Ladies, I've been traveling by air quite a lot lately and I think it's time I share my old traveller's wisdom (hehe) with you.
My #1 rule here is whether you’re** flying** for two hours or ten, a fabulous woman should look the part both when she gets on, and off, the plane.
Not only it will make flight attendants and other passengers be** more polite and considerate towards you, it will also make you feel absolutely fabulous every single second of your flight. And it is so much worth the effort, isn't it? **
**So here come my top 9 tips on how to dress to impress on a plane!
Wherever you are, appearances matter, even more so when you’re on a plane. Dress well, and you’ll be the first person considered for an upgrade if one becomes available, and air stewardesses will respond more positively to you. Make sure you look the part!!
However comfortable it is, tracksuits never look good. Even designer tracksuits shouldn’t be worn while traveling. Pick your boarding outfit carefully. Well fitting, tailored trousers will look smart as well as being comfortable, or a smart pair of dark colored skinny jeans.
If you are on a very long flight, you can always change into sweatpants when you’re on your way!
Cashmere is soft, comfortable and stylish. Wearing a light pink, cream or white cashmere jumper will look classy and ensure you’ll be comfortable for the entire flight. You could also wear a large cashmere scarf, but again stick to pale, neutral colors.
Ballet shoes are available in so many colors and styles now that whatever you’ve chosen to wear there will be a perfect style available. They will be more comfortable and stylish than trainers, and will hurt your feet a lot less than heels!! You can also slip them off if you want to relax your feet, and they don’t take up much room if you want to swap footwear just before you get off.
Whether you sleep all the way through or you don’t sleep at all, nobody looks their best while on flights. Good quality sunglasses will protect your eyes from the harsh lights, making it easier to sleep, and preventing puffed up eyes. My sunglasses are always the first thing I pack, they make me look effortlessly stylish during the flight and are lifesavers when I’m being too lazy to put my make up back on!
Get a cute make up bag and make sure you pack it with essentials. When you get on board, you’ll need to take off your make up, and moisturize a couple of times during your flight. Toothpaste and a toothbrush will keep you feeling fresh, and make sure you’ve got some deodorant. And of course check that you’ve got make up to put back on before you get off!! It’s worth checking the current guidelines on what you can take onboard, and check all your make up passes.
Just something simple and chic that will hold your money, your credit cards and your tickets. Make sure it’s in a neutral color and will go will all of your outfits.
The Louis Vuitton speedy was made for this purpose. A bag that’s big enough to hold your clutch, your make up bag, your iPod, your phone, magazines and books is a must to keep everything together and organized. Again, stick to stylish, neutral tones.
Make sure you have warm, comfortable socks on, however long your flight lasts. You could also invest in a pair of special flight socks, which maintain circulation in your legs.
By now, you should be ready to fly. Get a good night’s sleep and check your flight time and when you have to be at the airport the night before, and have fun!
If you can think of something I’ve missed, or have any plane fashion stories, I’d love to hear from you!
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