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How To Look Elegant When You Travel

How To Look Elegant When You Travel

My dear, elegant ladies,
welcome back to my channel. I have a highly requested
video for you today. What to wear when you’re traveling, and what to wear in an airport. If you are new to my
channel, my name is Anna, and I run an online finishing school called School of Affluence. I teach women high
society skills, elegance, and how to feel at home
in elite social settings. Now, if you want to have
this transformation, and you want to know how to
achieve a luxurious lifestyle, visit Okay, ladies, let’s start with a small introduction where I am going to quickly say things that I
would never wear to an airport. The first and foremost number
one thing I would never wear to an airport, and that is my gym clothes. No yoga pants, no sporty stuff, nothing that I usually
would wear in a gym. With my sense of logic,
these type of garments do not belong in an
aircraft or an airport. For instance, there are certain clothes that are meant for certain activities. When I go horseback riding,
I wear certain clothes. When I go and play tennis or I play golf, I wear different types of clothing, so why are then active
wear, why are gym clothes all of a sudden the
appropriate wear to wear outside of the gym? It does not make any sense to me. Now, other things that I
would personally not wear when I go traveling is, for
instance, very tight clothing like tight jeans, anything
that’s uncomfortable to sit down in. I would also not wear heels, platforms. I would not wear dresses
or skirts or even shorts, anything that can make you feel cold. And I would also think a little bit about what not to wear on
my feet when I’m traveling. UGGs, for instance,
unless you are arriving to a snowy country, a cold country, maybe arriving to the
mountains, then okay, maybe that’s okay, but
if you’re just traveling with UGGs because they’re
comfortable, I don’t know. They just look a little bit out of place. Same goes with flip-flops. Flip-flops, I see a lot in
the airplanes and airports. Flip-flops for me belong
around the pool, nowhere else, and especially not in an aircraft. But let’s go back to air port outfits. What would I personally wear? What is appropriate to wear? First of all, we need
to have one thing clear. We do not want to
underdress for the airport, and we do not want to
overdress for the airport. I think overdressing,
appearing in heels and dresses and very delicate clothing
is definitely not appropriate because in airports, in airplanes, it’s easy to spill, get dirty. For that reason, you really
should just have something that is somewhere in the middle. Why you shouldn’t go too
casual is because it’s a matter of respect for yourself,
and it’s also a matter of respect for other people. Although airports and airplanes
are not formal settings, but you are surrounded by a lot of people, so it’s important to
take that into account. I wonder, don’t you
want to look your best, especially when you are
seeing all these people and you’re sitting next
to all these people? So, ladies, I’m going to
tell you what I personally would like to wear in an airport. I will also tell you what
bag I think is best to wear and what shoes to wear. I always travel with trousers and a top. A top can be long sleeve, short sleeve. A few times, I’ve traveled with a dress. For me personally, it was
not the most comfortable piece of garment to wear. Trousers, let’s start with that because trousers are really important. My favorite option,
which I actually do wear quite often myself to long-haul flights, I personally love palazzo
trousers and any wide trousers. They are comfortable,
and especially if you get in a more knitted material,
maybe some satin variation. There can be some high-quality
polyester that is breathable, and it’s not like the
really cheap polyester that we don’t like. But I guess the most important
is that the trousers, they sit nicely around
your stomach and hip area because that’s kind of
where it becomes bothersome when you’re sitting down,
and maybe the groin as well. So you really have
to make sure everything is, you know, relaxed, not too tight, you have some breathing space, and so on. And usually, these type of trousers, they’ll look more flowy,
they’ll look more elegant, they can be a little bit more casual chic, as I like to call it. If you are traveling
short haul, for instance, then you can wear trousers that are more like capri trousers, maybe
some comfortable slacks, maybe some culottes. If you want to wear
jeans, then perhaps a pair of stretch jeans. I would really focus on something that, you know, is comfortable. I feel trousers just makes you
look a little bit more neat, a little bit more formal, so like that, you don’t look very dressed down, and you can just mix and match. Okay, let’s talk about what we’re going to wear with our trousers. For instance, a top like this is something I would definitely wear in an airplane. I like to wear something
that is comfortable, something that is soft,
something that is usually a long sleeve, or if I
am wearing short sleeve, short sleeve is not a t-shirt, by the way. T-shirts is like this. Short sleeve is like this. Now, short sleeve with a
cardigan, for instance, so that you can layer
because in an aircraft, it really does oftentimes gets cold. What I personally wear in an
airplane is something simple. I don’t want to go all fancy. I don’t want to go fashionable. Air travel is already a stressful
moment, at least for me, and I just want to keep things as simple, as easygoing as possible,
so I really think about these things, that
I have to find clothing for airports that are
somewhere in the middle, not too fancy but not too shabby to relax. We want to have that very
casual but smart, casual middle. Now, another thing, I don’t
know if you have the same issue, but I always get very
bloated after air travel. I’ve actually read about
this, that it’s very common. Whenever I travel, I always make sure to, not to wear any tops that are too tight. When I start feeling a little bit bloated, and then all of this shows. It doesn’t make me feel good about myself, and it doesn’t give me a good look. Another thing, I also like, especially if I’m traveling long haul. I don’t know how you
feel about this, ladies. I guess it can be a
bit different depending on your bust size, but me,
