As a globetrotting celeb, Penelope Cruz knows that it’s best to keep it casual when running around airports. More power to women who can rock 6” heels and short dresses when traveling, but I just can’t get behind it! My flight style is like Penelope’s – loose-fitting and warm clothes. The Pan Am glamour-puss days of air travel are over. Flight attendants don’t wear those tight, little skirts and hats anymore, do they? So, while you certainly don’t have to go frumpy when traveling, there’s no need to make an already arduous process harder.
Penelope’s tweed jacket (lined with fur for the requisite freezing plane temps!), fitted jeans, and Isabel Marant kicks are not unlike the essentials in my own travel uniform. For convenience, another must-have is a crossbody carrier. Her Flamenco bag from Loewe adds just a touch of whimsy to her otherwise understated look. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the shape when I first saw it (too unstructured), but when I tried it on for size, the softness of it won me over. My favorite colors for a chic toned-down look like Penelope’s are stone and blue, but now that the Flamenco comes in ostrich skin, the violet version is the one to get. Exotics like these take the laid-back look to new heights! Inquire at Loewe.