You leave the house lugging a heavy suitcase behind you, and by the time you get to the car, there's sweat slinking its way down your neck: Welcome to summer. When it's hot out, all we can think of is wearing as little clothing as possible, especially when heading on vacation somewhere delectably exotic. But one mistake that's easy to make when the weather app is predicting temperatures 90 and above is boarding an airplane unprepared.
All it takes is that first arctic chill to blow its way around the cabin to feel the stab of both regret and goosebumps, knowing that your only sweater is tucked away in your checked bag. The key to navigating travel when it's hot outside is to prepare for both the arctic chill of the AC and the oppressive heat outside as best you can. Think in layers and wear your warmest pieces (or at least keep them in your carry-on). To help you figure it all out, we're highlighting five celebrity airport looks to help you navigate travel wear when it's an un-cool 90 degrees out.
1. Duster + Leggings + a Tied-Up T-Shirt
Leggings are a perennial airport favorite, but if you're stuck in them in a heat wave, they're bound to make you sweat. To help bridge the style gap, try pairing them with a crop top or tying up your tee. Bring along a lightweight duster in case you get chilly, but keep your layers light so you don't get overheated.
Linen pants are a transitional heavyweight, as they're breathable enough to keep you cool when you're in the sun, but when you go indoors, they're surprisingly suited to handling central AC. Style them with a denim jacket and tee and you'll be good to go.
Heading straight from the airport to a party beachside and don't want to suffer the hassle of pulling apart your suitcase? Try wearing a pretty minidress and comfortable sneakers on the plane with you. Throw on an oversize jacket to save room in your suitcase and to help you deal with any chilly temps once in flight.
This post was previously published and has since been updated.
Lightweight White Separates
During warmer months, it's best to avoid dark hues, which absorb heat and can leave you sweating. A comfy white tee and loose white trousers are a comfortable combination. Bring a denim jacket or simple sweater with you and you'll be ready once things cool off indoors.