as I have a smaller bust, I personally don’t like
to wear a bra with straps when I’m traveling long haul
because in a long haul flight, I want to have, like my shoulders relaxed, so I always wear a
strapless bra underneath whatever top it is that I’m wearing. So, I always make sure that
the top that I’m wearing, it can cater for such bra because for me, it’s just important to have
this kind of flexibility here so I don’t feel like I’m too strapped in everything that I’m wearing, like, I want to feel somehow liberated. I think the trickiest part
is when you’re traveling from a cold country to a
hot country or vice versa because you’re really going
from two types of climates, and it can be sometimes
tricky to dress for it. Let’s say I’m traveling
from a cold country, I’m arriving in a warm country, definitely I would wear the clothes that I’m going to feel most
comfortable on, upon arrival. I wouldn’t do the same,
though, if I’m traveling from a hot country to a cold country. Then I would actually put
on my clothes that cater for colder climates later
throughout the flight but not initially because
you don’t wanna go through an airport in, I don’t
know, in some exotic country and really sweating in your jacket. But really, layering solves everything. So, the best way of
layering for me personally is to have, like, spaghetti straps. Maybe you have a cami top,
and then you have a cardigan, not too thick, thin,
and then maybe you have an additional layer, maybe another sweater for the really cold part of the flight, or maybe you have a light jacket. So, when it comes to outerwear, I mean, if you are traveling within hot countries, then this won’t be applicable to you, but if you are traveling
within cold countries or you’re arriving or departing
from a cold country then, of course, you might be
wearing a jacket or a coat. I would personally not wear
the most fancy version of coat, for instance, because
really, in the airplane, anything can happen. For that reason, you have
to have a jacket or a coat. You’re just not too concerned about if something would happen to it, but you still don’t want
to wear the ugliest thing that you own because that’s the only thing you don’t care about. You have to find some
form of balance there. So, what about shoes, footwear? Flats is the only way to
go, and you can, of course, have different variations to flats. So, I do recommend wearing
sneakers, but stylish sneakers. You don’t want to wear a runner’s shoes. We don’t want to wear our old Nikes. We want to wear our good-looking,
nice pair of sneakers. Maybe you have a nice
pair of leather sneakers. I love my Louis Vuitton leather sneakers. They are my favorite sneakers. You can also wear ballerina
shoes if they’re comfortable. An alternative, though,
would be to wear loafers, maybe a nice pair of Gucci
loafers, perfect for travel, perfect for walking, something
that is kind of comfortable but still, you know, formal
enough not to be too casual. I also recommend that you
wear shoes that are easy to take off and easy to put on. I do recommend that you wear
something that is comfortable because traveling
requires a lot of walking, especially between terminals. And also, don’t forget shoes
that are not too fragile. You just never know. Now, if you want to wear boots. Maybe you are in a cold country,
then of course, wear them. Just make sure that they’re
easy to take on and take off. Now, lastly, ladies, the bag. Now, what bag are we going to wear, and do we have to wear designer bag when we travel with airplanes? It’s up to you. You can if you want. If you want to always dress to impress, then you definitely could wear something that is a little bit more
fancy, but if you are somebody that don’t bother and don’t
care, then you don’t have to. It’s just your personal choice. So, depending what your needs are, you will have a bag accordingly. For instance, some people, they don’t really have
a lot of hand luggage. They put everything in
their check-in luggage. Then, maybe you don’t
need to have a big bag. In that case, I would
recommend you to wear maybe a crossover bag or maybe
a bag with shoulder straps because you want to have your hands free. Majority of us, however,
and that is me included, we like to have things
with us inside the plane. That means, maybe you need
space for your laptop, your books, your water bottle,
your iPad, your mobiles. Whatever it is, you need to
have a little bit more space for all of those things
that you just cannot put in your check-in luggage. So, a bigger bag is required,
and for that reason, we need a tote bag. You don’t have to have a tote tote, but you can have something
that is a bit bigger, with easy access because
we do need some form of easy access since we have to take in and out our passports and boarding passes. You want to have some space to work with, but the bag cannot be too big. You want to be able to fit it
in the seat in front of you. But at the same time, if you are traveling with a carry-on as
well, so, a rolling bag, you want to be able to put your handbag
comfortably on the rolling bag. You won’t need to have to
carry your bag on your shoulder or however it is that you have to carry. You can just put them two
together, and problem solved. The last thing that I really
want you to think about. My dear online friend,
@ericasgirlyworld, she mentioned this in a video when she was talking
about her Hermes Birkin bag, saying that it was too heavy
for her to take with her in airplanes, and that’s something that is very important
to really think about, the fact that your traveling
bag, the handbag that you have as a carry-on and so on, that it’s not too heavy
without items inside. Because it’s just going to be a burden when you’re traveling around,
having a very heavy bag, plus stuffing it with all kinds of things, and you end up carrying, like, 10 kilos. So, ladies, I want to hear from you in the comment section below. What are you wearing for air travel? What are your travel hacks? Share us your best travel tips
because I’m really curious. I’m going, actually, to have
a look myself in the comments. Maybe there are some new
little tips and tricks that even I should know about. Now, if you haven’t watched my vlog when I went traveling
with British Airways, which has the worst business class ever, watch that vlog and see how it was when I traveled to a warm country. Now, ladies, safe travels to all of you, and I will see you in the next video.

