Airport dressing can be a bit of a nuisance. It's on a spectrum of "chic to the point of discomfort", to "rolled out of bed 48 hours ago and haven't showered since". To help you find that sweet spot in the middle, we have comprised a list of a few airport wardrobe essentials.
Unfortunately air travel remains to be an exhausting process. From checking your bags in, to navigating the gates, you're bound to be doing a lot of walking. This is why you might wants to leave the strappy heels for when you get to your destination, and opt for something more practical at the airport. A simple ankle boot and sneaker are big winners. If you're someone who prefers a little height, go for the Audrey Leather Boot. Cut in such a simple silhouette, you won't have any trouble styling the rest of your outfit. The Cara Sneakers are constructed with some height too, but they're slightly more casual. Like supermodel Karlie Kloss, we love crisp white sneakers against simple black and beige attire for an understated pop.
Planes are known to be quite chilly, so even if you're lucky enough to be taking a trip to Fiji, bring a knit. You want to opt for knits with natural, quality fibres. The Ceri Crew Neck is crafted with hints of wool and mohair and comes in two beautiful colourways including a rich purple. The Paula Funnel Collar Neck is pure cotton, and has the added bonus of a high neck. Half-tuck yours into the front of a slim trouser or denim. If you find yourself caught on a delayed flight, a knit also serves as some much needed comfort, despite the temperature.
It is important you stick to the general 7kgs carry-on rule, and what easier way to do that than with a tote? There are some essentials (a book, laptop, snacks) that a shoulder bag just can't secure. On the flip side, unless you're travelling with no check-in luggage, a carry-on suitcase can be a nuisance. A tote bag is the perfect middle ground.
You will seldom see a celeb airport shot absent of sunglasses. The style always depends on the shape of your face; sunglasses are not a one-size-fits-all accessory. But to hide those inevitable tired eyes, the general rule is the darker and bigger, the better.
If you travel frequently for work, you may have to don office-appropriate attire on board. In saying this, a pants-suit is definitely not the peak of comfort. This is where the Lola Check Blazer comes in. It sits at that sweet spot where it works perfectly in a nine to five, the same as it does after-hours drinks. Alternatively, the Sienna Check Blazer has a double breasted silhouette which gives it a slightly more polished look. We love how it looks draped over the shoulders.
Loose Fitting Clothes
For short trips to warm places, a loose fitting dress may be your best friend. Remember to bring a knit or jacket for when the temperature drops on board, but something lightweight like the Leanne Spot Dress can do you a lot of favours. The fabric does not cling or feel restricting, while the waist tie is adjustable so you can still look chic while doing the dress equivalent of unbuttoning your jeans after a meal.