When it comes to travel and airports, there can be long lines, busy restaurants, and less than perfect bathrooms. Being in an airport is rarely the most glamorous experience.
But needs must, and it will be the way to get yourself from one place to another. Airports are likely to be busier than normal over the summer months with people jetting off to a whole host of locations.
So if you want to feel good and reduce the stress of the experience, planning ahead and making sure that you are looking good could be just what you need. So why not treat yourself to a comfortable and stylish outfit for the airport? It could really upgrade tor experience, taking you from one place to another in style. Here are some essentials to remember next time you fly.
There are a number of people that choose to have an athleisure look, with track pants or sweats; completely going down the comfort route when they travel. But if you are not much of an athleisure person, then don’t forget about the power that your trusty favorite pair of jeans can bring.
When you are in jeans that you know and are well-worn to fit you, they can be just as comfortable as a pair of yoga pants but can look so much more put together. The golden rule on this is to not go for a new pair; choose a comfortable trusty pair.
The chunky, and in some instances, ugly sneaker trend these days, means that influencers and celebrities alike are choosing comfort and getting some chunky sneakers for their travels.
So why not use that current trend to your advantage? Choosing some comfortable chunky sneakers can mean cruising around the airport is much more comfortable than you would have ever done before (but still be in style; win-win). Celebrities are being seen in brands like Fila and Reebok.
There are a lot of things to carry around in an airport, but having documents and things like tickets and your passport, plus a stylish Goyard passport holder handy, is a must. And if you have hand luggage or children with you, having your hands free is also really helpful. Which is where a cross-body bag comes in.
Cross-body bags, or a more trendy belt bag which is popular at the moment, and it will mean you look good, but it will serve a practical function too. If you can find a cross-body bag with some secret compartments and internal zippers, then it can be a great help with theft or the feeling that things could be pick-pocketed out of your bag.
There is one accessory to carry with you that can bring a pop of color to your outfit, but it can also serve a practical function, and that is an oversized scarf.
A large scarf can double up as a blanket or even a pillow if the airplane air conditioning is feeling pretty fresh. In summer, you can get lightweight options, so don’t think that this is a style that should only be reserved for winter. It can be something that can be worn all year round.
If you see any celebrities out and about at an airport, they will have one thing in common; sunglasses. They are a must for a busy airport trip. They can hide tired eyes, add some instant glam, as well as dim the plan if things are feeling pretty bright. Plus, if you arrive at your exotic location and the sun is out, you might need them on a practical level too.
Plus, they are small, so can fit in your bag easily. Investing in a pair of sunglasses that are polarized will help to reduce glare and can help to protect your eyes; a must after a redeye flight. If you need a prescription, then a prescription pair is a good idea too, as you’re unlikely to still have contact lenses in after a long flight.
Spinner Hand Luggage
When the airport is busy, it can feel like a real obstacle course just getting from one side of the airport to the other. Which is why being able to glide through can be much easier. Enter; a spinner hand luggage suitcase, rather than using a backpack or a case that has to be dragged at an angle.
A spinner suitcase is a kind that glides next to you on all four wheels, making a smooth transition, and easy to maneuver in a busy space. Look for a case with a sleek minimal exterior, but one that still has plenty of space for all of your hand luggage essentials. Of course, double-check the size of the case with your airline, but most hand luggage cases are going to be the right size to fit.
So socks are less about the airport and more about the plane itself. If you are wearing shoes with socks, then that is a must. But if you have sandals on and you’re heading on a long-haul flight, kicking off the sandals and putting on some comfortable socks can be such a nice thing.
It is better than being barefoot on the plane but means you can be that little bit more comfortable as you enjoy your flight. A small but simple thing for your hand luggage.
If you don’t want to go for the chunky trainers, then having a pair of shoes that can be easily slipped on and off of your feet is a really good idea. So in summer especially, sliders are a must. They can look stylish, but serve a practical function; no one wants to be at security for ages tying up shoelaces.
Sliders can quickly come off and on if you need to take your shoes off when you are going through security. You could always pack a pair in your bag, as they are lightweight and can be packed into each other. Then you could swap out of your sneakers into your sliders when you are on the plane.