I was having a short discussion with a reader @fathinsn over on Instagram a few days back, about what we wear when we travel, by way of pants or skirts. Like many, I like wearing pants or jeans when I travel, because it offers ease of movement, and for women, a modicum of modesty. You never know who’s turned on by the flash of an ankle these days. I swear we’re reverting to Puritanism.
But it gave me an idea for a blog post because I got to wondering what people wore when they travel!
OOTD: Fit and Flare Sleeveless dress and long Airism cardigan by Uniqlo, Scarf by H&M, Shoes by Skechers
These days however, when I travel or fly, I tend to wear skirts. I know it was a reader (or readers) who sicced me onto this quite a few years ago, and if you were the one who mentioned it to me, please pipe up! I can’t seem to find who it is anymore, sorry! Since I gave it a try, I’ve never looked back! So, here’s my tip for you – much to my surprise, it’s actually more comfortable to wear skirts when you travel, or fly! But I’d love to hear of your experience 🙂
To be honest with you, I didn’t believe this the first time I read it. Let’s be honest. We all want to traipse off a plane looking like a celebrity, and a million bucks. And you might notice how many airport pictures of celebrities have them wearing tight jeans or pants and impossibly high heels. But few of us look as glamorous, because few of us fly First Class (or on a private jet)! 😛 For the most part, us mortals fly cattle class (economy, in airline speak) and that means cramped seats and narrow spaces.
Fly in a skirt for more comfort
For many years, I wore jeans on the plane and when I arrive at my destination. But the problem with jeans or pants, is that it can pull and tug at the most uncomfortable areas. Sit down for any length of time in a pair of fitted pants or jeans and you’ll soon find it pulling at your crotch area, and around the waistband. This is actually more apparent if you’re a little fleshy the way I am 😛 Maybe skinny girls don’t have this problem, I won’t know 😛
When I was told that flying in a skirt made more sense and was more comfortable, I actually wasn’t too sure. But I tried it on the next flight I took and I’ve never looked back. The trick here is to wear a fairly long and flare skirt – a midi or maxi is preferable, to keep your legs covered (for modesty and protection from the cool air) and a flare skirt allows for more movement. An elastic or slightly loose waistband makes for better comfort too, as your body can swell a little in the pressurised air. Believe you me, you too will never look back! 😀 It helps that the bohemian fashion trend seems to have returned, so it’s quite easy to get long, flare skirts these days. At one time, it was really hard to find!
This is true even when travelling by road, whether in a train or on a bus. I wore a skirt on my 22 hour Qinghai-Tibet train ride and I wear skirts when travelling on a bus as well, because that’s infinitely more uncomfortable than going on a train or plane!
Wear loose clothing on board a flight
The exception of course, is if you were to wear a loose or baggy pair of pants that isn’t too fitted, or if you were to go to the other extreme, and wear a pair of fitted but stretchable pants. I forgot to pack an extra skirt this time around, so I wore a pair of stretchable jeggings from Uniqlo on the flight. It was a bit of a gamble, but it turned out to be quite comfortable as well. The jeggings have a lot of give in them, but looks like jeans, so it moves as you move, and doesn’t pull at the unfortunate areas. I did however think it was still more comfortable to wear a skirt.
If you want to look perfectly tailored when you get off the plane, bring a spare outfit and change just before you land, so you can exit the plane looking picture perfect. No one really cares what you look like on board LOL! 😛
OOTD: Knit top, Airism Bratop and Flare Wide Pants by Uniqlo, Belt by Longchamp, Shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo
Wear skirts or dresses when you travel
These days, I find myself packing more skirts and dresses when I travel. Part of the reason is because I find they take up less space than jeans or pants in general (less or thinner material) and they can actually feel more comfortable to travel in.
