We’re always in pursuit of further refining our ensembles for every destination, whether it’s the airport or the office. And while we’ve done enough traveling to have a general idea of what works and what doesn’t at the airport—those lace-up sandals were awesome until we held up an impatient line of people trying to take them off—we figured there’s still a thing or two we can learn from a true expert. Enter Kimberly Pruitt, a former TSA agent who spent more than five years working as a security officer at Los Angeles International Airport. We sat down with Pruitt to learn the surprising items that always seem to cause an issue when going through security. After you read Pruitt’s tips, we guarantee you’ll rethink your next airport look… After all, no one wants to be the one holding up the security line, right?
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A graphic tee will give your look an interesting element without sacrificing comfort.
Your most lived-in jeans will likely be the most comfortable pair for the plane.
These are pretty much perfect for anything.
Never fly without a scarf.
Does it get any cooler than this?
These high-waisted leggings are so flattering.
This will add a pop of color to your look, plus hold all your essentials.
Perfect for layering.
We're into these sleeves.
If you prefer to wear trousers on the plane, we suggest a roomy pair like these.
This bag will be so useful.
These will be easy to slide on and off through security. See what we did there?
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