Up, Up, and Away: 14 Perfect Travel Outfits
The secret to picking perfect travel outfits is balancing comfort and style. But, of course, chilly airports and carry-on restrictions don't help matters. Before you default to a hoodie for your next getaway, take a look at these bloggers who have mastered the art of effortless travel outfits.
Sneakers are having a fashion moment, but don’t default to your daily running shoes. There are tons of cute and colorful pairs to choose from that will make for a stylish, comfortable outfit, which is exactly what you want when traveling! If you’re traveling to and from warm weather, try recreating this outfit worn by Kate of The Fancy Pants Report.
For quick trips, the best travel outfits include pieces you’ll wear while you’re away. Christina of Oh So Glam teams a neutral sweater with skinny jeans and ankle boots. Not only are these pieces cute together, but they’re also easy to work into other outfits! Pick out your travel outfit before you pack so you can keep this in mind.
Your leather jacket is already a wardrobe essential. Katarzyna of Make Life Easier slips hers on over a crisp white shirt and skinny jeans for a classic look. A roomy tote will easily hold in-flight essentials. For long-haul flights, don’t forget a pair of sunglasses to cover up tired eyes!
We know celebrities have mastered the art of chic travel style — celebrities and Peace Love Shea. It is possible to be comfortable and look street-style-worthy as you board. Try layering a draped blazer over a slouchy tee for that off-duty look. Tall boots make the most impact; just choose a pair that’s easy to take off and put back on. Opt for a hands-free bag for ease, and put bulkier essentials in a tote or hand luggage.
Blair of Atlantic Pacific is a pro at putting together travel outfits. An oversized scarf doubles as a blanket when your neighbor starts blasting the air vent. And skinny jeans with a good amount of stretch are as comfortable as leggings. Try mixing patterns — like plaid and stripes, or polka dots and florals — for effortless airport style.
Sometimes, you need to choose your travel outfits out of necessity. If there’s a trendy faux-fur coat or a pair of over-the-knee boots you want to bring but just can’t stuff into your suitcase — wear them! Just keep the rest of your outfit pared back if you don’t want to look like you’re peacocking terminal A. Try teaming over-the-knee boots with skinny jeans or leggings of the same hue as Annabelle of Viva Luxury did. An oversized sweater is the perfect cozy finishing touch.
For ladies going through airport security, the best travel outfits include slip-ons. Luckily, sneakers are still enjoying a moment in the fashion spotlight, so take full advantage with a chic pair like Sincerely Jules‘s leopard sneakers. They add a pop of pattern to her casual look.
No matter the weather, an oversized sweater is a smart pick for a travel outfit. Wear a thick knit like Danielle’s of We Wore What if you’re heading somewhere cold or a lightweight sweater for sunny destinations. You can even slip it on over a T-shirt for an extra layer on the plane.
You’ll be comfortable on and off the plane in a pair of loose or boyfriend jeans. Wear them with a blousy top and a hat like Stephanie Sterjovski‘s: both pieces will come in handy on vacation, so you get double duty! Keep accessories to a minimum — you don’t want to be the gal whose bracelet stack sets off the metal detector.
Step up your travel outfits while staying comfortable with a stretchy blazer. It’s the perfect layering piece if you have to look presentable upon landing. A wide-brim hat like this one on Hallie of Corals + Cognacs is a chic finishing touch, plus it will conceal messy travel hair!
An all-black traveling outfit is simple and chic. Throw on a long cardigan to cozy up in on long-haul flights and a cute hat to conceal second- (or third-) day hair. Take a cue from frequent traveler Kat of With Love From Kat, and finish the look with booties that are easy to slip on and off.
If you're going straight from the airport to exploring, trade a casual tee for a polished button-up shirt. Choose a fabric that doesn't wrinkle, and leave it untucked over skinny jeans as Blair of Atlantic Pacific did. That way, you'll look as good getting off the plane as you did getting on. And don't underestimate a swipe of bright lipstick upon landing!
Well-seasoned travelers develop a uniform that makes picking out travel outfits one less thing to worry about. This one we spotted on A Cup of Jo works during any season: a striped tee, skinny jeans, and flats. Simply add a jacket during the cooler months! Her roomy leather tote makes the perfect carry-on, too.
Kayla of Not Your Standard knows one of the best ways to elevate travel outfits is with a stylish coat or jacket. You can get away with a slouchy tee and simple skinny jeans underneath — just cinch the coat for a polished finish!