Style expert Melissa Garcia is here to help you be fashion-forward this summer. Her one travel dealbreaker: “Heels. It’s just not a good idea. Comfort plays a big role in airport style, so why put your feet through the pain? You can look cute and still be comfortable at the same time,” she said.

And she has a simple rule of thumb when dressing for globe-trotting. “Lots of layers! Layering pieces are key when it comes to airport style,” she said. “Add a big, lightweight scarf for the plane and use it as a blanket.”

Travel style: Kate shirt
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Here are her (and our) fashion faves.

Look one:

“A button-down always looks published and tailored, so this is an easy way to do it while traveling. If you want to pack lighter, this can double as a swimsuit cover-up!,” said Garcia.

New York & Company Kate Shirt, $49.95, NY & Co.

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We also love this shirt from Madewell, available at Nordstrom for $44.

Free People Dark Wash Denim Leggings, $58, Lulus

We also love these $20 leggings Amazon reviewers won’t stop raving about and this list of jeans under $50.

Steve Madden Sneakers, $70, Zappos

Travel style: Midi dress
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Look two:

“A maxi dress is super comfortable. And it also can double as a cover-up. You can wear it out to dinner with a wedge heel or during the day with a flat, strappy sandal,” said Garcia.

Lane Bryant Knot-Hem Midi Dress, $60, Lane Bryant

Or how about this gorgeous scarlet number, which retails for only $18 on Amazon?

Old Navy Plus-Size Denim Jacket, $45, Old Navy

Or how about this fashionably functional Levi’s jacket from Amazon, for $60?

Travel style: Cardigan sweater and scarf
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Look three:

“Layering is essential when traveling through different climates,” said Garcia. “I love the idea of putting a lightweight cardigan and scarf as a layering option. The shoes are easy to slip on and off.”

Simple Pleasure Cardigan Sweater, $60, Lulus

Amazon has another elegant cardigan, which retails for $60.

Old Navy Lightweight Scarf, $10, Old Navy

Poppy Bow Front Mule Loafers, $20, Boohoo

And how cute are these Chinese Laundry loafers from Zappos? For a whole list of mules, check out TODAY Style’s recent round up.

Travel style: Tunic and leggings
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Look four:

“Leggings are the most comfortable travel pants. I would go with black because they go with everything,” said Garcia. “And if it’s too hot, just wear the tunic and you’re all set.

Dotti Bali Beach Lace-Up Tunic Cover-Up, $42, Macy’s

Athleta Meshblock Salutation Tight, $89, Athleta

We also love these $20 leggings Amazon reviewers won’t stop raving about.

See more: The best bags and carry-on luggage for short and long trips

A few other travel staples:

Hue Double Knit Shaping Leggings, $48, Zappos

These are flattering and cozy, and the elastic waistband is key for comfort.

You can also buy these on Amazon.

Calvin Klein Solid Satin Finish Pashmina, $40, Zappos

Stay warm on those chilly planes with this elegant wrap.

Amazon has these in a ton of colors as well.

Beach’d Straw Beach Shoulder Bag, $50, Amazon

This baby holds your passport, sunscreen and water bottle.

Or check out this attention-grabbing raffia circular tote from Nordstrom.

Lark & Ro Women’s Boat Neck Tunic Sweater, $35, Amazon

The style comes in a forgiving, lightweight fabric that is perfect for travel.

Macy’s has these functional and fun hoodies as well.

Mod-o-doc Jersey Fit & Flared Dress, $95, Zappos

Collect seashells, and keep them in this dress’s handy side pockets.

And for a dose of flower power, take a look at this dress from Nordstrom.

Express Striped Cut-Out Midi Dress, $80, Express

Show just a hint of skin with this frock.

Cult Gaia Mini Ark Handbag, $128, Nordstrom

If you’re willing to splurge, let it be on this funky bag from the season’s must-have brand.

You can also buy it at Shopbop.

Caudalie Favorites Set, $39, Amazon

And no need to clutter your carry-ons with a ton of skin care products. Instead, grab these must-haves, all in TSA-approved sizes.

It’s also available at Sephora.

Supergoop! At Play Tote Value Set, $45, Amazon

And don’t forget your sunscreen! We love this brand, which is an editor favorite.

And to help plan your trips:

5 unexpected places you need to visit in 2018

6 tips to save money when booking your next vacation

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