Knowing what to wear and, more importantly, what not to wear for flights are crucial. While a little sparkle quickly jazzes up any outfit, it is honestly not always the easiest thing to take off (think too-tight rings and tiny clasps) when in line to be checked by airport security. If you still want to bring jewelry to wear once you arrive at your destination, keep it in a separate bag inside your carry-on so that it’s easily accessible for security.
If you have particularly valuable items, request a private screening, this will save you a whole lot of embarrassment and raised-eyebrows. While studded pieces are certainly stylish, you might want to save the spikes for occasions that do not involve a metal detector. Reserve such apparel for appropriate occasions and certainly not air travel.
The best way to keep it simple is being able to remember this one rule – Never set off the metal detectors. So as much as jewelry is a lovely way to turn up a travel outfit, you really do not want to get stuck in the security line unfastening a tricky clasp on your metal cuff, instead of leaving it in your bag. Plastic, fabric, and metal-looking jewelry are however wonderful alternatives.