If you’ve yet to encounter main character syndrome, then let us bring you up to speed: it’s TikTok’s name for viewing oneself as the star protagonist of the drama that is life. With this slightly narcissistic (in a fun way?!) worldview, even the smallest and most inconsequential moments possess weighty narrative potential; like rolling out of bed and throwing a baseball cap over hair that hasn't been washed this week. It’s all just part of the story. One of the most fertile places for main-character peacocking? The airport — aka a zone that's brimming with missed connections, meaningful glances, and mysterious strangers. So, let's explore how exactly to get into character for any upcoming triumphant returns to the [asphalt] runway.
If you’re going to be jet-setting this summer and are feeling like you’ve lost your traveler’s edge, then join the freaking club. Some of us haven’t set foot on the subway in well over 365 days, much less an airplane; so we’re in need of a.) costume inspiration and b.) a refresher on the functional requirements of travel outfits. With main character syndrome in mind, we let our imaginations run a little wild and dreamt up some stylish looks for starring in the next blockbuster hit titled "My Airport Life". But, don't worry, we didn't get too wild — the airplane-ready outfits ahead are ready to inject a comfortable amount of drama into your summer travel plans.
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