This Is What MyDomaine Editors Wear When They Fly

Updated 04/16/18

We don't know about you, but we're already daydreaming about our summer travel plans. Yes, we're aware that we're only two weeks into spring, but doesn't the thought of relaxing on a remote beach with a page-turning read in one hand and a tropical cocktail in the other sound absolutely heavenly after this brutal winter? (We thought so.)

But whether we're jet-setting to a far-flung destination or staying somewhat local, there's one travel conundrum we all face (aside from making it through the TSA checkpoint with all our beloved beauty products)—what to wear en route. Notoriously cold, cramped, and generally uncomfortable, a plane is not a particularly easy environment to dress for, especially if you're touching down somewhere tropical.

If you're wondering what to wear on a plane, ahead, MyDomaine editors share their go-to outfits. And even we were a bit surprised to find that there's one wardrobe staple nearly all of us put on pre-boarding.

What to wear on a plane
A Pair & a Spare

Sophie Miura, Senior Editor

What to wear on a plane, Sophie Miura

"I'm all about comfort when I'm traveling—I can't stand anything too constrictive. My go-to uniform is black leggings and a simple tee with a leather jacket. I always carry my B&O headphones to muffle the plane engine noise and my Paravel Grand Tour Duffel so I don't have to wait for baggage to arrive," says Sophie.

Shop Sophie's picks:

The Arrivals Rainer LMTD $845
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Women's Women's Chuck Taylor 1970s High-Top Sneakers
Comme des Garçons Play Chuck Taylor 1970s High-Top Sneakers $135
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X Adam Selman Last Lolita 49Mm Cat Eye Sunglasses - White
Adam Selman x Le Specs Last Lolita 49MM Cat Eye Sunglasses $119
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H7 in Natural
B&O Play H7 in Natural $399
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Paravel Grand Tour $365
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Christie Calucchia, Assistant Editor

What to wear on a plane, Christie Calucchia

"No matter where I'm going or what time of year it is, I try to focus on creating an outfit with comfortable layers and pieces that I'll actually want to wear on my trip after I deplane. This usually ends up being a combination of soft denim jeans with some stretch to them, a basic T-shirt, a sweater (my largest if I'm traveling during the winter with a small suitcase), and a pair of stylish sneakers," explains Christie.

Shop Christie's picks:

Intermix Luella Cropped Pullover Sweater Purple-Lt S
Intermix Luella Cropped Pullover Sweater Purple $325
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Women's Citizens Of Humanity Arielle Slim Jeans
Citizens of Humanity Arielle Slim Jeans $178
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Originals x Pharrell Williams Tennis HU sneakers
Adidas Originals Pharrell Williams Tennis HU sneakers $113
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Sacha Strebe, Editorial Director

What to wear on a plane, Sacha Strebe

"I typically wear something that feels casual yet slightly dressy too so I'm comfortable on the flight but still feel put-together when I get off the plane. So I'll typically pair a comfortable sweater or hoodie with a silk slip dress or skirt, worn with leather leggings, and Nike sneakers. Elevated comfort, that's my airport vibe," says Sacha.

Shop Sacha's picks:

Men's Adidas Velour Track Jacket
Adidas Originals Velour Track Jacket $80
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L8001 Mid-Rise Super-Skinny Leather Legging In Noir
J Brand L8001 Mid-Rise Super-Skinny Leather Leggings in Noir $998
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Anine Bing Bar Silk Skirt $229
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Air Huarache
Nike Air Huarache $110
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Kelly Gallagher, Social Media Editor

What to wear on a plane, Kelly Gallagher

"When traveling, I aim for my style to be somewhere right in between 'be comfortable' and 'look presentable.' My family is across the country so oftentimes, I'm on a flight for six-plus hours, and comfort in that situation is key. But also, I think you should always look at least somewhat presentable when flying—sweatpants or pajamas are a hard no for me. Also, having a pair of big, dark sunnies on hand is necessary for arriving after a red-eye," says Kelly.

