Well, today is the day! We are off for our Spanish holiday and I am sharing with you what to wear on a long flight. As we will be spending time in 3 airports over about 26 hours of flying, it’s important to get it right.
Both airports and airplanes tend to be cold and as we are leaving from the cold and arriving somewhere warmer, the keys are layering and comfort.
Layering for the Flight: I have on a long t-shirt/jersey striped skirt, underneath I have on a pair of black leggings to help keep my legs warm during the flight (sorry, I forgot to get a pick so you could see them but they are basic black). On top I have a long-sleeved t-shirt in taupe and a light-weight black cardigan. These colours match the skirt and continue with the layering and comfortable keys. Also important is the fact that these pieces are all made out of material with a bit of give/stretch and won’t end up looking a wrinkled mess at the end of a long flight. As I can never remember which airports still require you to remove your shoes going through security (I think the US may be the only one), I have opted to wear a simple pair of ballet flats. They will slip on and off easily enough and be comfortable for walking around the airports. Rather than wear a necklace I have on a large graphic print scarf. It adds a pop of colour to my outfit, will keep my neck and shoulders warm during the flight and if I need an extra blanket, it’s plenty beg enough. I am using my red Guess handbag for the flight as it was making the trip anyway and takes up a lot of room in the luggage, plus I can carry a fair few travel necessities in it.
Simple Jewelry: I mentioned yesterday that I am keeping jewelry to a minimum for this trip. What I have on is the rest of what I am taking with me. My wedding and engagement ring and my rose gold Marc by Marc Jacobs watch that the Fashion Mister gave me for my birthday on the left hand. On the right I have a copper Aztec chain bracelet, two copper bangles and a brown and white bangle. I have cut my nails short and painted them in a pale colour (Ballet Slipper Pink by Napoleon Perdis) to keep the maintenance low. The toes are a brighter colour, which I am sure you will see in the happy holiday snaps. I am also wearing my silver and rose gold ball earrings to complete the look.
What’s in My Bag: Here’s a quick look at what is in my bag for the flight. Sunglasses (in the case), my android tablet, the passport and international driver’s license. The clear bag has flight necessities – deodorant, small perfume, lipstick, eyeliner and bronzer plus lotion. I find these are the must haves for departing a plane and looking reasonable after a long flight. Qantas always provides a disposable toothbrush and tooth paste so I don’t need it on the plane. I’m also lucky to have naturally curly hair because a little water brings it back to life. Also in the bag is my wallet, two pairs of disposable earplugs – huge necessity if I plan to sleep (Qantas also always provides eye shades – which I use). There are kleenex – just in case, my boarding pass and a magazine for the plane, plus my favourite Juicy Tube gloss by Lancome‘. Also in my bag will be the camera and a pair of socks to wear on the plane (must keep the tootsies warm).
Well, that’s it! Over the next couple of days some lovely people have offered to write guest posts and then I have a few things planned for you. I’ll do my best to give you a couple of Spanish Inspired updates and return with lot’s of good stories and photos to share!
Hope you enjoyed my version of what to wear on a long flight! What do you wear when travelling?
- Leaving on a Jet Plane? What to Wear on a Long Flight (fabsugar.com)
- Tips on Packing for Spain – the Final Cut (astimegoesbuy.me)
- How To Survive A Flight (essentialtravel.co.uk)
- A facial for after a long flight (queenofretreats.com)