I have travel on my mind as I just returned from a trip to Paris, France with my DIL Kelly. Paris is the perfect city for so many things but it’s especially perfect for a girl's trip with oodles of shopping, museums, outdoor cafes, and Versailles. Today, I'm sharing 5 comfortable and stylish airport travel outfits.
I lived overseas for ten years so I’m somewhat of an expert when it comes to packing whether it’s for a long-haul flight or a short junket. One thing I know is that you have to dress well when it’s time to head to the airport. Why you ask? Isn’t the whole idea of travel these days to be comfortable? Yes, you definitely need to be comfortable especially if you’re crammed like sardines in Coach. And if you’re seated in a window seat you have to traverse over a few seats to get in and out.
Air travel is tedious and uncomfortable but dressing nicely makes you stand out in a positive way. It shows a sign of respect and airline employees respond well to passengers who are dressed well. Years ago when I landed in the States from a long haul flight my kiddos and I were headed through security and customs when I was separated from my oldest who had dread locks at the time. Security flagged him and was going to detain him when I showed up in a smart outfit. Once I explained to security that this was my son, they asked a few questions and sent us on our merry way. Looking trustworthy and stylish will help you negotiate if you find yourself in a pickle.
Today, I'm featuring 5 comfortable and stylish airport travel outfits
Each outfit is shoppable via text- and image-widgets
I've also put together a list of easy dos and don'ts to help you construct your own airport outfits
Finally, make sure to check out the end of the post. I've got a new Land's End gift guide
What should you wear to the airport?
What shouldn't you wear to the airport?
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
I liked all of the choices although the blazer was way over my price range
Love the easy looks of outfits #2 and #3. I already own pieces like these in my wardrobe. Your posts are always so spot on , Beth! Thank you!
Great variety of outfits and price points…how about linking the carry on bags and the suitcase you use.
Great advice to look stylish while traveling! My husband and I travel quite a bit now that we’re retired and in the last few years what I see at the airport is appalling. I avoid a dress for travel because the planes are frigid but I do love those Brooklyn pants from Athleta!
The Brooklyn pant is one of the comfiest pants! Glad to hear you love it as much as I do.
I’d love to see how you pack for a trip. I could never manage to get that many outfits and shoes in one small suitcase. Love the dickey jacket. Wish there was a more affordable clone of the idea! All your choices are beautiful.
This isn’t the only suitcase that made the trip! Ha! But we do have posts where I share “What I packed”
Your point about being dressed nicely and comfortably is well taken. When I am dressed appropriately, I find it gives me more confidence to interact with others. All of your outfits are lovely!
That’s a great point, Joan. Thanks for sharing!
When interning during law school, my daughter went directly to the airport from work. She was waiting for a flight when a ticket agent came over and asked if she would like to sit in first class. Of course she said yes and had a great flight. It’s never happened again, but her friends and family all dress smartly for any type of travel now.
Thanks for sharing!
All your articles are wonderful’ I like to dress well anywhere I go and I like to dress comfortable but stylish you do a very good job thank you
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Beth, this post is a perfect example of why I follow your blog. Not specifically for travel, but for helping me bust out of my fashion box. Last year I bought my first hoodie from Talbots–a gray one with a black and white leopard silkish tie. It’s fairly lightweight, yet I never wore it with a vest or jacket because, in my fashion box, the hood would lump underneath, right? And I *never* thought out of my box about popping the hood out over the collar of a jacket or vest and arranging it to frame my face as you have here. Great look! So yesterday I wore my hoodie and a black quilted shacket (similar to what you are wearing in the hoodie pic) and shopped and ran errands so enjoying the elevated style. Also look forward to wearing it w my black/gray houndstooth knit blazer. Thanks for busting my box!
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