The other reason is convenience. For women in particular, you’d understand when you head to the toilet. It’s easier to hike up a skirt than it is to lower your pants, and risk getting it wet. I also find it cooler to wear skirts, because you get better air circulation – perfect when the weather is warm but naturally less perfect if it’s cold. In those situations, I pull on a pair of tights, and get away with short skirts haha! 😀
That’s not to say that I eschew pants or jeans altogether. There are situations when wearing pants is a good idea, especially if you’re headed for some strenuous activity, or out of the city. But when I’m primarily in the city, I tend to wear dresses, or skirts. I recently acquired a pair of wide-leg flare pants that look like a skirt, and I found that a good compromise. It allowed me freedom of movement, while the flare design allows for better air flow and comfort. It does however, look a sight better with heels, especially when you’re short like me, but because I’m just not very fashionable, I chose comfort over fashion and wore flats instead. It does also pose a bit of a problem when going to the toilet, as you will suddenly find yourself wrestling with a lot of material, and trying to keep it off the floor LOL!
What do you prefer to wear when you travel? Pants/Jeans or Skirts? Weigh in!
I pick skirts, but that’s me, and what I choose to wear when I travel. I had some of you ask me on Instagram to post what I wore on my most recent trip, but I’m notoriously bad at posing for outfits, so you’ll have to make do with what I have here. I am NOT sponsored by Uniqlo (although I’ll never say no! 😛 ) but I do wear a lot of Uniqlo which I know makes people look askance at my aunty fashion sense. For the most part, here’s how I dress when I travel (even for work) – semi casual, comfortable, simple and not very fashionable LOL! 😀 What is your preference?
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Jeans. Jeans. Jeans. Jeans. Jeans. Jeans. Jeans. Jeans. All. The. Way. When I fly, I’m usually in one of the older ie more comfortable jeans that’s still fitted but a lot more loose at the waist and bum. Usually dark rinse. A long sleeved top and a long cardigan. I usually have a change of clothing in my carryon. (In case of apocalypse you know) and I do change into leggings and a more comfy top if it was a long trip. Oh and definitely a huge silk scarf to jazz it up a little pre-boarding. You know. For upgrades and the jazz ???
Paris B says
I would except I cant fit into my older jeans anymore! LOL! Damn, I need to lose some weight 😛 I do the cardigan/hoodie too and from now, I’ll be carrying a change of clothing in my carry on, since my last adventure! I don’t change on board though. Never got the hang of it. Maybe if I were in Biz/First I might? hahaha! 😀
This will be a shock to many but I love jeggings for pretty much everything. I know. Jeggings. Geez. ? Not just any jeggings, mind you, only the ones from Sussan (Aussie brand) because they’re the most comfortable ones I’ve ever worn and they make my pins look good. They’re not so tight as to cut off circulation but they’re not longgar longgar either as to make my lower half appear unflattering. The elastic band on the waist (they’re high waisted) means I’m comfortable all the time.
As for travel, definitely Sussan jeggings or yoga pants. Never skirts or dresses. I tend to hike my legs up either cross legged on the seat (I need to do this in cattle class) or prop my ankle on my other thigh like a dude. Not lady like I know but it’s comfortable for me. This is why skirts or dresses won’t do. ?
Paris B says
I never found jeggings to fit until I tried on a recent design at Uniqlo. Their previous designs didn’t sit well on me. Made me look like a dumpling 😛 But I can understand now why they’re popular (although often associated with Aunty wear since aunties all love it!) because they don’t pull and they move with you, and don’t dig into your waist. Very important when you have fatty rolls like me LOL! 😀 I often pray for an empty flight so I can stretch out across seats… and I do that in a skirt! The trick is to wear a long, maxi skirt and to use the airline blanket. Super comfy 😀
I prefer comfy leggings and drawstring pants for flights especially if I’m going somewhere cold and dresses if it’s a tropical country.
Paris B says
Problem with drawstring pants is that they tend to make my butt look HUGE for some reason. I’d given up on them for that reason. I think it’s all that loose cloth LOL!
