Everyone is going home for the holidays or leaving home for sunnier ones and you know what that means. The glamorous age of air travel is long gone. Instead, we have long lines at the bag drop-off, thanking God you actually followed through and got PreCheck this year, and hoping we don’t see anyone you know when you’re at the airport. We can’t help you with the crowds or security lines (no seriously, get PreCheck) but we can help you look your best.
There’s a reason people stopped wearing cocktail dresses and three-inch heels when they travel – it’s uncomfortable. But there’s no reason you can’t look polished and put-together while being comfortable. Consider this your go-to checklist of everything you need to be efficiently packed, beautifully dressed, and ready to enjoy your flight.
Luggage tags so no one can mistakenly grab your bag, effectively ruining all your carefully planned packing? Check.
Packing cubes? Check. You might not think these are essential, but trust this formerly unorganized packer. They are.
Layers? Check. From the perfect throw to the athleisure-inspired jacket to a cozy scarf, we got your fluctuating temperature covered. Or uncovered.
Comfortable clothes? For the love of God, wear comfortable pants on the plane. Athleisure is in, we might as well take advantage of it. This goes for sneakers too.
And don’t forget about luggage. What was once a sea of Tumi has now expanded to several sleeker and chicer options. No, we’re not talking about Away. You probably already know about that. From fanny packs to weekenders to carry-on compliant bags, there’s plenty we’re ready to show off. As soon as we deplane.