The Ultimate Guide to Flying: What to Wear & Pack in your Carry-On

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The Ultimate Guide to Flying: What to Wear & Pack in your Carry-On

The Ultimate Guide to Flying: What to Wear & Pack in your Carry-On

Whenever I spot a woman at the airport dressed to the nines, I don’t know whether to envy her glamorous ways or feel a little sorry for her. Sure, my converses and country road bag certainly don’t compare to D&G Stilettos and a Louis Vuitton Carry On, but I can’t imagine having a particularly fun time shuffling through the airport or sitting on a long-haul flight in such poised attire. On the flipside, I should probably be banned from leaving the house when sporting my standard travel day look .

When it comes to travel outfits, there must be happy-medium between the ‘i-just-got-out-of-bed’ and the ‘i-just-stepped-off-the-runway’ look. I’m talking travel outfits that are simultaneously casual and effortless chic, clothes that will be comfy in the confines of your airplane seat and still look on-point once you step off your flight.

In my determination to unlock the formula to the perfect travel outfit, I’ve taken it to the professionals. If anyone knows how to bring travel and style together, it’s the hybrid fashion/ travel bloggers of the world. It’s time to get inspired- here are some of my favourite jet-setting females rocking their best travel outfits!

1. Jessica Stein from @TuulaVintage

The Ultimate Guide to Flying: What to Wear & Pack in your Carry-On

> on Jan 20, 2015 at 6:40pm PST

Jessica is a constant source of inspiration when it comes to combining travel with fashion. Who thought sporting a simple loose blouse, leggings and a pair of patterned flats could look so good? Originally a Sydney girl, she spends half her life on planes and the other half frolicking through beautiful destinations wearing equally beautiful clothing. With that much flight time under her belt, safe to say she’s got this comfy-yet-stylish travel outfit thing down pat.

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> on Feb 24, 2015 at 8:39pm PST

Emma is forever on top of the latest everyday fashions. Even in transit, she has mastered the balance of looking great and remaining practical in her travel clothing choices. Take a leaf from her book- layers are key! Even if your final destination is a tropical paradise, the inside of an airplane generally doesn’t come with as much humidity. Packing a few extra layers never goes astray, especially when the air conditioning on your flight is set to arctic blizzard mode.

The Ultimate Guide to Flying: What to Wear & Pack in your Carry-On

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3. Chiara Ferragni from @ChiaraFerragni

> on Oct 15, 2015 at 9:37pm PDT

Originally from Italy, the center of fashion, Chiara has become nothing short of a fashion icon on a global scale. When she isn’t walking the catwalk in elaborate frocks from Valentino or Louis Vuitton, she’s rocking the sports luxe look like it’s nobody’s business. You can’t get clothes much more comfortable than sneakers and a sweater on a travel day, and what once may have been considered a little daggy is now conveniently #ontrend. Chiara, teach us your awesome ways.

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The Ultimate Guide to Flying: What to Wear & Pack in your Carry-On

4. Nicole Warne from @GaryPepperGirl

> on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:41pm PDT

Nicole takes sophistication to a new level. Her outfits will literally make you swoon, especially when she is prancing around Paris in divine frocks. When you trade the background of the Eiffel Tower for the terminal of an airport, Nicole’s look is a little more pared back- jeans, a basic top, cute pair of flats and a statement scarf. Not only does a scarf add a little flair to any outfit, it’s also a great multi-purpose accessory for a flight !

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5. Julie Sarinana from @SincerelyJules

The Ultimate Guide to Flying: What to Wear & Pack in your Carry-On

> on Oct 16, 2015 at 12:59pm PDT

Jules absolutely nails a cool, laid-back aesthetic in everything she does- shining through both her fashion sense and her photography. Her travel clothes strike a perfect balance of casual and super cool, and she proves that comfy, stretchy pants that look fashionable exist. Wearing pants made of materials other than restrictive denim are substantially more comfortable for a plane ride .

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Now you can hopefully master the art knowing what to wear on your next flight, it’s time to figure out ! To help you, below I’ve listed all of the top items that I won’t hop on a plane without:

- HEADPHONES– One of the most important elements to surviving a long plane journey is a quality pair of headphones. not only sound great, they look great too!

The Ultimate Guide to Flying: What to Wear & Pack in your Carry-On

- CAMERA- You never know what delightful view you could to capture out of the plane window! I always bring with me in my carry-on as it’s a lot more portable than my DSLR yet still produces stunning images.

- POWER BANK- Everywhere I go, I bring a with me to charge my electronics on the go. It’s definitely worth getting the 10000mAh version- I normally get 4-5 full charges of my iPhone 7 + off one of these!

- EYEMASK- Essential for getting beauty sleep both on and off the flight. If you are sick of itchy, uncomfortable eye masks, is the softest, comfiest, prettiest one I’ve come across. It’s a bit of an investment, but if it helps you sleep, it should be worth its weight in gold!

- TRAVEL RECOVERY DRINK- I never normally buy into these types of products, but I tried this last time I flew long-haul and found that it actually helped with my jet-lag. You can buy tablets that dissolve in water, and the drink basically contains essential nutrients and natural extracts to hydrate you and help combat travel fatigue/ jet-lag.

- NECK PILLOW- Travelling with a neck pillow truly changed my life! I’ve tried many different styles out and have found this to be my favourite. It is filled with microbeads as opposed to memory foam, which I personally find a lot more comfortable. It also converts into a square pillow which certainly comes in handy!

The Ultimate Guide to Flying: What to Wear & Pack in your Carry-On

- WATCH- I never go anywhere without my on my wrist!

- TOTE BAG- Finding the right carry-on bag is vital! I personally adore Kate Spade’s range of handbags, and is perfect for travelling as it offers lots of zipped compartments and pockets to keep things organised.

- TRAVEL JOURNAL- Particularly essential for flights without entertainment screens, I always carry a with me for all my mid-flight musings.

- REFRESHING MIST- I first discovered this incredible in an amenities bag that I got given on a . It smells delightful and keeps you so refreshed when you are onanairplane!

- TRAVEL MAKEUP KIT- Benefit has always been my go-to brand when it comes to makeup. This fabulous is filled with all the essentials in mini sizes, so it’s perfect for pre/ post flight touch-ups.

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