What To Wear To The Airport

For such an anti-social event, you’d be amazed how often team SL is grilled on what to wear when flying. Striking the elusive balance between looking cool but still being comfortable is surprisingly difficult, and with the enjoyment of a trip so dependent on wearing the right clothes, it’s no surprise everyone is after airport style tips.

Look One

1. H&M Cotton Shirt

Where better to start than with this wardrobe staple – a white shirt is practical, versatile and nails laidback chic. Just stick to an oversized boyfriend fit for an off-duty model look. 

2. Lily & Lionel Safari Scarf 

A printed scarf will add interest to a neutral look and offers an extra layer against A/C vents. Choose leopard print for a pattern that will go with almost everything. 

3. Gucci Brixton Horsebit Loafers

Flats are a must, and leather loafers prove you can still look smart and comfy at the same time. The addition of it’s collapsible heel will make for easy slipping on and off, while bright red is a surprisingly versatile shade. 

4. Le Specs Air Heart Cat-eye Acetate And Gold-tone Sunglasses

These oversized sunglasses will hide tired eyes and elevate a simple outfit. Plus, the cat-eye style flatters all face shapes. 

5. Net Nantucket Small Woven Bag 

Small enough to make sure your essentials are easy to reach; this basket bag makes the perfect carry-on accompaniment. 

6. Topshop Boyfriend Jeans

Opt for boyfriend jeans instead of tight-fitting styles for a relaxed ‘just threw these on’ look.

Look Two

1. Allsaints Balfern Jacket

You can’t go wrong with a leather jacket – it will offer you an extra layer for early flights to catch and will also look great thrown over a dress once you land. 

2. M&S Cashmere Zip Hoodie

If ever there’s a time to treat yourself to cashmere, this is it. Its ultra-soft feel will be a welcome comfort on the plane, plus the material is thin enough to layer under a jacket. 

3. Net Striped Joggers

Choose carefully and a pair of joggers can actually look chic – we love the tapered fit of these burgundy trackies, elevated with a slick side stripe.

 4. Veja V-10 Trainers

To keep your look polished, opt for a structured, clean white pair of trainers – if they’re looking tired and worn, leave them at home. 

5. Zara Canvas Tote Bag

An oversized tote bag will fit any last-minute duty-free purchases and double-up as a beach bag too. 

6. Zara Slogan Tee

A simple cotton tee is a travel essential – if you want to add interest, opt for a sassy slogan. 

Look Three

1. Allsaints Tie Dye Sweatshirt

Pink tie dye proves a practical sweatshirt needn’t be dull; plus, you can throw it over a bikini at the beach for an extra layer. 
 2. Arket Straw Bag 

Nothing says 'holiday' like a basket bag - throw in your travel essentials now, and use as a beach bag later.


3. H&M Denim Jacket

A denim jacket offers a lighter summer layer than a leather jacket – go for an oversized shape for a relaxed look that’s easy to layer with a sweater.


4. Superga Trainers

A simple pair of plimsolls will go with everything – wear them with everything from jeans to a tea dress. 


5. Net Kiki Jersey Wide Leg Trousers

Luxury loungewear is a solid investment if you’re a regular traveller – the slightly cropped length and off-white colour makes these tracksuit bottoms casual but not slovenly. 

6. Stories Round Frame Sunglasses

A classic round frame suits most face shapes, while the pink acetate frame adds a subtle injection of colour. 

Look Four

1. H&M Jersey Culottes

Stretchy, loose-fitting and flattering, these jersey culottes tick every box. 

2. Miss Selfridge Khaki Jacket

A light shacket will keep you covered without feeling overheated – throw it on with blue jeans or black jersey trousers. 


3. Net Apteros Cut-Out Slides

If you only take one pair of shoes away with you, make it a pair of leather slides. Comfortable enough to wear for long haul travelling and stylish enough to team with every holiday outfit. 


4.Raey Grey Vest

A slub vest offers comfort and style thanks to its loose, throw-on fit. Wear over a lace bralette to subtly show off pretty underwear. 


5. Stories Lace Triangle Bra

If you’re not big-busted, opt for a bralette, instead of an underwired bra. It’s much more comfortable for a long day of travelling. Look to pretty lace styles to contrast with a basic jersey top. 


6. Zara Tote Bag

Keep your boarding pass in an easy to reach outer pocket for zero faff, and throw everything else in the main compartment of this roomy slouch tote.  

And, Never Travel Without…

... a spare fresh t-shirt (you’ll be thankful on your flight home), noise cancelling headphones, scrunchies (to avoid hair kinks) and something cashmere to keep you warm.

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