What do you wear on a long flight? Door to door, the journey from Miami to Melbourne is about 25 hours. It goes across the hemisphere into the opposite season to Los Angeles. Then, across the US to Miami. When I travel, I want comfort, but also want style, and I prefer to look like a traveller rather than a tourist.
I like tunics and flowy tops. They’re comfortable for travel. I tend to wear black because it looks dressier and it hides my clumsy spills better. I pair that with dark denim jeans. I see travellers in sweatpants, yoga pants, chinos, and cargo pants. Some women like to travel in skirts. Jeans are versatile and what I feel the most comfortable in.
Because I’ll have to remove my shoes at least once to get through security, I opt for a simple shoe over boots or anything that requires lacing up. Ballet slippers and loafers are nice, but I prefer a comfy trekker because more than once I’ve found myself running across an airport.
It may be cold at the airport. On the flight, it often starts off warm and then it’s like a blizzard in there. Some women love cardigans, but that doesn’t provide enough warmth for me. I prefer a jacket and a thick scarf is a must. That can double as a pillow or blanket.
I keep my accessories simple, just my favourite hoop earrings, my ring, and sunglasses. I skip makeup and perfume; how awful is it to sit near someone with a heavy perfume or cologne?
What do you like to wear when you travel?