Airport Outfit Ideas for your Getaway

Airport Outfit Ideas for your Getaway


From long drives in the south of France, to sunbathing by the pool in a private villa, everyone deserves a slice of luxury from time to time. At Barbour International, we know that getaways look different for everyone but, whether you’re an adventurous thrill seeker, a chilled-out lounger or a family-focused jet-setter, make the most of every moment and slip into holiday-mode early by putting together an on-trend airport outfit.

An essential part of getting ready to go on holiday, figuring out what to wear to the airport doesn’t need to be a choice between comfort and style. Designed to give travellers everything they need when jetting off, the Barbour International women’s athleisure and men’s loungewear collections are filled with capsule pieces that can be worn for any casual occasion. So, whether you’re prepping for a long-haul flight and need a comfy airport outfit, or are hopping on a short flight for a quick getaway, inject some classic style into your look with our airport travel outfit ideas.

What is the best outfit to wear on a plane?

When deciding what to wear to the airport, the most important thing to focus on is comfort. From standing in long check-in queues and waiting around in the departure lounge, to sitting for hours on the aeroplane before picking up your luggage and transferring to your accommodation, there’s a lot of waiting to be done, and no one wants to stand around in uncomfortable clothes for an extended period of time. As such, we always recommend dressing to face the countless travel procedures, and even the potential temperature changes, that come with going on holiday.

Airport outfit ideas for summer holidays

Whether you’re leaving the UK in the summer months, or are jetting off during the winter for a bit of sunshine, stepping off the plane into a wall of warmth is the welcome everyone looks forward to. Get yourself ready to greet the heat by picking out the perfect warm-weather airport outfit that can transition easily from the cool temperatures of the aeroplane to the heat of your chosen destination.

Men’s airport outfits for hot weather

A sweatsuit co-ord that can take you from cold to hot weather with the quick removal of the top layer, we’ve paired the B.Intl Motor crew sweatshirt with the matching sport track shorts to create a men’s airport outfit that delivers on comfort and easy style. Designed to adapt to the summer heat of holidays abroad, we recommend wearing the lightweight, 100% cotton Radok tee underneath the grey sweatshirt so that when you land you’ll stay cool and comfortable, no effort required.

To finish off the look, we’ve paired the relaxed t-shirt and co-ord set with our Barbour International Emperor trainers. Coming in a clean white colour that is perfect for wearing abroad, these leather and nylon mix trainers feature quilted sides and subtle B.Intl branding at the back. The lace fastening can also be tied loosely for a comfortable, slip-on, slip-off fit.

Women’s airport outfits for hot weather

A level of comfort that verges on indulgence, our women’s airport outfit is designed to make hours of queuing, waiting and wandering infinitely more bearable, all without sacrificing an ounce of style. Starting with the B.Intl Monaco t-shirt and Chequer shorts, both of which are soft to the touch, and finished with the classic Alexa trainers, this look focuses on creating a relaxed-fitting shape that is both on-trend and flattering.

Layering on the luxury, we’ve added the Romana sweatshirt to the look. Designed in a clean white colour that is effortlessly glamorous, this luxe athleisure addition can be taken on or off when in the airport lounge, sitting on the plane or even on the transfer from the airport to leave you at a comfortable temperature at every stage of your trip.

Airport outfit ideas for winter getaways

While summer holidays make for a long, lazy and relaxing getaway, for those who choose snow over sun, winter trips away call for an entirely different wardrobe; both for the trip itself and for the airport outfit. If you’re heading to Iceland, Canada or anywhere else where a chill hangs in the air, make sure you’re prepared to step out into the cold with a suitably cosy airport travel outfit.

Men’s travel outfits for winter

Whether you’re heading on a skiing trip, or are off on a cold adventure through frozen landscapes, get ready to step off the aeroplane with our layered travelling outfit. A cold-weather wardrobe staple that is comfortable enough to travel in, the Barbour International Haxby t-shirt features long sleeves with elasticated cuffs, a cosy, tailored fit and a casual crew neck shape. We’ve paired this essential t-shirt with the equally casual and comfortable Dexter track pants, and finished off the look with the B.Intl baffle zip-through jacket and leather quilted Glendale trainers. Together, these garments create a cool, sporty look which stands up to cold weather with ease.

Winter airport outfits for women

The ultimate piece of luxe sportswear, the B.Intl Artega sweatshirt is the backbone for our favourite women’s airport outfit for cold getaways. Setting up the style’s muted colour palette, the Artega jumper is designed in all black and features subtle gold embellishments on the chest and zip for an added edge of luxury. This gold theme is continued in the khaki Alpine t-shirt, which features a high neck design which peeks out from under the ¼ zip sweatshirt.

For the bottom half of this cool-toned airport outfit, we’ve added the loungewear essential Alpine joggers and our chunky Morgan boots. Particularly suited to those with limited space for clothing, these classic grey joggers and boots are simple enough to be styled with a range of outfits, making them the perfect capsule pieces for travelling.

Essential airport accessories

While your ideal airport outfit may change depending on the length of your flight and the climate of your chosen destination, there are some essentials that can be used for every occasion, including our Ripstop utility bag and Apex tote bag. Suitable for travel days and day trips, these airport accessories are perfect for use as a personal item bag or carry-on and have plenty of space to store your flight necessities, including your boarding pass, passport and phone.

Build an airport travel outfit at Barbour International

From chic dresses and stylish sweats for women who want that off-duty model look, to comfy co-ords and thermal layers for the men who like to get away any time of year, building your own airport travel outfit at Barbour International is easy. Whether you’ve already got your eye on some comfort-focused essentials, or are still looking for further style inspiration, discover more statement pieces from our women’s loungewear and men’s luxe sportswear in our dedicated collections.

  1. Barbour International Sweatshirt Essential Crew Neck
    Barbour International Sweatshirt Essential Crew Neck
  2. Barbour International Sport Cap Norton Drill
    Barbour International Sport Cap Norton Drill