Road trips always instill a bit of excitement. They’re often adventures with unplanned stops that take you to interesting places. But they also involve long hours sitting in the car. So what is the best thing to wear if you’re embarking on one? Interested to find out the French-girl approach, we chatted with Anne-Laure Mais and Aude Sarkamari, who shared their personal take on what to wear on a road trip. We learned that both of their approaches were pretty similar and include a pair of jeans with a cozy top and shoes. But, in a very Parisian manner, they both make sure they don’t sacrifice their style. By wearing a fashionable pair of jeans or adding in a classic Gucci loafer, they can achieve an outfit that’s both nonchalant and cool.

So what it really comes down to, then, is striking the perfect balance of comfort and style. As Sarkamari puts it, “When I’m on a road trip, the most important thing for me in a comfortable outfit. I will privilege clothes [that are] not too tight in order to be free of all my movements. Indeed they are less feminine, but you can still have style anyway.” Here, we’re breaking down their chic road trip outfits.

You must approach your packing strategy for holiday travel with the same precision and attention to detail as you would putting together the perfect ensemble for your dream job interview. Sure, that may seem extreme—but you probably don’t want to overpack and pay those fees for extra bags. Come on: The bills you’ve racked up from gift shopping are enough, right?

Well, to ensure you’re only bringing the most crucial items with you for a visit home with your family, we’re breaking down our ultimate travel packing guide. But because we’re aware that everyone heads somewhere different for the holidays—some may head to a cold location while others may ditch the snow for a warmer destination—we’re showcasing what to pack whether you’re heading somewhere cool or warm.

Keep scrolling for our ultimate packing guide featuring the fashion items totally worth bringing. (And note that to keep this consistent, we’re planning this around a three-day trip).Follow what’s coming your way and you’ll even have extra room in case you get that dream gift that’s been on your list.

Traveling is always a fun and exciting experience, but getting through the airport can be a struggle. If it happens to be an unlucky day, you’ll get stuck with long lines, rude airport security officials, or delayed flights. Luckily with just a little bit of research, there are many ways you can make your journey faster and more comfortable. We rounded up all the tips and tricks so you don’t have to! Learn to navigate airports like a pro with the advice here. You’ll be surprised how much time and money you end up saving.