How to Look Good On A Plane

Model Sara Sampaio and a bevy of tastemakers answered our most recent, pertinent question. "How do you look good on a plane?"

  • Sara Sampaio (Victoria's Secret PINK Model): "The answer is I am afraid I don’t! It's all about comfort for me, so I wear sweatshirts and leggings (I always travel in Victoria’s Secret Pink ones.) It's a battle to keep my skin and lips moisturized — the plane really makes my skin dry."

  • Beth Ostrosky Stern (TV Personality/ Philanthropist) "I always wear a hat. Maybe that's my secret, pulling on a hat and sunglasses as soon as I leave my home and head out for the airport!"

  • Danielle and Jodie Snyder, Founders and Designers of Dannijo, Danielle "I wear a hoodie." Jodie "I always wear a scarf and add red lipstick when I get off a plane."

  • Smith Sinrod (Designer of SMITH) "Don't wear make up, that way you can shower and start fresh when you get to your destination. If Delta starts bringing back their complimentary meals, I will start getting dressed up again!"

  • Erica Huss, right (Founder of BluePrint Cleanse) "Not sure if I call it looking "good" but I try to keep things simple i.e. Ballet flats for faster security screening, a big scarf that doubles as a neck pillow so I can grab a comfy nap, I try to drink tons of water in flight to stay hydrated (of course the pre-flight routine includes a BluePrint Green juice!) and when all else fails, large sunglasses..."

  • Christy Ferer (Founder/ CEO of Vidicom) "Have a GREAT roll on and carry on bag. I am proud of the ruby red nylon Prada roller I bought at a fashion sale 5 years ago. If you really feel like a dog you can put an eye mask on or a blanket over your head and not look whacko."

  • Katie Lee (Co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen) " I like to be presentable while traveling, but I can't sacrifice comfort. Rag and Bone and Helmut Lang are my go-to’s for comfy, stylish travel clothes."

  • Julia Cosgrove, left, (VP & Editor In Chief, AFAR) "A great bag from Maiyet or Clare Vivier, black leggings, comfortable flats, and layers of shirts and lightweight sweaters. Also, I always have a couple of scarves in my carry-on: one that can double as a throw, and one with a great pop of color, like my favorite from Hermes. I don’t leave home without Kiehl’s avocado eye cream and Chanel lipstick in Passion, my favorite red."

  • Andy Russell (Founder of Host Committee/ Inside Hook) " I don't look good on a plane. I am 6-5, so even in first class I am uncomfortable… and the first thing I do when I get on a plane is put on my eye mask, which I usually wear pulled up on on my hair like a bandana with hopes of eventually pulling it down to get some zz's."

  • Alison Aston (Philanthropist) " I pile on the thickest moisturizing cream, usually Creme de la Mer. It’s not what I normally use but it really helps my skin stay hydrated when I travel."

  • Michael Aram (Founder of Michael Aram) " I don't worry about how I look while flying — especially on the long-haul flights I specialize in. Bed-head, sleep-suits, eye mask, etc.. My time flying is about catching up on films and feeling rested when I land and decidedly not about how I look onboard."