If you’ve answered no, then good for you. Yet, if punctuality is not in your repertoire, then nonchalantly arriving at your destination like a K-pop idol rather than someone who’s dressed in the dark couldn’t be simpler.
Black is always safe when choosing outerwear, but if you want a bit more color in your wardrobe during the dreary months of winter why not choose a colored parka like H&M’s ($69.95; available online and in stores), or Robein’s faux-fur trimmed jacket ($108.00; available at yesstyle.com). A dark neutral colored coat or jacket will allow you to stand out from the rest in a less overt manner than say red (if a red appeals to you, go for it). Dark neutral colors also go well with most winter garments like dark denim and black leggings. When choosing a parka, look for one that’s functional rather than just a fashion statement (for example, one that has pile lining protecting you from extreme cold). Also, keep in mind that the hood doesn’t impede your vision, and that it covers your head properly without compromise if you decide to wear your hair up. Comfort is always key especially when dressing for the elements.
It’s common sense that a graphic T-shirt is worn for leisure and comfort while also serving as a means of expression, therefore, reflect your unique style. Choose a T-shirt that says a bit about you without drawing too much attention from the overall look, or inspiring discomfort from you fellow passengers. In Sulli’s look, the red and white design brings enough interest to the shirt as would Fifth Sun’s Angry Birds Fighters black tee ($15.95; available at Zumiez and zumiez.com). The design, with its black skull and crossbones highlighted by a bold red, also brings a punk rocker feel as would kenzi w’s leopard print fleece pullover ($27.00; available at yesstyle.com in black, brown and ivory).
Parkas are made to cover your upper body, down to your knee or mid thigh, leaving the rest unsheilded from the bitter cold. With most leggings the risk of freezing your legs off whenever a cold wind blows by is unavoidable making dressing for winter climate even more limiting. This is no longer an issue with Uniqlo’s HEATTECH tights ($12.90; available online and instores). Made of a unique fabric which both retains and generates heat they’ll keep you legs and feet toasty warm whether onboard, or on you walk to the car through the terminal parking lot. If your more comfortable in jeans choose a pair like Uniqlo’s skinny fit tapered jeans ($49.90; available online and instores) which you can wear with a heel, sneaker or boot. Overweight baggage fees and carry-on restrications force passengers to pack smart and light so it’s best to choose bottoms that cover almost any style
Now, the boot serves the same function as both the graphic T-shirt and parka. By choosing a brown or tan colored boot like G.NA’s or Sulli’s, you’ll be creating just enough focus to tie in with the dark neutral green of the coat. If comfort is your main concern than I would recommend a pair resembling UGG’s Maylin boot ($250.00; available at UGG.com and select retail stores) which is lined with Twinface sheepskin, has a cushiony reflective insole, and an EVA molded outsole for optimal traction. If you prefer a casual look that’s a bit more chic, than a knee high boot with a low wedged heel like Blowfish’s Brandi boot ($79.95; exclusively at DSW.com) would do the trick without drastically slowing you down while running with your carry-on.
Look out for tomorrow’s Airport Fashion Look Book: Comfy Cute!