There's something to be said about the woman who still dresses to the nines at the airport. Some words that come to mind are elegant, evolved, and respects the true glamour of travel without limping the half mile trek to the end of the terminal. I understand that there's no reason to wear your Sunday hangover clothes when you're out in public, putting a little effort in goes a long way. Think of it this way, the outfit you wear on the plane is also the first thing you'll wear at your destination, after all, so your first impression's at stake. However, if your clothes prevent you from getting past security swiftly, booking it to your gate, and sitting comfortably for your three to 13 hour flight, you've got to rethink your priorities.
Between pajamas and formalwear, there is a whole other word. A world that will not only get you snuggly in your seat but can also make you look like a functioning human after landing. Below are some of my favorite go-tos to consider before booking my Uber ride to the air port.
Silk-blend button-ups: Although it seems light and airy, silk is actually a very warm material. Steer clear of a 100% silk top as silk tends to wrinkle easily. Still afraid of wrinkling in your poly-blend? Try a fun print, you are on vacation after all.
Scarves: One of the most transitional accessories in the book. Snag your favorite scarf to snuggle up into deep into your on-flight movie binges or favorite book. You'll appreciate the extra warmth by way of a higher neckline and appreciate the structure and polish it brings to your outfit upon arrival.
Slip on shoes: Plane cankles... better known as plankles are very much a reality with the sedentary travel such as flying or car rides. Loafers with a low ankle that are easy to put on after a flight or during airport security are necessary. Plus it gives your whole outfit a bit of professional polish especially if you're feeling as fresh as your in flight snack. Toms shoes are my favorite go to. Try a zip boot if you're not ready to bear your tootsies. It is "Michigan Spring" after all.
The Poncho: As luck would have it, capes and ponchos are everywhere this season. Not only does this item of clothing looks high-fashion, but let's be honest: It's a blanket in disguise. Additionally, it allows you to quickly cover up the crazy layering you had to resort to in order to make more room in your carry-on.
Fashion hoodies- slim fits, substantial hoods, and materials outside of the normal cotton high school locker room sweatshirt make fashion hoodies appropriate for everyday wear. Just be sure to not pair it with sweats!
Compression legging-believe it or not, a good legging that really sucks things in will keep your swelling at bay. I would recommend the medical-grade ones that mean serious business, but jogging leggings and performance legwear will help, too.
What's your favorite travel necessity? #sjstylechallenge to show us your favs. Safe and stylish travels, everyone!