  • Thank you for watching! What are your favourite travel tips and tricks? And if you’re interested in elegant fashion watch my TOP playlist on this topics:

  • Really like all of your suggestions. I have seen some hideous outfits worn by people. I try to be comfortable by do not think that workout outfits belong on an airplane. I also do not like people who wear very very short skirts and tops that show their stomachs. I think that is hideous. Anyway, I do love all of your videos and agree with everything you say. Keep up the super work.

  • I made the horrible mistake of wearing heels on my 15th birthday trip 10 years ago.. I felt so grown up ? my feet were not happy at the end of the day! Now, 10 years later.. I only wear flats to the airport, stretchy jeans and a nice top and sweater/comfy blazer. I dont like to wear clothes with a lot of fabric because one time my lovely pink cardigan got stuck in the arm of a chair and it was ruined!

  • Hi Anna, I wear always casual clothes like hoodies when I go to college, cause we are between students and it's comfortable. Do you think that's not elegant?

  • I would really like to see a video about what you think about emo, goth, scene styles. I'm an emo, and I don't want to be an "elegant lady" but I love to mix chick and "emo/goth" pieces.

  • Depending on where you go, I would personally not like to walk around with a designer bag that is too recognizable to a broader audience, maybe a less well known brand that is still quality but has a subtle logo because it draws too much attention on you. There are people at the airport specifically targeting people that look rich and wear expensive jewelry or watches. When you are of a certain status and you travel to some warmer countries it's better to keep it a bit low key until you arrive at the hotel.

  • I really love travelling..Thank you anne for sharing your expriences and thoughts…really amazing. Since I only travelled in ASIA i wore usually a pants or shorts because I felt more comfy

  • Thanks Anna! I just travelled wearing superman blue tights under a dress and black and white Nike sneakers! >_< Yeah, I really need your help.

  • I normally travel, from super warm to cold, and from cold to super warm again so I always have to relay in the layers. But luckily I don't have to carry a heavy coat as when my boyfriend picks me up, or leave me at the airport he takes care of it so I don't have to bring heavy and huge amounts of clothes that are no use for me even during Brazilian winter. I normally choose cotton as my bottom layers because it is breathable and feels more comfortable to me. And i take a carry on with most of my belongings and a handbag with my phone, e-book and a small toiletry bag for a quick grooming before landing.

  • I never thought of it as deeply. I wear jeans, a fitted tee, an alma mater sweatshirt and my Skechers walking shoes. No makeup because I plan to sleep during flight. I like to arrive rested so that I can party right away.

  • I would love to see you create/your opinion on nail colours and styles for elegant ladies. I personally have seen way too many nail colours and shapes that don’t look flattering. I’d love to see a video on that!

