Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Flying Fashionably

So it's that time of year! Many of you will be jetting off on city breaks, exploring a new country and relaxing at poolside retreats. It's bliss. But what on earth do you wear to the airport? Is it better to dress for comfort or make an effort? Purple Parking have asked me to compile my favourite tried and tested outfits that I think are perfect for flying. So let's compare our options....

Comfort vs Style
Black skinnies, oversized top, simple cami, flat loafers, rucksack, watch, two strand necklace

Planes and airports can be chilly. Even if you're jetting off to a hot place, it's wise to take a light jacket or cardigan to keep yourself warm on the way. This loose fitting thin jumper is perfect, but I'd wear a stretchy cami underneath too. I find a well broken-in pair of loafers to be super easy to walk around in all day, especially if they are made from a soft leather. These jeans are high-waisted, which is fine if you're used to a high waist but I'd actually opt for a low-rise jean as I find them more comfortable. Keep jewellery simple, one or two pieces only. You'll have to take it off when going through security so there's no need to over accessorize. Comfort even comes down to the bag you carry. A backpack with wide straps is going to make the airport trek a breeze.

For a stylish airport outfit you'll want to choose items you can step off the plane in and be holiday-ready. Heeled boots are a safer alternative to heels, and more practical. White jeans are very on-trend at the moment and paired with the right items, you'll look like you've made a real effort. I've picked a slinky cami top (crepe fabrics are fantastic as they don't crease) and gone for a warm, gold and orange palette with this outfit. Again, stick to minimal jewellery for practical reasons but the pieces you wear can be bigger and more attention grabbing.

Which do you think you'll go for next time you're heading through the airport? After all the outfit planning, don't forget about your hand luggage restrictions, weight limits and security procedures! I have a blog post all about packing beauty essentials with lots of travel tips and tricks. And for more outfit inspiration you might want to check out my Pinterest board on street style, which I think can be applied to airport fashion so much!

*this post was sponsored



  1. Love this post. It's so important to travel comfortably, there can be some super long flights!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  2. This is a lovely post! I do some short flights since the beginning of this year. My first problem always about what to wear for flying. I think we can always match for comfort fashionably look. I love both! Thank you for sharing this!


  3. Love this post! Regardless of how long your flight it, it's important to definitely remain comfortable. I love these stylish picks that don't sacrifice on your comfort. I'm a big fan of layering when I fly so if the plane is hot I can easily strip off a sweater. (Can you tell being hot is my biggest concern, ha!)

    XO, Jaime | RegallySoled.com

  4. Great post! Some lovely ideas for travel outfits - I especially love the silky cami, it's a gorgeous colour. When I'm in a foreign (usually much hotter) country I don't wear jeans so on the plane I usually wear an elasticated waist dress with stretchy legging-style shorts underneath and a light cardigan or jacket, whilst carrying a pair of tights in my hand luggage in case my legs get too cold. Team with a nice pair of chunky heeled sandals and I'm good to go! Perfectly comfy and stylish.
    Poppy | http://poppyallanorma.com

  5. These are all great outfit ideas! Personally I always tend to go for the slouchy look, with leggings or joggers and an oversized flannel!


  6. Nice backpack and watch :)
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    Maria V.

  7. I like both, I think they're both pretty chic. I always wear my highest/heaviest heels on the flight save me wight in my baggage. I always have some bed socks in my hand luggage to change on the plane though
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