Travel Outfit Ideas

Whether you're jetting off on a weekend getaway or heading out for a month-long vacation, your trip begins with the travel day and, most importantly, the perfect travel outfit. You want to be as comfortable as possible when you’re spending all day in a plane, train, or car. While still looking cute, of course. That’s why pieces that offer style, coziness, and versatility are key. Luckily for you, we’re giving you outfit ideas that are both chic and comfy.

Travel Outfit Ideas


Leggings have become a travel staple for good reason. They're incredibly comfortable and, most importantly, versatile. You can dress them up or keep them casual, depending on the top and shoes you pair them with. Not to mention the fact that they come in countless different colors and fabrics–think leather and fun prints.

Of course, it’s important to opt for leggings that are comfortable, breathable, and high-quality. Dark-colored leggings are not only forgiving when it comes to spills and stains but can also be dressed up or down depending on the look you’re going for. Pair them with a basic tee for a relaxed look or a trendy blouse for a more polished appearance. The best part? If you want to wear them while traveling all day and don’t have time to change once you arrive at your destination, you can swap out tops and shoes and get a completely different look in a pinch.

Basic Tees

You can’t go wrong with a basic tee when it comes to traveling. We recommend choosing breathable fabrics like cotton or linen for maximum comfort. Of course, a classic white tee is a must-have–it goes with everything and can be dressed up or down. But there’s nothing wrong with adding a little color if you want to make a statement. When paired with black leggings, you can choose virtually any color or silhouette under the sun.

To take things up a notch, experiment with different necklines, such as v-necks, cold-shoulders, or scoop necks. You can also play around with sleeve options–like sleeveless, ruffles, or cold shoulder tunics.

Layering Pieces

Have you ever gotten on a plane, and had it been unbearably cold? There’s nothing worse. The same goes for when it feels like you can never get enough air. That’s why layering is essential. No matter where you’re going, unpredictable weather is always a possibility.

Bring a lightweight cardigan, denim jacket, or zip-up hoodie over your tee to adapt to changing climates. Layering not only adds a touch of sophistication but also allows you to mix and match pieces, creating multiple looks with a limited wardrobe.


Though a small detail, accessories can transform a basic outfit into a trendy look. Here are some ideas to elevate your travel fit:

  •   Scarves – A scarf can add a pop of color to your ensemble. Choose lightweight, oversized scarves that can keep you warm during chilly flights.
  •   Sunglasses – A stylish pair of sunglasses protects your eyes and makes for a super cute accessory. With thousands of different styles out there, it’s also easy to mix and match with different outfits.
  •   Hats – Whether it's a flat-brim hat or a baseball cap, a hat is both practical and stylish. It shields you from the sun and can be a lifesaver on bad hair days. It also transforms an outfit in an instant.
  •   Earrings – Earrings are by far the easiest accessory to add to an outfit. They take up virtually no space in luggage, come in a variety of styles, and can be the only accessory you wear yet make a huge difference. That’s why they’re personally our go-to.


Comfortable shoes are non-negotiable during travel. Sneakers are a go-to option for many since they’re great for walking long distances. However, these can be kind of a pain to take on and off when going through security if you’re flying. You also can’t just kick them off on long road trips. If you prefer something a little easier, save your sneakers for your luggage and opt for sandals, ankle boots, or slip-ons.

Packing Tips

To make the most of your travel wardrobe, consider wearing and packing items that can be easily mixed and matched. Sticking to a neutral color palette allows for versatile outfit combinations. And, to make the most of the room in your luggage, roll your clothes instead of folding them to save space and minimize wrinkles.

Final Thoughts on Travel Outfit Ideas

Your travel outfit should be the perfect blend of comfortable, effortless, and chic. Leggings, tees, and accessories are the foundation that makes this possible. With the right pieces, you can explore the world in style. If you want to add new pieces to your closet for your next big vacation, check out the Hometown Heritage Boutique to find some of your new favorite pieces!

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