Everyone has a different approach to airport attire. For example, the guy in the Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses is focused solely on the fact that he’s on his way to relaxing in paradise. And of course, that family in matching sweat suits just wants to make sure they’re as comfy as possible on their way to visit the grandparents.
You might also be one of the people that like to travel in complete style. Maybe it’s because you have an important work meeting right when you land, or you’re heading straight to dinner with friends after they pick you up from the airport. No matter the reason for wanting to look chic at the airport, you can achieve effortlessly stylish looks that are still comfortable enough for the flight and practical enough for navigating the airport by opting for the outfits below.
It doesn’t appear that the straight leg jeans trend seems to be going anywhere, which we’re definitely not mad about. Straight-leg jeans are flattering and stylish, and also comfortable enough to wear on a flight.
Opt for a pair of black or classic blue denim straight leg ankle jeans with a bit of stretch and pair these with a soft cotton or silk blouse, like a flowy long-sleeve V-neck button-front top with a drapey look. You’ll love the look of this flattering silhouette and with this look, you don’t have to choose between style and comfort.
When it comes to airport outfits, leggings are always a sure bet. You can incorporate some leggings into a style-forward outfit that’s cute enough for any plans you have when you land by opting for some high-rise, fleece-lined leggings with pockets. Go for a stylish print like ivory check or a classic black pair.
Rock these leggings with a classic crewneck or v-neck cashmere sweater in a complementary hue. The cashmere will instantly elevate this look while providing cloudlike comfort. Add a statement necklace to complete this outfit.
Next up is a look that begins with some chambray or tan linen wide-leg cropped pants with an elastic waist. These pants are as comfy as your go-to PJ bottoms but trendy and stylish enough for a client lunch, checking in for a conference, or meeting old friends for a nice cocktail.
Pair these flowy pants with an elegant women's boatneck top, like a chic three-quarter sleeve button hem top boatneck in a flattering cobalt blue or versatile black shade. You can bring a blazer in your carry-on if you want to add this layer when you land and you’ll want to opt for nice ballet flats or mules in this case.
When it comes to jeans, white denim is always a super flattering and polished-looking option. So, for our next effortlessly stylish airport look, opt for a pair of high-rise white ankle-length jeans with a bit of stretch.
These versatile bottoms look great with several print women's blouses like a breezy and comfortable yet stylish floral print peasant top. Add a delicate necklace or cute earrings to this look and you’ll be airport-chic in no time.
Maxi dresses are a perfect option for flying in style. These dresses are as comfy as it gets yet convey a super stylish vibe. Opt for a black sleeveless tiered maxi dress or a print cotton maxi dress with cap sleeves. You’ll definitely want to add a long cardigan to this look to ensure you stay warm during the flight. Any cardigan will work with a maxi dress, but an elegant yet cozy long open-front cashmere cardigan in a bright hue is a great bet, as it’ll add a pop of color and warmth.
If you have an important event right when you land, opt for a pair of polished yet comfortable dress pants. The best dress pants for flying will have features like a hidden interior elastic waist, like some black slim leg chino pants.
Pair these chinos with a classic crewneck pullover sweater in a nice cashmere blend material and add a blazer or belted duster layer. Complete this look with a subtle necklace or a silk scarf and you’ll be looking chic as ever when you head into your event.
With any of these effortlessly chic outfits on, you can jet-set in complete style, comfort, and confidence! Now, here's hoping for some short airport security lines in your future.