OOTD: Come Fly With Me

Monday 4 September 2017

Today’s outfit post is a little unusual, but I wanted to share what I chose to wear to fly.

I’m always fascinated with airport style, because its such a balancing act between comfort and some kinda chic.

Of course you have your Victoria Beckhams and Jennifer Anistons, who always look flawless but go to the hassle of changing outfits on the plane before they emerge looking radiant to flashbulbs in the arrivals hall.

Not quite having that lifestyle, I have to be a bit more practical about what I wear to fly in.

I like to find something that’s super comfortable – no restrictive fabrics, no uncomfortable seams and rivets.

It also has to be practical – so no awkward footwear that has to be laboriously unbuckled and zipped in the security queue. But I’m also not a fan of joggers and sportswear – it’s a personal choice, but  I still want to feel pulled together when I'm travelling.

Black jersey jumpsuit | Very
Grey patterned silk and linen drape cardigan | Mint Velvet
Black studded gladiator sandals | Steve Madden
‘Getaway’ stripe tote bag | Stella and Dot

For the past few times I’ve flown, I’ve chosen to wear this simple black jersey jumpsuit from Very. It’s probably the closest you can get to pyjamas while still looking a little smart!

The fabric is soft and comfortable and the perfect mid-weight, so it’s not too thin and chilly for the UK and not too heavy when you arrive somewhere sunnier.

Not wanting to take a heavy coat, I just paired it with this grey drape cardigan from Mint Velvet. It’s a linen and silk blend, which are also great materials for warmer climates.

It’s got a waterfall front, so no restrictive fastening, but it adds structure and a bit of pattern. If for some reason, I needed a little more warmth travelling back, I always travel with a cashmere wrap that can quickly be layered on if it’s a bit chillier.

On my feet, I wore the Steve Madden flats that I wanted to take with me, so I was only carrying one pair of sandals and my flip-flops in my carry-on to save space. These slip on and off easily and are comfortable to wear while travelling.

I was using my Stella and Dot Getaway bag as my carry-on with all of my clothes in – you can see what I packed for my trip here.

In the end, although flying is very rarely a comfortable experience unless you’re part of the jet-set super rich, its more bearable if you can find a easy to wear outfit!

Bon voyage to everyone going on their summer holidays.

1 comment

  1. I've never flown before so I'd probably opt for trackies!

    Sophie xx // One Unique