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Airplane-Approved Travel Attire

Cozy Travel Outfits

Because nobody likes to travel in tight pants

photographs by Daniel Gabrielson, words by Ellie Eckert


Say yes to adventure

Sometimes I think it's totally necessary to have a little chaos in your life. Last minute packing, or even last minute travel, offer some sort of thrill you can't really find when you stick to a schedule. 

I'm headed to the West Coast tomorrow for a little chaos of my own: one week, three states, eight cities and not enough shoes (just kidding, I bought three new pairs). 

But it's that kind of craziness that completely excites me. There's a thrill in the unknown, isn't there? Sitting in the cab on the way to the airport, staring out the window watching the city pass you by; I don't know about you, but it's that moment – the ride, the journey – that enchants me most.

I developed a kind of tried and true travel attire a few years ago. After moving to New York, I was traveling back to Florida a few times a year and decided after flight number two that giant heels were a bad idea (I distinctly remember teetering in a tight maxi skirt and Jeffrey Campbell Litas). 

Now, comfort is my only concern. Here are a few of my airplane-approved must haves for a comfortable flight

1) An oversized long sleeve dress: I've been craving a loose-fitting midi dress for those cool mornings when you really can't be bothered. This dress from H&M, although not a midi dress, is perfectly casual and comfortable. I went up a size to get the baggy effect I love.

2) A scarf or cape: This is absolutely necessary. There's nothing worse than a long flight when you can't get comfortable because you're freezing. I picked up this scarf from Zara recently, which I'm convinced doubles as a blanket. 

3) Hat and sunglasses: Does anyone else get insanely puffy when flying? There's only so much my trusty water bottle can really do, so I typically hide behind sunglasses and one of my favorite hats. It also lends to that mysterious feel I love about traveling.

4) Easy shoes and socks: If my Lita story didn't convince you to wear easy shoes, might I suggest cozy knit socks you can slip on during the flight? 

Cozy Travel Outfits
Cozy Travel Outfits
Cozy Travel Outfits
Cozy Travel Outfits  
What to wear when traveling

OUTFIT DETAILS

Dress: H&M (Similar long sleeve dress here)
Bag: Céline
Slide Sandals: Steve Madden (On sale!)

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