A Survival Kit for the Stylish Traveler

Every time you book a flight to a new destination the first thing that fills you is excitement. However, that tingly sense of excitement and anticipation is immediately overshadowed by the thoughts of mandatory shoe removals, long lines, boarding that seems to take forever, and then there’s of course the flight itself. The crowded plane, little leg room (which is hell for those who are just slightly taller than average), the noise; let’s just say, flying is no picnic.image3

So, use the Boy Scout motto – always be prepared. Do and bring whatever is in your power to make your travels as smooth as possible. It’s not an unattainable goal. As fashion icon Victoria Beckham exclaimed – Airport is my runway! So, be smart, be prepared and you can turn the airports into your personal catwalks, so stick with us and get the skinny on becoming a true jet-setter.

The right attire goes a long way

When traveling, your ultimate goal is to be comfortable, but that exclude being stylish. You definitely can have both. Take a cue from supermodels such as Bella Hadid and go for the ultimate comfort and style combo by embracing the athleisure trend.


If this style is not your cup of tea you can always pull a Blake Lively and dress up in white and look like a relaxed-chic goddess. The point is to find that perfect mix between snug and sophisticated, so when you land you can make a grand and stylish exit.

Matters of survival

As soon as the seat belts are on, the noise goes up a notch too. While you can’t judge people for talking or blame babies for crying and being fussy, you can do something to save yourself. Whatever you do, pack your own headphones. Models like the AKG headphones are amazing, because they don’t only effectively drown out the noise you don’t want to hear, but also make listening to music or watching a movie a premium experience.


Now, this next hack is ingenious – always carry a large scarf on your travels. They can serve as a blanket (especially if you’re not fond of airplane blanket fabric), and if there aren’t sufficient pillows to go around, sculpt the scarf into a neck support. Hand sanitizer also falls under the ‘bare survival’ category, so after you’ve touched anything, sanitize and repeat.

Bare (plane) necessities

Ok, this is where it gets interesting so pay close attention. Don’t put too much makeup on, if any, when boarding a flight because planes have this awful power of turning your face from fabulous to a hot mess. Instead, arm yourself with moisturizer, face spray and sheet masks. The cabin pressure simply sucks the water from your face and you need all the hydration you can get.


Tiny toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant are your best friends as they will keep you fresh and comfortable in your own skin. Don’t even think about boarding without these. Dry shampoo is your best friend, because, before you know it, your strands will get limp, greasy, and kinked. Add some volume and freshness to your locks and come out swinging.

Before you land

Now is the time to think about a touch of makeup. If you’ve made sure your face was pampered and hydrated during the flight, you’re all prepped and primed for a little makeup so you can step off the plane in full glam.


A touch of foundation or tinted moisturizer for glow, a coat of mascara, some stick highlighter and a smack of lip gloss and voila – you’re transformed within minutes. Of course, as every other jet-setter always carry a big stylish tote or handbag; it’s not only a fashion statement, it’s your go-to bag because it can handle whatever your throw in it. The final touch is by all means, a pair of  killer shades, so you look like an absolute diva when you step onto your stage – the airport.


About the author:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and style blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends and graphic design projects. Sophia writes mostly in fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: LA Fashion, Viva Glam Magazine, Just Haves, How to Simplify and Carousel.

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One comment

  1. I am short, so leg room for me on a plane is slightly better, but even for me not so good. True, it’s no picnic 🙂 I liked the tips very much, a comfy outfit is really the best!

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