Monday, July 16, 2012

We Fly High - "Airport Essentials for Traveling in Style"

Before Security = Fly, After Security - Ferocious
In lieu of my recent trip to DC to celebrate my beautiful godmother's 50th birthday, I thought I would do a guide on airport essentials so you can always look your best while traveling.
Have you ever had an experience like the illustration above in the airport? Pre-Security you look like a fab diva, but after you remove your stylish garbs and are stripped to the bare essentials you look like Samaya (sp) from the Ring? Well have no fear lol, this post will help us look our best while overcoming the challenges of flying, maneuvering through airports, security, and massive crowds.

You should always remember the 3C'c when traveling. "Comfort", "convenience", and being "chic"! You want to be comfortable while traveling ( just the thought of tickets, gates, luggage, airplanes, crowds can be stressful enough).You also want to wear clothing that is convenient. By that I mean you want to be able to get it on and off quickly (with all the security checks and temperature changes etc. in the airport or on the airplane). You don't want to wear the shirt that has 20 buttons, or the shoes that take 5 minutes to lace up. And last but surely not least, you want to look absolutely chic while covering the first two bases. Here are a few essentials to help you pull off a chic airport style.

Layering is key!!!
Items may change depending on the weather, the season, your final destination etc. 
Outer layer: Blazers, Jackets (Leather/Jean), Cardigan
Inner Layer: V-Neck Tee Shirt, Cami,
Bare Essentials: Wear the right under garments to make for a polished look
Bottoms: Dark Wash Jeans, Thick (Pant-like) Leggings, Skirt
Miscellaneous: Maxis, Sheath Dress, Scarf, Over sized Tote or Bag, Jewelry/Statement Pieces, Sunglasses
Shoes: Ballerina Flats, Sandals (NO Plastic Flip Flops), Wedges, Comfortable Heels, Boots, Tennis Shoes

Example of a rocker sleek airport style

Nudes and pastels with a pop of leopard print

Camel airport palette 

Casual, chic airport look...I would definitely suggest for this outfit to add a denim jacket in case it gets a little chilly 

Reinvented cowgirl

Airport Style I wore to DC
Jeweled and Ruffled Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: TJ Maxx
Slash-back Blazer: Boutique in ATL
Sandals: Old Navy
Straw Hat: Target
BBW Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Watch: Target
Graffiti Louis Vuitton Tote: Gift
Secrets of Stylists Book: TJ Maxx


  1. I love all these outfits !!!! My style tends to reflect my mood and it could easily fit with all these outfits. Where did the bag for the airport chic come from ?

  2. I like this one and the picture on top is too funny!