Are you planning to head home for the holidays later this month and dreading the noisy crowds, long drawn out security checks and the jam-packed airplane? One way to help lessen your stress is to dress as simply and as comfortably as you can. Here are some tips on what to wear and Thanksgiving travel outfits that will make you look and feel more relaxed without sacrificing style.
Be Kind to Your Feet
There’s no way around it. At the airport, you are going to be doing a ton of walking, so make sure you’re sensible, not silly about your choice of shoes. These soft, comfy sneakers will take you from terminal to terminal with a smile on your face. Plus, they’re slip on, which means no fumbling with laces or zippers when it’s time to do your security scan.
Other great travel pieces in this outfit: an easy jacket to go with your favorite jeans, and a practical yet stylish crossbody bag to carry all those little extras and free up your hands so you can pull out tickets and roll your suitcase.
A light quality duffle bag is always handy to carry your book and water bottle and headphones and all the other little things you need to stay comfy while you’re traveling. Note: I always like to carry a pair of ankle socks in my bag, just in case I want to slip off my shoes on the plane and let my feet breathe.
Dress in Layers
Airplanes get chilly, don’t they? But they can heat up real fast too! And if you throw the occasional hot-flash into the mix, there’s almost never a perfect temperature. The best way to battle fluctuating temperatures is by layering your clothes.
Start with a soft top like this super-soft and stretchy, knit wrap top, followed by a long, light sweater. This one is a duster, more like a sweater coat really. It’s snuggly and chic. You may need a coat too if it’s going to be cold when you arrive. Just make sure it’s not too heavy and bulky. That overhead cabin space is so limited.
Also handy is a cozy scarf that you can easily take on or off depending on the temperature in the plane. ( It can double as a pillow!) You can even roll it up into a ball and tuck into your suitcase upon arrival if you need to.
Cute suede booties add some style – low heels only for comfort on the long walk from your gate to the baggage carousel. A quality tote bag with gold is always chic.
Wear Clothes with Stretch
Feeling comfy is key if you are going to be traveling, especially given that airplane seats are so small and cramped. Make sure your clothes have some built-in stretch so that you can move around easily.
There’s nothing worse than sitting for hours in a tight, stiff pair of pants, or in a top that you are worried about crinkling. For this reason, leggings are a fabulous choice. They’ll keep you super comfy, and when worn with riding boots, you’ll look very airport chic. Just make sure to find a top that covers your bottom. You can also go for thicker, good quality leggings or Ponte pants (a slightly thicker, double-knit version).
A poncho is ideal for flying. I love this color blocked one! The burgundy and blush look so rich together. I’ve pulled in a great pair of riding boots here which look really great with leggings. If your flight is more than a couple of hours long, tall boots may feel too hot for swollen tootsies, so be prepared to take them off on the plane or wear booties or shoes instead.
One bonus of this poncho is that it’s easy to take on and off depending on cabin temperature.
Enjoy your trip in comfort and style. By wearing one of these fab looks, who knows, you might just be that lucky passenger who gets bumped up to first class!
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