Travel chic

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 August, 2011, 12:00am


Gone are the days when people dressed up to travel. There was a time when people had to shop or have clothes made to wear on the plane. These days, it's all about sweat pants and hoodies and well-worn T-shirts. Casual is now the norm.

True, it's important to dress comfortably for air travel. But this doesn't mean looking sloppy. You can easily merge comfort and style when you're on the go.

Take your cue from this autumn look from Hermes that oozes equal doses of style and comfort. The slightly loose cotton trousers and ribbed zip cardigan will let you move freely, whether you're running to catch your flight or trying to get some sleep on the plane. A cardigan is a better option for travelling than a sweater because it will not mess your hair. If it gets cold inside the plane cabin, layer your look with a silk and cashmere shawl and double it up with a tartan wool scarf. No matter what class you're travelling in, aim to look like a first class passenger - it might just get you an upgrade.

If a Hermes cardigan seems a little too extravagant, Club Monaco has a wonderful piece in mohair (HK$1,690).

Zip in and out of airports and security checks with this sleek Tumi trolley (HK$13,760).

Perfect for those who need to keep track of time in two locations, Omega's Speedmaster GMT Solar Impulse (HK$76,800) has a plane-shaped pointer for reading a second time zone.