Forget about learning how to pack for travel, these days there’s an art of dressing for the airport itself. If you’ve ever taken a long-haul flight, you know how important it is to wear something comfy while you scare fellow passengers with your sheet masks.
1. The athleisure look
As we near the 2020s, we just want to thank the 2010s for making athleisure a thing. This super versatile way of dressing made it acceptable for us to pretend we’re constantly hitting the gym. And hey, we’re cool with that, especially because it’s so comfy!
The Gigi Hadid approved style is perfect for the airport, making not only your walk through security a breeze but also ensures you can sleep comfortably in your seat.
lukka lux Vista Jogger • Lukka Lux • $78
Champion Logo Crop Top • Champion • $60
FILA Women’s Aurora Cropped Logo Hoodie • Fila • $70
Lovers + Friends Tailored Snap Track Pant • Lovers + Friends • $67
Lovers + Friends Johnny Joggers • Lovers + Friends • $49
Opening Ceremony Cotton sweatshirt • Opening Ceremony • $144
2. Coordinating separates
Thanks Kylie and Kim! These gals know what hugs curves while providing comfiness. While they have private jets and can wear practically anything on their fights, we can just pretend we travel like them by donning some coordinating separates.
REFORMATION Molly Two-Piece Dress • Reformation • $128
Black Halo Syon 2 Piece Jumpsuit • Black Halo • $390
Asos Design ASOS DESIGN sweater in lofty yarn with volume sleeve • Asos • $42
Asos Design ASOS DESIGN gutsy linen tapered pants with rope belt • Asos • $51
DANIELLE GUIZIO X REVOLVE Cargo Tracksuit • $142
TORY SPORT Double Stripe Track Jumpsuit • Tory Sport • $298
3. From plane straight to exploration
Landing somewhere with a full day ahead of you? Dilemma mode because now you need to pick an outfit for the plane and for tourism. Stick to relaxed jeans and a breathable cotton t-shirt.
Keds® x Rifle Paper Co. Vine Sneaker • Keds • $80
Keds Champion Sneakers • Keds • $45
Alice + Olivia DELORA FITTED MOCK NECK DRESS • Alice + Olivia • $132
Superdry Tour 84 T-Shirt Dress • Superdry • $39.50
J.Crew Stripe Ruffle Cotton Maxi Dress • J.Crew • $148
Petersyn Tayla Dress • Petersyn • $229.60
4. Easy slip
Think of it as a nightie you can wear on the plane. This one takes some guts and willingness to look too cool for the plane. Choose a long cardigan to go over your slip and some comfy flats. Make sure to have a pair of socks handy for the plane.
20mm Stars Faux Fur Slide Sandals • Colors of California • $61
J.Crew Zoe calf hair d’Orsay flats • J.Crew • $75.50
Commando ‘Debutante’ Maxi Slip • Commando • $118
Acne Studios – Brushed Knit Cardigan – Womens – Light Beige • Acne Studios • $172
Acne Studios – Dramatic Knitted Sweater – Lilac • Acne Studios • $340
J.Crew – Wrap-effect Ruffled Crepe De Chine Midi Dress – Red • J.Crew • $102
5. Smart business casual
Heading to a meeting shortly after landing? Even if you’re not, you might want to look put Victoria-Beckham put together. Go for a white blouse and relaxed black or navy pants with some white keds.
Diane von Furstenberg – Gathered Cropped Silk Wrap Blouse – Pastel pink • Diane von Furstenberg • $210
Self-Portrait – Tie-detailed Satin Blouse – Red • Self-Portrait • $224
Veronica Beard Clarke Top • Veronica Beard • $177
H&M – Linen-blend Slacks – Black • H&M • $34.99
Aerosoles Women’s Out of Town Mule 5 M US • Aerosoles • $63.95–89
Eudon Choi high waisted slack trousers • Eudon Choi • $253–352