It’s vacay o’clock and we can almost taste that airport beer. But what to wear on the plane? With the potential of delays and designated seats next to screaming babies, a cool and comfortable airport outfit is key to carry you from terminal to on-flight experience. We’re talking stretchy bottoms that hug and expand with on-flight snacks, seamless lingerie (because bras and boarding should never mix), and lightweight, breathable cottons that tick both style and sanitation. Step on board.
No one wants to step off a seven hour flight feeling like they’ve just stepped off a seven hour flight. Thick, closely woven fabric won’t allow air to circulate, and will hold in sweat, making you feel dirtier, faster. That’s why breathable fabrics are the perfect choice for comfortable airport outfits. Think linens, cottons, and loose knits.
Fact of the day: only sociopaths wear jeans on a plane. So when it comes to what to wear to an airport, switch out your denim for a pair of jersey workout leggings that hug the figure and sit comfortably high on the waist. If not leggings, sweats are a great option for keeping you cozy and unrestricted. Our advice? Opt for a neutral noughties look and style a pair of cargo sweatpants with thick white socks, chunky lace-up sneakers, and a matching, cropped hoodie.
The first rule of flight club? Layer up.
The difference in cabin temperature between pre take-off and mid-flight can range from stuffy to arctic. Incorporating layers into your outfit means you can regulate the temperature and keep your body balanced. It may be tempting to reach only for your coziest oversized sweatshirt, but instead, layer a thin tank top, breathable t-shirt, and then your comfy sweatshirt, finishing with the jacket you had no room to pack. Top tip: think ahead and leave a little space in your carry on for layer removal.
Two Piece Sets
Set it off.
Two piece sets are the ultimate travel companion, pairing practicality with effortless style.
They are super easy to style – throw a hoodie over the top, add chunky sneakers or sandals and a hat, or wear on its own for a more minimal, sleek approach. Two piece sets are ideal for travel days, with simple designs and ultra comfortable fits perfect for napping on the flight and snapping airport pics.
Sunglasses and Hats
Your outfit accessories are twofold with style and substance accounted for. Be strategic with how to dress at the airport – don’t pack away your sunnies, wear them on board and block out that harsh, cool-toned airplane lighting. Hats and headscarves are also multifunctional. Pull down a cap or wide-brim hat over the eyes as a makeshift sleep mask. Plus, wearing your hat makes for one thing less to pack.