A couple of months ago I saw this editorial on Vogue Hellas (Greek version of Vogue) and I found it so nice, funny and over the top altogether! I wanted to share it with you, but as I stated previously, I am not fan of posting editorials just for the sake of posting them. So I decided to share with you my “tips” on what to wear when travelling (especially by airplane). Since I’d be flying to the States on Monday, I have to compose such a look myself too!
1) Layering is the key
If you pay attention to pictures of celebrities arriving or departing from airports (always looking cool I have to add), they wear layers of clothes: t-shirt, cardigan, jacket and the ubiquitous scarf! Personally I’d ditch the scarf. I only wear a scarf when I know that in my destination is really cold and I have to cover up.
Also I prefer the t-shirt (or long sleeve t-shirt in the winter) – cardigan combo because in the airplane it can get hot or cold due to the air conditioning.
2) Wear comfortable shoes
I guess this one is a no-brainer, but I’ve done the mistake in the past to wear knee high boots in order to save some space in my luggage! BIG mistake. I didn’t mind the boots’ 5cm heel, but my calves where asphyxiating!! Needless to say that when I got in the plane I unzipped them as I couldn’t stand them anymore!!!
3) Find a carry-on that’s neither too big, neither too small
I’m not a fan of carry-ons that could be luggage in their own right (if you travelled for a couple of days for example). A small bag (like your everyday bag) isn’t useful either as I tend to carry with me a magazine, a book, maybe a notebook, so I need space.
For me, the perfect bag for a trip is this cross-body Hello Kitty by Victoria Couture bag. It was a bit pricey but I carry her with me in all my travels for the past 3 years and she can hold a lot!!
4)Ditch the Bling
Unlike the lady in the photo shoot I never wear jewelry when travelling, save for a silver cross that I wear for good luck (don’t ask me, it’s the only “superstition” I have). It would be annoying to have to remove bracelets and necklaces for the security check and not to mention that they would annoy me when I tried to sleep.
So here’s my “tips”. What’s yours? How comfortable do you want to be when travelling?
P.S. Also unlike the lady, I’m unable to sleep so easily in airports so I use to walk around, go in Duty Free shops, eat etc. So people, if you spot a short girl with brown hair and a Hello Kitty bag next Monday morning at Schiphol, Amsterdam, that would be me, trying to “kill” the 3 hours I’ll have till my connecting flight! Oh, did I tell you I plan to take photos too? Boredom makes me do anything!!!
P.P.S. The editorial was shot by Raymond Meier at Heathrow Terminal 5 and Charlotte Pilcher was the Fashion Editor for the shoot.