How To Look Like An Airport Diva: 6 Tips To Get Your Airport Style On Mark

Vacation season is here. Which means packing your bags and seeing the insides of a lot of airports & aircrafts. It also means upping your airport style, because who does not want to look like a diva at the airport & make heads turn?  While I personally prefer comfort over fashion while planning my airport outfit (but that’s just me) here are my two-bits on what NOT to wear at the airport. With the holiday season coming up, I knew I just had to put out a post on the airport/ flight discomforts many (most) of us endure in the name of fashion.

Read below to know what to avoid wearing at airports and on flights.

1- High Heels

I cannot stress the importance of this point enough. I personally choose my footwear first and decide my outfit around it. Ballerinas,  fashionable keds or maybe Chelsea boots. Avoid flip-flops too because of their bad grip. Because airports are huge areas and one has to walk for miles around, whether its to grab that coffee or to rush to that boarding gate. So many women totter around airports uncomfortably, barely keeping up on their feet in high-heeled shoes. Beats me why one would do that! Unless of course, you’re Victoria Beckham, because then you can 😉 Last I heard, even VB had sworn off high-heels. If heels are an absolute must for you, then take inspiration from  these celebrities who have mastered the airport style

 

2- THAT New Outfit

Save it for the vacation and not for the airport. Tempting as it might be to post fab airport selfies and pics in your designer outfit and get 500 likes for it, wisdom is to pack it and keep it for the actual holiday. The airport is just the right place to spoil your expensive dress (coffee spills are the worst). Not to mention the discomfort you might be in, trying to hold in your stomach or awkwardly tugging at that tight, short skirt when it threatens to ride up all the way!

3- Gym Wear/Sweats

Don’t wear your comfy gym pants, however trendy they might be to the airport.  Because let’s get real, it is not that we will find time to go for a jog while waiting for your flight to be announced. If fitness and weight loss are that on top of your mind, try hooking on a waist trainer/ waist cincher under your clothes. These miracle belts are seamless so they don’t show under an outfit. The thermal core technology of the waist trainer works on your tummy & waist, melting those inches, while you take that long flight. Moreover, waist trainers and cinchers support the core abdominal muscles & lower back, effectively taking the stress out of your back (literally). Another advantage of wearing a waist trainer as airport style? You can fold and tuck it into your handbag when you don’t need it. Cool, right?

4- Minimal, Summery Outfits

Yes, I know you can’t wait to reach your favorite destination (don’t we all?), but don’t forget the sub-zero temperatures you will have to endure at the airport and on your flight. If you must don your favorite summer outfit to the airport, don’t forget to carry a warm stole and socks for the flight. Remember to “layer up”. And there are tons of ways to layer up fashionably. Throw a long duster coat over that summer outfit- you will be thankful for it.

 

5- A Jumpsuit:

You will be spending a lot of time at the airport and on the flight before you get to take this thing off. Not to mention the cramped flight toilets which makes jumpsuit a bad choice for flights. My guess is you would not want to be fumbling with all those buckles and zippers. Pulling a jumpsuit on and off is a task normally on a full bladder, it is many X tougher to do so at an airport or on a flight. Even though I love this wretched trend and I refuse to give up on jumpsuits, I can recall many, many episodes where there’s been a dash between the bladder and the zipper. And I am not even talking about crowded airport loos. If you are a big fan of the jumpsuit as airport style then opt for a more comfortable, full sleeved one with a zipper. To save yourself any bathroom follies.

 

6- Heavy Perfume & Heavy Jewellery

Yes, we don’t want to be sitting next to that person who is a walking advertisement for a perfume ad. Be mindful and by that I mean please do not smell like yesterdays underwear either (in that case, I’ll take the walking advertisement please). Apply little because you can always reload on the perfume in the flight bathroom. Same with heavy metal jewelry- less is more. We do not want the fellow passengers to be listening to our bangles clanking every minute! The rule is “less is more” was never truer than in this case.

 

Happy, sexy travels! And stay stylish 💋