Whether you are boarding a long flight, a business trip or weekend getaway, You want to look neat and presentable. At the same time, you want to wear comfortable clothes. Resist the urge to opt for last-minute sweatpants with these simple tips on how to look stylish and comfortably dressed during your plane trip.
7 clothing tips for on the plane
1/ Choose black (or another dark color)
Choose black as the base color for your outfit. Even if you are leaving on summer vacation. Spills with food and drinks happen faster than you think. On black you will see the least stains. Moreover, you then suddenly have some basics pieces with you that you can mix and match to create different outfits.
2/ Go for clothes that don’t wrinkle
You don’t want to arrive at your destination with a completely wrinkled outfit. Especially not when you are being picked up and/or have to leave for a meeting or meeting immediately upon arrival when traveling for work.
Therefore, go for clothes made from a fabric that doesn’t wrinkle so easily.
- Fabrics to avoid: cotton and linen
- Recommended: (recycled) polyester, nylon, acrylic (in combination with cotton) and wool.
On The Acquired you’ll find our travel proof collection with items made from sustainable recycled polyester that hardly wrinkle and therefore easy to wear while traveling or carry in your (hand) luggage. The items are timeless and versatile so you can easily style them for various occasions.
3/ Keep it warm
Avoid the mistake of dressing too lightly to fly, even during the hot summer months. Cabin air conditioning, airport circulation and temperature differences between destinations can cause you to get sick quickly. Therefore, opt for layers. For example, a top under a t-shirt with a light sweater and a blazer over it. This will also save you space in your (hand) luggage.
Also bring a large sweater and/or scarf to throw over you. This is handy against the air conditioning on the plane and it can double as a pillow or blanket.
4/ Sunglasses as a stylish eye mask
Sunglasses are essential. It is best and most stylish eye mask and ‘do not disturb’ sign for your fellow travelers.
5/ Essentials within reach
Make sure you always have all your essentials such as your board documents, some beauty and makeup products or a quick refreshment and touch up, tissues, your cell phone, AirPods, etc. on hand. Put your essentials in a stylish clutch that you can also use with a dinner or party outfit.
6/ Sturdy and stylish hand luggage
Whether you’re going on an extended trip, booked a quick getaway or traveling for a business trip: you need sturdy hand luggage. An extra win if it’s also stylish to roll through the airport.
The Stripe XS-suitcase from Hedgren is stylish and, above all, very compact with optimal use of space. You can fit a weekend’s worth of clothes in it. And thanks to the beautiful colors, you can easily match it with your flight outfit.
7/ Running through the airport in style
Although we’re big fans of heels, we still recommend flat shoes for flying. Comfort is key in this case. Without sacrificing style, of course. Loafers, a classic lace-up shoe or trendy sneaker are our recommendations. Also choose your footwear according to your other outfits and activities while traveling. That way you will save – again – space in your (hand) luggage.
With these tips, you no longer have an excuse not to look stylish the next time you fly. Have fun traveling!