I can tell you what not to wear. Don’t wear those tight jeans that now surely must be comfortable after that you’ve lost five pounds. They weren’t. We were barely above cruising altitude when those jeans let me know they were not at all impressed by my hard-earned weight loss and were most definitely not my friend.
So now I know to always stick to my usual clothes for a flight – no matter what the scale is saying that week.
For short flights the selection of an outfit is less crucial from a comfort standpoint, although it is important if you are trying to maximize what you take on your trip. For example, in the winter I pretty much constantly wear my black or brown boots. They are great at my destination, if it’s a chilly one, but take up valuable real estate in my suitcase.
So to save space I wear them on the plane. A pain when going through security, true, but worth it to have more space in the suitcase.
But tonight I’m packing for my longest flight ever: five hours from Atlanta to L.A, then eight hours from L.A. to Tahiti, on my way to Four Seasons Bora Bora. (Yes, I’m beyond excited and not complaining about hours in a cramped seat, as paradise awaits.)
Because I’m wearing the same clothes through several time zones, my outfit is critical to trying to find some comfort in my coach seat. Here are some of my go-to clothes: