One of the hardest things about fashion is looking awesome while dressed appropriately for all situations. Sure, dressing for school or work or a gala may be tough stuff, but we can’t exclude air travel from that list, especially with summer vacations coming up. I should know, seeing as I am currently on an airplane.I am following the sun back east as I write this after a trip to the west coast. My situation en route indicates that I was faced with the troubling task of properly attiring myself for this flight. Before I get into how to do it right, let’s first take a look at some of the mind-boggling appalling ways to do it wrong.
Oftentimes when one goes to the airport, one sees small children in weird bedazzled T-shirts and Abercrombie sweatpants toting their monkey-shaped backpacks around and moaning about how bored and miserable and hungry they are. One sees teenagers and young adults dressed and/or acting the same way. One sees people wearing cocktail dresses with tall heels they can barely walk in, daintily pulling a way-too-big-for-one-person-going-away-for-three-days suitcase. One sees a humongous crowd of tourists in fluorescent orange oversized shirts and baseball caps with their tour group logo on the front stumbling around the terminal looking frantic and confused, perhaps muttering in a different language. Does any of this sound familiar?
I’m not saying that everyone in airports is dressed poorly, because that’s not true. There are plenty of people who are capable of flying in style. It’s not an arduous feat to achieve if you set your mind to it. Most people choose not to because they want to be comfortable if they’re going to be cooped up, claustrophobic in a space for several hours, hauling a week’s worth of clothing and reading material around. That’s quite understandable. In fact, that is so understandable that that is at the core of my philosophy on fly dressing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: comfort is the key to confidence. No one likes other people to think they’re slovenly, so why not avoid that predicament altogether? Find out to how over at Chictopia!
How do you dress when you fly?