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More than 10 travel outfit ideas that will have you looking chic and feeling comfy using basic pieces from your own wardrobe!

Planning your wardrobe for a trip or vacation can cause outfit panic – you find yourself scouring Pinterest or Google for the best travel outfit ideas as if you have no idea how to dress for a flight or road trip.

Do we know better? Yes, of course. Do we still do it anyways? Yes, of course.ūüėÖ

Never fear, because Frump Fighters’ has your back. And by back, I mean we have your cute and comfy travel outfit.

You likely have all the pieces in your wardrobe for putting together the perfect outfit that will keep you feeling comfy and confident all day long!


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Before discussing travel outfit tips, check our post on planning a mini capsule wardrobe for your entire trip or vacation.

How to Pack a Mini Capsule Wardrobe for Travel in 5 Steps (with a free printable!)

Packing for a trip or vacation can be so easy if you use a mini-capsule! This blog post is a quick, easy read and includes a free printable to make packing go quickly! #fashion #capsule #vacation #tips #outfits


Basic Tips for Travel Outfits

Layer, Layer, Layer

This is the golden rule when it comes to dressing for travel days.

There are so many variables when it comes to the temperature around you, whether you are traveling by car, plane, train or bus.

You need to be able to throw on a vest over your sweatshirt or sweater, or strip a few layers off and still feel modest and covered in a tee shirt or tank top.

Remember this rule when you are checking out our travel outfit ideas below. You can always add another layer! 

If you live in or are traveling in an area with a very hot climate, we have “hot weather variations” for most outfits as well!

Prepare for easy spill clean up

Travel days are not the time for your dry clean-only top or white pants.

Bring a spot cleaning pen with you and be prepared to dab some on your tee shirt when your kiddo spills their juice or ice cream cone. 

Wearing a printed top can actually help hide any spots you might not be able to get out right away.

Wear breathable fabrics

This isn’t a must, but if you are more of a warm-blooded person or travel often during the heat of summer it’s worth thinking about.

Cotton is very breathable and ideal for traveling since they help you regulate your temperature better. Bamboo is good too!

Linen is also very breathable, but can wrinkle easily… which brings us to our next point.

Avoid fabrics that wrinkle easily

No matter how you choose to travel, most likely it’ll involve longer periods of sitting.

Avoiding materials that you know wrinkle easily (ahem, linen) will keep you looking fresh and put together, no matter your long travel day!


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Many of these travel outfit ideas include comfortable shoes from another popular post here on the blog:

The best travel shoes & sandals that are COMFY, but still CUTE!

These are shoes you can wear all day and don’t have to worry about them not lacking the support to keep your body feeling good. A lot of them were recommended by others in the Frump Fighter community!

If you are looking for the best shoes for travel, look no further than this list of comfy, stylish tennis shoes, slip-ons, and sandals that you can wear all day long! #style #fashion #shoes #momstyle


Our 10 Favorite Travel Outfit Ideas

Travel Outfit Idea #1: Leggings + Tunic Tee + Cardigan + Slip-Ons

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It doesn’t get any comfier than leggings and a tunic. Layer with a long cardigan and slip-ons and you’ve got an outfit that’s: 1) simple + 2) trendy + 3) comfortable. Perfect!

:hot_face: Variation for hot climates:
  • Swap leggings for bike shorts
  • Swap slip-ons for casual sandals
  • Choose a tunic tank instead of tee

Travel Outfit Idea #2: Leggings + Sweatshirt + Vest + Athletic Sneakers

travel outfit idea for flying airplane or road trip How to wear faux leather leggings. Casual outfit idea for winter or fall that covers your butt - Long cute sweatshirt hoodie with sneakers.

A sportier leggings outfit, this time with a sweatshirt, vest, and sneakers. This is perfect for moderate weather, busy travel days and those who love athleisure.

:hot_face: Variation for hot climates:
  • Skip the vest & sweatshirt
  • Swap leggings for athletic shorts
  • Wear a basic tee or tank

Travel Outfit Idea #3: Leather Leggings + Tunic Sweater + Boots

travel outfit idea for flying airplane or road tripHow to wear an oversized slouchy sweater stylishly - with leather leggings
We have an entire post about wearing and styling leather leggings, and this is one of the outfits! You can see my version on the left and Corina’s on the right!

