Need a better travel wardrobe? Drop the plaid pj’s and pillows ASAP!

8 Jul

What are you wearing?

Since when did air travel become such a relaxed thing? The amount of pajamas, sweats, UGG boots, slippers, bed-head and pillows that I’m seeing in this airport is unacceptable! I don’t care what you’re doing, there is no time when it’s appropriate to wear these things in public.

Ok, I take that back, if your house is on fire that’s a different story! Notice there is an Emergency in this scenario!?

However, when traveling, are normal clothes so uncomfortable that you just cannot stand to wear jeans and a sweater for two hours while you sit in one place in your airplane seat? It’s ridiculous.


What happened to the times when travel by air was something special? Folks would put on their Sunday best to board a plane. These days, it has become the norm to see a flock of teenagers in flannel plaid pj bottoms or a grown woman toting a soggy pillow on top of her wheely bag. GET DRESSED! Act like the adult that you are, brush your damn hair, and leave your pillow where it belongs – at home in your bed! Johnny Depp is the only adult I know of who can get away with plaid in public. The majority of us travelers look presentable for you, please return the favor. It’s really not asking too much! You’re not going to a slumber party, you’re going on an airplane.

It’s important to be comfortable

Now, I completely understand the need to be in comfortable, flexible clothing so don’t get me wrong! This is especially important for long trans-oceanic flights. But there is a very easy way to dress comfortably and appropriately at the same time! Are you ready for this?

YOGA PANTS!!! It’s incredible how comfy they are and they look presentable too. Even if you’ve never done a Chaturanga in your life they will still be a great addition to your travel wardrobe! There are some basic rules around the fashionable yoga pant:

1. They must fit properly, no one needs to know what your panties look like.

2. Pair them with a nicely fitting top or tank with a button up sweater (that’s tastefully long enough) – airplane air can get cold!

3. Footwear should be complimenting, cute flats are everywhere these days – and so comfortable too!

Totally cute and comfy!

There are many retail stores that offer cute yoga pants and flattering tops. Yoga pants will suit any body type too as long as you choose the correct top and accessories. Trust me, you will feel much better about yourself when you are looking sharp. Who knows, you could meet your future spouse while sitting in the boarding area!

I hope this helps next time you are faced with the question of what to wear on the airplane. You should feel fashionable and comfortable. As for your hair, you’re on your own with that one, but honestly, it will look better with your new yoga pants on anyway.


Gaiam has a terrific selection of casual yoga inspired clothing!

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3 Responses to “Need a better travel wardrobe? Drop the plaid pj’s and pillows ASAP!”

  1. Maren July 17, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    Brush your hair, yo! LOL. For real though, plaid patterns can be really fashionable. Burberry?! I’m not down with the PJ pants, though. You’ve got that one right.

    • emmyla July 18, 2011 at 10:46 am #

      Yes, there are always exceptions to the rule and I think Burberrry did manage to produce a classy plaid. Good point!

      I think most travelers will agree with you on the pants issue! Key word…. PJs!

      Thanks for the comment!


  2. Brett August 22, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Amen, sister! With a cute top, leggings and flats are so versatile! You can jump off the plane, throw on some heels, and be ready for dinner reservations!

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