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JS Editors’ Favorite Comfy Outfits for Spring Travel

Here at Jetsetter, we editors are pretty much pros when it comes to travel style—we've navigated enough airports and logged enough hours in planes, trains, and cars to know what works and what doesn't for on-the-go ensembles. Below, we each put together our ideal travel looks, full of loose-fitting tees, cozy sweaters, no-fuss shoes, and carry-all bags, to make your next trip fashionable and functional.

Lindsey Olander, Editor

“I’ve banked enough in-flight hours to know that when it comes to air travel, function trumps fashion every time. Between airports, I keep it comfortable with a long cardigan over a loose tee, my favorite jeans, and sneakers I can easily slip on and off in the security line. A lightweight, durable backpack like Tumi’s Voyager keeps my essentials organized without cramping my style—not to mention has room enough to hold a chicer outfit, just in case I don’t have time to fully unpack between landing and my next appointment.”

 

Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor

“I love to dress up, but when I’m traveling, I’m all about comfort—I wear a cozy pair of pants like these from Everlane, various top layers just in case it’s cold on the plane, and a comfy pair of shoes. A bag that fits my laptop is also key. I’m a huge fan of the Madewell Transport Tote.”

 

David Hattan, Photo Editor

“My go-to airport outfit is half comfortable items and half how much I can put on to save room in my bag. I typically wear my jeans because they take up lots of space, and then to offset my stiff denim I’ll go for a comfy hoodie, lightweight tennis shoes, and a hat for my unwashed hair. I’m notorious for wearing all black, even in spring, but this Todd Snyder light-wash denim jacket keeps me current with the warmer season. Plus, it goes with everything in my duffle.”

 

Gretchen Dorosz, Senior Photo Editor

“When it comes to my airport outfit, rule number one is comfort, and rule number two is wearing the items that would take up the most room in my carry-on, since I refuse to check a bag unless absolutely necessary. For spring, jeans, a t-shirt, and sneakers are my go-tos. For a long-haul flight, I might switch out the jeans for some comfy compression leggings—I love the high-rise ones from Girlfriend Collective. I also always bring a cute sweater or light jacket, since the temperature on airplanes is so unpredictable; a stylish carry-on for all of my snacks/books/magazines; and lastly, a chic pair of sunnies to hide my exhaustion and help me feel a little bit more pulled together once I reach my destination.”

 

Jackie Homan, Editorial Assistant

“I usually can’t stand wearing jeans for long periods of time, so I’ll opt for slouchy pants instead—The Easy Chino pair by Everlane looks so effortlessly chic. Other essentials: a light jacket, cool sunglasses, my favorite sneakers, and a roomy bag.”

 

Saman Westberg, Style Correspondent

“My airport look isn’t a huge departure from my day-to-day dressing, which is pretty low-key and neutral. I do, of course, make sure to have shoes that can slip off easily, and I dress in comfortable layers because I’m always freezing on planes. If I’m checking bags, I like to have one light carry-on that will hold everything (no separate purse), so good pockets are a plus too.”

 

Tyler Schoeber, Photo Intern

“Comfy/cozy is my priority when it comes to flying, so a chill sweatshirt and some stylish shorts are perfect for my ride. And I know, I know, socks and sandals are a fashion faux pas for most—but don’t knock it ’til you try it. You’ll continue to try it.”

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