Jetting off on holiday? Once you’ve finished packing and you’ve got everything in order, the only thing you must worry about: the airport outfit.
Your airport outfit can seriously make all the difference to your commute. Feeling good for the pre-drinks at the airport lounge to feeling relaxed and comfortable on the plane especially if it’s a long-haul flight. The complete SS18-inspired fashion guide will make sure you dress with style and comfort upon arrival.
Long-haul flights mean spending long amounts of time not only on the plane but waiting around in the airport beforehand. So, comfort merged with style is crucial to make your commute pass swiftly.
Choose neutral- colour lace sneakers that are easy to slip on and off at the security check and pair with a boxy denim jacket, light-weight bomber jacket that easy to store on the plane. Dress in a way you know will make you look good but feel at ease. Opt for a plain tee in a shade that compliments the band on your side-stripe joggers — this clothing statement was featured on catwalks at the men’s SS18 international fashion shows.
Formality and comfort is key when dressing for a business trip. Form ideas for your everyday work attire, but just change it slightly to make it travel-appropriate. This indicates not wearing anything tight fitting or restrictive. Too many accessories might cause a headache at security.
Check Patterns were a major part of SS18 trends. Large window pane checks, or smaller grid checks are both great options. Wear with a long-sleeve, buttoned-up Oxford shirt. This makes the perfect upper body style fit for a business-focused flight when a square-pattern Men’s blazer is paired.
Headed on a city break? Then, you need an outfit with an on-trend, urban look when you check-in for the flight.
Opt for a casual, short-sleeve shirt in a block colour and pair it with cropped, mid-weight trousers. Tonal dressing is big in men’s fashion right now, so choose a colour you know looks good on you and get your top, pants and shoes in different shades of it. You may need a jacket when you land if you’re heading somewhere with a cool climate, like a city in northern Europe, but make sure you opt for something flexible and light — a stripe or chevron, zip windbreaker is ideal.
Since your journey won’t be too tiring, you’ll probably go out pretty soon after landing if you’re on a short-haul flight. So, put together a look that fits a bar or restaurant crowd to make sure you can head straight out after check-in.
On a short-haul flight, you can make style a priority. Pull on a pair of turn-up jeans, which was a massive trend in men’s fashion weeks, and combine with a contrast polo shirt for an on-point, smart-casual look that’s fresh for summer 2018. Polish off the outfit with a chrome watch that’s easy to take off at the security scanner, and end with a pair of suede loafers — the ideal men’s shoe for summer.
Get in the mood for the sun, sea and sand ahead by creating the ideal airport outfit for a beach holiday.
Tropical prints are definitely in this season, so button-up a short-sleeve shirt featuring a palm tree pattern and pull on a pair of beige or blue stretch shorts for the ultimate beach-ready look that’ll be comfy enough for a flight. If you don’t fancy wearing shorts at the airport bar, go for light-coloured chinos with a vertical-stripe shirt — a pattern that will be everywhere in men’s fashion throughout summer this year. Boat shoes make perfect holiday footwear, or you can opt for slip-on canvas sneakers for the same laid-back effect.
Essential airport fashion tips
No matter where you’re jetting off to, there are a few key fashion rules you should follow if you want to make your journey as comfortable and hassle-free as possible.
- Avoid belts: you only have to take these off for the security check.
- Layer up: go for multiple layers to keep your body temperature at the perfect level.
- Keep it functional: don’t wear clothes that are restrictive or awkward.
- Wear socks: to keep your feet cool and dry during long commutes.
- Avoid lace shoes if possible: go for footwear that’s easy to remove.
- Take a small carry-on bag or wear clothes with plenty of pockets: to keep your passport, boarding pass and other airport essentials safe.
Make sure you land at your holiday destination in style with these airport outfit men’s fashion tips fresh for summer 2018.
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