Whether you are jetting off on an exotic vacation, taking a mid-winter mini break, or even planning an exciting trip for some time in the future, it can be tricky deciding what to wear in-flight. Happily, today’s Style Spy story is here to help. We have turned to four experts in the field of flying—Charlize Theron, Freida Pinto, Miranda Kerr, and Jennifer Aniston no less—for some ideas and inspiration on what you should wear for your next flight. On that note, click through to discover all the need-to-know details and make sure you take notes as there is plenty of noteworthy information to be found inside! Read on!
When all else fails, wear black—this is one common rule of thumb you can follow when putting together your in-flight look. After all, as evidenced by Charlize Theron, an all-black look is anything but basic. In fact, by choosing an array of smart yet sensible black pieces, Charlize has created a look that feels super sophisticated, but is decidedly uncomplicated. The key? Pick pieces with fitted silhouettes and unfussy details—forget zippers, buttons, and buckles. Finish by adding a pair of dark glasses that will mask any signs of jetlag and sleep deprivation. To try this look for yourself, check out pieces like Spiewak’s Jasper Pea Coat ($180), J Brand’s 901 Low-Rise Jeans ($150), and J Crew’s Bellamy Ankle Boots ($150).
Comfort is of the utmost important when flying, which is why we love Freida Pinto’s take on in-flight fashion. Her outfit—a draped tee, black leggings, a lightweight scarf, and ballet flats—is guaranteed to keep her comfortable thanks to its unfussy details and soft silhouettes, plus it is decidedly chic. Of particular note is the practicality of her outfit. Her scarf will double as a second blanket on a cold flight, while her ballet flats are easy to slip on and off both during the flight and during pre-flight security. To make this look your own, look for pieces like Daydreamer LA’s Asymmetrical Tee ($29), So Low’s Jersey Leggings ($46), Brazen’s Fringed Wrap ($28), and Repetto’s BB Flats ($265).
When you are traveling with a child, it is especially important that you put together an uncomplicated outfit. That said, we suggest you take notes from Miranda Kerr—who regularly travels with baby Flynn—and put together pieces that, while stylish, are simple and fuss-free. Miranda’s blouse is a perfect example. It effortlessly mixes a pretty print with an understated silhouette, resulting in an easy-to-wear look. Her jeans are similarly straightforward. Finally, Miranda’s hat instantly elevates her outfit from simple to stand-out, plus it helps to tame fly-away hairs! To try this look for yourself, check out pieces like Elie Tahari’s Tricia Blouse ($248), Current/Elliott’s The High Waist Jeans ($198), and Rag & Bone’s Dunaway Hat ($75).
When flying, it is important to keep in mind the weather at your final destination—after all, no one wants to land in a tropical climate wearing their winter wardrobe. That said, we suggest you take notes from Jennifer Aniston. Her simple white tank and boyfriend jeans check all the right boxes: comfortable, casual, and chic. Likewise, her flip-flops are fuss-free, her scarf will keep her warm when necessary, and her cross-body bag will hold everything she needs. The final touch? A pair of dark glasses and pulled-back hair! To make this expertly crafted look your own, look for pieces like Aqua’s Seamless Layering Tank ($28), Current/Elliott’s The Boyfriend Jeans ($206), and See by Chloe’s Cherry Large Cross-Body Bag ($540).
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