Traveling is a part of everyone’s life nowadays. Who doesn’t love traveling and that too in style? It is pretty much in vogue to get clicked in your airport outfit and share on all the social media with fancy hashtags. Celebrities are often seen with airport pictures and tagged as ‘CHIC OUTFIT’ or ‘SLAYING THE AIRPORT LOOK’. As we all know Deepika Padukone is known to be the best in carrying the airport look.
But, have you ever wondered what exactly is The Airport Look?
Airport look simply means the look in which you travel. Quite popular among celebrities. They pick a dress for award functions, a look for the beach, a look for marriage and similarly these days they are careful about what they wear when they travel too.What makes the airport look interesting is that you should be comfortable (or at least look so) and at the same time look chic.
In this post, I’ll be writing about the do’s and the don’ts while selecting your outfit for the airport also showing the celebrity look that I recreated as my airport look. What you wear can make your trip a lot more comfortable. You should dress for comfort, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t look stylish.
Bring a sweater:
- It can get chilly in airports, and it can also get cool on a plane. The temperature may shift and vary. So bring something warm.
- Even if you’re going to a warm climate, bringing along a zip-up sweatshirt or a simple cardigan sweater is a good idea. Some knits can look pretty stylish. Dark clothing is better because it will hide spills that could happen on the plane.
- If you’re traveling in winter, you might want to bring a puffy down jacket if you have one because it won’t wrinkle if you need to place it into the overhead bin.
- To make your life easier, start removing layered items, such as a sweatshirt before you get to the metal detector. A lightweight jacket could also work.
Wear comfortable bottoms:
- You’ll want to be comfortable at the airport (no stiletto heels!), but that doesn’t mean you can’t still look good. Victoria Beckham has said the airport is her runway.
- Lots of people end up at the airport in sweatpants or a tracksuit because they’re so comfortable. If that’s not for you, try a nice pair of leggings instead. Match them with long sweaters, hoodies, or long tops.
- You can dress up a dressed-down look by carrying a nice, statement handbag. Celebrities tend to wear sunglasses inside airports a lot and hats too. Go for comfort but with style.
- Wearing jeans can be a good choice for an airport. However, wear worn jeans that don’t have too tight of a waistband and are worn in.
- Celebrities walk through airports all the time, and they manage to look both comfortable and stylish.
- Try relaxed trousers with a blazer.
- Try jeans with flats and a simple black blouse.
Wear loose clothing:
- Loose sweaters are extremely comfortable, especially if you pair them with jeans or leggings. Loose-fitting dresses or pants are also a good choice for flying.
- A loose sweater will keep you warm and will feel comfortable, including if you end up sitting in the airport or on the plane for hours. If you want to wear a skirt, go with a long maxi skirt and don’t choose anything too tight and short.
- Wear an oversized pashmina scarf with the sweater (or just with a shirt) and it can almost double as a blanket on the plane. The other benefit of loose clothing is that it can help prevent blood clots. Although synthetic clothing can be flammable, it’s also less likely to wrinkle, which can make it a good choice for planes.
- A graphic T-shirt is another option if you’re in a warm climate. It’s casual but still trendy so you will look stylish without sacrificing comfort.
Layer it up:
- Often when you’re traveling, you will be shifting between different climates or temperatures. Maybe you’re going somewhere warmer or colder. Or maybe the temperature on the plane will shift. Come prepared.
- If you layer clothes on your body, you won’t have to pack as much. You can remove one layer (say a sweater) and enjoy the tank top underneath once you land somewhere warmer (or vice versa). You should dress for the colder climate if you’re flying between locales with different temperatures.
- Wearing a Pashmina, shawl, scarves, or wrap can be turned into makeshift pillows, allowing you to sleep more easily on the plane, if necessary.
- Get prepared for the plane to be cold at times even if the climate outside is not. You will also want to wear fabrics that breathe and allow air to pass, such as silk or cotton. You will feel cleaner and fresher for longer.
The best way to ease through airport security is to dress for success. Certain garments and accessories could get you flagged for extra screening, slowing down your progression through the airport.
Want to roll through the security line like a pro?
Avoid wearing the following attire.
- T-shirts with offensive sayings, though. It could cause you trouble in an airport.
- Shoes that are difficult to remove.
- Jewelry or piercings, or anything metal for that matter. If you set off the metal detector, you’re in for additional screening, or at least a little extra attention while other travelers stream past you. Everything from metal fasteners on clothes to body piercings to keys in your pocket could cause alarm in the security line. If you are wearing metal body piercings that cannot be removed, you may request a private screening in lieu of a patdown.
- Belts. If your pants fall down the moment your belt comes off, don’t wear them to the airport. You can probably imagine why. Flyers must remove belts before walking through metal detectors, so choose a belt-free outfit, or at least be prepared to remove your belt if you want to wear one. Belts aren’t permitted through airport security because their metal clasps set off the metal detector. However, even if you are wearing a belt without a metal clasp, an agent might request that you remove it anyway. It’s standard procedure.
- Coats and Jackets. It’s airport screening 101: Travelers must remove coats and jackets—this includes outerwear like hooded sweatshirts, vests, and such before going through the metal detector. It’s perfectly fine to sport a jacket in a chilly airport. Just remember to take your outerwear off and put it in a screening bin before proceeding through the checkpoint.
- Loose fitted clothes. Loose clothes aren’t prohibited. But travelers sporting baggy apparel, such as droopy pants, flowy skirts, bulky sweatshirts, or even loose garments worn for religious purposes, may be subject to extra screening. According to the TSA, you might be selected for a pat-down inspection if your clothes are “large enough to hide prohibited items.”
Deepika Padukone’s slaying airport look got me like 👇🏻