The One Thing All of Our Editors Wear to the Airport

Emma Spedding

One of the most popular things we cover here at Who What Wear is airport style. Pictures of what Gigi Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kendall Jenner and more wear to terminals across the world are always just as loved as any fashion week street style pictures. It is, therefore, (unofficially) within our job descriptions to look at endless pictures of airport style, so it's understandable that editors have their own long-haul uniforms down.

Here, five of our editors—from Los Angeles to London—share what they always wear to travel, as well as divulging their tips on staying comfortable and looking stylish at 39,000 feet. Their personal styles couldn't be more different on a day-to-day basis, but when it comes to travelling, they all have similar tactics. Each editor sticks to grey, black and white to make layering even easier and every single one of them travels in a pair of trainers.

Scroll below to see what five of our editors wear to travel.

Leggings + Denim Jacket

Kristie Dash, senior editor of Obsessee: "I almost always wear the exact same outfit when I'm travelling, and it consists of the following: a long oversize tee, a big black denim jacket, black leggings, a black baseball cap, my huge Céline bag, and trainers. The first layer is basically what I'd wear if I was running, but I've convinced myself that the denim jacket, hat, and bag make it cool. Sporty chic?"

Coatigan + Fun Scarf

Hannah Almassi, editorial director of Who What Wear UK: "I'm a big fan of a coatigan for the airport rather than a full coat, as I hate screwing up a nice piece of outerwear under your seat or in the overhead lockers. You can also roll it up to become a handy pillow if you get hot on the flight. I think if you can stick to a muted colour palette, you'll feel pulled together even if what you're wearing is really basic and plain. Then add a handbag that makes you feel good (I always travel with this Céline number, as its handy pockets help me separate out what's important and needs to be available). I also usually travel with one of Charlotte Simone's popsicle scarves, as they're so snuggly but also look glamorous—the ideal combination. Also make a great pillow alternative… Can you tell I like sleeping on flights? Finally, sneakers are key—even if I don't really wear them on any other day outside of the gym. Saucony Jazz trainers give you a little lift and are so comfy to spend hours and hours in."

Cashmere + Converses

Elinor Block, Assistant Editor of Who What Wear UK: "I just always travel in jeans, a T-shirt and trainers (usually Converse). I get cold on flights, so I always wear a jumper too (usually cashmere) and then also take a cashmere scarf (one like a blanket). Then I'll probably wear a leather jacket/black blazer so I'm not cold when I land back in the UK from my holiday. As for handbags, I try to take a small tote and not much else."

Cropped Flares + White Trainers

Nicole Akhtarzad, Market Editor of Who What Wear: "Pretty much every time I travel, I wear a variation of the above outfit. A light coat, hoodie or sweater, and a white tee (with an extra one in my bag to change into upon arrival), and I usually keep the black cropped flares and sneakers the same. It's perfect for me because I can add or remove layers throughout the flight (since the temperature always fluctuates in the plane). I personally feel most comfortable in jeans (as opposed to sweatpants or leggings), and honestly putting a coat over anything makes it look instantly sleek."

Tailored Blazer + Tracksuit Bottoms

Kat Collings, Executive Director of CMG Editorial: "I like to keep it comfortable for long-haul flights, so my key item is a pair of polished jogger pants. These are heavenly to touch. For shoes, it's usually these white sneakers, but I'll do flat boots as well. To keep the entire look elevated, I'll toss on a cosy blazer-coat on top." 

Next up, see why the '90s were the golden age of airport style. 

Opening Image: Instagram/HaileyBaldwin

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