Airport dressing is a tedious exercise in meshing form with function. Trust us, you do not want to look sloppy getting off of that plane, jetlag be damned! The key is to foresee—will those shoes be easy to slip off should the customs officers ask you to? Are those pants comfortable enough to sit 12 or so hours in? Is that pullover ready to cocoon you from frigid cabin air? Good news is we've ticked off all the boxes! Below, five comfy-cool airport style combos to cop:
1. Choker pullover + frill-hem trousers + metallic brogues
Accessories can be a real hassle to take off (hello, metal detectors!), so go for a pullover that's got a chic neckpiece built right in. Team with uber-femme frilled trousers and silver brogues—here's a pair you can yank off sans harried unlacing.
Miss Selfridge pullover, P2195, SM Aura
Bershka frill trousers, P1395, SM Aura
Charles & Keith brogues, P2199, Greenbelt 5
2. Knit midi dress + denim jacket + leather ankle boots
A touch of rock n' roll never hurts. If you're itching for a bit of added height, leather ankle boots are your best bet. We suggest this dark denim piece to toss over your go-to knit midi, but a leather moto jacket will do, too.
Zara knit midi dress, P1795, Greenbelt 5
Topshop ruffle detail denim jacket, P3499, SM Aura
Stuart Weitzman Laptop ankle boots, P29,735, SM Aura
3. Flare-sleeve turtleneck + mom jeans + embellished slides
Turtlenecks make for no-fail options, but you can take things a notch higher with flared sleeves! Mom jeans are the perfect blank canvas to wear with the piece de resistance: these pearl-studded, fuzzy slides that are the epitome of laid-back maximalism.
Mango turtleneck, P1495, PowerPlant Mall
Stradivarius mom jeans, P1790, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing
Miu Miu slides, $1040, net-a-porter.com
4. Noniron men's shirt + pleated culottes + knot plimsolls
Detest wrinkles? Choose a non-iron men's shirt to avoid looking like you slept in a tiny, cramped space for hours on end (even though you actually did). Pleated culottes are both stylish and roomy, while knotted plimsolls tie the whole look together. Pun intended.
T.M. Lewin noniron shirt, P2495, SM Megamall
River Island pleated culottes, P995, SM Aura
Something Borrowed plimsolls, P1499, zalora.com.ph
5. Ruffled sweatshirt + t-shirt maxi dress + floral brocade loafers
Tempting as it is to board wearing your ratty old sweats, don't. Up the ante by donning an on-trend ruffled version you can throw over an ultra-comfy t-shirt maxi dress and decadent brocade loafers. So lounge, so luxe.
Miss Selfridge ruffled sweatshirt, P2195, SM Aura
Equipment Bronn cotton jersey maxi dress, $265, net-a-porter.com
Zara loafers, P2595, Greenbelt 5