Thursday, December 22, 2011

What to wear on a long-haul flight

Tee- Ojay
Jeans- Dotti
Boots- Aldo
Scarf- Witchery
Holiday time = travel!
We've all got the outfits planned for the destination, but what to wear for the hours stuck in that airplane seat getting there...

The balance of comfort and style is such a tricky one!
BUT I have found a the perfect piece...

This is a high quality garment that looks beautiful on, and looking a little smart is no doubt the key to score an upgrade.  Being 100% lightweight merino wool this wrap doesn't crease, is highly breathable, regulates temperature annnnd doesn't smell- a bonus if you are going to be wearing this for a solid 24 hours (or more).   I have other pieces from the Icebreaker range (see my review HERE), as do friends of mine and the word is you can wear them solidly for a month and STILL no smell- it's seriously impressive stuff. 

This wrap is so warm, cosy and comfortable.  It has a front button and a sash allowing it to be worn open, buttoned or tied.  These THREE ways, as seen on me above, enable it to move easily from a cosy blanket for the flight to a really lovely piece that is perfect to continue wearing throughout your travels.  I might add it has handy big pockets too.

So what about the rest of the outfit you say... here are my tips to be jet-set ready:
  • Jeggings or leggings to maintain the comfort factor, stretchy and nonrestrictive is the idea.
  • Add a singlet and oversize cotton tee (layers to take on and off will give you more options).
  • Wear a scarf instead of jewellery to add a bit of interest to your look without setting of those metal detectors, and a little extra warmth if needed.
  • Dark colours probably won't go astray either, just in case you upend your coffee... (or that could just be me, the most clumsy person ever!)
  • Comfy flats are key, don't forget your feet might well up a bit (mine do!) so cramming those babies into heels at the end of the flight is never going to work.
  • And a cosy pair of socks is nice to have for during the flight (NatureShop have a great range which are of course 100% wool.)
  • For the hair, try a messy bun and dry shampoo will be your best friend for a non-greasy do at the end of the trip.
  • Don't forget the sunnies to hide those tired travel eyes!

I should add that the NatureShop are proud to be carbon neutral and they have FREE delivery and returns, plus a whopping 365 day return policyNatureShop are also committed to growing their charitable donations program and support a number of charities.

Be sure to join NatureShop on FACEBOOK for a chance to win every month.

p.s. All pics by me at Melbourne Airport.

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67 comments:

  1. I admire people like you traveling in style.I myself travel in ugly and too casual clothing.
    Happy Holidays!

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  2. You look great!!
    My flights haven't been very long.
    xoxo

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  3. I have icrebreaker thermals and love them! Where are you off to???x

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  4. great post, gotta love the dry shampoo lol.

    thanks for visiting my blog:) follow it if you like!

    have a great day, hugs from London!

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  5. wow ur so stylish!~ thx fr commentin on my blog! im ur new follower! hope u follow me too :)

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  6. Lovely outfit, great tips too xx

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  7. Great pictures :)

    Tnx for reading my blog, now i fallow you, too :)

    Big hug,

    Tara ♥

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  8. Love this post and look!

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  9. you look amazing!
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  10. HI!!!! Ilo ve your blog and your style!! I follow you!! Please follow me too!!! ;)
    Thanks and mery chrstmas
    Kisses from Spain!
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  11. A cozy cardigan and a scarf are the must when I'm flying. xoxo
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  12. The whole look is wonderful!
    Your shoes are faaaantastic!! :)


    xoxo
    Antonia
    FASHION IMPERATIVE

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  13. Brilliant post and beautiful outfit! x

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  14. nice out fit, i really love these cardis ultimate versatility.
    thanks for the love.x

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  15. amazing outfit!!!!
    love your boots!!!

    new Christmas post on my blog:I'm waiting for u!
    kiss
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  16. you are so beautiful, love the shoes!!

