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Flying during the hectic holiday season can be quite an intense experience, to say the least. From crowded planes to crying babies, it can be hard to keep your cool. But that doesn't mean you can't look cool while doing it. Keep calm and carry on with the help of a super comfortable, chic outfit that you can actually feel good about wearing in public.
Ladies, it's true: when it comes to looking chic and feeling comfortable, we can finally have it all. Being comfortable doesn't mean sacrificing style if we're prepared with the right outfit and accessories for traveling.
Comfy Clothes Are a Travel Must Have...
When it comes to onboarding and getting situated on a crowded plane, we need comfortable outfits. Outfits that will be suitable for drastic temperature changes and staying seated for long stretches of time. When traveling, our clothes and accessories need to be functional and allow us to move around freely and easily.
Looking for inspiration? We've prepared an item list of what you need to get to your destination feeling stylish and cozy. Get ready to feel effortlessly stylish in this sleek yet layered and loose comfy style.
Item No. 1 | The "Fit" | Oversized Sweatsuit for an Effortlessly Stylish Vibe
There is something about matching neutral tones that says "high fashion" without having to actually say it. This "fit" is super popular with fashion influencers and celebrities who prove that loungewear is finally chic.
This is one of the most comfortable outfits you can wear, making it perfect for travel. Elevate the sweatsuit look from at-home-on-the-couch to airport-chic by choosing khaki tones like taupe, beige, or olive (choose a tone that contrasts with your complexion.) Other colors may look drab or overly casual, so leave those in your luggage to lounge around in at your hotel.
Let's talk hair accessories. Yes, just because you're flying doesn't mean you get to skip thinking about your hair. But it does mean that hair can be as effortless as it looks.
To go with your monotone sweatsuit, Blissy's Oversized Scrunchie in Taupe is perf. It's size makes it cool and quirky and we love that the color matches keeps the neutral vibe. Another playful touch is that the scrunchie is oversized, just like the outfit, adding another layer of refinement to the elevated sweatsuit look.
Paying attention to the little details like matching your scrunchie with your outfit or to your trainers will really cinch your look. You won't feel like a slob in a sweatsuit if you pair it with the right accessories.
Alternative choice: black leggings
If oversized sweatpants just aren't your thing or neutral tones wash you out, try athletic black leggings paired with an oversized black sweatshirt. Leggings are amazing since they are just as comfortable as sweats but give you a slimmer silhouette when paired with an oversized sweatshirt. Just remember that if you opt for wearing black leggings, choose some made with a thicker material or the type that you might wear to the gym.
Black is stylishly timeless and chic, so keep a couple of Blissy's Skinny Scrunchies in Black on your wrist too. Silk skinny scrunches are perfect when your vibe is low-key.
The perks of comfy outfits
Whether you choose to wear sweats or leggings on your flight, you're sure to be comfortable. You'll have a higher chance of being able to nap if you're feeling cozy in a loose-fitting outfit. No lie, wearing pants with an elastic band makes it so staying seated for long hours is more bearable too.
Wearing a loose sweatsuit allows you to dress in easily removable layers. If you need extra warmth, you can have a pair of leggings on under your sweats. Pack these in your carry-on (or leave room for them to take off and stow when you get to your destination) if you expect a drastic change in weather. Like if you're flying LA to NYC for the holidays.
Item No. 2 | The Outer Layer | Trench Coat or Oversized Denim Jacket
You'll want to choose a jacket keeping climate in mind—but also travelability (a word we just made up). It's impractical to wear a heavy, bulky winter coat on a plane so you'll want to store that and have a lightweight, sturdy jacket on hand.
Denim seems a bit counterintuitive since you'd want to avoid wearing denim jeans on a long flight. But an oversized denim jacket makes a great outer layer that's easy to pull on and off (especially if you're opting for the sweatsuit).
For those unaccustomed to colder climates (talking to you Angelenos and Miamians), be aware that the longer a coat is, the more warmth it will provide. For this reason, long oversized trench coats make a great lightweight option for throwing over your travel outfit.
Pairing an oversized outfit with an ultra-feminine hair accessory like Blissy's Hair Ribbon in Champagne is perfect. What makes this hair accessory great to travel with is its versatility. The hair ribbon can be used to tie your ponytail or be worn as a headband. Since it's made of 100% pure mulberry silk, this is a hair accessory that will pair nicely with your sweats on the plane and with that designer dress you'll be wearing to your family's holiday party.
Item No. 3 | The Shoes | Chunky Sneakers
Chunky white trainers are fashionable and pair well with most styles and clothing items. We all know that sneakers are super comfortable, it's not all style over substance. Wearing sneakers is a great choice for traveling since they'll also give your feet the proper support they need. Good sneakers mean better posture and less back pain.
Item No. 4 | Headgear | Baseball Cap and Mini Skinny Scrunchies
There's something about a baseball cap that signals that you're doing your own thing and don't want to be bothered. It's an easy-to-wear accessory that can also be worn to hide greasy hair. (Because who can be bothered to do a full wash cycle before catching that 5am flight?)
If you like your hair pulled back into a pony, be sure to have one of Blissy's Mini Skinny Scrunchies on hand (available in the 9-Piece Scrunchie Set). If you care about not ruining your hair, you'll want to avoid elastic hair ties at all costs. Silk mini scrunchies are the best similar alternative.
Relax in Comfy Style
Wearing an oversized, relaxed outfit will allow you to travel comfortably and arrive at your location looking and feeling fantastic. Sportswear isn't just for the gym anymore. You'll feel so comfortable and sporty that you'll be wearing this outfit to run errands or grab a coffee.
If you're traveling, be sure to grab Blissy's 9-Piece Scrunchie Set which includes their amazing 100% mulberry silk scrunchies in 3 sizes. This set includes scrunchies in Black, White, Pink, and Tie-Dye so you'll always have a scrunchie in the size and color you need. It comes in slim, sturdy packaging, making it perfect to throw in your travel bag.
Happy Travels! Stay comfy!