How To Style A Comfortable and Chic Airport Outfit for Less

Now that it’s possible to safely travel (domestically, at least) we can look forward to a well-deserved getaway. Last month I spent a few days in Vegas and had a blast! However, when it came time to pack for the trip, I found the task a little daunting. What should I wear to the airport? Am I going to be comfortable? What if I get too cold on the plane due to overzealous air conditioning? Luckily, I was able to take a deep breath and recall what pre-pandemic travel was like, which seemed like a lifetime ago! Here are some tips for styling a comfortable and chic airport outfit. Bon Voyage!

A Sophisticated and Chic Airport Outfit

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I love wearing mostly black while traveling, with one element of my outfit making a splash. I often fly in midi skirts because they make you look put-together (with little effort!), cover most of your legs and are comfortable. This leopard print skirt from Amazon comes in four animal prints and the pleats are flattering on a range of body types. This is similar to the leopard print skirt I recently wore for my flight.


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Layering Is Key

After going from humid heat to chilly air conditioning at O’Hare, my best friend and I agreed … layering is key! Bringing along a sweater you can easily stow in your purse or button down shirt worn as a jacket is very helpful for temperature changes while traveling. This crisp, classic button down shirt from Banana Republic can be worn over a tank top like this inexpensive one from Target for traveling. Plus, you’ll wear it again and again to the office, so it’s a worthwhile investment. It comes in black and white.

Chic, Comfy Footwear

It goes without saying, you’re going to be walking a lot on a travel day, therefore you need to wear comfortable footwear. I love wearing loafers or mules to the airport because they’re easy to slip on and off and make me feel polished even when I’m rushing around the terminal. This adorable fringed pair from ASOS features a cool chain on the back and I guarantee you’d wear them for everyday errands long after your trip, too!

Luggage and Carry On Bags

Luggage can be expensive, but luckily the brand Calpak has been making lots of buzz in recent years with their collaborations with a few influencers and eternally chic women like hair guru and Ouai founder Jen Atkin. This rose gold luggage is lightweight, expandable and comes in different sizes to fit your needs. The gorgeous rose gold suitcase would be unexpected among a sea of black and gray ones. You’ll be able to spot your suitcase at baggage claim from a mile away!

If you’re in the market for an affordable (but expensive looking) travel bag that will carry your snacks, novel, laptop, etc., I recommend this faux croc shopper from ASOS. Its sleek design makes it easy to carry and there’s a special pocket for your laptop or tablet. This would be a wonderful work bag to bring to the office, too.

Travel Accessories

There’s nothing worse than having to share outlets with cranky, passive-aggressive travelers. Portable phone chargers are the way to go! This charger from Amazon is a new generation for this brand and is smaller than a deck of cards! It promises to fully charge your phone in less than an hour.

While masks are not required in most places anymore, unfortunately you still have to wear one at the airport and on the airplane. This pretty mask from Society 6 features a beautiful dark floral print. Every purchase pays the artist who created the print!

Tips for the Airport

  • Avoid finding yourself in the situation of needing an extra layer and having to use a gross airplane blanket. Instead bring a sweater or button down shirt.
  • Break in new shoes before you get to the airport. It’s easy to forget how much walking is involved!
  • A sleek, organized suitcase and carry-on bag will make your experience more enjoyable and eliminate fumbling for items you quickly need to locate.
  • When the battery on your phone is running low, no problem! Don’t forget your portable phone charger in your carry-on.

Shop This Chic Airport Outfit for Less

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Banana Republic Dillon Classic Fit Shirt, $70

Amazon WDIRARA Women’s Casual Mid Waist Leopard Print Pleated Satin Midi Skirt, $28

Target A New Day Women’s Slim Fit Tank Top, $8

ASOS Design Croc Shopper with Laptop Compartment, $43

Society 6 Midnight Forest Face Mask, $18

Calpak Ambeur Carry On Luggage, now $112

Amazon Portable Small 3.0 Power Bank Phone Charger, $27

ASOS River Island Wide Fit Chain Detail Fringed Loafers in Black, $61

– Claire Mykrantz

You may also like to read more of Claire’s Looks for Less posts like The Latest Sunglasses Trends For Summer 2021 and Chic Cocktail Dresses Under $100 For Women Over 40

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