This post is sponsored by Frank & Eileen.
Packing for a trip can be a daunting task, especially when I find myself dealing with transitional weather, varying climates and/or long flights (or drives).
An outfit that works en route to the airport at 5 a.m. is rarely my top choice once I’ve arrived. The challenge lies in curating the right mix of pieces: comfortable, versatile and — for heck’s sake — cool. In the nonchalant, effortless kind of way.
That said, ever since my trip to Turkey last summer, I’ve stumbled upon a solution that has made my travel fashion game on point: Frank & Eileen. A few of its carefully curated pieces have now become my go-to travel essentials, offering comfort, versatility and that easy, effortless, French-girl vibe.
From its cozy Triple Fleece line (I now own the sweatpants, shorts, skirt, cape and long-sleeve capelet) that’s perfect for day-of travel outfits, to its denim collection that perfectly balances casual and refined, and its effortlessly chic, white linen button-up shirt (oh, hiiii, Parisian elegance), Frank & Eileen is definitely worth checking out.
These 4 Pieces From Frank & Eileen Make The Perfect Travel Clothes
Frank & Eileen, if you haven’t yet heard of the brand, was founded in 2009 and quickly become known for its iconic button-up shirts (with the most perfect button placement). Frank & Eileen has a decidedly classic vibe…but with a fresh twist and/or high attention to detail.
In terms of travel, I’m a HUGE fan of the Triple Fleece line, which is the most inspired blend of fleece and feminine tailoring I’ve found anywhere. The denim line is another win, featuring truly versatile jeans (think: classic straight-leg, French-girl perfection — not too much of anything), and the button-up shirts (especially the linen) can be worn in a variety of ways (as well as washed/dried easily on the go). Frank & Eileen also has a pretty solid commitment to sustainability too.
1. & 2. Frank & Eileen Triple Fleece Matching Set
I first wore Frank & Eileen’s triple fleece pants & capelet on my flight overseas last summer. We flew from Philadelphia to London, and not only was this set completely comfortable on the airplane, but it looked shockingly good at the fanciest-ever brunch at London’s Savory hotel (while we waited for our room to be ready). Later in the trip, when I realized that Turkey’s Cappadocia region was — oops — freezing cold at night, I was able to layer this exact same set to stay warm for our sunrise hot air balloon ride.
I’ve been a devoted fan ever since.
Not only are these triple fleece pieces ridiculously comfortable, but they’ve been exquisitely tailored and boast unique details (scrunchy sleeves, a cutaway hem) as well. They’re also durable as heck, which obviously matters for hardworking travel outfits, and while there’s definitely some give, these pieces never — literally NEVER — bag out or get saggy with wear. They’re basically indestructible and are all made in California (a detail I appreciate).
The Triple Fleece Skirt has a relaxed fit with an elastic waistband that can be worn high on the waist, or scooted down for a low-rise feel. I found that the skirt runs a bit small (especially for anyone with a softer middle, like myself). The cut outs, however, make this piece really versatile. They’re not too high, but are leggy enough to make the skirt feel exciting (and even a little sexy), yet the panels fall in front/back in such a way that I never feel exposed — even when crossing my legs or sitting down.
This is the kind of skirt that can be used for day-of travel, urban exploring, going out to dinner, or even doing some light trekking.
Frank & Eileen’s long-sleeve Anna capelet (aka…sweatshirt) has a roomy and relaxed fit, making it perfect for layering or wearing on its own. Not only does it keep me cozy during long flights or road trips, but it also keeps me looking effortlessly stylish, even when I’m on the move.
It’s the extra-long arms with the perfectly slouchy shoulders for me.
Lastly, this Triple Fleece clothing is also available for purchase as travel sets too, which would make one heck of an epic Mother’s Day gift. 😉
3. Frank & Eileen Monaghan Mom Jeans
First of all, I cut the hems off of these Frank & Eileen mom jeans. I mean…of course I did (I’m barely 5’3″). But the hem was unfinished to begin with, and the wash — mine is called, delightfully, 1997 — is absolute perfection. These jeans are a solid example of classic, French-girl straight-leg jeans: perfectly broken in, with a high rise that still manages to evoke the right amount of slouch.
I also love that these mom jeans look rigid, but the composition is actually quite soft (98% cotton, 2% elastane). They’re a perfect shape, looking just as at home with sneakers (or UGGs, haha) as they do with heels.
Oh, and they’re made in California too.
4. Frank & Eileen ‘The Eileen’ Classic Button-Up Shirt
Here’s the deal, Gang: Frank & Eileen’s classic “The Eileen” button-ups clearly show the designer’s love of menswear, and these shirts have become cult classic for a reason. Made from high-quality linen, this shirt is not only comfortable but also effortlessly elegant. The fit is relaxed and slightly oversized, giving it a chic and casual vibe. (That said, I did size up for even more slouch — the fit is pretty TTS.)
The attention to detail in the construction and the quality of the fabric is evident, making this shirt a timeless piece that’ll never go out of style. I love wearing it untucked with jeans for a classic and slightly undone (yet chic) look, or tying it in a knot and wearing it over a bikini for a beachy vibe. It’s a truly versatile piece.
It’s the shape and button placement that make the Eileen button-up really special…but don’t overlook the fabric. I have this top in chambray as well, and the fabric is bananas durable. And as much as I love my chambray…this linen is divine (OEKO-TEX-certified and fully traceable from “seed to mill” too).
Care instructions couldn’t be easier, either. Even the linen can be washed in the washing machine (I always wash on cold), and while I hang mine to dry (and then give it a two-minute tumble on low heat once it’s almost dry)…the actual care instructions say that even the linen can be tumbled dry, on low. Ooo — good to know!
Botton line? If you haven’t checked out Frank & Eileen yet, I highly recommend giving them a try. One of my faves, for sure.
A huge thank-you to Frank & Eileen for sponsoring this post! I’ve been a longtime fan, but my love reached new heights since the Triple Fleece discovery last summer, so I was beyond thrilled when you reached out! As always, all thoughts, opinions and product choices are my own. And, readers, thank you for your continued support — it doesn’t go unnoticed and is so very much appreciated.
photo credits: Danielle Lou Photography, in Frisco, CO. If anyone is looking for a Colorado photographer, she’s a dream to work with!