I wear a Uniqlo bra dress when I’m flying as it’s so comfortable. I will always need the Japanese thigh length sleeping compression stockings as my feet swell for all plane rides even if I walk around much. Those stockings work magic to stop liquid from pooling at my feet. These 2 pieces are the best combination for flying!
Paris B says
I love the bra tops (always use them when I fly – never wearing a bra again!) but haven’t yet tried the bra dress! I’ll have to the next time I see them go on sale. I did notice some swelling of my feet on this recent trip so it was hard to slip my feet into my shoes when I landed. But it wasn’t too bad. But wearing compression stockings is a good point for those who feel uncomfortable – sometimes when I get up and walk on a plane, it feels like my legs don’t belong to me LOL!
I always wear leggings / stockings to keep my legs warm and a tunic or dress for comfort (and to keep my crotch from showing 😛 ) for longer flights. For shorter flights, I mostly just wear shorts. I almost never travel with jeans as I’ve yet to find a pair that feels completely comfortable on (damn hips)!
When i’m out and about i NEED comfy shoes (usually flats or sneakers. I’m also guilty of wearing flip flops quite often 😛 ), so I usually plan my outfits around them. Nobody cares about how cute your shoes are when you’re hobbling about town 😛
Paris B says
LOL keep crotch from showing 😀 I haven’t worn shorts on planes yet. I always get so cold at airports that people wonder why I’m the only one wrapped up in a hoodie LOL! You are right about comfy shoes. I tried being nice and fashionable, but I realised it’s not me. So, I’m back to wearing sneakers and on uneven roads, it actually makes sense because it protects your feet and ankles better!
I like dressing up but not when traveling. I prefer the comfort of jeans when I’m stuck in a metal tube at 30,000 feet for several hours. lol
Paris B says
So true! When flying, comfort is the key word, whatever you feel most comfortable in. But because I’m always out for long hours whenever I travel, comfort is also my key word after I arrive at my destination! And sometimes, that unfortunately means not fashionable in my books LOL!
Jeans or leggings……that conceal compression socks! My feet and ankles generally have the appearance of being swollen (read FAT) after my last pregnancy and I am very conscious of them so I rarely wear skirts and dresses now. I love the ease of wearing leggings but looks funny with compression socks underneath so mostly jeans for long haul flights and leggings for shorter one’s. If I were slim again……oh the sky is the limit on chic skirts and dresses like yours in the pictures!
Paris B says
Oh I don’t fly in those in the picture – when I fly, I’m usually in a long maxi skirt, uniqlo bra top or just a general comfy top and a hoodie. Not chic, I assure you! LOL! I hope you find some dresses and skirts that you feel comfortable in some day Jackie – I think we’re really lucky to be able to wear them because of the wonderful ease of movement, but I also think society tends to make us a little conscious, coz whatever’s on offer tends to fit only the skinny minxes 😛 I’m by no means skinny, so finding dresses and skirts that don’t make me look like a dumpling can be a challenge! But I try to find them anyway 😉
Glad that you brought this practical discussion topic. I have always worn sneakers/sandals, jeans and t-shirt and have my shawl handy in my hand carry. Jeans is to protect modesty and also freeze proof, t-shirt is practical just in case there are shifts in temperature (sometimes the aircraft can be hot before takeoff and freezing cold after takeoff). Over time, I have trusted my shawl to give warmth just in case the airlines blanket is not enough to protect me from cold or sometimes you ask for one, but you don’t get one because the kids will need it more! I seriously admire those who fly with nicely coiffured hair, wonderful makeup, decked into jewelry and fancy shoes. I know I will look haggard and worn out even for short flights…so I don’t apply makeup or wear jewelry (not even costume jewelry). For me, flying is like me being transported like a cattle to another place lol. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful tip. I always fear wearing skirts because I cannot find a decent length or thickness…and risk looking like an amah and of course, the fear of sweeping all the corners in the airplane washroom (God forbid especially for long haul flights). I hope one day, I will graduate to be wear nice shirts, slacks and ballet flats when I fly to earn the upgrade 🙂
