How to travel in style
Are you ready to walk the (airport) runway? Thanksgiving eve is one of the busiest travel days of the year, kicking off the start of the bumbling holiday travel season. When you’re planning an outfit for the airport, pick one that’s equal parts comfy and chic, especially if you have plans awaiting you at your destination.
How to fly through security
Tuck your accessories in a jewelry bag in your purse or carry-on so that you don’t have to strip them off when you’re going through the security line. Let your ears go bare so that the backs of your earrings don’t poke you when you put on headphones or when you’re trying to take a nap on the plane.
Avoid wearing an under-wire bra to spare yourself from the awkward moment when TSA’s security wand starts beeping near your chest, giving away Victoria’s Secret.
Wear shoes that are easy to slip off and on, like loose boots or flats. Payless has a $16.99 ballet flat available in several colors, ranging from a basic patent black, to a preppy cognac, to a holiday-appropriate gold glitter.
Outfit ideas for travel days
Wrap sweaters are perfect for traveling in because they can double as blankets on the plane. Old Navy has a cozy cardigan in winter neutrals that layers well over a long-sleeve T-shirt and can be worn with skinny jeans or leggings.
A basic dress and lightweight sweater combination is also a great option. You’ll look fancy — something that will make your grandma proud because back in her day, travelers dressed in their Sunday best. (They also got fed more than a tiny package of peanuts on the flight). But, a well-fitted dress paired with leggings or tights can be just as comfortable as sweats because you don’t have to fuss with waistbands. Gap sells a terry sweatshirt dress in grey and indigo that will give you a polished look, but feel as comfortable as a nightgown.
Make-up tips for traveling
Go without perfume since you’ll be in such an enclosed space and some of your fellow travelers may have allergies or sensitive sniffers.
Save time in the morning and wear minimal make-up. Eye make-up can smudge and if you’re traveling into a new climate, your make-up routine may need to be adjusted to factor in more or less moisturizer.
Apply a bright lipstick, like a shade of red or watermelon. MAC Cosmetics sells bold lipstick shades like “Girl About Town” and “Lady Danger.” The pop of color will make you look awake — even if you beat the sunrise so that you could get to the airport in time. Bright lips are a simple way to look pulled together, too.
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