  • I have seen young girls arrive in first class wearing pajamas……pretty sad. Though they think they are so hip….we just instantly know what pin heads they are.

  • Flip flops in an airport. Yuck. Think about all the gross stuff others walked through. Same goes for shopping malls & city streets.

  • NEVER wear shorts or even shoes without socks. Airplanes and airports are filthy and not cleaned enough. When taking off shoes to go through security, having socks on is key. I always look at these women who are now barefoot walking through security thinking how many dirty shoes/feet germs they just stepped in. Same goes for sitting on an airplane. Even in the summer when its hot having your bare legs exposed touching the dirty seats that a hundred people have sat in is just gross. I love your suggestions Anna about loose fitting trousers, and nice sneakers. Keep up the great work!

  • I love travel videos and I thought this had some great really practical tips! I've never watched one of your videos before, and I was pleasantly surprised by how down to earth this one was 🙂 would love to see more travel videos from you in the future!!

    I always travel with a roller carry on and a medium sized handbag, so usually I'll be sure to put everything I need on the flight in my handbag (frequently a Balenciaga Part Time) for easy access. I like to pack travel essentials like my passport, hand cream, tissues, a pen, etc. in a smaller cross-body bag, then put that in my handbag so I know that bag is safe and close to me! I prefer to travel in a dress that's not too formfitting, and I'll usually wear my boots since they're bulky to pack, but I bring a pair of cute slides in my handbag if I'm on a very long flight. I know it's not the most stylish look, but sometimes you just need to change into slides on 12hr+ flights from the US to China!

  • Hey, I was wondering, do you wear jeans? Could you make a video on how to look elegant with jeans? Black jeans and black boots with heels is the only thing I could think of.

  • If I end up wearing flats, I bring a pair of pair small socks so I don't have to touch the dirty floor with my bare feet. I know I can wash my feet later, but I still have to put my shoes back on and it's harder to clean the insoles of your shoes than to simply wash your socks. Even with TSA, at some airports you still have to take off your shoes to go through security.

  • You are like Blair Waldorf that imposed (thanks god) that leggings are not pants. Same with your t shirt example ??

  • Always closed toe shoes that are a little loose. Airports and planes are disgusting and your feet swell during travel. My tote is light weight microfiber with a clean lined exterior that zips closed and I usually carry a small simple crossbody as my purse. Luggage totes of good quality have come a long way in terms of style.

  • Je ne vous trouve pas trop belle dsl mais bon il faut dire je suis myope ascendant presbyte… En plus le virtuel et moi ça crée de l'irrel c'est comme le père et la fille de la mère Noël ..dsl santa Klaus comme vous dites chez nous en burgondie on l'appelle Klaus Barbie vous savez l'ami de Hitler.. Santa Klaus barbie hum avec du chaud colas ..

  • As someone who works with fabrics, if you are looking for breathable clothing, I recommend looking for clothing with a higher percentage of natural fibers to synthetic fibers. Polyester is not a breathable fiber, and especially if you're heading somewhere on the warmer side, natural fibers will be far more comfortable

  • I love seeing you grow! I travel with two pairs of shoes – one pair of mid-heeled block heels (Salvator Ferangamo!) and a pair of comfy flats that fold up. It’s impossible to make it through security in heels ? flats seem a little too casual with jeans for me but I never thought about Palazzo pants!

  • I just go for comfort but not TOO comfortable, like you said. I like leggings with a long flowy top to cover my butt. And cute flat shoes that I can walk in. And for the bag, a tote is definitely the best way to go

  • I’ve just been wearing my black or navy blue classic Tom’s ? guess I look cheap huh? ? sighhhh but they’re soooo comfy thoooo …. ok ok I’ll wear my loafers or Stan Smith Adidas sighhhh ?
    Thanks for “JetSetting us straight!” Auntie Hehehehe I love ur videos! I found u by accident and can’t stop watching! You remind me of my mom…. that woman is so elegant that ppl question her maternity towards me ? we call her boujie but she’s just a classy lady.

  • Sorry, but wide, flowy palazzos can be very challenging in less than pristine airport or airplane toilets.

  • Here in the US, atheletic wear is all that women wear to just abbout any place, even church. Its just terrible

  • Golly, don't wear braids. Nothing more embarrassing than the officers using their latex gloves to search your braids for some kind of weapon.

