While being comfortable is key when traveling, too many Americans use their plane ride as an excuse to wear clothing that I wouldn’t donate to the Salvation Army. Many travelers also forego personal hygiene and show up at the airport unwashed and unkempt.
Every time I step inside an airport, I come face to face with the decline of Western Civilization. Crocs, Uggs, Juicy, Vera Bradley, Ed Hardy, slipper socks and college sweatshirts abound, turning the airport into The Land That Fashion Forgot. The kind of place where the well-dressed and well-coiffed cower in fear. It’s deeply disturbing.
But you can fight back against the slobification of America, together we can plant the flag of fashion in the well-tread carpet of airports everywhere and say, “I am a highly evolved woman who is capable of being both comfortable and chic. Worship at my feet.”
Today, I will be posting two outfits, one for the Stylish Traveler and later on, a Comfortable Chic outfit for you odd ducklings who think jeans are too constraining to be worn on the plane. (Seriously, these people exist. They send hate mail.)
Losing the sash belt and replacing it with a stretch belt like this adds structure to the look. Without it, the sweater above fits like a bathrobe.
This bag adds a pop of color, but is also large enough to hold all the travel essentials: iPod, book, bottle of water, wallet, bag of liquids, etc.
This look is stylish enough to take you from the plane to a casual dinner with family and friends or just back to the hotel for a much needed cocktail. And based on what I have seen flying the friendly skies, you will be the best dressed lady on the plane.