Five Fashion Experts Share Their Top Airport Outfits

Five Fashion Experts Share Their Top Airport Outfits

06.07.2022 Off By manager_1

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Planning your en route outfit is an important part of packing for vacation. This is especially true if you are traveling by plane. The standard travel outfit was either sweats, yoga pants or any other comfortable clothing. Airport outfits have taken on new meanings. Boarding is now akin to walking down a runway.

Although airport outfits have evolved over the years, they are still very fashionable. They were also upgraded when in-flight skin care became popular. However, a personal style coach and founder of Hamilton Styling Yolandie Hamilton believes that freedom of movement is essential if you want to enjoy a comfortable flight.

Hamilton told us that it is important to consider the breathability and flexibility of your clothing if you will be spending a lot of time on the plane or at the airport. Consider a jersey or another knit that can stretch and breathe to keep you comfortable, no matter what the situation.

Layering up is another tip for airport dressing. Hamilton warns that not all airports have the same climate control. If you have multiple layovers you may not be able to get the same temperature settings. Hamilton also notes that planes are typically cooler so you should always pack a cardigan, hoodie, or both in your carry-on.

Accessory can make an outfit unique, but they can also make it difficult to travel, especially when you have to go through customs. Hamilton suggests that you swap your jewelry for layered necklaces and bangles. Instead of layering, Hamilton recommends wearing patterned or embellished tops or bottoms. These details make the item more special than it is.

These pillars being considered, Hamilton and four fashion experts were asked to share their top airport outfits.

Comfortable meets Practical

The Expert: Yolandie Hamilton (Personal Style Coach, Founder of Hamilton Styling)

The Tip: Hamilton’s airport outfit of choice is rooted in practicality. It consists of wide-leg, elastic-waisted black jersey pants, a bright top, and an easy to carry cardigan with slip-on sneakers.

“I can take off my shoes if necessary on the plane. The rest of my outfit allows me to regulate how warm or cold I feel in any situation. It also limits any physical restriction, such as binding denim waistbands, when I am sitting for long periods.”

Basics and a Blazer

The Expert: Ali Mejia (Eberjey Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder)

The Tip: Mejia told us that if she’s jetsetting, her outfit likely will include either an Eberjey jogger or a roomy vintage Levi’s with a light cotton top. She also believes layers are important. So she will wrap a warm sweater around her neck, and keep a pair socks in her bag in case it gets cold. The key piece that brings the entire look together is the key piece. A large boyfriend blazer. The combination of polished and slouchy feels sophisticated, but not too formal.

Your favorite statement piece

The expert: Ashley Pruitt, Stylist.

The tip: For this stylist, less is more when it comes to airport attire. Pruitt says, “I always go back to my basics” and points out a pair of jeans that aren’t too tight (her favourite is the AGOLDE relax cut bootcut), a vintage jacket, sneakers, and a T-shirt. Pruitt considers her main accessory to be her travel bag. I have had a leather LANVIN bag for seven years. It is durable and fashionable, which I love.

Elevated Loungewear

The expert: Gabbi Maragos

Maragos’ tip: When putting together an airport outfit, it is all about comfortable bottoms. She says that you can dress the joggers up or down, and they are made for comfort. I can wear a set with my Chanel sneakers or espadrilles, a tank and a little bomber jacket, or denim jacket. There are so many options, and they all look great.

Everything wrinkle-free

The Expert: Kate Bock (Model and Entrepreneur)

Tip: Do you have wrinkles? Bock avoids sitting on planes for long periods of time as it can cause wrinkles in your clothes. She says that her favorite summer travel piece is lightweight, wrinkle-resistant pants like the Anine Billie Pants. They look well-made, but they are so comfortable.