There are many approaches to dressing for air travel- some go the route of, “If I dress nicely I will be considered for an upgrade,” while others work with “I had to get here at 2:30am and I don’t care who or what is happening right now no matter what.” There are pros and cons to every option but in any case it usually requires at least a little bit of thought. After countless flights I have finally settled on the perfect travel outfit pour moi!
If you aren’t travelling for work, I would recommend going for simple, clean, and comfortable. Make sure everything is clean and without rumples, and that nothing will be ruined if it gets crumpled, spilt on, or worn for 24+ hours in a row.
Alpha Gamma Delta Spirit Jersey– I love wearing my spirit jersey for a few reasons. One, you never know when you will run into a sister. Two, it is warm on those freezing planes. Three, it is basic cotton and wears pretty well. I feel like all of our bodies bloat and then dehydrate multiple times throughout the day and spirit jerseys are loose enough that nothing shows and nothing is uncomfortable.
Skinny Will Pants in Coco Pique, Lululemon- These are actually crops; heads up to the other short people, you can buy Lulu crops as pants and skip the hemming! Coco pique items from Lulu tend to be warmer than their regular Luon counterparts and don’t pick up any fuzz or hair. You can either wear them rolled down or high waisted, and the pockets are the perfect size for passport or a fun. These are comfortable and giving without descending completely into the land of sweatpants.
Vinyasa Scarf in Coco Pique, Lululemon- Clearly, Lulu is my travel jam. Vinyasa scarves can be worn in 15+ ways (that I’ve discovered thus far, there are probably more ways that my uncreative mind just can’t comprehend), and can be used as a blanket or a pillow should the situation arise. And let’s face it, you are moving through airports and planes, so the situation will probably arise.
Ballet Slipper Moccasins, SoftMoc- Everyone swears by wearing your Hunters or riding boots on the place, but Hunters are heavy to wear when sprinting through an airport and riding boots don’t necessarily have the room when your legs and feet swell. (Planes do a number on you. Look it up.) These are easy on the feet, have good traction for unplanned runs, and aren’t straight up running shoes. (Running shoes aren’t the worst plan in the world.)
-A hoodie. If I haven’t been explicitly clear, I’m frozen all of the time, not to mention on a plane.
-Clinique Moisture Surge- Everything dries out on a plane. Protect your skin and keep some moisturiser with you.
-Evian Brumisateur Spray- Another way to help your skin.
-Toothbrush and toothpaste- Even if you feel gross, brushing your teeth will go a long way to making you feel human again.
What clothing gets you through travel?