I am due to fly back to the UK in a couple of weeks hence the inspiration for this blog post. It got me thinking about the early days of flying, when boarding a plane was a privilege and usually reserved for the rich and famous. Men wore suits and the woman, beautiful dresses, this is when people had class and style!
Flying in Style
Victoria and David Beckham are always impeccably turned out, but for the rest of us it is a much more exhausting process. Maybe it’s the extra security check points, customs and immigration or just all the waiting. They all take their toll but whatever class you travel in, deciding on that perfect assemble can be a mine field and comfort is key. Please, no more Ugg boots and sweatpants, save those for when you are at home or once you are on the plane.
Most airport security check points now require you to remove footwear. I usually opt for a ballet pump or a flat slip on boot because trying to lace up anything can be a nightmare with the 100 people in line behind you staring on. As you can see previously in the images above Lauren Conrad and Sienna Miller agree and do the same.
Layers are key when flying as temperatures change frequently. Countless times I found myself at airports hot as can be running from one side to another trying to catch a flight…anyone flown from T5 at Heathrow? You’ll know what I mean if you have. Yet, in 5 minutes time of stepping foot on the plane I find myself shivering under the air conditioning which is oh so perfectly placed above my head!
In this case, one of my favourite layering items has to be my luxurious Chan Luu Cashmere scarf
($195-$245). It comes in just about every color imaginable as well as a variety of prints and patterns. It is so useful as it can double up as a blanket or pillow and if you pick the right colour for your skin tone it can add a healthy glow to any jet lagged skin.
3) Comfort & Keep it Simple
In Winter I usually opt for a jersey legging like our LnA Olivia, or I wear my Hello Skinny Jeans
in Dark. They are a stretch jean and hold their shape well. I would never recommend a white jean as no matter how careful I am I am bound to spill something and ruin them. In Summer months I will definitely be sporting one of our divine Ducie dresses, soft and flowy and will not crease, even after a 12 hour flight the dresses still look fabulous and fresh.
4) Sunglasses and Large Tote
My final Flying in Style tip would be a pair of sunglasses and large tote bag
Carrying a big tote is incredibly useful for all of your items. I usually keep miniature items of make up to freshen up as I land, jogging pants in case I want to change, my essential fashion magazines and a large bottle of water to keep myself hydrated. As you head for your taxi grab those sunglasses and look effortlessly stylish no matter how tired you are!
Make-up and skin care tips to follow.