We just found the chicest travel outfit, courtesy of Reese Witherspoon

White jeans are the way forward this spring

Reese Witherspoon at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards -
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Travel outfits can be a tricky business. Often if you’re flying you’ll be landing in a completely different climate or time zone, and whilst leggings might seem like the obvious option, you do want to feel like you’re starting your trip in style.

Inspired by celebrities like Cindy Crawford, Victoria Beckham and Reese Witherspoon, we’re increasingly convinced about the benefits of jeans to travel in. Once you’ve found the best jeans for your body type, you can choose a pair with the right amount of stretch to ensure you’re comfortable, chic and cosy when you travel.

Elizabeth Hurley might be the reigning white jeans queen, but Reese Witherspoon is giving her a run for her money recently when it comes to best white jeans outfits. She always seems to get the cut just right and the result is white denim outfits that feel really fresh and summer-ready.

Reese Witherspoon is seen at LAX on June 03, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

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Take this travel outfit from 2015. Reese rocked almost head-to-toe Draper James - her very own brand - when photographed at LAX airport. With the exception of a pair of killer Saint Laurent heels, she wore a cardigan, shirt, jeans, belt and tote bag all from her label.

Don't discount white jeans when thinking about what to wear on the plane. Get the fit and fabric right and the things that once worried you won't be a problem any more. Thought comfortable jeans didn't exist? Look for at least two percent elastane. They're such an easy neutral that you'll wear them again and again when you reach your destination too.

Recreate Reese's white jeans travel outfit

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We'll be taking our cues from this outfit when heading off on holiday this summer. Although no offence Reese, but we'll be swapping out the towering stilettos for a pair of ballerina flats or Birkenstock Boston clogs.

And once you've got your travel outfit sussed out, check out our top tips on how to pack like an fashion expert. Summer is almost here!

What colour goes best with white jeans?

"One of the best things about white denim, is that it will genuinely work with anything and everything in your wardrobe" says style editor and stylist Matilda Stanley.

"The fresh white colour of your jeans will make primary shades or graphic prints really pop, but your denim will also make a chic match for neutral tones and monochrome stripes.

"For this summer, I’d say that zesty tones of lime and orange will look especially good with your light jeans, or keep it simple with a blouse or t-shirt in a matching white colour."

Matilda Stanley
Matilda Stanley

Matilda Stanley is a freelance style editor covering all things fashion, beauty and interiors. She writes and styles for both print and online and covers everything from the latest catwalk trends to bargain skincare buys. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Matilda has worked on TV shows including 'Gok's Fashion Fix' and written and styled for publications including Closer, Heat, Bella, Look, Woman, Good Housekeeping, Now, and The Daily Mail.

Caroline Parr
Digital Fashion Editor

Caroline is Digital Fashion Editor for woman&home, and has been a fashion writer and editor for ten years.

After graduating from the London College of Fashion, she has spent the last decade tracking down and writing about celebrity outfits, covering events ranging from the Met Gala to the King’s Coronation.

She has an encyclopedic knowledge of brands, but always likes to know about new and under the radar labels. She’s originally from Liverpool, and outside of work, her great loves are leopard print and her lively but adorable cocker spaniel, Ghillie.