  • I add something, open toe shoes are not considered safe for the flights, the feet should be supported with the shoe for safety manners in case of emergencies

  • What about a video how to have a sexual intercourse with high society people in an elegant way. I know the topic is controversial but it would come to the table sooner or later anyway.

  • I’m a leggings with shirt dress over the top and a shawl kind of lady. It’s a little street-wear style but it’s comfortable, covers my rear end, and looks put together for when I land. Plus the buttons make easier access for nursing LO with the shawl acting as a great cover. 🙂

  • I dress for plane trips very much as you said here. Two things I do are put the handbag I intend to use in the destination inside my tote bag; I use a le pliage here because it’s lightweight, tough and washable. I never put a handbag under the plane seat without protection because gross things tend to happen to them, but the le pliage copes well. Also, inside my tote I always have a light cashmere scarf that is big enough to also wear as a shawl (my favourites are from Nouvelle) and a pair of socks in case it gets really cold.

  • The MOST comfortable shoe, especially if you have any feet problems, is the non flexible clog such as Dansko. Recommended by podiatrists. Sneakers are not good for arches if you’re going to be walking and standing a lot.

  • My problem is that due to differences in temperature and the fact that I hate cold, there can be an issue with sweat. It happens when you shake of out cold, it can happen when you sit for a long time, it can happen when you fall asleep with too man layers and they suddently turn up the heat. So trying to be elegant on the plane, with exceptions of short travels, seems excessive and franklky a bit over the top. If you meet somewhere at the airport when you land, then by all means, take some more elegant clothes with you on a plane and change if you like, but being elegant and sweaty is just a waste of clothes. That’s why I’d rather wear sweat pants, a t-shirt, preperably the worst one I can find so I can just throw it out as soon as I land.:))

  • I do travel with good quality leggings because they are most comfortable, and a top that will cover my behind, flats and a shawl. I carry a small bag where I will put the jewelry I am wearing to go through security without problems, then I put it back on. I never take a carry on, only a fairly large purse/ tote to fit my iPad, etc. comfortably. Great tips! ?.

  • Great video, thank you! I wear compression stockings when I travel as I tend to bloat at the ankles and your outfit suggestions make it easy to wear with these stockings, whilst still being elegant and sophisticated, comfortable and pragmatic!

  • I must say… I was a little hesitant about hearing your thoughts on outfits while traveling but she does have a good point. Dress pants and a nice top does overall look better, more elegant and more mature than leggings and sporty spice attire.

  • I used to fly a lot for work and liked wearing backpacks on my travels. I had a very classic one made out of black vegan leather from Matt+Nat which did serve me really well. You will be able to pull your luggage and carry all your documents with two hands, which comes in handy when you're waiting in line for security check-in.

  • I love to wear a casual dress that is of a non-wrinkling material, but that falls below the knee even while sitting down. I bring sweater/jacket that can be more or less formal and wear ballet flats usually, but also bring a change of shoes in carry-on bag. For me, maybe I have weird feet, but no matter what shoes I wear, they are uncomfortable after travelling all day in them. Both shoes are pretty small/light. The dress/flats/jacket creates more of a (hopefully) timeless feminine look rather than a particularly upscale look.

  • Not my site here, this is my husband's page… I am a 64 year old women and agree with your style. These things are what my mother drilled into the heads of her 4 daughters.I usually wear a nice strechy slcak and a black or dark colored sweater as we usually travel between Hungary and the US. Wear flat black shoes although last trip I wore tennis shoes post knee surgery, felt a bit rough but had to be able to walk fast.Wear min. makeup as on a long haul everything melts.Some day it would be wonderful to fly first class. My mom flew from Ca. to the east coast in 1962. What an event. new perm, new hairstyle, business suit with heels and new everything for her flight. Those were the days of air travel. She looked like a movie star although she was "just a housewife" and mother of 4. Self respect in your looks is an art these days.

  • I'd love a video on elegant lounge wear. What to wear when we are cosy at home alone, with friends or with our partner or having a relaxed week-end at the parent's or inlaw's house. What to wear when we have returned to the hotel after a busy day on the town and don't want to hide in the room, but rather sit in the lobby or somewhere comfortable and enjoy a cup of tea and a book. Not elegant events, but those spaces of time between things when we can relax and wind down without looking lika a bag of potatoes.

  • I always wear something comfortable as I try to sleep on long haul flights. I wear nothing with a cleavage on flights as it tends to be very cold. I quite often bring a cashmere scarf with me to wrap up around my neck.

