Whether it’s for business or pleasure, your suitcase will be full of all the items you need for your getaway. From the perfect loungewear to fancy dinner attire, everything you are going to wear and use during your trip will be waiting for you once you have landed. However, your style strategy should not end there.
The outfit you arrive in is just as important as the items you have packed. Personal style isn’t only about impressing others. It’s also about feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin. Traveling by plane isn’t always the most pleasurable experience, especially if you are unfortunate enough to end up next to someone who hogs the armrest or you have a phobia of flying, so dressing well and feeling good will help to improve your overall experience. To look and feel good at the airport, here is what you should do.
Prepare for the Other Side
The main reason you want to look good at the airport is so you feel nice and comfortable in yourself, therefore, wrapping up in your warmest winter clothing, when you are going to end up in a super sunny country after you exit the plane, is something you should avoid. This means that you need to prepare yourself for the other side. That applies to the journey there and back, as well as the temperatures on the flight. The best way to do this is by wearing various layers. Most of the time, we can handle our legs being covered but having the option to remove a semi-thick jacket if you’re traveling to or from a warm place is highly advisable.
Be Comfortable, Look Smart
A flight can be an uncomfortable experience for a man, especially if you are muscly or tall and don’t manage to get the space with the extra leg room. Wearing comfortable clothing during your flight is important and can even improve your experience. However, there is a fine line to feeling comfortable and looking messy. To maintain a smart but comfortable look, you should make sure that any casual clothing like tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt is clean, ironed, fits well and is preferably high quality. If you don’t feel comfortable with this kind of look, then a pair of nicely fitted jeans with a t-shirt or soft shirt is a great alternative. Fitted clothing (not tight) will make any outfit look smart.
Wear the Right Shoes
At an airport, you should expect to be on your feet for a fairly long time. First, you have to check-in baggage. Then you will walk and queue to get through security. If you have time before your flight, you may spend some time browsing in the shops. Finally, you have to walk to your gate. Then you will need to go through a similar process on the other side. All this time on your feet means you should purchase some comfortable footwear.
A pair of designer shoes, like Fendi sneakers that can be purchased on SSENSE, will make any outfit look great. Designer sneakers offer a high-end finish to your outfit, comfort, and support for your feet, and there are many brands and designs available on the SSENSE website to browse for inspiration.
Be Practical and Organized
Practicality and organization will definitely improve your airport experience. Your transition from land to air will be smoother and less stressful. When you’re calm and don’t get flustered, it will show in your overall appearance and manner. The best way to be practical and remain organized is to bring an easily accessible, stylish bag as hand luggage (usually free of charge if you have checked-in baggage at the check-in desk). This extra bag can be extremely useful when it comes to keeping your documents safe and organized. You can bring a charger for your phone, keep your money safe in the bag, use it to store an extra layer of clothing, pack snacks for the flight, etc.
Think About Your Hygiene
Now you have prepared your outfit, you need to make sure your body looks the part. First, you should shower and check that your outfit, including the shoes, are clean before you set off. If you don’t have facial hair, make sure you have a clean shave for your trip. If you have facial hair, then give it a trim and make it as neat as possible before your journey. Treat and moisturize the skin and facial hair (if you have any) as much as you can, in order to avoid irritation and dryness from the air conditioning during the flight. Style your hair to look neat and tidy and give yourself a spray because no one likes to sit next to someone who smells bad on the plane.
Travel is fun and exciting for all of us. Being dressed well for the airport and for your flight is highly advisable. It will make your experience more comfortable and it will make you feel good about yourself, which is a bonus.