12 Quality Airport Looks That Are Both Cute and Comfortable
Finding a good travel outfit is a seemingly Herculean task. You want something that's comfortable and easy to move in, but you still want to look pulled together. This is a subject I know a lot about; growing up, I was not allowed to wear workout clothes or sweatpants on a plane, and my airport outfit usually consisted of jeans or pants with a T-shirt and sweater. While I'm not recommending everyone wear their most rigid denim for a transcontinental flight, I do think that getting dressed in some way, shape, or form is a sign of respect for the crew members and airline staff, your fellow passengers, and yourself. It's important to note that cute airport outfits can still be comfy airport outfits; they're not mutually exclusive. Think of it as a step up from pajamas, but something you could freely move around in and survive delays, customs, and long waits at baggage claim. If you're traveling this summer, here are some cute travel outfit ideas we'd recommend wearing.
From cute, cozy jumpsuits to matching sweat sets that actually look pulled together, these are the 12 traveling clothes that will help you look elevated and cozy on a flight. Summer airport outfits can be particularly difficult because it's hot outside, but we're here to help you layer like a professional. Whether you're taking a quick trip for a long weekend or sleeping on a long overnight flight, these picks will help you both look and feel good. Keep on reading to shop our selects.
Comfortable Leggings: Lululemon Align High-Rise Pant With Pockets
If comfort is king, grab a pair of black leggings. They're streamlined, comfortable, and can still look pulled together. These Lululemon Align High-Rise Pant With Pockets ($128) are bestsellers for a reason. They're great for summer travel because they're comfortable without being too heavy, and, plus, they have pockets! We'd pair these with sneakers and a classic T-shirt and jacket.
A Staple Travel Accessory: Nordstrom Tissue Weight Wool & Cashmere Scarf
No matter the season, we always travel with a scarf. Airplanes can get cold, and this scarf can also double as a blanket. This Nordstrom Tissue Weight Wool & Cashmere Scarf ($99) is supremely lightweight but also super warm and comes in a bunch of colors.
A Quality Layering Piece: Zara Faux Leather Jacket
One of our best travel hacks is to wear your bulkiest coat and shoes on the plane so it doesn't take up valuable suitcase space. If you're traveling this summer, you don't need a full-on winter coat, but a quality leather jacket is a universal essential. This Zara Faux Leather Jacket ($70) is affordable and looks good with everything.
A Matching Sweatsuit: Pangaia 365 Hoodie and Track Pants
You can't go wrong with a matching sweatsuit. This Pangaia 365 Hoodie ($150) and 365 Track Pants ($120) are made of cotton, so they're not too heavy and not too threadbare. This set comes in over a dozen colors, but we think black is a great essential, and, plus, it's less likely to show dirt and stains.
An Elevated Sweatpant: Alo High-Waist Trouser Wide Leg Pant
Consider these Alo High-Waist Trouser Wide Leg Pants ($118) a step up from your everyday sweats. They're made of terry, so they're super comfortable, but they look elevated and pulled together. Pair it with a T-shirt and sweater or jacket.
A Quality T-Shirt: Old Navy EveryWear Slub-Knit T-Shirt
A T-shirt is a travel essential. Picking a quality, well-fitting T-shirt looks great with sweatpants or trousers, and it's a comfortable top that's also easy to wash, making it great for long flights. This Old Navy EveryWear Slub-Knit T-Shirt ($8, originally $13) is affordable and adorable; at under $10, you can pack a few extra in your carry-on.
A Warm Sweater: Nordstrom Ribbed Sweater
Planes can be freezing, so it's important to pack layers even if you're going somewhere super hot. This Nordstrom Ribbed Sweater ($41-$50, originally $69) isn't too heavy, making it a great choice for flights. Paired with a scarf and pants, you'll feel so comfortable.
Leggings With Pockets: Beyond Yoga Spacedye Out of Pocket High Waisted Midi Legging
These Beyond Yoga Spacedye Out of Pocket High Waisted Midi Leggings ($99) have been this editor's go-to travel legging for the last year. They're really thick, so they're comfortable on longer flights, and the side pockets are so useful to hold your phone or hand sanitizer for easy access. They come in a few colors, but we love darker colors for travel.
A Soft Jumpsuit: Lovers and Friends Arden Jumpsuit
If you're going on a shorter flight, we like a jumpsuit because it's super comfortable. This Lovers and Friends Arden Jumpsuit ($198) is made of sweatshirt material, and the tie waist can be tightened or loosened for comfort. If you're going on a longer flight, though, a jumpsuit can be tricky because of the bathroom situation, so take that into consideration.
A Classic Crewneck: Zara Basic Sweatshirt
A quality sweatshirt is always a good idea. Choose a basic style in a plain color to look streamlined and elegant even though you're still comfortable. We have a few colors of this Zara Basic Sweatshirt ($20) and think it's soft and perfect for travel.
A Travel Jean: Frame The Jetset Flare
If you like the look of pants but want to be comfortable, pick up these Frame The Jetset Flare ($198) pants. They've got the look of jeans but pull on and have no zipper. They look great with sneakers or boots and are engineered to be the perfect travel pant.
A Lightweight Set: Alo Micro Waffle Sierra Short Sleeve Top & Micro Waffle Pleasant Wide Leg Pants
If you want something light-colored and lightweight, go with this matching Alo Micro Waffle Sierra Short Sleeve Top & Micro Waffle High-Waist Pleasant Wide Leg Pant Set ($172). This is a great example of a cozy outfit that still looks pulled together. Throw that leather jacket over top and you have an easy, functional airport look.