The best travel clothing and accessories for women

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the included links, we may earn a commission.

When traveling, whether it’s a multi-state road trip or a transatlantic flight, comfort is an obvious necessity, although feeling comfortable doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. With the right mix of basics and on-trend pieces, you can easily create a travel wardrobe that will take you from the tarmac to the trendiest cocktail bar at your destination, with no outfit changes required.

The key to a good travel wardrobe is versatility. Go for layered tops and sweaters, basic jackets that you can dress from top to bottom, stylish but comfortable shoes that you can walk in for hours, and scarves that you can wear in many ways. When it comes to fabrics, you can never go wrong with cotton, cashmere and other breathable blends, as well as performance fabrics, such as Lululemon’s Warpstreme material, which offers a sleek look and is resistant to wrinkles.

Read on for some of our favorite comfortable and functional pieces to add to your travel wardrobe.

Versatile Travel Wrap: Quince Mongolian Cashmere Wrap

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Wrap in Black

Credit: Courtesy of Quince

Whether you use it as a blanket on the plane or as a scarf once you arrive at your destination, you won’t regret adding a soft cashmere travel wrap to your travel wardrobe. We love this pick from Quince, which measures 86 inches by 25.5 inches and can be worn in a number of ways.

Wrinkle Resistant Pants: Lululemon Warpstreme High-rise Joggers

Lululemon Warpstreme High Waist Joggers 7/8 Length

Credit: Courtesy of Lululemon

If you’re looking for a pair of pants that are as comfortable as your favorite sweatpants while still providing a polished look, these joggers from Lululemon are the way to go. They’re made from the brand’s Warpstreme fabric, which is stretchy, quick-drying, breathable, wrinkle-resistant and holds its shape after a day of use.

Layered top: Everlane Pima micro-ribbed turtleneck

Everlane The Pima Micro-Rib Turtleneck

Credit: Courtesy of Everlane

No matter the time of year, layering is essential for staying comfortable while traveling, whether you’re embarking on a long flight or coming and going from air-conditioned museums all day. Everlane has a variety of soft cotton tees, tank tops, and other tops that you can wear with just about anything, including this ribbed turtleneck that’s available in seven colors.

Trendy sweater: La Ligne Stripe half-zip merino wool sweater

Nordstrom LA LIGNE half-zip striped merino wool sweater

Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom

A bold sweater is another year-round essential as you can wear it over any outfit to add a little warmth. In winter, opt for cashmere or merino wool, like this half-zip version from La Ligne. For the warmer months, opt for cotton or a lightweight cashmere knit that will provide just enough coverage while remaining easily compressible.

Basic wardrobe jacket: Marc New York elongated leather jacket

Nordstrom MARC NEW YORK Extended Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom

A leather jacket is a timeless piece that you can wear with just about anything, so it’s a travel and everyday staple. This Marc New York pick has a slightly longer cut, so it’s easy to layer, allowing you to create endless outfit combinations.

Airport-friendly slip-on shoes: Birdies The Starling Flats

Birdies The Starling Latte Suede

Credit: Courtesy of Birdies

Slip-on shoes will help you navigate the airport with ease, especially when they offer a lot of cushioned support like this pair of Birdies. These apartments are available in 17 colors and patterns, so you’ll be sure to find at least one that matches your travel style.

Walkable and weatherproof boots: Blondo Hallie Booties

Nordstrom Hallie Boot BLONDO

Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom

If you’re heading to a destination on a cold day, opt for a pair of weatherproof, slip-on boots. This pair of Blondo can easily be dressed up or down as it is made of sleek black leather, while a fabric insert makes the boots comfortable to put on and take off.

Tote Bag: Away The Longitude Tote

Away The Longitude tote in navy blue leather

A stylish and functional handbag can be hard to come by, although this Away tote does it all. It is made of supple leather and includes a 13 inch laptop pocket, a removable zip pocket, and a removable luggage strap that allows you to secure the bag over a rolling suitcase.

Previous Prada and Adidas Re-Nylon collection release date information - Footwear News