Ahh the airport. Not only does it offer a runway for planes, it’s also long been the personal runway of the rich and famous. There’s something about airports (regular jet-setter or not), that makes you want to dress up and show off your take on ‘off-duty’ chic.
It’s quite difficult to straddle that line between luxe casual and stylish, whilst still retaining comfort. Naturally, (and this particularly applies when you’re flying home from tropical climes), you just want to slip into your flipflops. And for a night-time flight, a worn old hoodie and PJ’s never looked so inviting.
But it was ingrained in me from a young age to dress smartly to the airport. To this day I’m not even sure of the reason- all I know is my wonderful Mummy has never been so strict about my attire!
I can never be bothered to change on a flight like a certain Mrs Beckham- at most, I’ll bring an extra jumper. That means, I’ll never go dressed to the airport like she does- the heels are very much stowed in the suitcase!
Jane Birkin, Audrey Hepburn and Victoria Beckham do ‘Airport chic’
For me, comfort is Number 1. I’m not going to be wearing jeans (too restrictive). Equally, leggings are a no. So more than likely, I’ll travel in tights- (also good for the fact that my feet get extra cold). You’ll always catch me wearing a scarf too as I need that snuggly feeling!
Below is my ideal travel outfit, including accessories (don’t forget that all important Little Black Book!) Perhaps it’s a bit sombre but I’m very particular when it comes to airport dressing- playing it safe and stylish is my mantra :)
D-frame acetate sunglasses, Gucci / Asymmetric sweater, Maison Martin Margiela / Cable-knit snood, Dolce & Gabbana / Wafer notebook, Smythson / Back flap shorts, 3.1 Phillip Lim / Striped canvas tote, Pauric Sweeney / Bracelet, Hermes / BB patent leather ballet flats, Repetto / Passport cover, Valextra