Wearing all black can help you look chic when you're not feeling so foxy after a trying red-eye. Black is Angelina Jolie's go-to travel hue, and she always steps off the plane looking super sophisticated and put-together. Put on black yoga pants or black slacks with a bit of give, then top with a black t-shirt. To add a bit of structure to your style, finish with a black trench coat or jacket. Don't forget your favorite pair of oversized sunglasses.
Try a Maxidress
Want to feel comfortable without looking frumpy? A maxidress offers the perfect compromise, looking stylish without that tight waistband that can make sleeping on the plane a little problematic. Wear canvas slip-on shoes and a denim jacket to complete the outfit. Avoid maxis that are too long; the last thing you want to worry about on vacation is falling flat on your face in front of that hot security guard.
If you've got some faded jeans hanging in your closet, the airport is the perfect place to wear 'em. If you're not so into denim, take a tip from Ashley Olsen and slip on some soft, boot-cut cords instead. Look for pants with stretch to keep you feeling fine and cozy while you doze during the in-flight movie. What to wear on top? Reach for a warm v-neck sweater with a t-shirt underneath, or wear a sexy leather jacket over a flowy top. A striped shirt is another star-travel favorite. Top with a blazer or a cute cardigan.
To add a pop of color to your outfit, throw on a pair of bright ballet flats. Not only will they keep your feet happy, but they'll also add a bit of bounce to your step. A scarf is a smart accessory to tote when traveling. It looks stylish around your neck, and it can double as a blanket or pillow when you're feeling drowsy. If socks simply don't go with the shoes you're sporting, don't wear them, but pack them in your carry-on. You'll be happy you did when the temperature in the cabin drops. Don't forget a large carryall to keep track of your snacks, MP3 player, magazines and other essentials.