What To Wear To The
Chic at the Terminal
If you stand a chance of getting upgraded, or not feeling
irritable on the flight and get a serious case of outfit
regret, then you'll need to plan what to wear to the airport in
Relaxed and comfortable are the most important thing. If
your flight is more than a couple of hours, then you may want
to sleep in it, so nothing should be tight or painful. Avoid
waist belts, pencil skirts, hotpants and strapless
Audrey at Be
Frassy is such a style inspiration. This
outfit (right) that she put together recently has 'airport
chic' written all over it. Comfortable harem pants, denim
jacket, light scarf, sizeable handbag, comfy plimsolls and
some large retro shades.
The rest of Frassy's blog has so much style inspiration, you
can't help but feel fashion adventurous. Take a risk and try
There are all sorts of items which might not be a good idea
to wear when checking in at the airport. Go through your
wardrobe and work out what you find comfortable, then pick your
chic-est look. Add a few comfy accessories that won't get in
your way when you are on the plane: scarves, sunglasses,
Remember that you when you go through security you'll have
to remove jackets, jewellery, belts and shoes, so ensure they
are all super easy to take off. Too many layers, and a million
rings will make you feel a bit foolish with a queue of people
behind you. Be prepared. Wearing an item which has to be belted
is not advisable, enough said.
Trousers are a good way to go, as the cool airplane air
conditioning might make you chilly. Comfortable jersey harems
are an excellent and fashionable choice this season, but keep
your top half simply dressed in a plain tshirt to avoid looking
like part of a circus.
Sweatpants or joggers are the most popular item to wear to
the airport. They are comfortable, warm and practical for all
sorts of weather when you get to your final destination.
Accessorize it up with some trendy accessories and shoes so you
don't look too preppy.
Keep your hairdo simple and easy to maintain: take a brush
or comb and some pins and hairties with you on the flight so
you can fix your do when you land. And don't overdo your
makeup, let your skin breathe instead...take some moisturiser
with you to top up whilst you are in the air.
The restrictions on size may help you take only what is
necessary: a spare change of clothes, snacks, a book, magazine,
your itinerary, documents and camera. You'll want to put all
your personal items in a secure handbag: your passport, some
sweets, refreshing spray, mints and your phone.
When searching for luggage, make sure you have your
measurement restrictions with you and ask the sales assistant
for a measuring tape to check. Think about what kind of strap
you need, over the shoulder, hand or wheels. Opt for the
biggest possible, as you will want the extra space!