Thursday, June 16, 2011

Airport Style?


I usually look like I just crawled out of a garbage can when I'm strolling around in an airport before/after a long flight. I'm always looking tired, my face is an oily mess... in other words, epic fail.

I am determined to change that this time around. While I don't think I'd ever pull out all the stops Victoria Beckham style (I doubt she has to carry her suitcases all alone until her hands get sore haha), I have found some inspiring and achievable airport looks:


The verdict seems to be: a loose-fitting, comfortable top, a casual shoe (probably sandals in my case since it's summer, with a pair of socks for the plane since they always like to air condition the hell out of the cabin), tight yet soft trousers/jeans, a roomy tote or satchel, and a large pair of sunglasses!

I searched my closet and this is what I put together for myself:


The most comfortable pair of cotton leggings I own, a loose-fitting white tank, an off the shoulder black sweater in case I get cold, my H&M sunglasses and a tote large enough to fit my laptop (this one is by Alexander McQueen).

I figured I could easily change into some jeans after I land and freshen up in order to look more presentable.

I also don't usually wear makeup on planes but I end up breaking out EVERY time, so I'm not sure what to do...

What do you like to wear to the airport?

33 comments:

  1. I was on 18 flights in the last 6 months and I must say I have given up trying too hard. Comfortable trousers are a must since the space confinement means I have to fold myself in half each time. Warm socks, long cardies (aircon makes me sick all the time). Hope you have a nice trip.

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  2. I totally know what you mean about feeling like that in the airport, especially on the trip back home. :) Great post and I really like your inspired looks. I always wear flats, either boots in the winter or cute sandals in the summer and jeans and a comfortable top. Nice post

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

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  3. I always look to Gisele for airport style inspiration - that effortless, je ne sais quoi look is what I aspire to achieve haha!

    As for makeup on the plane - hopefully this will help! I have oily skin, kind of prone to getting spots here & there if something's imbalanced (food I ate, weather, etc.) I either wear makeup at the airport and remove it once I'm seated aboard (and of course, put it on as we're landing), or, just stick to tinted moisturizer and occasionally spritz my face with Mario Badescu's rosewater facial spray.

    Always loved your blog - you're a gorg girl with lovely style & a makeup collection worth coveting! x

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  4. you definitely put a nice look together <3
    I hate long flights and the way they make me look after ;)
    I usually take very long trips several times ( 17 hr of flight makes 8 hr ones so short) a year and I usually go with lululemon leggings, a long & loose fitted top and long cardigan bc I always get cold and I also carry books & magazines, tiny make-up stuff to fresh up, tiny perfume, and a flip-flop :) my big bag for travelling has wheels on them bc I know my shoulder can't handle carrying my stuff and I know I won't sit at connections since I get so excited at duty frees ;)

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  5. Ah, one of my pet peeves is seeing people in sweats at the airport. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I love to see a man in casual business attire on a plane, and women in effortless, but chic separates!

    Like the look you put together -- still looks comfortable!

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  6. Ditto my friend! I never look good getting off a plane and I used to break out too. I stopped wearing make-up on the flight which did help a lot. Or if I wore make-up I would start taking it off as soon as the airplane took off and put it on again just before the flight landed! Oh the hu-vanity! I found using a make-up remover wipe halfway through the flight helps too.

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  7. I stick pretty exclusively to Lululemon when I travel because all their stuff is ridiculously comfortable. I fly a lot and I'd rather be comfortable. It drives me nuts when I see girls dressed up like they're going to a club. Ya, have fun with that on our 8 hour flight genius.

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  8. Love Gisele's outfit, as well as the one that you've planned for yourself - your outfit looks stylish yet comfy - and your bag is GORGEOUS!

    The only thing you need to complete the look is the LV leopard print cashmere scarf (ok...I might have been reading too many Airport Style features on the People mag website LOL!)

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  9. @ Ella hahaha ohhhh trust me if I had $1000 laying around that scarf would have already been mine! might have to look for a replacement in h&m or forever21 :)

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  10. It is hard to find that balance of comfort and style. But I usually wear leggings, long shirt, and a tunic sweater of some sort. I like to throw over an oversized scarf with a pretty pattern of bright color for that extra pop. Your outfit looks very chic. Have an amazing time! xx-Jackie

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  11. I can't imagine what it must be like to have a flock of paps waiting at the exit after a 10 hour flight to LAX...

    I find that moisturizing religiously through out the trip (especially my face) helps a lot on fatigue and dry skin. And removing your makeup before sleeping.

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  12. I know what you mean about breaking out every time you get on a plane! I don't know if it's the stress of travelling or what but it seems that I hop on the plane break out free and clear skinned and then within 8 hours my face has rebelled and formed a new pimple for every hour on the plane! Getting to the destination is always worth it though! Have fun in Europe!

