Wed. Dec 7th, 2022

Long gone is the Golden Age of flying, when passengers would get dressed up for a flight. Today, most people aim for comfort in their travel outfits. But just because you want to feel cozy and cool while 35,000 feet in the air doesn’t mean you can’t also look put together. Many clothing items are available that are chic while still giving you ease of movement. And for those frequent fliers in your life, these pieces make for the perfect holiday gift. Here are some great picks.

MOTF X Brooks Nader Viscose Pleated Waist Pants

Look at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Brooks Nader’s Instagram page; you know she is a jet setter. So, when the fashionista partnered with MOTF to create a collection, you know some of the pieces would be comfortable yet chic staples perfect for travel. The Viscose Pleated Waist Pants are a great example, as the high-waisted pleated pants have a straight-leg fit providing comfort while still looking business meeting ready. Available at shopmotf.com for $29.99.

niLuu Olivia Alyx Wrap Top

The luxury, cruelty-free, vegan silk-wear brand niLuu makes pieces that blur the lines between loungewear and outerwear, all created with an earth-positive footprint. With that combo, you know they have to make a chic piece for frequent flyers. And the Olivia Alyx vegan silk wrap top is it. The Olivia print is elegant, and the fit is flattering for many different body types. Available at niluu.com for $480.

Urban Aran Chocolate Brown Cardigan

Adare Manor is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world that’s focused on making visitors feel at home. So naturally, their clothing has the same ethos making it ideal for travel. The Urban Aran Chocolate Brown Cardigan is Irish-designed using a 100% superfine merino and features a stunning design. It’s great for an extra layer while on the go. Available at shop.adaremanor.com for $335.

TOMS X KROST The Austin Sweatpants

TOMS’ best-selling footwear styles— the Alpargata, Mallow Mule, and Ezra— are paired with KROST’s signature monochromatic design and zig-zag stitch, blending style and comfort. The collab also offers native KROST sweat sets like the Max Crewneck, Riley Crop Hoodie, and Austin Sweatpants that make for excellent airplane outfits. Available at toms.com/us/collections/toms-x-krost for $98.

Milly Bustier Turtleneck Dress

This heritage brand is known for its elevated feminine styles. While they certainly have some of the best party clothes and resort wear, they also have sleek, comfortable pieces for jet setters, like the Bustier Turtleneck Dress, made with a stretch fabric. Wear sneakers on the plane, then pop on some pointed-toe slingbacks, and you’re ready for a night out. Available at Milly.com for $475.

Lydia Millen Linen Wide Leg Pants

Fashion influencer Lydia Millen helped design these effortless trousers that instantly elevate an outfit. The wide-leg silhouette made with lightweight, premium linen provides lots of comforts while also being a statement piece. Add a fitted or loose top, and you’ll be runway ready. Available at karenmillen.com for $272

Draper James Tammy T-Shirt Dress in Gingham

“The comfort of a T-shirt with the polish of a midi dress,” as the brand describes it. This cozy dress is made from a super-soft, stretchy knit and has a fit-and-flare shape with tailored lines. All that’s to say is this dress is excellent for travel because it provides coverage without being constricting. Plus, it doesn’t wrinkle easily, and it is easy to add layers. Available at draperjames.com for $88.

The Frankie Shop Aliz Cargo Sweatpants

When you think sweatpants, chic doesn’t always come to mind. But fashion influencer Madison Rae proved that The Frankie Shop Aliz Cargo Sweatpants are the perfect elevated comfort piece. The soft terry fleece and elastic waistband with drawstring check all the comfort boxes, while the relaxed straight-leg silhouette and enlarged cargo pockets provide the high fashion elements. In addition, Rae suggested pairing them with a fitted top to pull together a cute outfit that’s great for jet setting. Available at thefrankieshop.com for $119.

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