How to Stay Fabulous When You Fly Coast to Coast

Think bicoastal travel has to be a bore? That is so last century! Follow these simple steps to turn your itinerary from drab to fab!

You will need

  • Versatile essentials
  • Comfy
  • cute clothes
  • A water bottle with a filter
  • Planning
  • Disposable cleansing cloths or spritzer
  • Concealer
  • Cream blush
  • Gentle laundry detergent
  • Open-toe shoes or sandals

Step 1 Pack less by packing right To save space in your luggage, pack versatile essentials. A black cotton jersey dress works for both daytime and evening. A pashmina shawl serves as an onboard blanket and keeps you warm on those cool L.A. nights. And tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 is a triple threat: foundation, lotion, and sunscreen all in one.

Step 2 Dress comfortably but be cute Wear comfortable but cute clothing for your trip. Stay away from linen, which wrinkles easily, and favor low-maintenance, stylish knits and jeans. Dress in layers to adjust to temperature fluctuations.

Step 3 Wear open-toe shoes Wear your favorite pair of open-toe shoes or sandals. Not only are they easier to pop on and off at security, but once you’re through you can indulge in a pedicure.

Step 4 Stay hydrated Bring a water bottle with a built-in filter to fill up at a drinking fountain after going through security. It saves money and keeps you hydrated and healthy.

Step 5 Enjoy some "you time" Before your flight, relax and enjoy some “you time.” Today’s terminals aren’t a black hole of boredom — take advantage of all the modern amenities.

Step 6 Practice proper etiquette Once on board, make yourself at home, but be considerate of your seatmates — remember that in close quarters, every smell is magnified, every sound amplified, and every movement intensified.

Step 7 Practice airplane yoga Fight stress and stiffness by doing some basic yoga stretches from your seat. Take a few deep breaths and circle your neck slowly in one direction, then the other. Flex your feet by pointing your toes upward and then away from your body.

Step 8 Freshen up before landing Before you land, take time to freshen up. Wash your face with disposable cloths, or use a refreshing spritzer. Add concealer under your eyes and a little cream blush to your cheeks for a rosy glow.

Step 9 Step off the plane in style Let Hollywood know you’re ready for your close-up.