What to wear to the airport?
Packing is one thing but what to wear to the airport is another.
The days of glamorous airport dressing seem to be a thing of the past and on my travels recently, glamorous is the last adjective I would use to describe my fellow passengers. Sadly aeroplane travel has changed significantly and pretty much anything goes for many travellers.
I’m old-fashioned and I can’t say I like it.
I’m not expecting three-piece suits and Chanel dresses but looking good doesn’t need to stop because we are crossing continents. In-Transit is not an excuse for sloppiness and poor dressing and yes, security measures have made practical dressing compulsory and luggage restrictions have meant clever packing is essential.
The right coat is my answer to all airport dilemmas.
Whatever the season, if the jacket works then my travelling hours are much easier.
A coat covers a multiple and if the pockets are right – well, it all happens smoothly – I need pockets and at least two good ones. There are the glasses (can’t do without those), the phone and normally a passport and if I’m travelling old school, a printed boarding pass. I don’t want to open and close my handbag every step of the way as usually it is strapped on to the top of my cabin bag. Deep pockets make for a very easy transit through a not always easy environment. Most airports aren’t much fun and when I am on the move I want to be in and through security fast.
I have been looking for a lightweight utility jacket to swap with the khaki coloured number I live in. The khaki and camouflage are brilliant for travelling but recently I fancied lighter weight linen, maybe even white. White has taken my fancy in every form.
White? Are you thinking this is totally impractical?
Not really. White is easily laundered and a little bleach brings us back to business in no time.
I found it.
By the way, it’s not only for the airport. xv
One For The Airport
image, Vogue Japan December 2014. Twin Peaks Photographer: Ellen Von Unwerth Model: Stina Rapp Wastenson & Frida Aasen
Stylist: Elizabeth Sulcer