What to Wear On a Long Haul Flight to Australia?
It can be difficult to know what to wear on a long haul flight (to Australia). Without doubt, comfort is key. Loose, soft layers that can be removed when necessary. The weather in the UK in February is of course very different to that in Melbourne, but I always dress for the arrival destination. The first leg of the journey is from front door to airport via taxi. Airports are generally warm as are aircraft so it’s better to dress for the Australian summer that will greet us rather than the UK winter we’re leaving behind. With that being said, we will arrive around midnight, so it isn’t necessary to dress for full sun.
A long-haul flight equates with sitting for a long time in a small space so I didn’t want to feel restricted by my clothes. The wide leg pink trousers are soft and comfortable with an elasticated waistband. (They’re at a very good price point too). And please do forgive my make-up free face. I don’t wear make up to travel long haul.
It’s a good idea to wear a top made from natural fibres for “breathability”. Bamboo, silk, cotton and linen are all good choices- my white linen top is perfect. I can live with the inevitable creases.
The pink longline cardigan is a linen mix. I didn’t want anything heavy or bulky. This one fits the bill.
Perfect for popping on if it does get a little cooler in the airport or on the plane and for folding and popping into my travel bag if not. It’ll be great for our onward trip to New Zealand too because the weather is not as reliable as it is in Australia.
I debated about what footwear to wear on a long haul flight. We travelled from Manchester to Melbourne with a one-hour stop in Dubai. Our plane was late departing so it was a very very brisk walk to catch our connection to Melbourne. I can’t tell you how glad I am that I decided to wear trainers rather than sandals. An added bonus is that my trainers take up more room in my suitcase compared to flat sandals, so wearing them leaves room for other things.
The jewellery I wear on any flight is minimal. Again it’s about comfort. I think even a lightweight necklace or bracelet can feel restrictive or uncomfortable when flying for 22 hours. I’ll keep it very simple and wear my engagement and wedding rings and some small pearl earrings.
I’m took my gorgeous pink leather handbag and a large tote bag filled with travel essentials: toothbrush, hairbrush, moisturiser, hand cream, magazine, camera, headphones, water bottle, snacks and eyewear of course. My pink sunnies are from by Cocoa Mint via Eyespace and are made from bio-acetate so as well as being very pretty, they’re sustainable.
I’m looking forward to sharing the rest of my holiday outfits soon.
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