This post was inspired by my lovely friend Sally who has a very good reason for wanting to know more about THE perfect outfit for the plane, given how much time she spends travelling, sharing local insights to help you plan your perfect escape! She’s just launched a wonderful new website www.alluxia.com which is an irresistible collection of luxury escapes where you can compare, dream & book your next holiday with a handpicked collection of luxury holiday house rentals & boutique hotels across Australia. and instant confirmation makes booking easy.
Everyone wants to pack light with a range of items that will take them from breakfast to shopping to the pool-side cocktails to dinner or the theatre. Of course there is never going to be a one-size fits-all formula. So much depends on how long you’ll be away, where you’re going, what you’ll be doing etc etc. But one thing I do know for sure is that your onboard outfit should be thought through carefully taking into account the possibility of a surprise upgrade to business-class, ever-changing on-board temperature fluctuations, comfort, your stop-over destination, and the climate upon arrival. The answer? Layering is key!
- For tops, choose different necklines, such as a v-neck over a round or scooped neckline or two different scooped necklines.
- Try shirts with different height collars or a fine-knit cardi or jumper over a collared shirt.
- Choose different hemlines, such as a short top over long to give you two colour-way options.
- Cover a tank top with a long open shirt.
- Wear a longer-line floaty top under a cropped jacket.
- Cover a tank top with a jumper that has an oversized neckline. Wear the over-sized neckline off your shoulder.
- Cover a vest with a blazer; A long-line cardigan with a belt worn under and a shorter coat. A fine-knit henley or hoodie under a cropped jacket.
- Wear a collared shirt under a sleeveless dress; or a 3/4 sleeve tee under a shift dress
- Try a tank over a tee or over 3/4 sleeve top.
- Layer a long-line tank under a shorter dress to add extra length and hemline definition.
Below are a few more examples of how layering works. The first shows you how just a few key stretchy pieces can be layered for comfort and warmth on the plane. Then, with just a change of shoes and jacket upon arrival, you are set for a casual dinner or an informal meeting. The second gives you some inspiration with comfy cargos. Bon Voyage ladies!
The next image below shows you how you can co-ordinate comfy cargos to look oh-so-stylish…