Paris B says
Your travel uniform is pretty much what I used to wear too! I’m never without a shawl when I travel – it’s so handy for anything! Covering up, keeping warm, looking stylo etc 😀 I often meet women who fly looking like they’re going to a party – high heels, fancy dresses or clothes, and don’t forget all their accessories! Amazing you know. Maybe they’re comfortable that way – can’t judge! I always used to fear looking like a dumpling when I wear a skirt, and then I realised that actually, no one really cares how you look. Once you sit down, no one can see anyway, and at least when I wear a skirt, the hem doesn’t touch the toilet floor, unlike when I wear pants! So that kind of sold it for me haha! I still haven’t graduated from my dressing like a college kid when I fly but you know what? I figured no papparazi is waiting at the other end to snap me in my travel outfit, so really, I’d do comfort over fashion 😉
I would never wear skirts and dresses for flights , can’t imagine doing all the hauling/pushing/heaving luggages and trying to maintain modesty at the same time. My favorite airport ensemble is slim jeans/leggings with longish shirt/dress with a sweater/cardigan. But for cold countries , I pull on thick jeans, no matter uncomfortable or unfashionable, for fear of catching a cold at the start of the trip.
Speaking of , can anyone recommend how to choose a shawl ? Something affordable like from Uniqlo or H&M will do. Does all shawls comes in one size ?
Paris B says
LOL I do that all the time, and stay pretty modest 😉 But I only wear long skirts or skirts that are at least knee length, and not tight. Always flare so I have lots of freedom of movement. It’s liberating! 😉 But that’s also because jeans make me feel uncomfortable around the waist and crotch after a while. Troubles of a fatty hehe… Shawls come in various sizes but are usually long and wide unlike scarves that are usually more narrow. You can get some decent ones at Uniqlo or H&M. Uniqlo tends to do thinner material ones while H&M does different thicknesses depending on the season. I bought mine in the picture for about RM20 on sale from H&M! It was quite thick so it offered some warmth and very long. Both ends almost reach my knees when I drape it on my neck! It was an excellent buy 🙂 I also own some woollen or thick cotton plain shawls that I sometimes buy when I’m overseas and see them selling for cheap. If you go to countries like China, Hong Kong, or Thailand or India, you may be able to get them very cheaply from some shops or push carts. They will usually tell you it’s pashmina but don’t be fooled. A real pashmina can cost thousands of dollars. These usually cost something like RM30 maximum and I always stock up coz they always come in handy! 🙂
How I wish I could wear a skirt when travelling. Unfortunately, as a woman who wears a hijab, you are automatically tagged as a terrorist. The gropings I received when I was in France last year even after clearing security screening was enough to make me appreciate my jeans. It truly felt like I was being violated *shudder*
Paris B says
You made a very good point there! I’m so sorry to hear of the uncomfortable situation you’ve been put in simply because of how you dress and the perceptions that that entails. I suppose I’m lucky that I don’t have that problem. But it doesn’t preclude me from being patted down if the sensor goes off. So, I’m very particular when I go through airport security to not have any bit of metal on me. No wired bra, no watch, no jewellery, no buckles on shoes, nothing that can set off the alarm. When I pay attention, I usually breeze through, much to the consternation of the security – they often expect everyone to beep – but when I recently forgot and wore a watch, they didn’t pat me down, but made me stand in a body x-ray machine with my legs apart and my arms raised. Super weird!
Yu Ming says
Always jeans and I have one specially for flying anywhere more than 3 hours… a pair of maternity jeans!! I am not married nor have kids, mind you. But the jeans are stretchy at the waist and the material not too thick for ease of movement. My top is usually long enough to cover the waistline so no one knows I’m wearing maternity jeans. I’m one of those who sit cross legged in the airplane simply because I am short and my legs get tired dangling down all the time. Not very lady-like I know. Because of that, I like to wear sandals or comfy flats and bring along a pair of socks to put on to keep my feet warm. I don’t think a skirt will cut it for the way I travel, though I can understand where you are coming from!
