Your bags are packed and you’re ready to go. But before you jet off, have you thought about what you’re wearing to the airport?

Travelling outfits need to be practical and versatile as you could be wearing them in two contrasting climates for a number of hours. Comfort is key, but that doesn’t mean you need to compromise on style.

Before you leave, take note of our must-wear travel essentials.

1. Loose-fit trousers

Jeans were not made for long-haul flights so this is a good time to wear leggings, cargo pants or utility trousers, taking advantage of a less restrictive waistline and a material which doesn’t feel suffocating once you arrive on sunnier shores. You wouldn’t sleep in a pair of skinny jeans, so think ahead before stepping on the plane.

2. Pashminas

Pashmina’s are versatile, especially when you’re travelling.

As well as being a trendy cover up, they also make great blankets, pillows and seat coverings when on the go. You can use them to spice up your outfit by introducing a graphic print or exotic hue, or simply keep them neutral in a tan or blush hue.

3. Adaptable footwear

Your travel outfit needs to make as much sense in the UK as it does when you reach your destination. This means if you’re heading somewhere hot you need to consider how your shoes will fare. Boots may not be the best idea, while sandals may seem clever but could leave you feeling a bit awkward in the airport. Pick something in between like a pair of pumps which are a good choice whatever the weather.

4. Oversized handbag

An oversized handbag could be a lifesaver when it comes to packing all those bits that won’t fit in your suitcase, as well as your travel essentials for your journey. Just make sure to check your airline’s size regulations -you don’t want to have to leave it behind!

5. Statement sunglasses

Nothing hides tired eyes quite like a pair of sunglasses- end of!