The way some women dress for airline travel surprises me. I’m not talking about the young mothers hauling car seats, a double stroller and two children under 4. I’m talking about midlife women who dress as though they’ve just come in from gardening all day. Or worse, just rolled out of bed. They want to feel comfy and I applaud that. Travel is tiring. I always want to dress comfortably. There are ways to dress for airline travel that will get you the service and respect you deserve, and not look overly casual.
Style has the power to transform your confidence. Working from the outside in, women can boost their confidence by hitting their Style Sweet Spot. Pam Lutrell and I began this new series, Hit Your Style Sweet Spot, to help and inspire those women who are struggling with their appearance. Each week we choose a scenario from our daily lives to show why, what and how we dress to reach our style sweet spot. Your style sweet spot is when you feel confident about your appearance and know you are sending the message you want people to see.
Last week Pam and I showed how we dress in black and white, today we are sharing how we dress for airline travel.
This week the scenario is true for me. I flew to Mexico this morning and here’s what worked for me.
I ‘ve gotten upgraded by airlines many times. I’m convinced part of the reason I’m chosen is because I dress nicely to travel. That doesn’t mean I dress up but it means I don’t wear sweats, pajama bottoms with a T-shirt, flip-flops or shorts. In fact, I don’t own shorts, but that’s a whole other topic.
Garments with lycra or spandex needn’t be overly casual. Everything I wear for travel has some stretch built into the fabric.
This shirt by Comfy, is loose but has an interesting shape that makes it fun.
These pants by Babette have lots of stretch but the interesting texture steps up it’s formality. Just a bit!
I’ve found wide leg pants are a hassle to keep off lavatory floors so I stick to narrow legged ones.
I’m lucky to be traveling TSA Pre this week so I don’t have to remove my shoes at security. If I wasn’t, I’d wear shoes with socks. Being barefoot in the airport is just gross.
I wear my largest hat for traveling, because it’s the easiest way to get it where I’m going. Since I never check a bag, my carry on is a bit small for this hat.
My carry on always holds a wrap for when the airplane gets to refrigerator temperatures.
Having lycra or spandex in these fabrics allows me to arrive unwrinkled and looking polished.
Now let’s pop over to see how Pam hits her Style Sweet Spot!
Pam Lutrell, Susan Street and I have an upcoming Blab scheduled on Tuesday, March 29 at 10am, PST. HERE is the link to subscribe and join or watch later. We hope to see you then!
I am away on holiday this week so will be posting sporadically, if at all.
I need a rest. My body is telling me it’s time to decompress. I expect to be on Instagram because I love to capture photos. Join me there and have a great week!!