Paris B says
That’s such a good tip, Yu Ming! Maternity jeans are after all made to stretch around the waist and that would make it super comfy for travel! You know, my feet just about touch the floor so as you’ve said, it can be uncomfortable. So what I do is always to put a bag or something under the front seat that I can rest my feet on. Makes it more comfy! I also take the airline socks (they often give them on long haul flights) and wash them when I get back so I can use them on budget airlines (if I fly them although I’m a right snob and try not to purely for personal comfort 😛 ) As I was telling Tine above, who flies cross legged like you, I like stretching out in an empty flight, or even jsut over 2 seats if I manage to get empty seats, and I do it in a skirt! I only wear long maxi flare skirts when I travel (like those bohemian skirts) and I tuck my legs underneath and throw a blanket or shawl on top. Super comfy 😀
Being fleshy “the way I am” I still feel cold in long AND short flights….grrr. I’ll have jeans on as the thickness protects me somewhat from the cold. For regional flights, I’ve stopped wearing a jacket but have a pashmina in hand and wear a compression top inside. For long hauls, I’ll wear jeans (top button loosen when the lights go off if it digs into the flesh), a compression top, a jacket (leather or denim), woollen socks in bag and have pashmina in hand..and will still be cold, if you can believe it. Not to say that I am a total write off in cold climates, but i suspect, sitting in one place with the AC around me for long hours just does not do it for me.
Flowy skirts or long dresses only comes out when i am at a beach destination…
Paris B says
I’m always cold when I travel and I’m fleshy! LOL! So I always have a hoodie and shawl on hand. Every time, no matter how long/short the flight. Man, you just made me want a leather jacket. I’ve been wanting one for years, but can’t justify owning one, and besides, I tend to look funny in it – body too short so it hangs weirdly. When I go somewhere cold, I still do the skirt, but I wear leggings under. I have these 100 denier tights from M&S that are super comfy and super warm. Love them to death and they come out every time I head somewhere cool! You can try those next time as well. Ever since I bought them, wearing skirts has never been an issue 😉
I bought those M&S 100 deniers end of last year for a trip to Korea (it came in a bunch of 3s). Yes they kept me warm then, did not think about them when travelling around the region, but hey if its cold…thanks for the reminder.
Leather jackets are just so cool – not only in the Fonz sort of way..
I bought two (during a not so recent trip to Turkey); in red and bronze colour. The red one is a normal ‘jacket’ design while the bronze one is a ‘trench coat’ sort of design. The greedy person that I was/ (still am), even after the two, I was still eye balling a burgundy biker jacket…The hubs eyeballed me and said that if i were to have the biker jacket, I’d have to have the bike….I meekly declined the ‘oh soo tempting offer’ and made a quick exit out of the store…It was that cheap in Turkey…and the COLOURS! ooh such tempting colours, orange, pink, baby blue, turquoise…it was insane.
I think you would look great in a biker jacket, one that stops short on your waist. and the trench coat design would look good on anyone. You know, Turkey would be much cheaper now…
Paris B says
M&S makes the best tights in the world! 😀 I love leather jackets and I’ve been eyeing a biker jacket for the longest time! I had plans to go to Turkey a few times, but every single time, some safety issue will crop up. So I’ve put it on the backburner for now. Now I know how affordable leather jackets are there, I wish I’d agreed to go with my parents, even if they’re *gasp* taking a tour! 😛 But I balk at tours, I really do! Never mind, I’ll get one some day 😉
I might wear jeans when I travel. But I have also worn a long maxi skirt from Uniqlo on flights. If I need jeans during my travels, I will just use the one I have worn instead of packing more!
