Heading on a winter getaway? Travel like a seasoned pro with our guide on what to wear in the sky
Follow Victoria Beckham’s lead and travel in style
While it is all too easy to throw on a pair of sweats and head to the airport (especially on those early starts or red eye departures), why not spend a little extra time to look the part - you may even snag an upgrade!
Scroll down below where we reveal the quick insider tips to flying like a pro.
• It all lies in the pre-flight prep. If you have a morning flight, save precious snooze time by picking out your outfit and packing a carry-on bag the night before.
• Welcoming a mass of travellers daily, airports and planes are not the cleanest public spaces, so cover up and avoid bacteria with long trousers, sleeved tops and always pack extra socks to wear on-board. Go the extra mile and buy special travel compression socks to help increase circulation and avoid swelling - you can usually pick these up in the terminal.
• Avoid light colours, which may get grubby and opt for loose, layered pieces that offer maximum comfort - the plane is not the place to wear a pencil skirt and spindly stilettos.
• You can’t go wrong with soft, stretchy jeans paired with a cotton t-shirt and a cosy knit to ward off the cabin chill. Ditch heels and go for boots, slide-on flats or trainers. Travel wear doesn’t have to be boring - and who knows who you will meet.
The Carry-On Essentials:
Three essential finds for the plane
Yellow bag, AED119, Mango Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
Both durable and stylish, this mustard yellow tote will fit all your travel essentials from reading material to skincare and snacks.
Starskin Red Carpet Ready Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Face Mask, AED50, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
Chances are you will have a fair few hours to kill on the journey so turn your plane seat into a spa and give yourself a mini facial. After a thorough cleanse, mist your complexion with a toning spray, followed by a sheet mask (less mess than a pot formula) followed by a super hydrating cream - you will arrive with glowing skin.
Printed jumper, AED1,310, SJYP at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates
Airplanes are notoriously chilly so wear a cosy knit when travelling. This bang-on-trend leopard print jumper is crafted in a warm wool-blend to keep you snug in the sky.