For those that don’t know, I spent the best part of 9 months living in sunny Australia, living the dream in the glorious Sydney. I won’t go into detail in this post, but it truly is the most magical, breath-takingly beautiful place that I am honored to have been able to experience. Unfortunately, due to going into Australia’s Winter time and my job and visa contracts running out, I couldn’t make a visit to Melbourne. I’ve been told that I would love the place; with it’s fashion scene, quirky cafe culture and it’s general laid back vibe. So when I was invited to take part in the Qantas and ASOS Fashion Project to put together my ‘Best Flight Outfit’ to travel to Melbourne for the Jean Paul Gaultier ‘From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’, I literally jumped at the chance. What a dream!
So here we go, to celebrate Qantas being the official airline for The Fashion Wolrd of Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk Exhibition, now showing in Melbourne, I’ve joined a selection of 20 fashion bloggers to put together my best flight outfit. So here is the logic behind my flying outfit!
With inspiration from ASOS, I decided that the key to the perfect flying outfit is to layer up. During the journey to Melbourne, there are stop off’s at other airports, and who know’s what hot weather is going to be greeting you when you step straight off the plane? You need to layer up to keep warm during the cold air conditioning, but you also need to be comfy, in a roomy outfit, and one that gives you the chance to ‘strip down’ for stopping off at airports and getting off the flight at the red hot destination of Melbourne!
And this is why I have chose the following as key flight items; the Warehouse Cami Crepe Jumpsuit from ASOS, £16, and the ASOS Crop Top with Boxy Kimono Sleeve, £22. The pale blue top is a fresh Summer colour to set the scene for the Melbourne Summertime, plus it is roomy and loungey, with no tight sleeves or colors for any restrictions. The jumpsuit has the same type of fit – it’s a baggy, loose fitting style with a waist rope to pull it in as tight/loose as you like. The legs are loose fitting, so no worries about anything tight clinging to your legs (be really careful about DVT risks when flying long haul), and the best bit is that for a more casual, laid-back look, you can drop the top of the jumpsuit down in true ‘dungaree style’ to reveal a total new look (as above). This look mimics a top and baggy pant style-look, which again is perfect for when you are sat comfortably in your seat, mid way the 24 hour flight…
And the final best bit… you grab your luggage, your tired from all the flying, and you step out at Melbourne airport to be greeted with 30 degree temperatures. Easy – remove the blue crop top, pop your backpack on your shoulders, make sure your wearing trainers/comfy pumps, and you can cool down in your spacious jumpsuit, fitting right in on the other side of the world. What I love about this, is that with just one outfit, you can create 3 different looks for 3 stages of flying, and each one is really fashionable and works in with the whole jumpsuit, ‘all-in-one’ trend that is so big right now!
The colour palette is beautiful, and this is completely ideal for heading to the fashion exhibition in Melbourne. I have to admit it was quite difficult selecting the outfit from ASOS as they have some gorgeous items, and at one point I was tempted to opt for some boyfriend jeans and an oversized hoody. But we have to remember girls; we are long haul flying in style to a fashion exhibition, and there are plenty more creative ways of working up a comfy, spacious, versatile yet stylish outfit! So I’m pretty happy with my selection!
Now wish me luck… you never know, I could be jetting off to Melbourne!