Must-know airport tips
Make sure you’re cool, calm and collected at the airport with these style rules:
• Socks — cool and dry feet.
• No lace shoes — easy to remove
• No belts — need taking off at security.
• Small carry-on bag or pockets — keep your passport handy.
• Layer up — keep your body temperature perfect.
• Keep it practical — avoid feeling restricted or awkward.
I’ve learned a thing or two over the years about how to pack and how to best navigate the airport in style. If you’ve been to the airport recently, you know that style doesn’t seem to be the first thing on your fellow traveler’s minds. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look your best and be comfortable and efficient at the same time. Here are a few of my favorite how to dress for the airport tips.
Wear a jacket
No matter how good you are at folding a jacket in your suitcase or carry-on, it’s going to come out wrinkled. There’s just no way around it. So it’s always best to wear your jacket to the airport. If you’re only bringing one, your wrinkle problem is solved. If you’re bringing two, well just make sure you pack a little travel steamer. When you get on the plane, take off your jacket, fold it lightly and store on top of your carry-on in the overhead bin.
Taking a hat? Keep it on.
Although you shouldn’t wear a hat indoors, we can make an exception when it comes to the airport, because you’re definitely going to want to bring a Panama hat on summer vacation. Unless you own an extremely high-quality hat that you can safely roll up in your suitcase, don’t try to jam it in there. You’ll only be disappointed when you take it out and it looks like it’s been sat on.
Invest in a stylish carry-on. Luggage is practical. Yes. But so is clothing and we put a lot of effort into how we dress. You should put the same effort into your carry-on luggage. Whether it’s a stylish roller or a leather duffel, save up for a bag or suitcase that complements your style. I’ve been in love with my Louis Vuitton Duffel since I received it this 2 springs ago.
There’s nothing worse than spending an eight-hour flight in uncomfortable, tight clothes. So, comfort merged with style is crucial to make your commute pass swiftly. For this type of flight, try a plain men’s t-shirt in a colour that matches the band on your side-stripe joggers/leggings .
Now for shoes. Pair your top and bottoms with white sneakers that are easy to slip on and off and throw on a light-weight bomber/sweater that’s easy to roll up and put under your seat during the flight.
If it’s just a quick flight, you’ll probably have the energy to head straight out after you check in at the hotel. So, put together a look that fits a bar or restaurant crowd to make sure you can head straight out after check-in.
Short journeys mean you don’t have to worry about being sat in the same seat for hours. Pull on a pair of turn-up jeans, which was a massive trend in fashion weeks, and combine with a contrast polo/shirt for an on-point, smart-casual look that’s fresh for your outing. Polish off the outfit with a watch that’s easy to take off at the security scanner, and end with a pair of casual/dressy comfortable shoes.
Avoid lots of jewelry
If you’re wearing a ton of jewelry to the airport – or hard to remove pieces, like small earrings with small clasps – it could be a hassle.
Go simple on the beauty routine
Lots of makeup and elaborate hair probably looks great when you board the plane and not so great after a multiple hour flight. Simpler is better!