Dressing up for travel does not have to be complex.
I, for example, always wear an old pair of loose-fitting jeans, a t-shirt, and comfy shoes. This has been my go-to outfit for years regardless of how long or where my trip is going to take me.
While I admire celebs who courageously embrace six-inch stilettos and silk dresses as their ensemble of choice for a 10-hour trans-Atlantic flight, I think the majority of us regular folk prefer something more casual and TSA-friendly.
But I have to admit, while my favorite scruffy jeans/baggy t-shirt combo is a convenient travel attire, it also becomes a source of embarrassment the minute I set foot in another public place that's not the airport. While picking a travel outfit takes two seconds, you realize the importance of versatile pieces when faced with the possibility of heading to dinner straight from the airport.
And when it comes to functional clothing, a good sweatshirt can do wonders for you—both on and off the plane.
Thanks to fashion's embrace of athleisure, the sweatshirt has been moved from the activewear department to the ready-to-wear section of department stores. What makes a sweatshirt perfect for both travel and leisure? A cool design and comfortable cut.
While it will keep you warm and cozy during your trip, it will also have you looking stylish once you get off the plane. Just pair it with a leather skirt or tailored trousers and you're ready to hit the town. You don't even have to wear heels—a pair of espadrilles or cool sneakers will do.
We've rounded up the chicest sweatshirts, for both men and women, that will amp up your airport style without sacrificing comfort.