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Airplane mode: Style edition

  • Published at 05:56 pm September 9th, 2019
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Avenue T brings you a few tips to consider while deciding on a travel outfit

Air travel used to be a big deal in the past. Ladies wore dresses and hats and men wore fitted tuxedos and ties. Now, however, an ever-increasing number of explorers touching base at air terminals prefer to dress in anything that can be comfortable for the inevitable long nap. Dressing for an international flight requires some consideration for comfort, since you'll be tucked into a tight plane seat for a long time. However, you'll quickly feel reluctant on the off chance that you touch base in a worldwide air terminal resembling crumpled chaos. Dressing up a bit encourages you to mix in, and it doesn't need to hurt.

Comfy pants

When it comes to travel outfits, the main thing to consider is pants. When you have to sit in one place for a long time, you have to ensure you are wearing delicate, comfortable pants that are light or have some great stretch to them. There's nothing more uncomfortable than tight pants. The best option here is to wear some boyfriend jeans that allow mobility, or even a pair of linen pants can do the trick. Another option could be silk wide-legged pants that can be comfortable and look stylish too.

Leggings CAN be worn as pants

Leggings ought to be considered as an extremely convenient option, particularly on long flights. They're delicate, adaptable and you can even purchase those that wick away moisture and let your legs relax. Simply make sure they aren't feeble, and wear them with a long top, tunic or a short dress that totally covers your base and halfway down your thighs. It's just polite in such a packed space to conceal a bit, and a longer top is a flattering look as well.

Choose a loose top

A delicate, light top is the ultimate element to leave you stress-free during the journey. Choose materials like cotton, satin, or linen. The main thing to avoid is a material that wrinkles easily, because wrinkle it will. Tops with full length or 3/4 sleeves are the best for flights, as planes can be freezing.

Carry a scarf, wrap, jacket or a cardigan

Numerous kinds of situations, that are out of your control, can cause your body to heat up, such as being deferred for departure and sitting on the runway for 60 minutes. On the other hand, it tends to be difficult to avoid that chill you frequently feel on a plane once you’re all settled in, and the carrier covers are as flimsy as tissue.  Carry a big scarf or a light cashmere wrap to be prepared. You can layer it over your top, or use it as a cover. When you don’t need it, fold it up and use it to cover your eyes when you rest, or hurl it into your portable luggage. A long cardigan is great as well, or even a flimsy, light coat functions just as efficiently. A boyfriend jacket is perfect since it is delicate, oversized and can be rolled up at the sleeves, for that chic look.

Say no to heels

The amount of strolling you need to do in airplane terminals nowadays is insane. Would you, in those gorgeous heels, be able to stroll from the ticket check-in to baggage drop off, to customs, security, lastly to the plane? It generally feels like a long-distance race, and believe it or not, there's no way you can do it in heels any longer. It's simply not feasible, and may end up being a hazard for your feet. There are incredible alternatives, however, that will by no means take away from your style. Choose a pair of chic sandals, loafers, or even slip-ons. Closed-toe shoes are a good choice to wear on a plane. Make sure you choose something that you can easily slip into and out of, whether it be for airport security or just to put your feet up for maximum comfort on the plane.

Go for dark colours

Dark hues are ideal for travelling because it’s easier to hide the dirt you’ve gathered on the way, and the exhaustion that has now crept up to every inch of your being. Planes are tight, swarmed spaces, and you do need to be cautious. Dark colours are also useful if you are travelling with small children – and that needs no further explanation.