10 Tips for Traveling the Art World in Style

Because nobody wants to arrive at Art Basel in Miami Beach looking like crap.

Style in the Aisle.
Photo: Sploid

Style in the aisle.
Photo: Sploid

Yes, looks can be deceiving, and fashion seems frivolous, but we live in a world where people actually care about what the Kardashians are wearing.

Reality check: A person’s first impression of you is important (somewhat).

So, whether you’re off to Art Basel in Miami Beach or skiing in Gstaad, we’ve got the 10 best tips (besides having a lot of disposable income, and maybe a private jet) for traveling the art world in style.

1. Rimowa carry-on suitcase and/or Tumi suitcase
The best brands in the luggage business. Make sure to bring a carry-on for the trip in case your suitcase gets lost. No one wants to wear their plane outfit thrice.

2. Compartmentalize with clear bottles and mesh travel bags
We are not joking about this one. If you’re only bringing a carry-on (since checking bags costs $$ now), we suggest putting your liquid toiletries into small, clear bottles you can find at Muji—the ultimate Japanese emporium for all your necessities (make sure to add these foldable mesh bags to your cart before checkout).

3. Flats not heels (for the ladies)
As much as everyone says you never want to look shabby at the airport (you don’t know who you’re going to run into), the airport is not, repeat, not, a catwalk, and wearing heels makes you look desperate for attention.

Lady Gaga trips on her heels.

Lady Gaga trips on her heels.

4. Bring your executive assistant
The ROI will be higher than you imagine. A real-life app that does everything you want it to.

5. Computer and phone charger
Common sense, non?

6. Non-wrinklable clothing
Wrinkled clothing is just, like, the worst.

7. An intellectual book or an incredibly trashy, guilty pleasure read
Leo Castelli‘s biography or 50 Shades of Grey?

8. Minimal jewelry
Because a.) being stopped at the security line is annoying, and b.) losing anything in the cavernous place that is the plane is even more annoying.

9. Wet wipes and breath fresheners
Wet wipes are not only reserved for babies bottoms. After a few hours of plane air, your face and mouth will be thirsty for something refreshing.

10. An ostrich pillow
The most stylish and comfortable pillow you can find—ideal for adult nap time.

The Ostrich Pillow

The Ostrich Pillow.

But, let’s be honest, we all know the people with the real power and money will be wearing ill-fitting suits or sporting their own versions of “no f’cks were given,” derelict style. Bon voyage!

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