What to Wear on a Plane
Quote of the day: “If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.” Isaac. B. Singer
Our society is very mobile nowadays, and if you’re a traveler, then this time of year can be especially busy. I know for most of us, one of the hardest aspects of traveling is what to pack and what to wear.
So I thought I’d have each of us put together a couple of travelling outfits. Of course your own outfit depends on many factors like the time of year, where you are going and how long you’ll be there! But suffice it to say, I’ve also added the logic behind what we wore, if you want the reasoning behind our choices!!
There’s also a hint at the bottom of the post to make your return flight outfit easy to plan!
Mireille (blogette): This is what I wore on our last trip abroad (20 hour travel time) when we went to the republic of Georgia with our 3 kids!
I usually like to look cute but of course comfortable too: my most comfortable jeans, converse sneakers and a colorful but comfy shirt. Excuse the kiddos, this was taken on a field trip but is the exact outfit I wore on the plane. I know many people get cold and I did pack a light jacket but didn’t use it on the planes.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: My first thought when picking out clothing for a trip is the shoes.
I always figure that my shoes take up the most room in the suitcase and so I need to make sure they will work for the outings! Most trips, I will pack a pair of walking shoes, dressier shoes and a miscellaneous pair. For the airport, I’ll wear the pair that either takes up the most room or is the easiest to slip on and off. Of course, if you’re smart you could have a pair that fits the bill for walking and easy slip off like these or these.
So the floral pair that I put on for this outfit, is extremely easy to get in and out of. You may question the idea of wearing heels at the airport, but this heel is only 2 inches and I can walk faster than my husband in them! If I still don’t have you convinced, then these might be more to your liking!
My next decision is which jacket or cardigan to take, no matter where we are going.
I have been know to wear 2 toppers at once on the plane, because these items tend to be bulky! I always figure that I’d rather have them with me and not need them, than need them and not have them!
In case you need another jacket or two, there are fun and interesting bomber jackets showing up at all of the stores recently. For those of you who gravitate towards black, then this embroidered one could be calling your name! But if you like more colors in your jackets, then I also found this one!
The other considerations when I’m getting ready for a plane trip, is to make sure I have at least one scarf!
Usually I’ll wear my scarf on the plane as my necklace because I know it’ll go through security since there is no metal on it. However, I have found that the last couple of times, I’ve been told to take it off!! Oy!
If you are ever looking for ways to wear your scarves, then don’t forget to check out my You Tube channel for different methods to tie them. And I grabbed these earrings because they change up to be 4 different earrings!! I figured that was smart for travelling! And if you like Stella & Dot then you’ll be happy to know they are having their dot dollars event. Spend $50 and get $25 off!!
I also take a big enough purse that I can stuff more than usual in it!
I’m sure you have your favorite purse for traveling, but some of the summer styles are super cute! Like this one with the tassels always makes me smile! Although going on a plane could be the perfect time to pull out your backpack. This one is such a great deal for such a classic piece!! Of course there were only 5 remaining when I found it so here’s another alternative!
Jeans: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Jacket: Mauritius (similar here)~~Top: LOFT-thrifted (similar here)~~Shoes: Dana Buchman (similar here in B&W or here more colorful)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: Stella & Dot (here or here or here if you don’t want to spend that kind of money but like the tassels)~~Sunglasses: Nora Nyc (here-Use code NewShades for 10% off)~~Purse: DSW (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: Nancy loves her Chico’s Traveler’s pieces for when she travels since they don’t wrinkle!
These pants are a newer version that are ruched on the sides at the bottom. I think they are very flattering especially compared to some of the older styles! And, in case you’re interested, these pants are on sale for under $30 and they come in red too!!
Since pants comfort is high on everyone’s list when sitting on a plane for hours, Chico’s also has these comfortable pants which also erase your tummy! And the blue & olive colored ones are on sale!!
To continue on the Chico’s Traveler’s items, Nancy also has the top in this collection.
