While it's never a bad time to get out there and explore the world, it feels like wanderlust really takes hold in the spring. Maybe it's because so many of us have just spent the winter hunkered down at home, or it's because the sense of newness in the air makes us feel like it's time to experience something new ourselves. No matter the reason, spring is the perfect season for traveling. Whether your spring travel plans take you to a cozy cabin escape for a long weekend or to a tropical getaway at the resort you've been eyeing for months, you'll need the perfect outfit for your journey.
From piling into the car for a spring road trip to heading to the airport for your next big adventure, the right travel outfit is key for getting your trip started on the right foot. After all, traveling in comfort and style can have you arriving at your destination feeling ready to dive right into the fun (or diving right into the hotel pool!). Read on for the perfect travel outfits for spring—don't be surprised if you immediately start looking at vacation rentals when you finish reading.
If you ask us, a pair of leggings and a tunic top go together like you and a poolside umbrella drink. These wardrobe essentials were just made for each other, and women's tunic tops for leggings also happen to be the perfect travel tops. That's because they're effortlessly chic and comfy, so you can travel in style without having to sacrifice comfort. Pair a cotton A-line long-sleeve tunic top or a 3/4-length sleeve cotton Supima crewneck tunic with some high-waisted leggings. Opt for leggings with an elastic waist, a flattering high-rise fit, and functional pockets to store your phone while you navigate the airport or rest stops during your road trip.
Women's chino pants are an absolute must-have for spring and are also a great option for long travel days. Opt for a pair of cropped pull-on chinos with an elastic waist or some mid-rise, wide-leg ankle pants for any airport or road trip look. While these pants are about as cozy and flexible as your go-to lounge pants, they're also polished-looking enough if you want to stop for lunch on your way to the hotel.
Pair your chinos with a breezy, lightweight, long-sleeve cotton crewneck top or a classic cotton crewneck sweater. Complete this look with some cute sneakers and a lightweight jacket layer if needed, and voila! You'll be ready to reach your destination in true comfort and style.
If we're going to talk about outfits that are as comfy as they are stylish, it'd be remiss of us not to mention maxi dresses for women. Maxi dresses are universally flattering and effortlessly chic, all while being just as comfy as that one nightgown you've had forever. Plus, maxi dresses are an absolute spring essential, meaning you'll be able to re-wear this item during your trip.
Layer a lightweight, open-front cocoon cardigan over your maxi dress, or if you think you need some added warmth (this is especially true for plane travel!), opt for a heavier-duty tie-front cardigan that you can stick in your bag once you get to your (hopefully!) much warmer destination.
For especially strenuous travel days, you might want to really lean in on the comfort side of the travel day look scale. You might be eyeing your go-to sweats and your alma matter hoodie as you book that 12-hour flight, and trust us, we fully get it. That said, you can elevate this standby cozy loungewear look for something a bit snazzier. Rather than your old sweats, elevate your bottoms with a flattering and form-fitting pair of women's joggers.
Ankle-length joggers with functional pockets for your essentials are comfortable, on-trend, and perfect for a long day of navigating airports or flights that you just want to sleep on. Complete this lounge look with a matching, lightweight cotton hoodie, or opt for a cowl neck pullover if you want to add another touch of style to this cozy look.
No matter where your spring vacation plans take you, and how you plan on getting there, these outfits will ensure you're traveling in equal parts comfort and flattering style. Plus, you can definitely re-wear all of these items during your trip, whether you're looking for some extra loungewear to rock in the cabin or a breezy dress you can wear on the boardwalk. Now, get ready to pack your bags and get out there—just don't forget to send us a postcard!