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Four Pieces You Need to Travel in Style

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It's truth time: most of us are not superhuman like Victoria Beckham. The willpower to resist fat and carbs, the dedication to avoiding wrinkles by avoiding facial expressions, and the ability to not constantly grab at David Beckham are powers unbeknownst to us. She also knows how to make any average air traveler look like laundry day in comparison to her sartorial prowess.

However, traveling in skin-tight jeans and sky-high Louboutins seems pretty illogical when you're roughing it back in Economy.

Nevertheless, there are a few simple ways to travel in comfort and style, maybe even look good enough to elicit an eyebrow raise of approval from Ms. Becks herself.

1. Slip on Shoes

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(1. 3.1 Phillip Lim, 2. Elizabeth & James, 3. Charlotte Olympia, 4. River Island, 5. Dolce Vita)

These shoes are comfortable, so schlepping from gate to gate is no problem. They're easy to slip on and off when going through security, and once on the plane.

2. Warm Sweaters

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(1. Kain, 2. Topshop, 3. T by Alexander Wang)

Gone are the days of complementary blankets, and let's be honest: those were questionable anyway. It's cold up in the air; ergo, warm sweaters are also key.

3. Comfortable Pants

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(1. Joie, 2. ASOS, 3. Boutique by Topshop)

Forget tight pants or skinny jeans. Wear pants that could be pajamas, but aren't. (...But could be.) Amp up the style quotient with a bold print, like this pair from ASOS.

4. A Large Purse

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(1. Alexander Wang, 2. Sienna Ray, 3. Deena & Ozzy)

A purse large enough to fit a laptop is essential. Taking your laptop out of your carry on suitcase in airport security is a pain, and so is getting it out of that suitcase in overhead storage once on the flight. This way, you can slip it out and back in for security, and have easy access to it on the plane. And god willing, your flight has wifi.

Air travel can be tedious and terrible, so if there are ways in which we can make the experience more comfortable or convenient for ourselves, we should. Victoria Beckham, are you listening?

Proof that Victoria's spent most of her adult life in heels:

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