Let’s face it. Everyone has seen that person who just doesn’t look like they have it together when they are at the airport. Ladies.. (sorry gents… I don’t have guy styling tips at this time) don’t be that person. It’s super easy to be fly and functional at the airport and on your flight!
You don’t have to live in sweat pants and a hoodie to be comfortable and you don’t need a tube top and skin tight jeans either. Wear something comfortable like a long maxi dress, leggings or even shorts (if your destination is somewhere warm). If wearing leggings or shorts a loose shirt is best to pair with it. But the real secret is to ALWAYS bring a jacket or something long sleeved. I love bringing over an sized, light sweater that can easily come on and off as needed throughout the flight that can even double as a blanket! 🙂 Also, it helps if your clothing has nothing metallic on it. Security will appreciate it.
Avoid the heels and lace up tennis shoes. Heels are not practical and lace up tennis shoes take up too much time at the security gate. Do not be that person who holds up the line to untie and tie their sneakers. Stick to a few basics. Flip flops, ballet flats or an equivalent slip on shoe like Toms <3 or if it’s a little chilly… UGGs. That’s right. I said UGGs. They are comfortable and can be cute if worn correctly.
Keep it minimal. Don’t wear jewelry if you can avoid it. It’s a pain to take off and put back on at the metal detector. Once again.. you don’t want security trying to tackle you… or.. do you???? I avoid wearing metal to the point that if I put my hair up, I only use hair ties. I do bring a pair of sunglasses with me, so I can wear them on the plane if I want to sleep, but I keep those in my bag until I am on the plane. Speaking of bags, you are usually allowed a personal item and I try to use the biggest bag I have or backpack so I can stuff as much stuff in it as possible. Having just one large item is better than two, since it helps you look less like a crazy bag lady.
I travel fairly often and my skills have come to me over the past few years of trial and error. I hope you found my scientific formula to looking fly on a plane helpful! Feel free to tweak it and make it your own. Let me know in the comments what your favorite outfit is when you fly!