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Wardrobe Essentials for the Best Airport Travel Outfit Ideas

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No one can deny that traveling to a new destination is exciting, but looking good while traveling is half the fun. And though airports and airplanes are notoriously uncomfortable (and a little bit germy let’s be real), it doesn’t mean we have to settle for less than stellar travel outfits. Thankfully, there are ways to combine both style and comfort for an outfit that will not only make you look good, but you won’t regret wearing it. These wardrobe essentials make up the best airport travel outfit ideas! And the best news? You probably already have these items in your closet.

1. Joggers

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Joggers became the next best thing when athleisure style hit the scene. For both men and women, joggers are great because they can fit a variety of styles. Whether you tend to lean towards a full-out casual travel style or a mix of casual chic, they’re comfortable enough to be worn for hours.

With a tapered leg and slim fit, they are not too baggy and can make up the base of a perfect travel outfit, no matter your personal style! This is what makes them an essential piece in your travel wardrobe.

2. Jeans with Stretch

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If a casual athleisure style isn’t totally your thing, then jeans are always a great option. Though it may seem crazy to wear denim while sitting in an already uncomfortable airplane seat, the key is to look for ones with stretch.

Stiff and rigid jeans are the last thing you want, but jeans with a flexible fit can make you feel more put-together. Plus, if you’re on a time crunch and don’t have time to change before reaching your destination and grabbing a meal with the friends you’re visiting, polished jeans will always fit a dinner occasion better than sweats.

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3. Oversized Scarf

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An oversized scarf, blanket scarf, or wrap, is the epitome of multifunctional. They can double (or triple) as your scarf, blanket, shawl, or even scrunched up as a pillow.

When traveling, I’ve used an oversized scarf as everything from a chic accessory to a blanket to a nursing cover! Versatility aside, get the right chic option and it’s an instant style upgrade without having to try too hard!

4. Basic Tee

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Basic tees are a key piece in any outfit, especially travel outfits. Easy to wear yet not easily wrinkled, a basic tee in a comfortable material is soft and not sloppy.

When you get off the plane, you can easily dress this tee up or down depending on where you’re going. That will save you effort and time!

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5. Leggings

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Just like joggers, leggings have become a go-to travel pick. And though leggings aren’t wrong in and of itself, this essential item has started to become the go-to casual choice and has lost its element of style.

The good news is that you can still dress up leggings enough to look good while still being comfortable! Leggings pair well with oversized sweaters and stylish sneaks. Add a fashionable tote bag and you’re good to go.

6. Pull-on Pants

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If you want to switch out sweats for something more elevated, then a pair of pull-on pants will be your new best friend.

With the elastic waist of sweats but in a better style, these pants are an easy swap when you want to upgrade your travel look. Best of all, they can easily go from casual chic to casual, with just a few easy outfit adjustments.

Now that you know the wardrobe essentials you can best travel in to nail a casual, comfortable, and stylish look, it’s time to know how to dress for your destination!

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Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.