Looking for the perfect travel and leisure outfit? Comfortable clothes are a must for any sort of traveling, be it on an international flight or even on a daily drive. It might seem like a nice idea getting dressed up for a trip but after you’ve done enough, you realize comfortability is so important.
Below are nine comfortable travel clothes that will keep you warm, loose, and all the way comfy:
1. Comfy pants
First things first, you don’t want to be trapped in cramped jeans or pants that don’t have some looseness to them. Wear something casual like sweatpants or something silky. Shorts also work, traveling in a warm climate. The advantages are numerous. Just trust us on this one. You can be as wonderfully stylish elsewhere and cute as you desire with makeup but when it comes to the legs, focus purely on comfort and nothing more.
T-shirts can be boring and formulaic but if you still want to look stylish, choose one with a brand, catchphrase, logo, or something with meaning to you. A t-shirt is one of those comfortable travel clothes that will always fit and certainly won’t look out of place in any travel outfit. A t-shirt’s also doesn’t mean any sort of dishevelled look. You can still look fashionable, emerging from your travel vehicle at the destination of your desires.
A scarf is something to hold onto for when you need it. Sometimes the climate or weather you expect isn’t what you receive. When you have to wait for something in the cold or get rid of a chill, a scarf retains heat and prevents it from escaping.
A big scarf is something to keep in a suitcase or packed in. It’s like having a stylish blanket for around your neck. It doesn’t look like it makes much of a difference yet when it comes time to throw it on, even if it’s slightly oversized, you will absolutely love the way it keeps the heat in.
A jacket or cardigan’s neutral and warm albeit can feel a little bulky. Being on the road in a jacket suits some, as long as you don’t have anything poking you in the side. With a cardigan, there’s options on how you can build your outfit around it.
If travelling is all about being able to sit in without discomfort, things like a cardigan can feel warm and provide some delight. Needless to say, if you’re traveling in winter in Canada or the northern United States, you better pack a cardigan or jacket!
Hoodies are one of the most comfortable travel clothes that you can wear. A hoodie will keep you warm and comfortable, no matter the weather. On top of that, a lot of custom hoodies have compartments or pockets to keep things in. A hoodie, even on a hot summer trip, is always something you want to have packed. It’ll keep you comfortable and protected against snow, rain, and cold.
6. Fitted pants
Fitted pants work better than sweatpants and appear more stylish albeit are more expensive. Fitted pants with some stretch are as comfortable as any pant can get without sacrificing an attractive appearance. Look for high quality stretch-denim in particular. If you’re heading somewhere you intend to potentially enjoy a jog, take up the trails, or hit the gym, these can also be an excellent pant to pack.
7. A ‘go bag’
A go bag has all your essentials. What’s most important to you goes into that bag. If luggage is lost or if your car breaks down and you need to hit the road on foot, your ‘go back’ is already packed and you can carry on without having completely spoiled your trip. Stay away from bags with studs or chains, or that are too heavy. Always travel light and easy.
8. Comfortable shoes
Do not make the mistake of choosing style over comfort on choice of footwear. This is exactly a situation where comfort matters way, way more than style. Your feet will ache if you choose otherwise. Find yourself a solid pair of shoes that are worn in and that, let’s say if your vehicle breaks down, you don’t mind walking to the gas station in. Not to jinx your travel but things do happen and if you’re not equipped with proper footwear, you could be stuck in the middle of nowhere without a whole lot to do.
9. Comfortable clothes in dark colours
Dark, neutral colours are a popular choice for comfortable travel clothes because they don’t show dirt or uncleanliness. They also allow you to blend in among crowds and doesn’t necessarily draw attention to you, at a time when you may look exhausted or be not so much in the mood to maintain politeness.
If you spill, rub up against something, or get dirty, black covers it all. Save brighter, happier colors for once you’ve arrived at your destination. Until then, or if you’re particularly worried about the appearance of dirt, stick with darker tones.