It can often feel like planes are in their own climate zone — and it’s not tropical. In fact, for people like me who are always cold, getting ready to board a plane requires the same amount of effort and preparation as a trip to the Russian tundra. It usually includes layers... lots of layers.
And while there is a legitimate reason why pilots keep temperatures in the cabin low, this comes as little consolation. The truth is, the only thing you can do to prepare is pack some extra clothing in your carry-on. Your best bet? A warm cardigan.
I always prefer oversized, chunky pieces because they are not only cozy, but also look cool when paired with my go-to travel outfit (a T-shirt and jeans). You can never go wrong with classic colors such as white, black, and grey, and naturally soft fabrics like alpaca and merino wool. If you’re into functional clothing, DKNY has created the perfect cardigan that also does double-duty as a chic dress when buttoned and accessorized with a belt.
If you travel more often for work than pleasure and can’t really wear denim, opt for a cardigan with a slightly more fitted silhouette over your dress or top.
Here, we rounded up 15 cozy pieces to help you stay warm on your next flight.