If you’ve been reading the blog you know I’ve been in Toronto for work and to see my family for the past few days. It was just a short trip but meant two 5 hour flights in less than a week. Flying can be exhausting, so it helps if you are prepared and well dressed to look and feel good!
Everytime I fly I plan the outfits I will wear on the plane to be comfortable, functional and make sure I won’t be too hot or cold. I find it’s always boiling when you’re sitting on the runway, and freezing as soon as you’re up in the air.
1) Bring a scarf
It’s summer right now so I just brought a light scarf which I can wrap around me like a blanket when I get cold. Also helpful if I want to take a nap! When I’m hot I can put it in my bag and when I’m cold it saves the day. I slept with this wrapped around me both flights. During fall or winter I would have a scarf and leather jacket.
2) Wear materials that won’t wrinkle or crease too easily
I saw a few girls wearing linen pants or shorts at the airport. Huge no-no in my books! You’re 100% going to be sitting down for most of the flight so wrinkles are bound to happen in the wrong material. I prefer to wear stretchy knits, like this tank top, which I know will still good after a long trip.
3) Wear comfortable shoes
I wore these small heels because they are easy to walk in. My feet swell when I travel so I prefer to choose sandals or low heeled booties that I can normally wear comfortably for a whole day. The first time I ever travelled for work I wore new full height heels and I almost crippled myself doing so. Lesson learned!
4) Wear a bralette
Nothing worse than underwire poking into you during a flight, or not being able to find a good sleeping position because your bra is uncomfortable. I wear bralettes a lot and it was an easy choice for my flights. If you need more support, some sports bras will do the trick without pinching!
5) Low- rise boyfriend jeans are your best friend
I love skinnies and high waisted styles as much as the next girl, but the last thing I want is to be constricted by tight jeans while flying. While lots of travellers opt for leggings, I promise you can still be totally content in looser fitting and stretchy denim. I bought this ones at a chain of consignment stores called Kind Exchange in Toronto – they were only $25. I shop there every time I’m home…we need some locations in Van!
6) No mascara!
Because falling asleep with mascara on and waking up with racoon eyes isn’t fun. I usually bring some make up essentials to freshen up before we land.
Tank: Aritzia, Bralette: Aritzia, Scarf: Aritzia, Jeans: Cheap Monday (these are men’s/unisex so I guess that’s why they fit me like a boyfriend jean!) via Kind Exchange, Shoes: Steve Madden (similar), Bag: Alexander Wang