What you wear defines you and your personality. Selecting the right clothes to get you through airports and let your body relax in the airplane can make or break your vacation. The machismo of some men prevents them from giving a second thought about their outfit on the way to a new destination. Many women also make wardrobe blunders that hurt them while they walk through the airport and even on the airplane. Whichever gender you belong to, give this article a read and then make up your mind. These days a vacation begins the moment you step out of your doorway. With the summer sun bearing down, activating your sweat glands, this season is not a good time to regret your outfit.
Tops and Shirts
Keeping your tops and shirts open and loose is incredibly essential. Not all can travel in business class, and if you are using economy class, a tight fit shirt would not be kind to you. The objective is to remain comfortable throughout the flight. Use fabrics that absorb sweat and moisture and let your skin breath. A top or a shirt made with 100% cotton fibre would help you fall in love with travelling in the summer.
The loose cotton shirt will help you when you are on the way to the airport, in getting through security and keeping your arms free to juggle with the luggage. However, it’s an entirely new environment when you are sitting inside the aeroplane. The air conditioning is sometimes on the full blast, and the arctic typhoon blowing from the vents begins to chill your bones. The loose cotton top is barely going to stand a chance. To combat circumstances such as these, always carry a light jacket or a cardigan with you. Some passengers are not comfortable using the blankets aeroplanes have on board since they are clean but not brand new; someone might have used them before. Secondly, these blankets are not as warm as you would want them to be, which is why wearing a second layer, even in the summer, or at least carrying warm clothing into the aeroplane is always a good idea.
Pants and Trousers
Again, you do not want to wear stiff slim fit jeans while travelling to your summer resort. Keep the trouser’s creases and seams away from the body and do not wear pants that dig into your flesh. Wearing a loose stretchable pant is the obvious choice, but some people still want to dress like a supermodel on the way to the airport. Such passengers then spend the flight shifting in their seats, secretly unbuttoning their jeans in hopes for some relief, and sometimes getting hives and marks. Please keep your legs free and unshackled.
Having open and airy trousers are also a right choice, for medical reasons. Sitting for hours at an end decreases the flow of blood in your legs. Even healthy people can develop blood clots in their veins, which is called Deep Vein Thrombosis that can result in death. Keeping your pants loose gives you the chance of getting your blood moving through your legs. Senior citizens often end up having weaker hearts, so the blood flow is even slower. It can result in the swelling of their feet after sitting still for hours, and it can become quite uncomfortable. Compression socks can help you there. Wear them the moment you board the plane and from time to time twitch and curl your toes to aid the circulation.
It is best not to wear very revealing clothes because it is only the politest thing to do when you all cramped up in a tubular cage for hours – and this goes for both men and women. Cover yourself decently since you’d be spending a significant amount of time in another person’s personal space.
Sunglasses are perhaps the most essential article of the attire you would wear on your way to the airport this summer. Not only do sunglasses prevent Ultraviolet radiation from damaging your retina inside the eye, but they also slow down the aging process. Without your sunglasses, you would squint and blink to restrict the light from entering your eyes and in the process folding the sensitive skin around the eye, aiding the development of crows-feet. A good pair of sunglasses also provide you with that extra flair and style, even if your dressing is purely for comfort.
Airports are becoming enormous, choked with traffic and time-consuming. It escapes common sense as to why passengers are asked to walk a runway’s length into a large airport to reach an aeroplane on the other end. Runways are for planes, not human beings (except when you are in Milan and working for a fashion company). Having registered our protest, let’s calm down and realize that there is and will always be much walking to do at airports.
Walking into an airport with stilettos is not ideal; it’s chic (I reluctantly admit) but not comfortable. The stress of travelling is terrible enough and adding aching feet into the mix is just going to end up in a disaster. Let trainers and joggers help you in having a more pleasant experience. There are many good looking flats and low wedges available even if you are not into that athletic look.
Some men make their footwear while travelling a little too comfortable. Wearing flip flops might let you keep you cool and get through security quicker, but they also put you at significant risk. Air safety officials advise passengers to wear shoes that at least cover their toes. These shoes protect the feet from falling object and save them in case there is any fire.
Having the right attire for the summer vacation can let you start the party early, even before you set foot into the aeroplane. Give your comfort higher precedence than making a fashion statement for an exciting travelling experience – but do not sacrifice it completely, a little extra colour cannot hurt. By following the above mention guidelines, you can enjoy your air trip to the fullest. Airports can be fun if you have the right clothes on!