What I’m Wearing: Airport Chic

Wearing: Dress (Sheinside) // Suitcase (Target) // Coffee (Caviar & Bananas

Talk about a whirlwind weekend! We are back after a quick trip up to the Hamptons last week and we had such a fun time! Of course I couldn’t fly to the Hamptons without dressing up! I’m a firm believer that one should never travel in sweatpants or pajamas, I know, it’s crazy! I’ve even applied this rule to when I’ve flown long distances to Europe. There’s just something about dressing up a little bit when traveling that makes it feel less of a chore and more like a luxury experience. I don’t fly as often as I used to, so I take it as an opportunity to strut my stuff! I mean airport hallways are essentially runways, am I right?

We had such a wonderful time in the Hamptons and I can’t wait to recap everything on the blog! This dress was the perfect garment to wear on the plane. It’s incredibly soft (which is so key when flying!), it doesn’t wrinkle, and the color just screams fall! It was so nice to finally wear fall-esque clothing and colors again. Although to be fair, the weather is starting to mellow out here in Charleston. And by mellow out I mean it’s 80 degrees and it’s November 1st! 

I was pleasantly surprised by this dress too. When I first received it in the mail it looked like a huge t-shirt! But once you belt it with the fabric belt, it turns into this very flattering waterfall dress that would look darling on anyone. I loved pairing it with my favorite open toe booties. I can’t wait to pair it with some tights, booties, and my favorite leather jacket when it finally gets colder down here! 

What’s your favorite piece of clothing to wear when traveling? Do you believe in dressing up or down when in the airport? I vote for dressing up in a comfortable way! Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. That Burgundy dress is so gorgeous! It’s so chic and also comfy looking for a long flight! I’m a huge believer in turning up at the airport looking smart and not in Ugg slippers and sweats. Not because I think it’ll get me an upgrade ((t really won’t) but because I like to look smart (as well as comfortable). Great post!


  2. Oh that’s very flattering isn’t it! I forget how a belt can completely change the look of an outfit. I usually go for dresses that are shaped in the waist but I should use belts more often. I’m usually in casual wear for the airport though if flying long haul. Comfy flats, pants and a loose tee! I gave up heels after too many last minute airport departures running through with bags – I opt for comfort now!

  3. I love your thoughts on dressing up to travel. I romanticize airports and air travel, thinking of it as a grand getaway, but that enthusiasm doesn’t quite extend to my travel wardrobe. For me, it’s leggings, a cardigan, and a polished but comfy tunic to keep me from looking like a total slob. I love this outfit you’re wearing here, though! The red dress is gorgeous, and the wrinkle free material is perfect for looking good after sitting on a plane for hours on end. I’m feeling a a bit inspired to start dressing up as well! It makes me think of a more glamorous time, when people still dressed up to travel or to go to the movies.

  4. You look adorable! I think it’s great that you dress up to fly. Everything is so casual these days, it’s hard to have an opportunity to dress up anymore. Whatever happened?

    I dress somewhere between business chic and casual to fly. I have these great knit pants that are comfy, but look tailored, so those are often my choice for flying.

  5. I agree with you! I love to get creative when I fly, but I try to keep it comfortable. In about a month I will be traveling to Japan, that’s like 16 hours on a plane, which will be crazy and interesting. I will definitely wear my favorite sneakers and some celeb-inspired outfit. Do you have any suggestions or tips for flying long distances? The longest flight I’ve been in lasted 5 hours.

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