Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Airport Adventures!

I am super excited to tell you all that I just got back from vacation to.... guess where.......... DisneyWorld! So going on this trip means that yes, I had to get onto an airplane for the first time in my life, yikes! Scary! So to ease my airplane tension I thought I would think more about the fashionable aspects of it, like how to perfect my effortless, comfy, but cute airpane outfit!

After I got to thinking about airport style, I ended up in one of my favorite go-to fashionable places, Forever21! And as luck would have it, I found the perfect comfy-cute sweatpants-but-don't-look-like-jogging-sweatpants in just my size on the sale rack! After I swiped them up I tried on a couple of other things, but only ended up leaving with the sweatpants and a shirt that says "Call Me Anytime" on it just because all sale items were buy one, get one free.

Anyways, I thought I would show you all what I planned out my outfit to be just incase any of you are going on an airplane trip this summer and like me, aren't too well versed in the art of airport appropriate styles.

I kept it simple with the makeup by using a light, moisturizing foundation like the Almay Pure Blend Foundation with a moisturizing concealer like TheBalm TimeBalm Concealer for trouble spots paired with a sheer creme blush. I am also going for a good in between grey eye look using the Urban Decay Naked2 so my makeup is light enough for day (since I am traveling early in the morning) and can easily transition into late afternoon and evening. I know a lot of people don't like to wear makeup to the airport because the air in the airplanes is often quiet dry and can make your skin feel uncomfortable underneath the makeup, but I just simply can not due without my makeup and the plane ride is only about 2 and a half hours, so I choose a moisturizing foundation and creme blush, plus I am brang a mini bottle of my favorite Evian Facial Mist with me in my carry-on. However, if I wasn't going to wear makeup, I probably just would have packed some facial cleansing wipes and moisturizer for good measure.

I picked out a simple black two-tiered tank top from Old Navy and tucked it into my fabric-belted Forever21 sweatpants (which do have elastic at the bottom of each leg to cinch in at the ankle) and threw on my favorite Torrid cardigan and knotted it in the front. The bag in this picture is not the one I actually end up using for my carry-on, but in case you were wondering is from Red by Marc Echo.

What I love most about this outfit is that it is super versatile, and below I styled it for when I got off the plane, for the rest of the day if I didn't feel like changing. Although, I did end up changing when I got to the hotel, but if I hadn't this is how I would have styled it.

Here I just took off the cardigan, untucked the tank, took the fabric-belt off of the pants, pulled the elastic bands on the bottom of each leg up to mid-calf, and exchanged the flats for Lane Bryant T-strap sandals. I also switched to a small cross-body bag by Style & Co. which I actually decided I will switch out for a blue and white verticle striped crossbody bag for the DisneyWorld Parks that I found at Walmart, which isn't exactly where I would go to find something like that, but I surprisingly liked it! I also added some jewelry to this look since wearing jewelry to the airport can become a hassle and set off the metal-detectors, so here I added a LoveCulture long bow necklace, black ball studs, and a Brash mesh bow metal headband to keep my hair back.

What do you wear when traveling by air?
Tell me in the comments!

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