And no, this isn’t a sponsored post, but these items are quite nice for vacations since they travel so well! The tank is perfect for under any cardigan or jacket. And the best thing is it’s reversible, with two different necklines! Chico’s also has the scoop tee or many other varieties in this collection!
Nancy added in some print with her scarf!
I think scarves and jewelry are always the easiest way to change up your outfits when you are limited on how much you can take! The bigger scarves like this one or this, can be used as a beach cover up also! We showed that a couple of years ago in a post, here!
Nancy also is like me and brings along a scarf and topper!
Her topper is a waterfall cardigan that is lightweight but colorful! I know many women subscribe to the theory of taking all neutrals on their trips to make mix & matching easier.
But it can still be nice to have a more colorful cardigan to lighten up the looks! Like this print cardigan or even this one would add some pizzazz to your travels! But I understand if you want to keep everything as a solid colored for your trip, so I found this sweater or this one for those cases!
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: So my mom is all about comfort and ease when she’s going on a plane trip!
She has a pair of these Chico’s Traveler’s pants that she got at a consignment shop many years ago! For some reason, I don’t love this pair on her, only because they don’t seem to flatter her as much as other pants that she owns!
When looking on the Chico’s site, I saw this print pair that maybe would look more contemporary! Or maybe it’s the front section of the pants? I found these pants that have the wide legs that don’t have the pleats in the front!
And my mom is like me in that she’s always cold!!
Therefore she brought along her leather jacket also! I’m sure most of you would think that it’s too warm for a leather jacket right now. But really, this might be the perfect time to buy one! As someone who loves getting a great deal, the end of the season is the best time to get this item! Like this one or this one for under $50! You know you’ll be wishing you had them when fall rolls around!!
This sweater was decided upon because it’s lightweight, yet still relatively warm.
I know even during the summer months, there are many evenings when it gets downright chilly, so having a sweater available, can be smart! Besides there are open weave versions like this or sleeveless like this that could work for many occasions!
And just so you don’t think my mom is a layering fool, the white collar is just attached to the sweater by buttons! It’s not a real white shirt under the sweater!!
As for the shoes, let’s celebrate the fact that when you hit that golden age, you don’t have to take off your shoes to get through security!
This is one of those times that I like to say, there is an advantage to getting older!! Actually, if you talk to me enough, you’d realize that I think it’s wonderful to get older! I know too many people that haven’t had the opportunity to know what it’s like to continue to have birthdays!
But back to the shoes, my mom does end up wearing flats or even sneakers when she goes to the airport! But since they will be part of your outfit for the entire trip, I found some even funner ones! These are a great print! I know many of you don’t mind spending a little more on your shoes when they are truly functional. So the brand Born is probably not new to you. I’ve found that there are still stylish shoes in almost every brand like these!
Pants: Chicos-thrifted (similar here)~~Jacket: INC (similar here)~~Top: Valerie Stevens (similar here)~~Shoes: Aerosoles (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)
It’s nice to be comfortable for the plane rides, yet still look great! One of my best ideas is to wear the same outfit on the plane ride home. Sure, I might switch out the shirt if it got dirty or smelly, but everything else is the same! What are your must haves when your flying?
Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know!
Even if you wouldn’t consider purchasing your clothing online, it can be helpful to look through my links to see what is available! It certainly doesn’t hurt my feelings, if you click on them but don’t like them. Just so you know, one of the ways I make money from this blog is through these linked items.
Keeping in Touch
Are you registered for my email reminders to let you know when a post goes live? I’d certainly love it if you take the time to sign up and make sure all your friends sign up too!! There are other ways to follow my blog. Facebook readers can see my posts by liking my page. Or my Pinterest page has all of our outfits in a nutshell!
Since I seemed to obsess over the pants in this post for mom and Nancy in this post, I thought I’d see if I could find some great but comfortable pants for traveling without resorting to leggings. Because we all know what can happen when you wear leggings on a plane!!