Dressing for your holiday can be great fun – showing off a cute new bikini by day and getting dressed for an evening out come sundown. Dressing for travelling to your holiday destination on the other hand, is quite a different matter! We all like to look stylish whatever the occasion, and that includes when we are travelling.
When picking an outfit for the airport and aeroplane, comfort is as important as style, especially if you have a long-haul flight to endure. Put as much thought into your airport outfit as you do for your holiday wardrobe, with our handy guide.
What to wear:
- Flat shoes: Heels are a definite no-no in an airport and can be cause for an accident on slippery high-shine airport floors. It’s important to encourage blood circulation on a long-haul flight and leg exercises help with this. Flat shoes will allow you to walk safely through the airport and do the recommended exercises whilst in the air.
- Thin layers: Temperatures in aeroplanes can be erratic, so it’s important to be able to warm up and cool down quickly and easily. Layer a thin cami with a jersey long-sleeved top and button-up cardi. Lightweight, natural fabrics like cotton will help regulate your body temperature and won’t take up too much space in the hold if you get too warm.
- Natural make-up: Puffy eyes and dry skin are both unfortunate results of air-travel. Covering this up with heavy make-up can leave your skin looking even worse, so instead opt for a natural look. Rather than foundation, smooth on a tinted moisturizer or BB cream, which will give an even coverage and brighten your complexion without clogging pores. Sweep a light-reflecting concealer under your eyes and slick on brown mascara. Use a tinted lipbalm to keep lips moisturized and add a hint of colour.
- Leggings: Jeans feel tight and restrictive and tracksuits are overly casual, so leggings are the perfect compromise! Black leggings instantly slim legs and can be worn with a long top and can be quickly removed when you touch down, if travelling to a hot country.
What not to wear:
- Chunky jewellery: Heavy necklaces and bracelets may be a major trend, but are not recommended as part of your travelling outfit. Jewellery will dig into your skin if you are sitting in the same spot for hours – not a hot look when you step off the plane! Metal pieces are also certain to set off security alarms, which will delay your passage through customs and irritate other passengers.
- A thick coat: Make sure to pack away thick outer layers in your suitcase, or else leave them at home. You shouldn’t need a thick coat whilst on a plane, and even if it does get chilly, your airline should supply blankets. With lots of handluggage in the cabin hold, there is often little room for much else.