How To Nail Your Airport Outfit

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The airport outfit is often one of the most difficult outfits to nail. The perfect airport outfit combines comfort with class. After all, if you want to get that upgrade, you might want to try to look the part.

There are so many options for airport outfits, but the perfect one will keep you warm and be pleasant to sit in for hours to come. It needs to be a flexible outfit in case you are travelling between two climates, needs to resist blasting aircon and will not hinder your sleep.

It is very tempting to grab your regular jogging pants out from under the bed and an oversized sweater. However, that’s not your only option. If you want to take your airport outfit to the next level, here are some tips that will make you nail your airport outfits.

Do note, that if you are backpacking, these outfits will also work for overnight buses, boat trips or even an overnight camping trip next to the road.

How to Nail Your Airport Outfits Every Time

Airport Outfit Rule 1: Comfort above all

Every now and again you see a woman pass by in the airport lounge wearing a pencil skirt, tight top and heels that go on forever. A good airport outfit? To me, that looks like the most uncomfortable airport outfit I can think of!

For any long haul flights, I want to feel comfortable enough to move around and have a sleep. Don’t forget that the cabin of a plane is pressurised and will, therefore, have an effect on your blood circulation.

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Jessica Alba is the queen of airport outfits (source: ASOS)
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A big jacket can double as a blanket (Source: ELLE)

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Airport Outfit Rule 
2. Go for comfy shoes and take (compression) socks

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Travelling often involves a lot of walking to, around and from the airport and to your terminal and even to your hotel. In the wintertime, it’s a good idea to opt for nice boots with a low heel or sneakers. In the summertime, I usually swear by espadrilles or just the sandals I’m wearing.

Never forget to pack socks though! The first thing I do when I come onto an aeroplane is to knock off my shoes. With the air conditioning blasting as it always does, I usually end up putting socks on (and sometimes even two pairs!).

For flights that are longer than a few hours, you could even consider purchasing a pair of less than sexy compression socks which will help (again) the blood circulation in your legs.

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Jessica Stein on Tuula 

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Lily Aldridge on Who What Wear 

Whether it a nice white platform sneaker, a pair of boots or some leopard loafers, I would always stick with a flat shoe. There is honestly no need for heels on an airplane! Shop the great on-trend shoes that are perfect for a flight below.

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