What To Wear: Effortless Airport Style
Whether you’re jetting off on a tropical summer adventure or a quick weekend city break, you’ll want to nail your travel wardrobe with all the expertise of an off-duty model. From luxurious, tactile layering pieces to hydrating beauty essentials, discover the Browns guide to looking good on the plane - and as you’re stepping off it.
Easy Does It
Comfort is paramount when you’re travelling which is why relaxed silhouettes are an easy sartorial win. Switch up your hoodie and tracksuit bottoms for an elevated alternative like Asceno’s silk pyjamas, Deiji Studios’ easy knitted cardigan and pants or the understated cool of HommeGirls’ logoed tailored trousers. An oversized masculine blazer like The Frankie Shop’s olive green take is a fast-track to off-duty model chic: throw it over your relaxed loungewear or luxury layers as you step off the plane then dress it up for dinners throughout your holiday.
The embodiment of this season’s trend for quiet luxury, not to mention a fail-safe way to navigate mid-air fluctuating temperatures, these are sophisticated pieces that guarantee travel in style. Reach for muted, neutral shades that you can mix and match, and luxurious, tactile fabrics that you can cosy up in when needed – cashmere is always your in-flight friend. Ferragamo’s timeless, love-forever monogrammed shawl can be deployed as a blanket while knitted separates from the likes of Lisa Yang and extreme cashmere come with the kind of soft touch you’ll never want to take off. And By Malene Birger’s blazer, with its irresistibly fluffy texture, is the perfect finishing touch.
Carry On Travelling
The perfect travel bag doesn’t just look good. It needs to be big enough to hold everything you need, from books to cosmetic cases, without weighing you down – or falling foul of airline restrictions. The best are multi-functional, too, ready to double up as a beach bag when you land. Look for oversized totes and basket bags that neatly blend fashion with function: see KHAITE’s raffia take or LOEWE’s new summer favourite. Chloe’s slouchy Penelope bag has a polished bohemian vibe that makes it an endlessly versatile choice. And don’t leave your cabin case as an afterthought – reach for Floyd’s streamlined suitcase in chic shades with its skate-inspired wheels.
We can all agree that this isn’t the moment for heels. Instead look for comfortable flats that can be easily whipped off and on as you head through security. St. Agni’s sandals are a contemporary classic that you’ll be able to wear day and night once you’ve reached your holiday - just pack a pair of cashmere socks to slip into while you fly – while VEJA’s chunky white trainers are the perfect pairing for your elevated loungewear. And, to bring an of-the-moment element to your look, reach for a pair of quietly chic ballet pumps - we’ve yet to find an occasion when wearing Miu Miu’s cult pair isn’t a great idea.
Beauty Bag Essentials
Expert jetsetters know that a cleverly stocked beauty bag is the key to looking and feeling good as you step off the plane, especially when you’re travelling long haul. Hydration is everything so reach for a rich moisturiser or face oil mid-air to balance out that drying air-con and pack a face mask, too, for a much-need moisture boost on the go. A quick massage with a roller or Gua Sha tool will bring a much-needed moment of calm and help reduce puffiness at the same time. And don’t forget to pack a sleep mask – silk, naturally - to help you get some rest and beat the jet lag.
Words Emma Sells
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