Making just a few adjustments to any outfit can make it even better for travel. I swapped out knee-high boots to lace-up booties and skipped the pendant necklace for a minimalist option.

You could easily layer a vest or jacket over either of these versions!

:hot_face: Variation for hot climates:
  • Swap booties for sandals or sneakers
  • Swap leggings for bike shorts
  • Swap oversize/tunic sweater for a tunic tee or tank

Travel Outfit Idea #4: Pants romper + Denim jacket + Sandals

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Not everyone is into rompers, but this is simple, quick and totally trendy! Perfect for a spring or summer road trip or a short flight to a warmer location.ūüĆě If traveling with young kiddos that you’d need to bring with you in the bathroom, bear in mind you’ll need to half-undress when going pee!

:hot_face: Variation for hot climates:
  • Skip the jacket
  • Wear a shorts romper

Travel Outfit Idea #5: T-shirt Dress + Denim Jacket + Scarf  + Slip-Ons

travel outfit idea for flying airplane or road trip

This would also be so cute with a midi-length dress and mules. Adjust outfits however it works for your style and closet! There’s something absolutely effortless about a t-shirt dress. Comfy, easy to dress up or down, and you can look put together with little effort!

The scarf offers an easily removable layer for warmth if the A/C is too strong on the plane, shuttle, or airport.

:hot_face: Variation for hot climates:
  • Swap slip-ons for sandals
  • Skip the jacket and scarf

More than 10 travel outfit ideas that will have you looking chic and feeling comfy using basic pieces from your own wardrobe!

Travel Outfit Idea #6: Joggers + Graphic Tee + Denim Jacket + Lace-Up Sneakers

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This outfit is the ultimate in mom-style! Show your personal flair with a graphic tee, joggers (or leggings!), and a denim jacket and tennis. You can’t go wrong with this outfit choice!

:hot_face: Variation for hot climates:
  • Swap leggings for bike shorts
  • Skip the jacket

Travel Outfit Idea #7: Black Jeans + White Top + Long Coat + Slip-Ons

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I pictured this outfit with a chic, neutral long coat in camel or gray, but in true “me” style I only have a pink one.ūüėā So let this be a reminder to always dress yourself!

:hot_face: Variation for hot climates:
  • Swap jeans for shorts
  • Skip Coat

Travel Outfit Idea #8: Neutral Jeans + Striped Top + Chambray/Denim Jacket + Lace-Up Sneakers

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This outfit uses staple pieces to keep you looking classy, yet casual and comfortable for a day traveling. Wear a chambray shirt (unbuttoned) or a denim jacket layered over your tee or tied at the waist as your outer layer. You could easily add a vest if you need the warmth too! Swap out the neutral jeans for leggings for even more comfort.

:hot_face: Variation for hot climates:
  • Swap jeans for neutral shorts
  • Use a light weight chambray shirt instead of a jacket or skip this altogether

Travel Outfit Idea #9: Relaxed (Stretch) Jeans + Basic Tee + Jacket + Lace-Up Sneakers

Easy outfit for travel jeans tunic and sneakers

Grab your favorite pair of jeans and a basic style top for this travel outfit. Layer with a warm or light coat and your favorite pair of sneakers and you are ready for a day in and out of airports or the car.

:hot_face: Variation for hot climates:
  • Swap jeans for denim shorts
  • Skip the jacket

Travel Outfit Idea #10: Jeans + Striped Top + Utility Jacket + Chelsea Boots

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I wanted to show you how one outfit can look two totally different ways based on two different people’s closets!

This outfit uses the jeans + striped top + utility jacket as the main base. This is a very classic look and you can change the footwear and accessories to go best with what you like and feel comfortable in! Perfect for a day on-the-go while traveling!

:hot_face: Variation for hot climates:
  • Swap jeans for denim shorts
  • Swap shoes for sandals
  • Skip the jacket


Now that you’ve seen all our travel outfit ideas spelled out for you, do you remember our golden rule?

LAYERS ARE WHERE IT’S AT.

So take your favorite outfit above and don’t be afraid to layer a tank underneath or throw a lightweight jacket and vest in your bag to layer on top!

Above all, choose an outfit that feels like YOU. 

The ultimate comfortable outfit originates from what you love and feel the best in.

Choose based on that and you can’t go wrong!

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More than 10 travel outfit ideas that will have you looking chic and feeling comfy using basic pieces from your own wardrobe!