Shop Kelly's picks:

Collection washed leather motorcycle jacket
J.Crew Collection Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket $495
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the transport weekender
Madewell The Transport Weekender $298
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Air Heart Cat-eye Acetate Sunglasses
Le Specs Air Heart Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses $70
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Deborah Oversized Ribbed Wool Sweater
Acne Studios Deborah Oversized Ribbed Wool Sweater $390
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Princetown Horsebit-detailed Shearling-lined Leather Slippers
Gucci Princetown Horsebit-Detailed Shearling-Lined Leather Slippers $995
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Gabrielle Savoie, Editor

What to wear on a plane, Gabrielle Savoie

"My go-to plane outfit usually consists of black jeans or leggings, white sneakers, and a white button-down or cashmere sweater. I always get cold on flights so the heavier sweaters help keep me warm, and they also don't take up valuable suitcase space. I also always wear my heaviest jacket or coat for the destination I'm going to—which is most often a black leather jacket (unless I'm going somewhere really cold that requires a parka). I keep my jewelry to a minimum. This outfit is simple, comfortable, and never rings when I go through security," explains Gabrielle.

Shop Gabrielle's picks:

Ashville Leather Biker Jacket
Iro Ashville Leather Biker Jacket $1205
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Ribbed Wool And Cashmere-blend Sweater
Vince Ribbed Wool and Cashmere-Blend Sweater $325
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J.Crew 9" High-Rise Toothpick Jeans in Black $110 $76
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Kam Lace Up Sneakers
Kenneth Cole Kam Lace-Up Sneakers $120 $84
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Hadley Mendelsohn, Associate Editor

What to wear on a plane, Hadley Mendelsohn

"When I was little, my mom would dress my sister and me in semi-matching outfits designed for comfort upon arrival, but not while flying… That taught me two major lessons: 1) I despise wearing shorts, dresses, and skirts on a plane. 2) I'm more flexible about footwear as long as I pack socks in my carry on—if I don't, extreme grumpiness ensues. So now I always opt for loose, soft, and breathable clothing that I can layer and repurpose into a dressier outfit when I land. It usually ends up being a linen tee, cardigan, and high-waist blue jeans.

Sometimes I wear sneakers, but usually, I go lace-free with easy-to-take-off boots or slides to avoid TSA anxiety (I almost always end up setting the alarm off anyway). Also, depending on the destination, I'll wear either my sunhat or my heaviest coat," says Hadley.

Shop Hadley's picks:

Sandy Liang Naomi Cardigan $415
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Benefit High-rise Straight-leg Jeans
Goldsign Benefit High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans $295
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Janicewinner Summer Straw Hat $39
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H&M Linen Scoop-Neck Top $18
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Sophie Suede Slides
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Naomi Cardigan $360
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Megan Beauchamp, Managing Editor

What to wear on a plane, Megan Beauchamp

"When I'm traveling, I prioritize comfort above all else, so I usually wear a pair of boyfriend jeans, a slouchy sweater, comfortable sneakers, and a leather jacket to polish it up. Typically, I don't stow my carry-on bag in the overhead bin—I like to snag a window seat and want to keep my in-flight entertainment handy at all times—so I try to pack light, and I've found that a backpack makes getting on and off the plane so much easier," says Megan.

Shop Megan's picks:

Madewell Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket $498
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Settlement Backpack
Herschel Supply Co. Settlement Backpack $60
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Nike Epic React Flyknit $150
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Women's Cashmere Crew Sweater by Everlane in Black, Size XL
Everlane Cashmere Crew Sweater in Black $100
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Women's Modern Boyfriend Jean by Everlane in Light Blue Wash, Size 30
Everlane Modern Boyfriend Jeans in Light Blue Wash $68
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Kelsey Clark, Lifestyle News Editor

What to wear on a plane, Kelsey Clark

"I'm all about comfort when it comes to traveling, so I usually opt for some combination of leggings, sneakers, a comfortable T-shirt, a bralette, and my leather jacket layered over (mainly so I don't have to stuff it in my suitcase). The bralette, in particular, is a game changer; I'm not trying to deal with uncomfortable underwire while sitting and sleeping on a plane for five hours," says Kelsey.

Shop Kelsey's picks:

Mango Leather Biker Jacket $200
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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top $55
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Wilfred Loyat Bralette $35
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Block Paneled Stretch-supplex Leggings
Live the Process Block Paneled Stretch-Supplex Leggings $110
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Up next, what are the best seats on a plane? We asked 10 flight attendants to find out.

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