Traveling can be exhausting, especially when you have a long journey ahead. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look chic and feel comfortable at the same time. Over the years, I’ve mastered the art of airport style, especially when traveling with my kids. Let me share with you my go-to outfit formulas that will make you feel put-together and ready to conquer any travel adventure.
Perfecting Your Airport Look
Look 1: Wide-Leg Track Pants + A Sexy Sweater
For those 12-plus-hour travel days with connecting flights, I opt for wide-leg sweatpants paired with a sexy sweater. Not only are these pants incredibly comfortable, but they also make you look like a million bucks. Choose a heavier fleece material for colder destinations or a lighter fabric for warmer climates. To complete the look, throw on a pair of sneakers for maximum comfort and style.
Look 2: A Matching Set + Moto Jacket (Or Trench)
When it comes to overnight flights, nothing beats a matching set paired with a moto jacket or a light trench coat. This formula is perfect for those long travel days or spending the night on an airplane. The key is to choose pieces in the same color for an effortless and super-comfy look. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different elevated sweatsuits or sweater pants for added style.
Look 3: Tapered Sweatpants + A Henley Top + Chelsea Boots
If you’re taking a daytime flight and reaching your destination in the evening, opt for a pair of tapered joggers paired with a cozy henley top. These joggers can be dressed up or down, depending on your needs. Pair them with sneakers for a casual look or choose Chelsea boots for a touch of sophistication. This outfit formula is perfect for fall and winter trips when you want to stay cozy and stylish.
Look 4: Loose Jeans + A Tank + A Short Top Layer (Or Jacket)
For those warm to moderate weather flights that aren’t overnight, go for a pair of loose jeans. Wearing jeans can make you feel more put-together, especially if you’re reaching your destination during the day. Look for jeans made with lightweight and breathable fabrics like Lyocell/TENCEL for maximum comfort. Complete the look with a tank top and a short top layer or jacket, depending on the weather.
Look 5: Straight-leg Jeans + A Bodysuit + A Long Top Layer
If you’re taking a short national flight to a tropical-beach destination, don’t hesitate to wear your trusty rigid jeans. Pair them with a comfortable bodysuit and a long top layer such as a sweater-blazer or cardigan. This outfit is perfect for a quick flight where you can easily transition from the airport to the beach.
Essential Travel Accessories
Apart from your airport outfit, there are a few essential travel accessories that can enhance your travel experience:
- A scarf/shawl in a color that makes you happy: Choose a scarf or shawl in vibrant colors like yellow, orange, or brown to ground you during your journey.
- An inflatable neck pillow: Invest in an inflatable neck pillow for maximum comfort during long flights. It’s a game-changer that will make you forget about those bulky neck pillows.
- A belt bag or small crossbody: Keep your essentials like hand wipes, passport, wallet, lip balm, phone, and headphones within reach by carrying a small bag or belt bag.
- Jewelry: Elevate your airport look with a dainty necklace and a small pair of earrings. Simple accessories can add a touch of elegance to your outfit.
Happy future traveling, friends! Don’t forget to check out “DHPL Travels” for more travel inspiration. Safe travels!