AIRPORT CHIC: The Guide To Looking Cute & Feeling Comfy On A Plane
Can you believe back in the day people used to dress up in their finest attire to fly on planes? These days, the experience is much more commonplace, and dressing to the nine’s isn’t the norm. Whew! Being comfy on a plane is way more pleasant. It makes sense to prioritize comfort when you’ll be spending a hefty amount of time in security lines, airport chairs, and baggage claim areas, or cramped into ever-shrinking airplane seats.
Luckily there are a few key pieces and outfits that are perfect for a day of travel. They prioritize comfort, but have a little flair. Wearing almost-pajamas and still looking like you got dressed in the morning is a serious art form! Here are some ideas:
An Oversized Sweater and Slim-Fit Jeans
One of the best outfits to wear when snuggling in for a five-hour Netflix-binge is an oversized sweater (a.k.a. blanket) and slim-fit or skinny jeans. You can opt for a cozy pullover, turtleneck, or pair an extra-long cardigan with an understated T-shirt. Complete the look with a pair of leather boots, suede ankle booties, or flats.
A Romper or Jumpsuit With Cute Accessories
If you’d rather stand out a little, but still retain all forms of comfort, might we suggest a romper or jumpsuit. The style and print you go with will determine which shoes and accessories will look best. You can dress up a long jumpsuit with mid-height heels or dress down a short romper with a pair of Converse sneakers. Add a statement necklace, some bangle bracelets, a denim jacket, a wide-brimmed hat—something to add a little personality. Plus, hats are a great accessory to bring while traveling.
Leggings and a Long Tunic
Leggings: Are they pants? Are they activewear? Are they loungewear? Are they all of the above? Leggings are the ultimate answer to traveling. Switch out your everyday leggings for a dressier version in leather, denim, suede, or twill, and pair them with a long blouse or tunic. The perfect length top hits mid-thigh. You can wear pretty much any kind of shoe, too.
Boyfriend Jeans or Gauchos and a Tee
Gauchos or pants with a boyfriend fit are another awesome choice to maximize comfort. This billowing look can be easier to pull off than you might think. Try a sporty tee, and maybe even tuck it in. Top it off with some sneaks or sandals. This look goes perfectly with a big tote bag or backpack, both great for travel.
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Tell us, what is your go-to travel outfit?