Paris B says
I learned after many years, to re-wear my jeans to save on luggage space. Jeans takes up a crazy amount of suitcase space! Besides if it’s cool, it’s ok. But never when it’s hot LOL!
Shasha Marican says
No more Jeans for me. Its usually Jeggings or those thick tights that you can get from Zara. You know the ones with thick high waisted band? This is the “uniform” when I am headed to colder climate. I’ll have my jackets, scarves. gloves, etc in my carry on anyway. I’ve even pack a pair winter boots in my carry on before and change into them at the airport. But for our region or to the warmer climates, I tend to go with long skirts or drawstring pants. Ballet flats for shoes and no bra!!! Haha. Its always uniqlo tank top on the inside. Can’t stand having bra on long haul flights anyway. Always have a huge pashmina in my carry on too.
Paris B says
I think I know the ones you mean! With a nice oversized top for comfort? 🙂 Oh I hear ya about the bra top for travel. I have stopped wearing a bra when I fly. Aside from the comfort factor, it’s also airport security. I noticed that ever since I stopped wearing a wired bra, I can breeze through those sensor things without raising a beep! But I also make sure I’m metal-free all over. Love confounding the security people, who expect everyone to beep as they go through 😀
My favorite is this muji maxi dress with in-built mound cup! It’s long and loose enough , and there is no need to wear bra!! Double bingo! Haha! And I hate to wear jeans for long haul flight. First choice is still long maxi dress.
Paris B says
Yayyyy someone who travels like I do!! 😀 Wearing dresses/maxi skirts is just so liberating isn’t it?! I don’t know the dress you mean, but I’m guessing it’s like the Uniqlo bra top dress? They do a maxi one too and I think I want to buy one the next time they go on sale hehe
I travel/fly in nothing other than a midi/maxi dress or skirt and always wear lightweight moisture wicking leggings underneath. Modesty is protected, and no problems in the loo.
I read this from start to end and I found myself nodding a lots – agreeing with your points not falling asleep, hehe.
I can’t remember how did it started but I think it was 3 years ago when I travel to Baitulmaqdis/Jerusalem and our travel agent gave strict instruction of don’t wear pants (don’t ask me why haha).
At first, I grumbled as skirts are me being feminine at work not for trips that require me to walk for miles. But after experiencing the convenient of hiking the skirt to waist when using the public toilets or the nice breezy feeling of unconfined legs or unexpected comfortable during long walks, I started to bring skirts whenever I travel overseas or wear them in planes or long car rides.
Skirts are pretty light and not required much space in luggage compare to jeans (my favourite if not travelling). I don’t wear thighs or jeggings or those supposedly stretchable slim fit pants so that idea is out haha. My preference are those denim-like jeans or slightly thick fabric for more robustness while travelling. The skirts are usually A-line or flare for better movement – I find that straight or mermaid style is only good if I don’t walk long strides … which I do even when wearing high heels haha.
I usually wear blouses or t-shirts or any tops that I don’t mind if look slightly wrinkled – whyever I want to waste my energy and time for ironing during travel unless I have special events hehe. That’s why I prefer dark or something with quite pattern (opposite of bold pattern haha) for my tops and also my tudungs so that any wrinkles are not too visible lol
For Malaysian women, I guess I’m slightly taller than average (according to statisic, average is about 5 ft and I’m 5 ft 2″ hehe) but globally, I’m petite or the unflattering word, short haha. But like you, Paris, I prefer comfort so I always wear sneakers even if fashion advice always said wear something with heels for long skirts hehe. My latest love is Skechers Go Walk 😀 I had another Skechers pair that last wonderfully 3 years instead of average 1 year (I tend to wear same shoes or sandals daily haha) and wore them from uneven cobstone pathways to sandy beach to snowy road (bad idea but the snow was unexpected so I was unprepared yet love every second of my first snow experience!)
Shawls and light hoodie sweater are the best as multipurpose. Either for extra warmth or as light blanket or bundle up as light pillow. I do confess I like to “fly” my shawl – holding them away from me during strong wind – like in romantic movies haha.
