Airports are the launchpad to your next adventure, a whirlwind of anticipation, and let’s face it, sometimes a maze of hurry-up-and-wait. Amid the dance of check-ins, security screenings, and the dash to not miss your boarding call, comfort shouldn't just be a luxury—it's a must. So, how do you dress for comfort while navigating crowds and a less-than-ideal setting? Here are five tips to help you out.
1. Choose Stretchy Fabrics
When it comes to airport dressing, flexibility is key. Opt for clothes made from stretchy, breathable fabrics that move with you. They'll keep you comfortable whether you're sprinting to your gate or settling in for a long flight. We recommend choosing your favorite pair of joggers and a crewneck or hoodie– an outfit that will keep you cozy in-flight and comfortable enough to sprint to your gate if need be.
2. Layer Up
Airports and airplanes can fluctuate between being too hot and too cold in the blink of an eye– especially during layovers and multiple flights. It’s a good idea to dress in layers on a big travel day so you can easily adjust to the temperature. Keep a light jacket or sweater in your carry on to throw on or off to keep you comfortable. . Plus, if you forget your favorite neck pillow, a balled up sweatshirt can serve as a substitute.
3. Opt for Slip-On Shoes
We’ve all been that person holding up the line at security because we’re stuck fumbling with our shoelaces. The next time you travel, think ahead and opt for comfortable slip-on shoes that are easy to take on and off. Slippers don’t count– choose a shoe that can handle a dash through the airport and walking upon your destination.
4. Keep Accessories Minimal and Functional
While we can appreciate a bold accessory, the airport isn’t the place to make a statement. Bulky or metal accessories are often a hassle during security checks and while trekking from gate to gate, so we suggest keeping your accessories minimal and functional.
All of Arcade's belts are travel-friendly, designed to make your journey smoother. With a low-profile design, performance stretch, and non-metal buckle, our airport friendly belts offer the perfect blend of comfort, flexibility, and style. And the best part? They're available in both regular and slim options.
If you've left your athleisure at home in exchange for a more polished look, our slim width travel belt is a great solution for pants with narrow belt loops.
5. Prioritize Comfort
Above all, the best way to dress for success in the airport is to make comfort your top priority– in addition to remembering your boarding pass, of course. Stretchy clothing, comfortable shoes, and a non metal belt for airport security can make all the difference in your travel experience.
Remember, the right belt can be the perfect travel companion. Check out our Travel Belts to find the perfect TSA-friendly belt for your needs. Because at Arcade, we believe in making every journey a comfortable one– even the journey to your gate.