Hey you guys!
I’m putting an obligatory warning up for the few male readers I have (DC!) that this is going to be a fashion post.
Ah, plane travel. Gone are the heady days of dressing up for flights. What used to be seen as a fancy affair is now, sadly, a chore suffered to arrive at ones destination. I’m hoping to bring back some class, without sacrificing comfort, to flying to far and distant lands.
Most of us know the discomfort of spending a long period of time trapped in a tight space. The last thing we want is to have our buttons jabbing into our stomachs or our shirt cutting off circulation to our arms. That’s why this week I have dedicated my Travel Tuesday post to plane clothes, with a focus on plus size, because that’s what I am people.
Here is a vision board I created showing, what I believe to be the perfect long haul travel outfit.
Let’s go through it:
First is LA PARISIENNE TEE from virtu. 100% cotton, long line comfort tee. You want something loose fitting to accommodate the limitations of your area. Plus it’s really cute and comes with pockets.
Second up is the Wrap. You are going to need a pashmina or wrap of some kind, a jacket will be a waste on the plane. It can get quite chilly on planes and the complimentary blanket is not a soft cosy one. The wrap will do double duty as your blanket while you try to get some shut eye. Take a wrap that matches your outfit to keep warm on the plane, then if you’re arriving in warm conditions stuff it in your carry on. Trust me. This one’s from Volupture.
Now the pants is a key factor here people. These gorgeous skinny pants are perfect because of their elasticated waist! Track pants should not be worn. They are only for working out, cleaning and going outside when you are incredibly ill, mentally or physically. Audrey Hepburn would not have worn them on a plane, neither should you. Grab the pants from City Chic.
Shoes will also be a cause of concern. My UK mate Clarkey swears by uggs as a staple of her travel gear and I have to agree. Whilst I’m certainly not advocating uggs as an everyday wear, a lady sometimes has to make an exception. Long haul travel is one. Swap your ballet flats for them on boarding and vice versa on de-boarding. You’ll be grateful. Ballet flats are ASOS and uggs are Emu.
Obviously you’re going to need a huge carry on to fit shoes and a wrap in as well as all of your other travel accessories. I picked out this dream from Ciao Bella, it’s great because it has heaps of room and comes with removable shoulder strap and plenty of pockets. You can get yours with wheels if you like. If you’re backpacking you may want to rethink your choice, I have no tips for that.
Finally we need to accessorise this cute little number. I did so from the large collection of ASOS jewellery and sunglasses. I would not get on a plane without a watch or a pair of sunnies. The watch will help you adjust time wise as you move across time zones and the sunnies will help to hide dark circles and bags under your eyes when you arrive. I can sleep anywhere, at any time, but even I struggled to sleep sitting in the back of economy near the toilets with children surrounding me.
There you have my perfect plane clothes. I think I’ll have to give the old CC a work out to get these pieces. Any suggestions, leave a comment. Hate it, leave a comment. If you think I’m awful, get a life or leave a comment. You know, whatever.
Next Tuesday I’ll show you what I put in my carry on.