I think my style is comfort quirky and definitely not following latest trend so I’m not really stress out if I look unfashionable during my trips hehe. Though my mother said I’m old-fashioned lol
P/s: wow, my name is mentioned here 😀 It was lovely to chat about comfort travel clothes hehe.
Paris B says
Haha glad you didn’t fall asleep! 😉 I didn’t believe how comfy travelling in long skirts can be either, when I was first told to try it, but after trying it, I can’t look back. It’s surprisingly practical and the toilet thing really makes me thankful! Esp when you’re in China. Ugh. You know, I used to try to make a little effort when I travel, by wearing something nice or dressing up. But then I realised that I’m that traveller who has to walk everywhere and see everything and doesn’t want to waste time sitting around in cafes looking pretty. And I sweat. So, eventually, I don’t look glam anyway LOL! Once I realised that, I opt for comfort. I dont take a lot of photos of myself when I travel, and when I do, sunglasses are the best camouflage 😀 I always have a shawl with me too – serves well for a multitude of purposes – never know when you need to cover up. I was in the Vatican City and the Swiss Guard deemed my skirt too short. It was just a tiny bit above my knee and I was wearing tights! But he still said it was too short. So I took my shawl and tied it around my waist like a sarong LOL! He deemed it a pass LOL! Once I got in, I took it off la – no one fainted nor did lightning strike. So I guess he was just a prude 😉
There’s this pant that Uniqlo sell that is tailored but not tight and it also has elastic waist band. I have multiple of them in gray or navy.
So I wear that. Long sleeves knit shirt and boat shoes complete the outfit.
I’m not confident I can pull the long skirt look since I am petite but is always envious at others.
Paris B says
mmmm… is that like the jogger pants they keep advertising? A friend of mine has advocated it but it wasn’t on sale so I didn’t try it. I never thought I could pull of skirts either but petite girls can wear long skirts! Just be sure to wear a slightly more fitted top and you’ll be good. 🙂
Cargo pants with lots of pockets for me to keep my valuables in and a long-sleeved shirt.
Paris B says
Goodness, I haven’t worn cargo pants in ages! I wonder where mine have gone to – they were useful for keeping valuables close, I agree! 😀
Hmm.. I know that I have certain clothing items that I *feel* are most comfy so I’ll pack them or wear them as often on a trip (or flights), whatever the case may be. These days it’s an old pair of jeans that I fixed and hemmed to make it look *ahem* more fashionable. Last year it was cargo pants I bought from an unknown tiny store in Doha (Qatar). A few years ago, my sister bought a track suit with funky looking bottom (pants) and I wore those to fly a 16 hour flight. 😀
I wonder, how do people look so instagram-worthy when they fly, though? I make sure I don’t look homeless but that’s about it! :p
Paris B says
I have no idea either how some people can step off the plane looking pulled together and perky! I’m just happy to be alive at the end of the trip haha! But I think it might just be their style. Or perhaps they make an effort or they don’t mind being uncomfortable so long as they look good. LOL! I’ve no idea to be honest! I used to travel in track pants once! They were super comfy, but admittedly, not the best look LOL! 😀
I know I’m so late but I feel the urge to tell my opinion because scanning at the comments I think no men commented this time.
Well until it’s not socially acceptable to wear skirts as a man I use stretchy jeans (I only buy jeans with Lycra) or joggers when traveling, lately I’m only using the latter as they are way more comfy than jeans.
I have never travel on a plane but when road trips are more than three hours they save your life.
Paris B says
Hahahha Efrain, I love your comment about men and skirts! 😀 I think the day men start wearing skirts, you’ll realise how comfy it is, you won’t want to let it go hehe… But joggers. I’ve been wanting to try them as Uniqlo makes some that actually look decent and a friend tells me that it’s super comfortable. I’m waiting for a sale before I try one! 🙂