Take Flight in Style
Traveling can be a headache for us all. Whether you go to the airport once a year for a getaway to St. Barts or are flying out weekly for work, you know the struggle of picking out an outfit that will keep you comfortable throughout the ride. No matter how long the duration of the flight lasts, the economy class seats situated at nearly 90 degree angles can get cramped and agitating very quickly. Here's a how-to guide on dressing chic while feeling at ease, hopefully without a baby crying in the seat behind yours.
Pants are a huge deal. Sitting down for hours at a time is uncomfortable and cramping alone, but wearing stiff denim or shorts will leave you itching to push open the emergency exit mid-flight. It must be remembered that the temperature will be changing quite drastically. Airplanes try to keep at room temperature (72 degrees), but there are commonly drafts of cold air coming in. Prepare for the worst, which means an overheated, sweaty man next to you blasting his A/C aimed at you as well.
The goal is to keep classy and professional, so dark, jegging-type denim is ideal. The waistbands are adjustable and stretch so nothing digs into your skin. Pair it with a cute pair of flats or pumps and a t-shirt
When it comes to dressing right, layers are the only way to go. Especially when you're going from below-zero, slushy winter NYC weather to a humid and hot tropical island. It's recommended to wear at least two layers and a coat if necessary. Start with a t-shirt and throw on a soft button down shirt with a sweater or cardigan on top.
Dressing well isn't just for comfort though. A professional appearance will open up more opportunities to be upgraded on the flight, offered more privileges, and speed you through the annoying process of security checks. It also gives you incentive to add more clothes to your suitcase since a cute airplane outfit could be worn again once you've landed!
It is most important to stay comfortable, cool, and chic. A classy lady must always be prepared for anything to happen, and must act professional to stay at ease and treated with respect. Stay fabulous, and have a great flight!