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  13. I bring my grease lightning from lush on planes to combat breakouts. I find it really works! I usually don't wear makeup to the airport, but I'll bring it in my suit case so I can apply it for when I get off the plane.

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  14. Safe travels! Your outfit is perfect + you want less jewelry too as that just sets off the metal detectors at security check point. As makeup, tinted moisturizer & tinted lipbalms are your best friends:)

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  15. jeggings, a loose top, socks & a cardi is always a staple for when im travelling.
    i duno how some celebs come out from the airplane with stilettos. wonder how do they do it?! jealouusss
    lol :)

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  16. i know what you mean about breaking out when you travel.. whether im in a car or plane or train... and if i hsve makeup on or not i break out! something about being in a confined space with stale air for so long... i always find a new friend right when i begin my holiday... :( lol have fun on your trip... and cotton leggings are the best way to look chic and be comfortable ;) cute!!!

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  18. I absolutely hate long-distance flights and here is my advice to surviving them: bring warm socks (to be taken off right before getting off the plane, of course) and an old-school pashmina to keep you warm. replace both by large sunglasses upon landing. as far as make up goes, I only wear mascara when I board the plane. it just gets flakey and cakey. so I do the rest right before landing and I always wear my hair in a very high bun and take it down before landing, too. that works surprisingly well and prevents me from looking like a sleep-deprived zombie :) have a great trip!

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  19. I've had to be photographed right after a 24 hour flight (with lay overs) for the past 5 years, I've pretty much given up and committed to the idea that my comfort matters above all else. Usually in track/yoga pants, a tank top and a sweater. So long as my face looks fresh/flawless and I look well rested that's all that matters to me. Unwashed hair can be hidden with a hat. Worse comes to worse, I always bring a change of clothes in my carry-on.

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  20. I HATE wearing jeans on the plane so I usually go for leggings and boots. I have been known to change into my pyjamas the second I have boarded though, making a quick change just as I land!

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  21. Love this post!

    I usually end up wearing a nice however still comfy outfit, just like you have posted while leaving my origin. Leaving my destination is however the opposite... my luggage is always over packed from shopping so I end up wearing layers back (in the prettiest way possible) hahaha

    oh and I think a blazer is a must! Real chic and goes with anything and everything :) And definitely yes to scarves!

    Ps: Have an awesome holiday!!!

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  22. That's a great airport outfit. It should just become socially acceptable to wear pajamas to the airport, since I mostly sleep on the plane & it's almost impossible to get comfortable. Might as well have on the most comfortable outfit. lol

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  23. I wear stretchy things...but to make it clear that does not mean tracksuits :) haha Stretchy jeans, leggings, long tank, slouchy knits and flip flop type shoes that are easy to remove for security. I always look like crap after a plane journey though. I think travelling first class aids with the polished look :)

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  24. You have just been tagged! Would love to see you do this tag. ♥

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  25. see a pic with my choice for airport style

    http://makeupjunkie25.blogspot.com/2011/06/airport-style-choice.html

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  26. I used to do these epic Malaysia to Canada flights twice a year when I was studying in uni and I was always so gross and never wore makeup. I always felt and looked so disgusting that I felt that everyone around me also thought so - although honestly they probably couldn't care less. Finally figured out my last year at college that oil blotting sheets and a tea tree concealer were my best friend. I still don't do full on makeup because I would break out. I use a small handbag because I dont want to break my back!

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  27. I actually just flew back from vacation yesterday and I was thinking about my airport style - then I read your post!! I always wanted to look pulled together, effortless and chic. I have found that comfort is key and always have sunglasses handy - they will pull together any look. I tried wearing wedges once and really regretted it once I reached my gate which was clearly on the other side of the airport!!! love the post

    check out my blog when you can - www.rosefromrosedale.com

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  28. what a great blog! you are so inspirational! if you get the chance to check out mine i would really LOVE to hear your opinions! :)

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    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  29. Light makeup, aka tinted moisturizer, concealer, mascara and if i'm feeling daring a little eyeliner flick. I love the effortlessly cute and put together look at the airport. So leggings, a tunic tank, a scarf, and a cardigan since airplanes can get so cold!

    -Amber
    http://simplyyoursamb.blogspot.com/

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  30. I must be comfortable on a flight. Last time I flew I was soo nervous since I hadn't flown in 6 years. I flew early so yoga pants and a t-shirt was my airport outfit.

    xo katie elizabeth
    ohheyylife.blogspot.com

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  31. My makeup wont stay on after a flight. AT ALL. And my skin dries up. Yep. Horrendous!

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  32. big purse/bag is a must! love the outfits! BTW, nice blog. Keep it up!
    Definitely going to follow you :)

    xoxo,
    misskatv ✿

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  33. i adooore lauren and her airport looks always inspired me :)

    xx

    m

    http://thisishowwerule.blogspot.com/

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