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 

Left: J Brand 811 Mid Ride Jeans ($180), Topshop Round Collar Jumper ($80), Chanel Espadrilles ($675)  Right: Flying Monkey Cooper Dark Skinny Jeans ($63), Topshop Jumbo Trapeze Jumper ($63), Pyramid Stud Earrings ($64), Balenciaga Arena Bracelet ($305), Kate Spade Watch ($225)  Bag is Prada Saffiano Double Zip Tote and on sale for $810 on Designer Daydream.

Left: J Brand 811 Mid Ride Jeans ($180), Topshop Round Collar Jumper ($80), Chanel Espadrilles ($675)

Right: Flying Monkey Cooper Dark Skinny Jeans ($63), Topshop Jumbo Trapeze Jumper ($63), Pyramid Stud Earrings ($64), Balenciaga Arena Bracelet ($305), Kate Spade Watch ($225)

Bag is Prada Saffiano Double Zip Tote and on sale for $810 on Designer Daydream.

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. 

Top is Acne Studios Boyce Shirt Dress ($365), Pants are Topshop Joni Jeans ($75), Coat by Harris Wharf ($345), Brooch by Chanel ($675), Earrings by Dior ($575).  Shoes by Cèline, available for $169. Bag is Valentino, available for $2,395 on DesignerDaydream.com

Top is Acne Studios Boyce Shirt Dress ($365), Pants are Topshop Joni Jeans ($75), Coat by Harris Wharf ($345), Brooch by Chanel ($675), Earrings by Dior ($575).

Shoes by Cèline, available for $169. Bag is Valentino, available for $2,395 on DesignerDaydream.com

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!

Coat by Yoins ($25), Pants by Proenza Schouler ($1,150), Top by The Row ($690), Earrings and Ring by David Yurman, Luggage by Tumi ($595).  Bag by Chanel ($1,390) and Shoes by Chanel ($260), available on DesignerDaydream.com

Coat by Yoins ($25), Pants by Proenza Schouler ($1,150), Top by The Row ($690), Earrings and Ring by David Yurman, Luggage by Tumi ($595).

Bag by Chanel ($1,390) and Shoes by Chanel ($260), available on DesignerDaydream.com

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!