Flight Fashion 101: How to Always Look & Feel Fab
Between cramped airplane seats, stringent airport security rules and all the other issues that come with travelling, you almost accept that you will look a wreck by the end of your flight.
It may seem like only celebs can still look fully put together after a flight but that’s not the case. Even if you’re not travelling first class or on a private jet with an assistant, you can arrive looking great.
In a previous post, I talked about how to dress to make it through airport security easily. Now I want to talk about how to pack and dress to make it through the flight without ending up looking terrible.
Choose Fabrics That Won’t Wrinkle
You may get crammed into the middle seat on a long haul flight. You may have to sit in a train or bus for hours on the way to the airport. You may even try to curl up and sleep on an overnight flight. No one will know any of that if your clothes aren’t wrinkled when you rejoin the rest of society.
Plan to Dress in Layers
It doesn’t matter if it’s summer. You may be hot while waiting on the tarmac but you could very well start to freeze by the time you reach 30 000 feet. Your flight may be delayed leaving you in a cold airport for hours or long customs and immigration lines may have you stuck with the AC on full blast. Trust me, you will regret wearing shorts and a tank top then.
Make sure have an open front cardigan, cozy jacket or large shawl with you. Not only will it keep you warm, but the additional layer can also add some extra pizzazz to your outfit. Your cardigan or shawl will also come in handy later in your trip when museums/theatres crank up their AC in response to high temperatures.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
You don’t want to get your trip off to a bad start with blisters because you decided to wear new shoes or shoes which you know usually pinch your toes. When your gate changes last minute and you have to run from Gate 2 to Gate 20, you’ll thank me. If you are going to be wearing new ballet flats, make sure you wear liners so you can take off your shoes if they get uncomfortable.
Take Care of Your Skin
This is more about skincare than fashion but it will help you to look amazing after the flight. In your little TSA-friendly ziplock bag, make sure you have products to combat the harsh AC and recycled plane air. A good hand cream and lip balm and whatever usually keeps your face and hair hydrated. Last but not least, drink water! No matter how well you dress or how many products you use, dehydration will always make you feel worse.
Now, it’s your turn. How do you stay fabulous in-flight? Drop a comment below.