We received a reader question about airport style recently. Specifically, airport style that is comfortable, yet chic enough to go straight from the airport to a party. Oh and nursing friendly, thankyouverymuch. Here’s what reader M wrote:
I need an outfit that will survive: nursing, running to the airport, flying (Hello gorgeous naptime, it’s been awhile!), lunch, baby shower, pumping, and flying back. All in 9 hours. I want to escape my usual maternal athleisure costume & be pretty! But I need to be COMFY, not “comfy”….I’m thinking since you’ve traveled recently you might have some fresh ideas for me?
Yes! I do, actually. On our recent trip we flew overnight to Barcelona, then immediately caught another flight to Nantes (in France), and upon landing there, met the family we’re doing the house exchange with…for drinks. Obviously I had to be comfortable enough to sleep on a plane (and deal with mad temperature fluctuations and madder children haha), but I wanted to look good, too.
Turns out, I’ve got a dress for that. It feels a little bit like wearing pajamas, never wrinkles, is nursing-friendly, kind on the post-partum tummy, and dresses up nicely for a party. Keep reading for pics of my travel outfit, as well as a few examples of how I’d tweak the styling if I were nursing or traveling with toddlers because #momming. It’s how we do.
Also, traveling with kids of any age is kind of a gong show #extremeparenting, so keep the photo expectations low. Most look like this: