7 Stylish airplane outfits + inspo for comfy women’s travel outfits – The Travel Hack

7 Stylish Airplane Outfits + Tips for Comfortable Women's Travel Attire - The Travel Hack

For some people, choosing airplane attire is an afterthought. You’ve chosen your holiday outfit, but you haven’t thought about what you’ll wear until you get there!

But for others, this is a big deal!

I love choosing stylish airplane outfits. I love getting them ready and hanging them in the morning so they’ll be waiting for me before my early flight. It’s all part of my holiday routine and it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t have my airport outfit ready and waiting!

I also love that activewear has been such a big trend for so long. Because this makes it much easier to find stylish clothing for flying. Yes, we have everything from activewear to stylish loungewear!

This blog post is for those of you who want to look stylish while on a plane…but still want to be comfortable in your pajamas!

Here it is, stylish airplane outfits that are comfy, cosy and flattering…

Links to all products mentioned in the post are listed at the end.

What NOT to wear on a plane

But before we move on, let’s start with the basics. What should I not wear on a plane?

  • Anything that is likely to wrinkle
  • anything unpleasant
  • Things that are hot and cannot be removed quickly
  • Shoes that are difficult to put on and take off
  • Skirts and shorts that ride up too much when you sit on them
  • Tight jeans that dig into your stomach and crotch
  • Highly revealing without anything on top
  • high heels
  • bright colors
  • Jumpsuit or playsuit – can be a hassle as you have to take everything off in a small airplane bathroom

7 Stylish Airplane Outfits + Tips for Comfortable Women's Travel Attire - The Travel Hack

Would I wear this blush pink hoodie on a plane? Lots of food and drink in a small space, coupled with turbulence and the general public, I’m going to say no. Plus, you want your airplane clothes to look good so you can wear them when you get home!

Two things that instantly make you look more stylish on a plane

7 Stylish Airplane Outfits + Tips for Comfortable Women's Travel Attire - The Travel Hack

  1. sunglasses
  2. cap

Celebrities always look super stylish when they fly, but have you ever noticed that they usually wear comfortable activewear? That’s because they wear sunglasses and a hat. Honestly, give it a try. It looks instantly appealing.

The classic travel outfit

7 Stylish Airplane Outfits + Tips for Comfortable Women's Travel Attire - The Travel Hack

Comfortable all black airplane attire

My flight attire consists of this combination:

  • black leggings
  • comfortable sweatshirt
  • Basic t-shirt
  • oversized hoodie
  • cap
  • Crossbody bag or travel hack tote (out of stock, but travel hack backpack available)
  • sunglasses
  • oversized scarf

This is immediately comfortable, but also stylish. The black color won’t show dirt and will keep you warm and comfortable without getting too hot.

Don’t forget to add socks to your bag if you’re likely to take off your shoes.

I love these classic Veja trainers, but be warned they take a few days to get used to. If you’re buying new shoes for the holidays, you might also want to buy moleskin ComfortSkin plasters to protect your heels from blisters.

This hoodie comes in many colors and is very comfortable and cozy. I like it so much that I would like to buy it in a different color!

Why wear all black on a plane?

7 Stylish Airplane Outfits + Tips for Comfortable Women's Travel Attire - The Travel Hack

I usually wear all black on airplanes. He has two reasons for this. First, it often gets dirty on the plane. Recently, I had a rare fight with my kids, so I decided to take the plunge and wear a cream-colored brown dress on the plane. I thought it was okay! Until some poor guy passed out in the aisle and threw his drink all over me. The guy was fine (he was hungover!) but I’m just sharing that little story to highlight what can happen. Even if you think you’re the type that doesn’t make a mess, you wouldn’t know it on a plane!

The second reason to wear all black on a plane is because you usually want to wear the same clothes you wore on the way home. So even if it gets a little dirty, at least it’s usually well hidden.

The slightly more stylish but comfy airplane outfit

7 Stylish Airplane Outfits + Tips for Comfortable Women's Travel Attire - The Travel Hack

If you like the classic airplane costume above, but want to make it a little fancier, just dress it up with leather-like leggings and a trench coat.

