I travel a good amount and one thing I believe I have mastered is my airport style. Sorry Kim K, but the only one that should be runway ready at the airport, is the airplane. Comfort is key when dressing for airline travel, but how do I do that without sacrificing style? Here’s a couple of things to think about the next time you travel.
My first go to is the track suit. Hello, the early 2000s called and they want their juicy couture back. But seriously, my new style obsession is athleisure, and thanks to its popularity, the track suit has made a strong comeback. I almost exclusively travel in a sporty track suit with a cute white sneaker. I used to be one of those women in jeans and heels and one trip I decided, you know what I don’t want to wear jeans sitting still for 5 hours, and heels? Am I punishing myself? The track suit is so practical when traveling. It’s an easy way to look pulled together without too much thought. Bonus- If you get warm on the flight, take off the jacket, ball it up against the window, and use it as a pillow!
Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge fan of the jumpsuit, that being said, I do not like to travel in one. Yes, they are very comfortable and would be a great option, if it wasn’t for the bathroom factor. If you’ve been out in a jumpsuit and had to use the restroom then you know the whole thing goes down to the floor. The last thing I want to deal with in a teeny tiny airplane bathroom is holding up my clothes so they don’t touch anything. Do yourself a favor and skip the jumpsuit.
When I traveled to Sweden last year I knew I wanted to bring my black combat boots but, I’m also aware of how heavy they are and the amount of space they would take up in my suitcase. I had to pack for 10 nights; space was very important. My solution was to wear them on the plane. Now this only worked because they are comfortable and look cute with, you guessed it, a track suit. You can also use this space saving trick for heavy coats or jackets. Travel tip- if you don’t want your coat taking up legroom at your seat or wadded up in the overhead compartment above you, most airlines have a coat check when you walk on. Just don’t forget it when you leave!
I try to wear light makeup when I travel. I always start with a good moisturizer, because my skin tends to dry out when I fly. If you can go without makeup, I applaud you. I on the other hand need eyebrows, mascara, light foundation, bronzer and a good lip moisturizer. There’s nothing worse than dry skin with make up caked on it. Skip the full glam and keep it natural. I like to carry a few of my “must have” make up items in my purse to freshen up when I land. If you plan on sleeping on your flight beware of eye make up!
This might be the best travel change I’ve made. I’ve managed to fit all my carryon items into a large purse. If you can do this I highly recommend it. This took a lot of trial and error. Why is it that you always feel the need to bring things you don’t even use at home? Cut out what you don’t use and only bring the essentials on the plane with you. I travel with my large black Celine bag mostly, but any purse similar in size will work. This purse happens to be the perfect size for everything I need and I can fit it under the seat in front of me. Bonus- no waiting to get into the overhead. I love this stylish travel option over the duffel bag from college in the back of my closet. There’s nothing like going to baggage claim, getting my checked luggage, setting my purse on it and just wheeling out.
I hope letting you in on my airport style will help you keep it functional and fashionable next time you travel. Have a nice trip!
the Rebel Blonde