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So many travel posts and no travel outfits? I thought it was finally time to discuss travel fashion. Bidisha did a post sometime back and I realise her airport outfits are quite similar to mine. And by airport outfits that I mean real travel fashion – real airport outfits. Not the ones I see all over Instagram with people in perfect outfits complete with heels walking into first class or private jets but more Ryan Air non-priority variety. I have also heard that for some people airport outfits don’t necessarily mean plane outfits (yeah, I don’t understand these people either). So let me clarify, what I wear to the airport is what I wear on the plane throughout.
Major disclaimer about the photos: I did not take this anywhere near an airport. I tried so many times to schedule in pictures while actually travelling but its impossible. These pictures were taken on Saturday while I was dragging my dry cleaning to meet some friends to lunch.
So this outfit is what I would wear for a short-haul flight and I will break it down to more details. (I’ll come to long-haul later – its not pretty). Now the basic difference between short-haul and long haul is that after a short flight I will probably do something straight after. I will reach my destination and either go for a meal or do something touristy. So my short haul outfit has to be somewhat respectable and work for a few hours even after I land.
I am keeping it super simple on top with a white tee. I love this tee Organic Basics sent over. One, the fit is the perfect tee fit. Not oversized (thats not a good look on me) and not skin tight but perfectly fitted so its not an overly casual vibe. Two, no tags. Now clothing tags is something we take for granted. I never really think about how annoying they are till I wore this tee which does not have any clothing tags. Its liberating. No uncomfortable scratching near your waist since even after you cut off the tags the stubs stay on. You guys know what I am talking about right? Its such a relief! Three, its not see through. Do you know how rare that is for a white tee? Four, its a super ethical brand which is something I have started valuing so much.
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I would actually skip the belt if possible but if I have to I use this one. This one is convertible and can be used as black and red so I have more options. If I have checked in luggage I would skip wearing the belt but I usually don’t, so it goes with me.
I am not a jeans person but for a short-haul flight I would go for these boyfriend jeans. Just thinking ahead I don’t want to carry a lot of clothes for a short trip – not that its a choice if you are flying Ryan Air. So wearing a pair of jeans on the flight is an easy way since I can use the jeans on the trip. Needless to say, I steer clear of skinny jeans on a flight.
I do like my tiny bits and pieces of jewllery but going through security with jewellery is not worth the hassle. I skip the jewellery and wear a scarf around my neck like a necklace to make the outfit a little interesting. I do keep my tiny diamond studs and wedding ring on – I have gone through security a number of time wearing these and know these are ok and don’t set off any alarms.
Of course this depends on the season but my fake leather jacket is usually a good bet. It has roomy pockets and is usually warm enough.
I like wearing the Stan Smiths since even though they are amazingly comfortable, they are a slightly a higher level of chic than basic sneakers. I love the ‘white sneakers with everything’ trend – although at this point of time its more of a way of life for me than a trend.
I mostly travel Ryan Air or other such airline so carrying an expensive bag is not an option. I take along this blue cross body I bought from Shantiniketan. Its very convenient – lots of pockets for my passport, wallet and a thin book. (The book in the photos is definitely not what I carry along for a flight. I was reading it so took it along.
Now long-haul flights are a different story. I am not doing anything or going anywhere after a long haul flight – I am pretty much going for a shower and then to bed. My airport outfits only need to work for the flight and nothing else. So its going to as comfortable as possible. Some of the items may overlap from the short-haul outfit so I won’t repeat it.
There is no way I am wearing jeans on a flight I need to sleep on. Its either tracks or leggings. The ones I usually wear are my Chemistry leggings (such old pictures, cant believe I still have them!) or my Bershka tracks (like I have worn here).
I don’t bother with this on long-haul – no jewellery, scarf, hats etc. Its as basic as it gets.
Didn’t say my poses are always great. The ratio of photos where my eyes are open to not is 1:20.
The only thing I do bring is a pair of super comfy thick sweat socks – perfect.
The best part about airport outfits is the travel plans. Where is everyone travelling to this summer? I would love to know and maybe get some ideas. Let me know in the comments on Twitter, Facebook and of course, Instagram. Thank you for reading.