If you want ultimate airplane comfort

7 Stylish Airplane Outfits + Tips for Comfortable Women's Travel Attire - The Travel Hack

If you want to be super comfortable during your flight, choose a tracksuit.

If you want to look elegant on the plane

7 Stylish Airplane Outfits + Tips for Comfortable Women's Travel Attire - The Travel Hack

A more elegant and stylish airplane outfit is low-rise, wide-leg pants paired with a classic white T-shirt and a black cardigan or hoodie.

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What to wear on a plane if you’re going straight out when you arrive

If you’re on a short weekend getaway and have an early flight to your destination, there’s a good chance you’ll head into the city as soon as you arrive. You may decide to leave your luggage at a hotel, or you may decide to just go exploring.

In this case, you’ll want to wear something on the plane that’s super comfortable, yet stylish and suitable for exploring new destinations.

The advice here is to wear something like a casual long black dress and pair it with tights and boots if the weather is cold.

What if it’s really hot when I’m flying?

If it’s really hot, wear a loose-fitting black dress like the one above, or swap out your leggings for bike shorts. It can be cold at the airport and on the plane, so I bring a comfortable hoodie with me because I can use it as a pillow without wearing it.

What’s the temperature on a plane?

It’s worth remembering that the temperature inside a plane doesn’t really change at any time of the year (as long as the plane’s doors are closed and the air conditioning is running). The temperature inside the plane is between 22 and 24 degrees Celsius. You may feel colder because you sit still and don’t move much. That’s why you always want to wear fairly warm clothes on a plane.

However, it can take a long time to board the plane, and the heating and air conditioning won’t turn on until everyone is on board and the doors are closed. If it’s summer, it’s hot and hot on the plane you’re on, but if it’s cold outside, it can be freezing cold.

So it’s worth remembering that layers are important here!

What are the best shoes to wear on a plane?

7 Stylish Airplane Outfits + Tips for Comfortable Women's Travel Attire - The Travel Hack

On most trips, I wear a sweatshirt on the plane.

Two of my favorites are the On Cloudnova trainer and the Veja trainer. Both are comfortable and stylish, so I’ll wear them when they arrive. The Cloudnova is also great for running, so if you know you’re going to be doing a morning run while on vacation, it’s my first choice.

I always take my shoes off when traveling long distances because my feet swell, but I like to wear shoes that can be easily taken off because it’s more comfortable. Sliders, sandals, and trainers are best. Keep a pair of socks in your handbag.

If you’re traveling to a cold destination, you have no choice but to wear thick winter boots on the plane. I always travel in my Dr. Martens Chelsea boots. They’re heavy, bulky, and take up too much space in your luggage, so you have to wear them on the plane.

What jacket or coat should you wear with your airport outfit?

7 Stylish Airplane Outfits + Tips for Comfortable Women's Travel Attire - The Travel Hack

For most of us, the jacket we wear on the plane is determined by the weather at our destination.

Most of the time I don’t actually wear a coat on a plane. To save space in your luggage and avoid crushing or wrinkles, bring it on the plane and place it straight in an overhead locker.

  • Cold weather – mid-length down coat (I have this one from Arket and love it)
  • Hot weather – a thick cardigan is all you need for the flight and chilly nights
  • Warm weather – blazer/trench coat/denim jacket

Never wear a jumpsuit on a plane

If I have a rule about what to wear on a plane, it’s this. Never wear a jumpsuit!

Because I have to take everything off when I go to the bathroom. This is cumbersome and inconvenient in a small bathroom. It’s also a bit embarrassing and you’ll be completely naked so it never hurts. There is always the fear that someone will walk in!

It becomes even more of a hassle if you put the jumper on over the jumpsuit and then have to take the jumper off as well.

Trust me, I’ve done it before. Never wear a jumpsuit on a plane!

Stylish suitcases

7 Stylish Airplane Outfits + Tips for Comfortable Women's Travel Attire - The Travel Hack

You’ll find that carrying a stylish suitcase will make your stylish flight suit look even better!

My favorites are:

antler clifton hardshell suitcase

Travel hack cabin case for in-flight suitcases

travel hack tote for luggage

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