Planning on heading on your holiday? Once your packing’s done and you know everything’s in check, you only have one more thing to think about: the airport outfit.

The outfit you decide to wear to the airport can influence your commute. From feeling on-trend for drinks at the airport lounge to feeling comfy on a long flight, this SS19-inspired fashion guide will set you straight on how to dress in style and comfort when you check-in.

Long-haul flights

Bear in mind that you’ll be spending more time in the airport and on a plane with a long-haul flight. So, comfort merged with style is crucial to make your commute pass swiftly.

Style your look in a way you know will make you look good but feel at ease. Go for a plain tee in a shade that matches the band on your side-stripe joggers — this clothing piece was on all the catwalks at the men’s SS18 international fashion shows. Match with neutral-colour, lace sneakers that are easy to slip on and off at security and throw over a light-weight bomber, or boxy denim jacket that’s easy to roll up and put under your seat during the flight.

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Business trips

Find the right balance between comfortable and formal. Take inspiration from your normal work wardrobe, but just tweak it slightly to make it airport-appropriate — this means not wearing anything tight and restrictive, or too many accessories that might cause a headache at security.

Take note of a major SS19 trend which is check patterns. Whether you go for larger window pane checks or a smaller grid check, a square-pattern blazer over a plain, long-sleeve, buttoned-up Oxford shirt delivers the perfect upper body style fit for a business-focused flight. Pair with stretch jeans to tone down the formality and offer you extra comfort for the journey, then finish off with tan brogues.

City breaks

Planning on a city getaway? Then, you need an outfit with an on-trend, urban look when you check-in for the flight.

Choose a men’s t shirt in a block colour and pair it with cropped, mid-weight trousers. Tonal dressing is big in men’s fashion right now, so choose a colour you know looks good on you and get your top, pants and shoes in different shades of it. You may need a jacket when you land if you’re heading somewhere with a cool climate, like a city in northern Europe, but make sure you opt for something flexible and light — a stripe or chevron, zip windbreaker is ideal.

Short-haul flights

Dress for heading out as soon as you land! So, put together a look that fits a bar or restaurant crowd to make sure you can head straight out after check-in.

Take this opportunity to make style your priority. Pull on a pair of turn-up jeans, which was a massive trend in men’s fashion weeks, and combine with a contrast polo shirt for an on-point, smart-casual look that’s fresh for summer 2019. Polish off the outfit with a chrome watch that’s easy to take off at the security scanner, and end with a pair of suede loafers — the ideal men’s shoe for summer.

Beach getaways

Get ready for sun, sea and sand ahead by creating the ideal airport outfit for a beach holiday. Tropical prints are definitely in this season, so button-up a short-sleeve shirt featuring a palm tree pattern and pull on a pair of beige or blue stretch shorts for the ultimate beach-ready look that’ll be comfy enough for a flight. If you don’t fancy wearing shorts at the airport bar, go for light-coloured chinos with a vertical-stripe shirt — a pattern that will be everywhere in men’s fashion throughout summer this year. Boat shoes make perfect holiday footwear, or you can opt for slip-on canvas sneakers for the same laid-back effect.

Ultimate airport fashion tips

Follow these rules for a stylish and comfortable trip:

  • Avoid belts: you only have to take these off for the security check.
  • Layer up: go for multiple layers to keep your body temperature at the perfect level.
  • Keep it functional: don’t wear clothes that are restrictive or awkward.
  • Wear socks: to keep your feet cool and dry during long commutes.
  • Avoid lace shoes if possible: go for footwear that’s easy to remove.
  • Take a small carry-on bag or wear clothes with plenty of pockets: to keep your passport, boarding pass and other airport essentials safe.

Touch down at your holiday destination in style with these airport outfit men’s fashion tips fresh for summer 2019.

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