Following an almost two-year stint at home, we’re keen to start traveling again, preferably to a dreamy, far-off destination. (Though, a nearby cabin or beach house would absolutely suffice.) And for the first time in a long time, doing so is actually possible. But after not going anywhere for so long, we sort of forgot about the one aspect of long-distance travel that isn’t so glamorous: actually getting to your final destination. That’s where the importance of a good travel outfit comes in.
The art of crafting an outfit for a long flight is exactly that—an art. Obviously, comfort is priority number one given that you could very well be sitting for 10, maybe even 20 hours, depending on where you’re headed. There’s also utility to keep in mind. We love to travel with a crossbody bag or fanny pack for this exact reason—not to mention packing space and, of course, style. Sure, you could wear pajamas (preferably the fancy, feathered kind) to the airport, but with so many designers transitioning to a more comfort-driven aesthetic during the pandemic, there are plenty of fashion-approved alternatives that look elevated and are soft and flexible like your go-to sleepwear.
To ensure that your in-flight experience is on par with your destination, we found 12 outfits that are sure to have you looking and feeling fresh, despite the 10-plus-hour flight time, and we called on two frequent flyers for their tried-and-true tips.