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The Anatomy of the Perfect Plane Outfit for Women


These six items make flying easier and infinitely more comfortable, creating the perfect plane outfit to wear on your next trip.

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The Perfect Plane Outfit for Women

1) Shoes

Look for a pair of breathable shoes that are easy to slip on and off. If you have TSA PreCheck, don’t worry about wearing socks. I love the Zilker Sneaker from SUAVS (and also their slip-on version). Both pairs are super comfortable and breathable so you can go sockless, and the neutral colors go with any outfit.

Price and Where to Buy:  $79 on SUAVS’ website.

2) Scarf

A convertible shawl or scarf that can double as a blanket is a necessity for every female traveler. The Vinyasa Scarf from Lululemon can be transformed into many things—a cardigan, shawl, infinity scarf, hood, plane blanket, and other customizable options. The fabric is breathable and sweat-wicking, so you won’t overheat on the plane with this layer.

Price and Where to Buy: $48 on Lululemon’s website.

3) Top

A basic and comfortable T-shirt is perhaps the most important part of your perfect plane outfit. I love GapBody’s line of Pure Body T-shirts, like this short sleeve version. The modal-spandex fabric will keep you feeling fresh after a long travel day.

Price and Where to Buy: $25 on Gap’s website.

4) Pants

A comfortable pair of jeans completes a perfect plane outfit. The right pair allows you to step off the plane ready to go and looking professional. Find a pair with a cotton-spandex blend for ultimate comfort. My favorite pair is J Brand’s Maria High Rise Skinny Jean in a sleek black.

Price and Where to Buy: $189 on Amazon.

5) Personal Item

Don’t forget the perfect bag for all your carry-on essentials. Look for a slim backpack to free up your hands while traveling and optimize your legroom while flying. The Kanken by Fjallraven fits perfectly under the seat in front of you and has a laptop compartment, two side pockets for items you’ll need easy access to, plus as an inner sleeve and a front zippered pocket. I never fly without mine, and it completes your perfect plane outfit.

Price and Where to Buy: $80 on Amazon.

6) Outer Layer

Depending on the time of year and your destination, you’ll want to travel with a versatile outer layer. Look for something in a neutral color and a lightweight fabric. This gray open-front cardigan can transition from day to night, and goes with almost every outfit in a pinch.

Price and Where to Buy: $42 on Amazon.

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