Women’s travel outfits: a young woman wearing a casual outfit wheeling her suitcase behind her at an airport.

Stylish travel outfits and holiday fashion tips

When people take annual leave they quite often go away somewhere on holiday. One of the most important things to think about before going on a long journey is what should you wear? The perfect outfit should be comfortable, practical and stylish at the same time. To help you get inspired we have put together a range of travel outfits for men and women. There is something that will suit every taste. We will also give you some tips on what to think about when putting an outfit together before jetting off.

Tips on planning what to wear

The tips listed below will help you to choose the right travel outfit for your next holiday:

  • You should think about what the weather is going to be like where you are travelling from and to. If there is going to be a significant difference in temperature then you should make sure that you are wearing a couple of layers of clothing especially if you are going to be going on an aeroplane. This way you can always take off or put on a layer of clothing when you need it.

  • You should also think about how long your journey will be. Especially for longer journeys such as a long-haul flight it is advisable to choose comfortable clothes made out of materials that allow your skin to breath.

  • What are the best materials to go for? It's best to choose light and breathable materials for your travel outfit, such as cotton or viscose. This will prevent you from feeling sweaty.

  • Are there going to be any checkpoints on your trip? If you have booked a flight prior to your departure you will have to go through security at the airport. If you are wearing too many accessories they can unnecessarily hold you up at security. In advance make sure to stow your jewellery and any other accessories in your hand luggage.

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The perfect travel outfits for women

Looking stylish doesn’t mean that you can’t wear anything that is comfortable. You can arrive in styleas there are a wide range oftrendy yet comfortable travel outfits to choose from. You can add your own individual touch to your travel outfits with some of the tips listed below.


If you are planning an outfit for a flight, then a scarf or shawl is always a good choice. You can stow it in your hand luggage and put it on whenever you need it. The advantage here is a scarf not only keeps you warm, but it can also be used as a blanket or pillow.

Women’s travel outfits: sporty yet chic outfits perfect for travelling in.

Sporty travel outfits

A sporty look is a great choice when travelling thanks to clothes with comfortable waistbands, soft fabrics and breathable materials. Depending on your personal preferences, you can also go for a simpler look in neutral tones or choose to add colours and patterns.

Below you will find tips on how to put together the perfect sporty outfit:

  • A sporty look is a great choice for a long journey or if you are going to be taking a flight. You could wear loungewear, for example a hoodie with slim fit tracksuit bottoms or a knitted loungewear set is also a great choice.

  • You can also wear leggings as an alternative to tracksuit bottoms. You can easily combine them with baggy jumpers or long blouses.

  • Put a classic pair of comfortable blue jeans and a T-shirt together with a pair of trainers to complete your sporty look. Trainers are very comfortable to wear and they will help to keep your feet warm whilst you are travelling by train or on an aeroplane.

  • To help keep you warm whilst travelling and to complete your look, you can add an extra layer of clothing to you outfit such as a short cardigan, hoodie or a light bomber jacket.

  • Caps are a fantastic accessory for your sporty look as they are true all-rounders. Especially on a long journey you don’t need to worry about your hair and they also protect you from the sun whilst on holiday.

Women’s travel outfits: two different casual outfits.

Casual outfits

If you prefer to wear something casual but comfortable at the same time, then why not get inspired by our casual outfits. These causal but stylish outfits are perfect for wearing whilst travelling on your next holiday.

Below you will find tips on how to put together the perfect causal outfit:

  • Jeans are a great choice when it comes to casual outfits as you can choose skinny, bootcut, wide leg, straight or mom jeans. It is best to choose whichever you find the most comfortable. It's a good idea to choose a pair of jeans that have a certain amount of spandex so that they are comfortable even on long journeys. You can easily combine T-shirts, blouses or light jumpers with a pair of jeans.

  • Casual trousers such as chinos or culottes are also a great base for your casual outfit. The advantage of chinos or culottes is that they are lighter and do not feel too tight.

  • You can add a light jacket or a thicker jumper to your casual outfit. Denim jackets, leather jackets or knitted cardigans are a great choice if you would like to put on another layer.

  • Complete your casual outfit with a pair of trainers, loafers or boots, which will help to keep your feet warm during the journey.

Women’s travel outfits: classy outfits with smart trousers and a waistcoat.

Classy travel outfits

If you prefer to look smart or you are going on a business trip then choosing the right travel outfit is not always easy. We'll show you how to transform your travel outfit into a smart yet practical outfit:

  • Start off by getting a pair of jeans that have a good fit such as skinny, bootcut or straight or a pair of smart trousers such as paper bag or culotte trousers. Next combine your pair of trousers with a simple top, such as a T-shirt, blouse or polo neck.

  • Add the finishing touch to your classy travel look with an unbuttoned trench coat, a light coat or a chic long waistcoat. A comfortable blazer would also be a great option for your travel outfit.

  • Don’t forget to add a pair of matching shoes to your classy outfit. To complete your outfit go for ballerinas, loafers or ankle boots with a low or wide heel.

  • If you love wearing dresses, then you can also wear a midi or maxi dress for travelling on holiday. To avoid feeling a bit chilly, you can also just add another layer of clothing to your outfit. If it is going to be quite cold then it is a good idea to wear tights as well.

Men’s travel outfits: different outfit ideas with jeans and chinos.

The perfect travel outfits for men

Below you will find some tips on what you should wear if you are going to be going on an aeroplane and how to choose the best clothes for travelling:

  • If you're not too sure which colours you should choose for your travel outfit, then neutral colours such as white, cream, black or grey are always a good choice. Travel outfits in dark colours are particularly popular. Stains or dirt are not very visible on dark coloured clothes, therefore, this makes them a great choice for your travel outfit.

  • If you prefer a more sporty look, you can combine a hoodie or a hooded jacket with a pair of tracksuit bottoms that have a good fit. Complete your look with a bomber jacket or leather jacket, which will give you a casual sporty look.

  • If you're a big fan of jeans you can wear your most comfortable pair of jeans with a T-shirt, shirt or light jumper. Alternatively, smart trousers are also a good option. To avoid feeling chilly during the journey you can add a denim jacket, cardigan or a smart jacket to your outfit.

  • It is best to choose a pair of shoes such as trainers, loafers or ankle boots to keep your feet warm and to finish off your stylish yet comfortable travel outfit.

Conclusion: putting the perfect travel outfit together

The perfect travel outfit is comfortable yet stylish. Make sure to go for light and breathable materials, clothes with a good fit and add a matching jacket or coat in case you feel chilly during the journey. Depending on your preferences, you can make your outfit look sporty, casual or classy. Alternatively, you could have fun getting creative by combining different styles together to create your own individual look!

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