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  17. Love the tips! Big scarves work great as a blanket in case you get chilly too! From Brooklyn with love ~jen

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  18. Hey,Great post love.
    Amazing blog and wonderfull pictures.
    I absolutely start to follow you now.

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  19. wow your shoes I love it so muh i'm looking for ones like this but in black :D
    I did it myself the scarf :D
    xx
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  20. you look great comfy and casual!

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  21. Great tips! Comfort and style are key and you nailed it!

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  22. Thank you for your comment :)

    Love your boots!

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  23. These boots are fantastic, as are the rest of your shoes in other posts!

    Thanks for the comment love. Your blog is so much fun!

    -amb
    http://amberthegirlone.blogspot.com/

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  24. thanks for stopping in at My Style Vita! I'm your newest fan! Those cognac booties are awesome!

    xoxo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  25. love you boots!!

    xx
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  26. This is a very stylish travelling outfit! You look fabulous!

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  27. Love your scarf.

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  28. Hi Michelle, Thanks from us at Nature Shop for the great post and review - much appreciated. Have a fantastic xmas and new years.

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  29. Nice outfit!
    Kisses

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  30. Oh I love your boots! They remind me of Isabel Marant, x

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  31. hey Michelle!
    You look great; I love your scarf and the color of your lipcolor looks great on you.;)

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  32. Oh that looks like such a lovely look to travel in! You're certainly one stylish passenger! ;)

    -j
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  33. ohh i'm so jealous you're going away somewhere! my feel definitely swell up during flights too so you wouldn't catch me trying to fit into heels at the end of one, haha.

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  34. Great post, I'm going on a trip next week and this was really helpful :)

    xoxo, H
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  35. You look great !! love your scarf.
    Christy

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  36. Hi! Great job on the blog! Great looks! You're a trendsetter for sure! :)

    xoxo

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  37. Love your outfit!!!!
    Soooooo cute!!

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  38. You're definitely not the only one who spills their drink mid-flight! Last time I spilled my lemonade all over my pants, but luckily I had back-up pants in my bag ;)

    xx Nicole
    http://www.higherthanthestars.net

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  39. many thanks for the comment,would love u to come back and follow my blog if u haven't?
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  40. Ah this is such a good post! I travel a lot as I'm on my year abroad and I'm always going here, there and everywhere! I can decide what to wear as to be comfortable and stylish!

    H x

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  41. Thanks for visiting my blog :-)
    I love your blog !

    x
    Morgane M.
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  42. you look amazing in all these photos! such a model. i love the shoes what a great added touch to the outfit :)
    xxx

    fashion provocateur

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  43. Lovely scarf, so elegant!

    Merry Christmas :)
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  44. love dis post babe u look great im so gonna follow

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  45. thank you :) I love the boots! xx

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  46. thx for your comment :)

    Wish you a merry christmas :)

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  47. i absolutely LOVE this post!!!!! great tips hunni!

    Joelyne
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  48. Thanks for the tips, I often look like a hot mess when traveling! leggings, a tshirt and scarf would help!!

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  49. GREAT tips! That wrap really is great! You totally mastered the airport chic look! :)

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  50. You look so so gorgeous !
    Hope you have a lovely trip !

    kisses
    hannah
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    btw, wanna follow each other ?

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  51. Wow you're a super stylish traveler! I'm usually in leggings haha

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  52. you look lovely as always michelle :)
    where did you go? hope you have a great time and happy holidays! xxx

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  53. love your tips
    also your blog
    merry xmasssssss
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  54. you have great jeans and black jacket (?) :)

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  55. love your pictures :)
    Love Lois xxx

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  56. great outfit and tips and pictures!!

    xo's

    - teeney

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  57. you look stunning!

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  58. Great post! This is such a stylish, yet comfortable look to wear! xx

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  59. Love the outfit!!! Very comfy and chic!

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  60. Great post! i have a big trip coming up soon - this will sure come in handy!! Love your DIY's... will be stalking your blog for sure!

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