Airport Style: Keeping Warm - une femme d'un certain âge

Airport Style: Keeping Warm

Master airport style with this tie-front cardigan. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Real World Airport Style

I’m a little behind with my posting, and will have my travel wardrobe up tomorrow. In the meantime, I wanted to share a new find that will be part of my travel outfit. This tie cardigan from Vince (also available here) is super light and soft. It looks great worn open too.

Even during warmer seasons, I find I’m almost always cold in airport terminals and especially on the plane, so a sweater is essential. (I’m also bringing a cashmere wrap for the flight.)

The Vince cardigan is on the pricier side, but I’ve found the knitwear from this brand to be of high quality. And I had a languishing gift card that offset the price a bit. Keep an eye out for sales, too. And here’s a more budget-friendly option that’s also wool-free.


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  1. P T
    May 21, 2018 / 6:15 am

    Beautiful sweater, but am I the only person who’s not cold on planes or in airports? I read regularly about the need for bringing an item for warmth on the plane or in airports. I’m always worried about wearing something that I’m going to have to launder immediately because of my overheating. That time of life I guess. Meanwhile my pashminas stay in the carry-on.

    Susan, enjoy your trip. Relish reading your blog because of inspiration and vicariously feeling stylish!

    • JMod
      May 21, 2018 / 6:23 am

      Same here – I’m always looking for ways to stay cool and look presentable.

      • May 21, 2018 / 7:46 am

        Either it’s freezing or insufferably stuffy. 40 degrees or 90. Never between.

        • Sue
          May 22, 2018 / 12:19 am

          That is my experience, too: airports and the plane will be both incredibly hot and cold, so wearing a presentable base layer for the heat is really important, as well as carrying items to provide warmth when it becomes arctic.

      • May 21, 2018 / 8:17 am

        Me too! I need a top layer for those moments when the AC rises that is thin enough to stuff away all the times I’m carrying stuff and overheating.

    • Darling Lily
      May 21, 2018 / 8:26 am

      I came here to say that I must be the only one who always feels as though I’m suffocating on planes! I am always, always hot and dry and miserably uncomfortable. The destinations are worth it, but I dislike flying on so many levels!

    • Susan
      May 22, 2018 / 6:49 am

      Thank goodness I have found a kindred spirit. I am always over heated on aeroplanes and have asked the flight attendants to turn the cabin temperature down and that was pre menopause. It is worse now (post meno) and don’t even wear trousers (but a dress/skirt) on long flights as I get too hot.

  2. May 21, 2018 / 9:11 am

    Yikes, I need help in pareing down what I pack. I’m going to Israel with my daughter and two grandsons. So I’ll be shlepping my own bags. Do you have a post that gives me some ideas? I mean I’m up to 50 pounds going to northern california for a week.

  3. Ursula Olazabal
    May 31, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    This post is in reply to Jill Ann, who’s going to Israel. That’s wonderful you’re taking the trip — it’s the experience of a lifetime! Been there twice with my church community. I was there in June both trips, so your wardrobe will depend on the time of year. I can only discuss June weather. Be prepared for very dry weather– you may want to take moisturizing eye drops. I found an SPF long-sleeve shirt invaluable for protection against the sun. Also take a SPF packable hat. Good walking shoes are a must. I avoided sneakers and instead wore Naot sandals. In many (if not all) sacred sites, you will need to cover your shoulders (long sleeves spf shirts work well here!) and also scarves to cover your head. You must also cover your knees, so ankle walking pants did the trick here. If you prefer dresses, make sure they are midi length, and cover your knees. Not only for the holy sites, but also to be respectful of both Palestine and Israeli cultures. Avoid synthetic fabrics. Wear linen if possible. You will not need rain gear (unless traveling in winter time). It’s simple: take two different shoes to wear on alternate days. One pair of comfortable wedge sandals for evening. Layer, layer, layer!
    Hope this helps! Safe travels!

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