the Hamptons last summer, Moody dressed Beyoncé in an orange Area bodysuit (now sold out online) and a pink skirt. “This outfit was perfect because it provided the perfect fit with just enough stretch,” he says. “It was sexy and comfortable.” Mimic the look and accessorize with a pair of artistic earrings (the Queen Bey are by Schiaparelli) and a colorful fanny pack (the Renaissance artist rocks Zaza Raspberry from Anima Iris version) to keep your passport and small essentials close at hand.

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Velvet mini dress and heels

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“I like a sporty chic good time,” Moody says. To create that vibe, try a soft velvet mini dress that’s both fitted and flexible, and elevate it with heels and Queen B-style shades. Although Beyoncé’s Adidas x Ivy Park velvet number is currently sold out, you can get a similar style online. and the exact pair of Jimmy Choo pumps she wore to complete her jet set ensemble.

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Bralette, Blazer and Cropped Pants

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Going on a long flight? Moody’s recommends a bralette, blazer, and pants combo that will keep you warm while leaving just a little room to breathe so you don’t overheat. Plus, the look is perfectly street-ready, so you can head straight out to explore (without having to change into your clothes) once you arrive at your destination.

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Bright tracksuit and sneakers

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A comfortable tracksuit is a wardrobe staple and translates well to all your travel needs. Instead of going neutral, follow Selena Gomez’s lead and choose a bold orange outfit for a fun pop of color, then balance it out with crisp white sneakers. Moody also suggests styling a mint green jumpsuit with matching Nike dunks.

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Light linen dress and transparent sandals

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“Lightweight, breathable and chic, linen is especially great to wear if you’re traveling to a tropical or warm European location,” says Moody. “I love it with a transparent heeled sandal or a nude pump for a playful and comfortable finish.”

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Elegant jumpsuit and sock heels

Sometimes you need to go straight to an event after the trip. Whether it’s a bachelorette party or a birthday party, you’ll want to wear something that won’t stain or wrinkle easily, like a jumpsuit, says Moody. He likes Bella +Canvas’ comfortable and affordable style, as well as The Moon-Print one-piece by Marine Serre and assorted slipper socks to create the ultimate svelte look (Bey herself sported this latest pairing from her private jet to an NBA game). Add a basketball-inspired spherical bag for extra style points, advises Moody.

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Classic t-shirt and jeans

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“You can’t go wrong with a white t-shirt and jeans,” Moody says. “It’s functional, classic and so comfortable for traveling – plus, you might already have these pieces in your wardrobe!” Slip into leather flats and an oversized blazer to complete the laid-back, cool feel.

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Hoodie, denim jacket and leggings

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Wearing leggings for traveling is a no-brainer, but for a dressier outfit, Moody’s advises choosing thicker pants. (In case you need some shopping inspiration, Gigi Hadid and a host of other celebs love Alo Yoga textured Moto leggings.) Plus, a cropped hoodie and denim jacket will provide the layering potential needed to keep you comfortable in both the cold airplane cabin and more temperate places.

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