Going on vacation? Going on a work-related trip? Picking your outfit for the travel part of your journey is important. You want to be comfortable, look nice, and definitely not frumpy. There is no need to look like you have your gym sweats on while you travel. Let’s take a look at some travel outfit ideas for women over 60.
The clothing items you choose will depend on what type of transport and how long the traveling will be. Also, the weather at your final destination needs to be taken into consideration. Will you need warm clothing as you step out of the airport?
Choose fabrics that have stretch, like 4-way jersey and cotton/spandex mixes.
There are versatile things like scarves that come in handy while traveling. I always travel with a scarf. I have used it as an accent piece, to keep myself warm on a flight, as a pillow, and then I can use it as a sarong if I’m at the beach or pool.
Typically, I travel with the same outfit to come back. Makes packing easier.
Don’t wear new shoes while traveling. Break in new shoes by wearing them several times before heading out. Not just around the house. Trust me on this one.
Avoid constrictive clothing and tight waistbands if you’ll be sitting for long periods of time. Also, complicated items like one-piece jumpers and long flowy skirts are not a good idea.
Are you heading to a cruise? Capture the nautical feeling on your way to the ship by creating an outfit with a maritime touch. Opt for a striped top and white pants for that classic nautical look. Complete your look with a season-appropriate scarf—choose a lightweight one for warmer months and a cozier version for colder travels.
I love striped tops that can easily be paired with white, red, or khaki bottoms and, of course, indigo jeans.
Achieve this relaxed and stylish look with this boat neck striped long-sleeve top and white cropped pants from J.Jill. Keep it casual and comfortable by pairing your outfit with flats, a blue scarf, and a practical weekender bag. This simple travel outfit strikes the perfect balance between comfort and style.
If traveling in chilly weather, add a denim jacket to your outfit.
Are you set to join family or friends for a special celebration? Striking the right balance between style and comfort is key for your travel attire. Consider this suggestion for an elegant look that ensures you arrive in both chic and comfortable fashion.
Leggings make for a practical and comfortable choice while traveling. Pair them with a long, colorful tunic for a stylish look. Stay warm with a cozy wrap, and carry your essentials in a satchel bag like this one from Talbot’s. Complete the outfit with fashionable booties, adding a touch of sophistication. This well-coordinated and comfortable outfit is perfect for your journey.
Are you planning a getaway to a warm and sunny location? Hoping to make a stylish entrance, conveying your readiness for some fun in the sun? You can achieve an outfit that perfectly balances functionality and coziness without appearing overly beach-ready. Create a look that distinctly signals vacation time while ensuring both practicality and comfort.
Lane Bryant is a go-to for the curvy ladies. These pull-on boyfriend jogger jeans are excellent for traveling – comfortable design in a casual denim look. Pair your jeans with a white T-shirt and a colorful wrap to keep you warm while traveling. Add some comfortable flats and a cute duffel bag, and you’re ready to go!
Planning a lengthy flight? International travel often entails extended hours in airports and, potentially, layovers. It’s crucial to prioritize utmost comfort in your clothing, considering the possibility that you may have to catch some sleep in them!
A black-and-white outfit is a timeless look that is both elegant and easy to put together. This is always my go-to when traveling for long periods and spending countless hours in airports. These cashmere wide-leg pants from Splendid are the epitome of comfort and style. Match the pants with a turtleneck cashmere sweater, a comfy wrap (that can double as a blanket), a tote bag that comes with an essentials pouch, and some super comfortable slip-ons from Dr Scholls.
Traveling during the cold months? Layers are your friend. You can go from warm airports, to cold airplanes, to even colder exterior weather. Pick layering pieces that are easily packable and preferably wrinkle-free.
These pants from the Chico’s Travelers collection are super comfortable, fit great, and are wrinkle-free. Match it with the jacquard jacket from the same Chico’s collection for a perfect set. You can add a touch of color with a colorful long-sleeved shirt in your favorite color if you wish. The blanket/scarf is an ideal addition to keep you warm while traveling during the chillier months of the year, and the booties from Sorel will keep your toes cozy and warm.
Will you be traveling soon? What type of traveling will you be doing? What are your favorite go-to outfits when you travel? Tell us in the comments below.