  • Great video!
    I would actually love to see a video or even mentioning of vegan (non-leather) shoes and handbags. I know Stella McCartney makes great things, but that's it. The non-leather shoes and handbags I see on other channels aren't attractive, let alone elegant. It would be great if you consider it!

  • Anna, the bloating comes from the Airplane food including business class. I very rarely eat meals served on the plane even on long hauls. I pack fruit, dry fruit, one or two lemons pre-cut in a little holder for lemon water or, buy water after check-in and mix some spirullina and chia or just chia if you cannot handle the spirullina – it’s very filling and one gets off a long haul looking fresh and smelling lovely. Airplane food is not good no matter how it gets dressed up.

  • One time I wore a t-shirt on a flight. How classless of me! They’re really the most uncomfortable things to wear. Don’t even get me started on wearing JEANS to the airport—that’s disgusting. And gym clothes?? When you’re surrounded by that many people on a flight, you want to make sure you’re impressing every single person you see. I’ll definitely avoid wearing gym clothes on my next flight because the approval of a random stranger is much more important than my own comfort and happiness.

  • From Hawaii, a great look for a lawyer in a skirt suit :
    She wore a simple black rubber thong wedge heel.
    Simple to take off at TSA checkpoints

  • Random question Anna.
    Which books do you read?
    About self-improvement discipline.
    Which books you would recommend thank you so much lovely ☺️

  • I wear a flight "uniform." I suffer from horrific leg cramps, flying can exacerbate the problem. I always wear support hose, loose pants, tops I can layer & most important, my Cole Hahn loafers/mules. They're a classy loafer with the ease of a mule. I wear a heavy cotton sweater and carry a thin wrap to keep warm on the flight.

  • In the United States you have to completely takeoff your shoes so I understand why people wear flip-flops to the airport

  • Can you please explain Keanu's new girlfriend ?
    Or take him as a case study since he's rich, older, good looking yet his taste in women is so different. He also comes off like a loyal guy on top of other qualities so she landed a man who will probably not cheat. Like what the heck he's bloody friends with Winona Ryder and probably tons of other gorgeous women!

  • Bonjour & hello – i appreciate the travel tips – I’m on my way to New York and wonder what is the best way to deal with scarf, gloves and hats? Should I store them in a large hand bag when not using them? But I want them close at hand when needed. Thank you –

  • Thanks dear it was so helpful to me…can you kindly make a video on what to wear going to visit your boyfriend in his country for the first time…..what elegant outfits can I wear

  • Always carry antibacterial wipes in your bag, use a Q-tip and apply antibacterial ointment in nostrils to avoid airborne infections & colds, always carry a sample size facial hydration spray – like ..Caudale grape water or Avene thermal spring water, an extra pair of panties in a baggie ( to stash used), Gas-X pills, a pretty magnifying mirror compact. A disposable mask in case there is a lot of coughing on the plane. Layer thin flowing attire and stash a hat. Scarves can double as haircare items & pair with dry shampoo spray for freshening & texturizing. You don't want to hear about my skirt plane trip. Lol …what a disaster… Hope this helps. ❤️ Another great tip: keep your medication in your purse , do not stow it.

  • “Someone who ‘don’t’ bother and ‘don’t’ care. Affluence is not just how you dress, it’s how you speak and express yourself. Please do not substitute don’t for doesn’t, especially when you are admonishing others about their alleged “lack of class.” I enjoy your tips on dressing in a polished way.

  • Have you seen an airport lately? Or have you been inside an airplane lately. It is gross! You don't even want to dress up for that unless you are going first class.

  • For international flights, I have found these things work for me: 1) my tan, medium-sized Oroton cross-body bag. It's big enough to hold my passport, pocket diary, wallet, phone, Ziploc bag of toiletries, medicines, and 1 or 2 items of makeup. 2) Beige Michael Kors trench coat. A classic trench is appropriate and practical in most situations, and keeps you warm during the flight.. 3) Black bamboo fitted t-shirt. Bamboo absorbs perspiration so you stay fresh 4) Dark blue stretch denim jeans with a nice belt 5) Black sneakers or loafers that are in good condition 6) Crumpler dark blue "Tondo" backpack for my laptop, e-reader, noise-cancelling headphones, and 3 extra shirts. Wish I could go with a more elegant option for a backpack, but the Tondo has 2 exterior pockets that are just perfect for holding my specs and my prescription sunglasses.

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