Sweltering airport tarmac, air-conditioned flight cabinets and changing climates: deciding what to wear for air travel is a complicated thing. If changing temperatures and climates aren’t enough, you have your comfort and sanity to take into consideration too! Which is why Air Charter Service has scoured the resources to put together the essential elements of the perfect travel outfit, so you have all the information to do it yourself. With these tips, your next private jet charter flight will be even more comfortable than what you’d imagined (if that’s even possible) and you’ll still look tasteful and stylish.
A few tips to start off with
To ensure that your flight is as pleasant as possible, there are a few key things to avoid. Tight clothing can restrict your blood circulation, which is dangerous in conditions of high altitude. Rather opt for light, breathable and loose fabrics that allow you to move and keep you fresher for longer (making your fellow passengers more comfortable, too).
On that note, your perfume might smell great to you, but it might not to your neighbours. Rather stay away from the perfume and make sure your clothes are freshly laundered instead. You’ll feel and smell fresher for a longer flight!
Layers are an avid traveler’s best friend. You’re probably going to experience a range of temperatures, especially if you’re taking a long-distance flight, so avoid overly wintery or summery clothes. Make sure your outfit can be adapted to all these temperatures.
A large scarf: Choose a washable scarf in a bigger size, such as pashminas or shawls, to keep your neck warm or to be used as a blanket in desperate situations.
Scarf by A Peace Treaty
A silk, cotton or linen shirt: Fabrics like silk, cotton or linen are breathable and allow moisture to pass through, so you’re fresh on the other side.
Shirt by Tomas Maier
The long cardigan: This item is not only trendy, but also incredibly comfortable! It’s long enough to cover up any crazy layers, plus it doubles up as a blanket for your on-flight nap.
Long cardigan by French Connection
Compression Leggings: These are the only tight items allowed! Compression jogging leggings will improve circulation and are easily combined with more stylish items to look sleek.
Compression leggings by Rejuvahealth
Midi skirt: Another great option, the longer-length full skirt allows you to curl your legs up under you but is enough covering to keep you warm. Choose non-crease fabrics like suede or jersey.
Skirt by Rhié
Wide-leg trousers: Again, if you need to be a little more formal, wide-leg trousers give you room to move around yet look tailored and professional.
Trousers by Balenciaga
A round-necked jacket: If you’re hopping off a plane straight to a meeting or evening event, rather replace the cardigan with a jacket. A round-necked jacket is the ultimate comfortable, yet effortlessly chic item. Even though these jackets have loose, movable cuts and a sweatshirt-like collar, you can throw this over any shirt or sweater and look tailored.
Jacket by Iro
Slip on shoes: Whether it’s a zip-up boot or a trendy slip on loafer, the name of the game is to avoid cumbersome laces and to make sure that shoes are easy to take on and off and have space to (inevitably) swell.
Slip ons by Tod’s
With so many comfortable, yet chic, options, deciding on your next travel outfit should be a breeze, if not at the very least open your mind to different avenues of thinking when you’re due for those long haul flight but still wish to look good. Plus you can mix and match to suit your style!