Packing for a holiday is one thing, but planning your outfit for the actual flight is a whole other headache of an issue. Contrary to popular belief, looking stylish while keeping comfortable on a flight isn’t quite as simple as it looks, what with the drastic drop in humidity, infuriating static that plagues most fabrics and the plain exhaustion that travelling somehow always inspires.
But as modern, well-travelled women, getting on planes is simply unavoidable – and we wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s why we’ve sourced for a couple of local brands that offer stunning designs in comfortable material that stays comfortable even at 30,000 feet above ground.
Luxurious mongolian cashmere
There’s nothing like a comfy cashmere wrap or lounge pants on a long overnight flight – and Aitken & Co., offers the best of both options at their luxury lifestyle store. Perfect for every season, Aitken & Co. uses top grade Mongolian cashmere, silk merino and cotton to create stunning pieces of apparel that are easy to pack and wear on the plane and off. The brand’s style is luxurious and classic – and they’ve even got 100% cashmere jumpers for kids so they, too, can join in on the comfortable, stylish inflight fashion found here.
Versatile clothing for layering
#05-02X, 2 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159919. | Also available online.
Cosset uses bamboo fabrics that are soft and sustainable – though Cosset’s style is a little more simplistic and minimalist. From racer back dresses and reversible maxi skirts, to comfy underwear and basics, Cosset is all about going back to the basics, which is great for layering – perfect for travelling from warm to cold countries or vice versa. Cosset is also particularly fitting for travelling, as their items can be worn in multiple ways, which saves you luggage space without having to wear the same outfit day in and out!
Comfortable and durable pieces
Here’s a store that was created specifically with the well-travelled in mind. Everyday Cashmere sources only the best quality cashmere to create quality garments that are comfortable and durable even as you travel the thousands of miles from one end of the globe to the next. Their apparel come in a wide array of colours for every mood – we especially love their Jet Set Tasselled Scarves which serve as excellent wraps and fashion statements draped across your neck, as well as their versatile Men’s Zipper Jacket, which takes you across climates as well as dress code.
Specialising in sun hats and jumpsuits, Global Babe is dedicated to the, well, global babe – you know, the well-travelled modern woman who constantly battles bouts of wanderlust. Global Babe’s vibrant jumpsuits are non-iron, easy to wear and require minimum care, while exuding a chic look, which is just perfect as inflight fashion wear. Even better, Global Babe donates 10% of their profits to charity organisations such as The Sarah Grace Sarcoma Foundation and Saving Ana Foundation, which are dedicated to aiding and empowering other women. Global Babe also offers some great sun hat options that are foldable without creasing, and in brilliant colours that pop.
Static free bamboo fibre clothing
82 Haji Lane, Singapore 189272 | 112 East Coast Road, #01-34, 112 Katong, Singapore 428802 | Also available online.
Apart from being both chic and comfortable at the same time, Zhai is a perfect choice for inflight dressing, simply because the bamboo fibre they use is static free – which means you don’t have to worry about the cloth sticking to your skin or messing up your hair during long flights. The eco-friendly threads are 100% organically grown, lightweight and wrinkle-free, so you don’t have to worry about stepping off the plane in utterly creased clothing. Plus, they have a diverse selection of styles ranging from leisure wear to office and sportswear so there’s pretty much something for everyone.