Today, I returned home for the first time in 2016. I've been on holiday in Mauritius making memories with someone special and although I'm really tired after a super long flight delay, the flight itself and the time difference, I'm beaming from ear to ear as I've had such an amazing time. Theres lots of things that I like to do while onboard an aeroplane to make my journey as relaxing as possible so that I leave the plan feeling refreshed, such as wearing something comfortable, taking a travel pillow with me and completing my inflight skincare and hygiene routine to hydrate my skin and freshen up (see here some of my favourite in-flight products).
If you're expecting to go on a long haul flight soon then you know that you'll be travelling for a very long time. It's really important to be as comfortable as possible for the duration of your journey so that when you arrive at your destination, you'll feel refreshed rather than exhausted. That way, you'll be able to enjoy the holiday that lies ahead of you and all of the adventures that it will bring, whether you're off to a tropical location or ski resort or even if you're returning home to one of the many beautiful Gatwick hotels available. This year, we stayed at the Holiday Inn in Worth after our holiday and the comfortable nights sleep was very much welcomed after our trip. We had a long drive home after the airport and wouldn't have been able to manage it safely without a sleep first!
When it comes to long haul flights, I've got them pretty much in the bag. I'm always comfortable, relaxed and still looking put together when I fly and a lot of that comes down to the clothes that I'm wearing. But what exactly should you wear on a long haul flight?
Ladies, yoga pants are your friend!
Yoga pants are quite possibly the most comfortable pants that you will ever wear, so it is no surprise that so many women swear by them and love wearing them not only to attend a yoga class, but also out shopping or even lounging about. There probably isn't a better pair of pants to wear on a long haul flight, as these will be comfortable so you can snuggle up in them but they will still have a stylish, relaxed look.
In all of my travel clothing related posts, I always talk about how handy a scarf is when you're travelling anywhere. As you travel through the airport and to your destination, you may encounter varying temperatures, so one way that you can keep warm is by wearing a light scarf. You can always take the scarf off to cool down whenever necessary, but this is a great little accessory to have on hand just in case you get chilly while waiting at the airport for your flight, or if you get cold while on the plane as this piece also doubles up as a great blanket.
A pair of comfortable shoes is definitely necessary, as you will be walking quite a bit through the airport, especially if your long haul flight involves one or more stops to get on several different flights until you arrive at your final destination. A pair of flats is a great option for women who typically wear heels. Trainers or sneakers are also a great idea, as they'll give your feet the support that they need to not get fatigued from all of the walking that you'll do.
Again, you may encounter varying temperatures until you reach your destination, so layering is another way to ensure you are comfortable at all times. You may, for example, wear a t-shirt or cami underneath a long-sleeve top so that you can remove the long-sleeve top, if necessary, to cool off.
Travel socks will make your feet feel super cosy and comfortable, and they will also help to combat fatigue from your long haul flight. They will even prevent swollen ankles and feet if you suffer from this problem. After all, in addition to walking a lot, you will also be sitting a lot, so you want to be sure your legs and feet are comfortable.
With these tips, you can ensure your long haul flight will be a comfortable and enjoyable one. You will feel great during your travels, as well as when you arrive at your destination!
What are your top tips for dressing for a long haul flight?