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What to wear to the airport: 5 fashion tips

We love to travel and explore new places. My daughter Sylvia is growing up and becoming more fashion conscious, and this got me thinking about how you can look your best and choose the best travel outfits while staying comfortable on a flight. You want to make sure that you are comfortable in what you’re wearing, especially if it’s your travelling on a long-haul trip. However, comfort doesn’t mean just rocking up in your pyjamas. 

5 Simple Tips Of What To Wear At The Airport

If you want to know how to look your best at the airport and still look on-trend, then here are some top airport style tips you will love.

Layer up 

Sometimes a plane can be chilly once the air con is on, but when you arrive in your destination you might find things are a lot hotter. You will want to be able to layer up (or down) as required.

I remember travelling to the Pacific Island of Tonga many times as a young adult and it was great to be able to remove my outer layers and still feel fashionable in a comfortable airport outfit.  A tank top or camisole is a good base, with a baggier t-shirt on top and perhaps something like a wrap cardigan or a hoodie on top of that.  

Airport Style Tips How To Accessorise For An Aeroplane Flight 


Don’t overdo it with the jewellery as you will probably end up feeling a little uncomfortable on the plane if you try to sleep. Also going through security might be more difficult and take up precious time if you wear too many items that need to be removed. 

An eye mask is always a good idea when travelling on a plane, although some airlines do provide these. A hairband is useful to keep your hair out of your face. I always carry extra hairbands while travelling and take something versatile like a scarf so it can double up as a blanket or a pillow when needed. 

tips for travelling long haul flights

Aim for crease-free clothing when travelling

When travelling long haul you are going to be spending a lot of time sat down and sleeping in your clothes, so you don’t want to get off the plane looking like a bag of rags! Choose fabrics that don’t crease easily, such as jeans (which is divisive, some people hate them for travel!) or leggings. You’ll be glad when you get off the plane and look fresh!

Flat shoes are your best friend when travelling

Sure, heels look great from a fashion point of view but they are not suitable for trotting through the airport, or particularly comfortable for sitting on an airplane for a few hours. To save some space in your case you might want to wear your heaviest flat shoes as long as they are comfortable. A good pair of travelling shoes will ensure your feet are as comfortable as possible during your journey. 

Just please, please don’t take Ugg boots on holiday. That’s a serious fashion crime, as 1Cover point out in their travel fashion guide. Try to avoid anything with lots of laces or straps as that could also be difficult when it comes to security! If you opt for sandals or flip flops, pop some socks in your carry on so you don’t have to have chilly feet on the plane.

Think style and comfort when your considering what to wear when flying long distance. That’s what we did on our last trip to Paris. There was a lot of walking through airports and I’m so glad we were wearing sensible and comfortable travel shoes.

Keep it simple when considering what to wear at the airport

With your makeup and hair, keep things as simple yet stylish as possible. Heavy eye makeup isn’t going to last the flight and a fancy hairstyle will probably just be annoying when you’re trying to relax. Thick foundation is also best avoided. Opt for something like a BB cream or tinted moisturiser and you will feel much fresher when you step off the plane.

If you can find that perfect balance between style and comfort when travelling you will step off the plane feeling great and ready to start your holiday looking fabulous!

What are your top tips for staying fashionable at the airport? I’d love to hear your thoughts?

Angela x

*This is a collaborative post* 

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