I recently hopped on a plane to Italy for a summer vacation, and when I logged onto Delta to check out my frequent flyer miles, I was surprised to see that I’d racked up over 100,000 miles since last summer. My frequent stops at the airport have resulted from a few personal trips to Paris, London, and Rome with some quick stops home in Arizona, but also some business travel that took me overseas.
What has this meant for my travel wardrobe, though? It has resulted in plenty of practice to craft the perfect airport uniform. To be honest, narrowing in on a great travel outfit has been something I’ve wanted to master. In the past, I’ve often found myself regretting some of my fashion choices. Stiff jeans might look great, but after a few hours, they start to feel uncomfortable. The same thing goes for small bags that aren’t roomy enough to fit my in-flight essentials.
After a year spent in airports and on planes, I’ve finally come up with the perfect airplane outfit. It’s a combination of ideas I’ve borrowed from celebrities like the always stylish (and on-the-go) Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and fashion lessons I’ve learned after some trial and error. Ahead, I’m breaking down the airport uniform I swear by.
For the airport, I love to wear jeans but always make sure they’re comfortable and not too stiff. While I usually opt for rigid denim, here’s where I always make sure my jeans have some stretch in them.
Block heels are key for making sure they’re comfortable.
A Sleek Carry-On Suitcase
After years, I finally invested in some great matching luggage and am so happy that I did. One of the pieces I love most is my carry-on bag from Away. I always use it to pack valuables and an extra set of clothes and toiletries in case anything happens to my checked suitcase.
I always love having a big bag to take on the plane—in addition to my carry-on—so I have enough room for all of my essentials like my passport, healthy snacks, headphones, and all of my in-flight standbys.