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Planning a holiday is one stealth task; flights, hotels, which fashion and beauty essentials to take and leave behind and, most importantly, what to wear to the airport.
A few boxes need to be ticked when it comes to considering outfits that are airport-ready: you need to be comfortable, not too warm-not too cold, and you need to consider the climate you’re leaving and the one you’re heading to, all the while still maintaining a chic and effortless-yet-thought-out look. Take notes from our style tips and scroll through the celeb gallery above for inspiration.
Always have a pair of sunglasses to hand
Perfect for hiding tired eyes and adding a dose of glamour to your look, sunglasses are an essential. Make like Kirsten Dunst and Marion Cotillard and opt for the ever-stylish Wayfarer.
Sunglasses we love: Ray-Ban’s Original Wayfarer Classic Sunglasses and New Wayfarer Liteforce Sunglasses.
Tote a bag that fits all your necessities
Big enough to hold your essentials but not so big that you need to check it in, your handbag is the ultimate airport and flight companion. Take inspiration from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Olivia Palermo who have chosen ample-sized styles in popping red.
Handbags we love: Givenchy’s large Antigona Butterfly Print Shopper and Victoria Beckham’s Python Quincy Tote (exclusive to Harrods).
Don’t be scared of heels
Not for the faint-hearted, a set of heels will add a touch of glamour to any airport look. If you’re worried about rushing to the Departures lounge in stilettos, take a leaf from Kirsten Dunst’s style book and go for Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats.
Heels we love: Valentino’s Patent Rockstud 100 Pump (in summer-ready yellow) and Gianvito Rossi’s Bara Bith Suede Ankle Boot.
Always add layers
Whether it’s a knitted sweater, cashmere cardigan or a jacket draped over your shoulders à la Miranda Kerr, keep layers close by for unexpected chills. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s ankle-length cardigan is a faultless in-airport, in-flight option.
Layers we love: Harrods Of London’s Shawl Collar Cashmere Cardigan and MaxMara’s Lilia Cashmere Coat.
Go for a ‘no make-up’ make-up look
Looking fresh-faced is paramount when travelling, so ensure you stick to a non-heavy base, and natural-looking lips. To freshen-up your complexion, spritz Sisley’s Floral Spray Mist for instant rejuvenation.
Make-up we love: Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer and Origins’ Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm in Nude Nectarine.
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