There’s something to be said about the woman who still dresses to the nines at the airport. She’s elegant, she’s evolved, and she respects the glamour of travel — but doesn’t she also limp the entire half-mile trek to the end of the terminal? We understand that there’s no reason to wear your Sunday hangover clothes when you’re out in public; we’re all for putting in a little effort.
Whenever you travel on an airplane or sit through a long car, bus, or train ride, it’s easy to end up looking tired and messy. Jet lag, exhaustion, and being cramped into a small seating area can contribute to a rumpled look. However, you can be comfortable yet still stylish by choosing wrinkle-free fabrics, wearing layers, and keeping your skin moisturized. Choose simple but chic makeup and hair for traveling to look your best when you arrive. Take advantage of down time on the plane or in the car to catch up on your rest. Don’t forget to freshen up before arriving at your destination.
The Turtleneck Sweater
In case your scarf is going around your lap and your plane blanket is going behind your back, you’ll appreciate some extra warmth by way of a higher neckline. You can snuggle into it when you’re deep into hour five of your movie binge, but this kind of structured neck keeps you looking polished when you disembark, too.
Wear Comfy Pants
When you’re going to be sitting for hours in a cramped airplane you need to make sure you are wearing soft, comfy pants that are a little bit loose or have some good stretch to them. There’s nothing worse than stiff, tight pants that squeeze your thighs and dig into your crotch as you sit stuffed into a tiny seat.
If you want to wear jeans, then the best kind are the ones with a relaxed boyfriend cut, or if you like skinny jeans be sure they have some spandex in them. When your pants are too tight, and you are sitting for a long time, you run the risk of getting Deep Vein Thrombosis – blood clots in the leg which can lead to sudden death. Compression socks can also help keep the blood flowing and improve circulation.
The Slip-On Shoe
No one wants to be the person who holds everyone up in the security line with pesky laces or thigh-hugging boots that just won’t come off. Keep things simple and efficient with a chic pair of flats you can slip on and off with ease.
Choosing the best Makeup and Hairstyle
- Keep blotting paper in your purse or carry-on for reducing oil and shine.
- Don’t forget lip balm to keep your smile shiny and smooth.