You’ve finally booked the trip. You’re shopping for vacay’ clothes as we speak. But is it too soon to start planning your airport outfits? We don’t think so!
Checking off your travel to-do list means ensuring you’ve prepared an airport outfit that makes you feel comfortable without compromising on style. Because if we’re being honest with ourselves, putting together our airport ensemble contributes to the excitement of the big day.
Your priority for your airport outfit is, no doubt comfort. Whether it’s long haul or short haul, you want to be sat in materials that feel comfortable on the skin, don’t restrict you in any way, or make you sweat.
But you also want to look and feel your best, right? Clothing is how you express yourself and your personal style, and your outfits for traveling are no exception. Feeling good in your ‘fit is important wherever you are, and to some of us, we’re making a fashion show of the airport runways.
So for your travel wardrobe, we’ve rounded up the best matching loungewear sets, comfy cotton pieces, travel bags, airport essentials, and functional jackets for your cross-climate adventures.
What To Wear To The Airport
Matching Loungewear Sets
If you’re catching an early flight, having your airport outfit laid out and ready to slip into at the crack of dawn will make departure a lot easier. So what better than the ease of a comfy matching loungewear set to take off in?
From soft, loose knits to slouchy matching sweats, we have the ultimate cute, and comfy matching loungewear sets to wear traveling.
Rest Day Sweats is our collection for your days off, we’re talking pure comfort via oversized fits in stylish silhouettes. If your travel outfit ethos is the baggier, the better, then Rest Day Sweats are the tracksuit of choice for you. Pair your slouchy joggers or soft shorts with a matching oversized hoodie, cropped sweatshirt, or 1/4 zip sweatshirt for a casual and cozy airport outfit.
Regarding tracksuits, the Crest collection offers a more fitted loungewear silhouette. Comfort doesn’t always have to mean baggy, and a slimmer fit matching loungewear set might make you feel a tad more stylish.
Choose from the Crest hoodie for maximum comfort as you fly, hood-up, headphones on. Or opt for the zip-up jacket that you can take off easily if your on-flight temperature fluctuates (especially useful if you’re trying to wiggle around the middle seat). Pair with matching comfy joggers or shorts if you’re flying to a hotter destination for a cool and comfy airport look.
If you like to dress the athleisure way and sporty Princess Diana is your style icon then you’d enjoy traveling in an Elevate Matching set. You’ll love the buttery soft comfort of the Elevate Flared Leggings for flying, which you can pair with the matching Elevate Longline Sports Bra for a sporty yet sleek airport look. For the convenience of having your hair out of your face as you go through the airport check-ins, wear our Sharkhead headband for the 90s aerobics vibes. For warmth and comfort, layer a baggy sweater over your shoulders for a preppy sporty look for your airport visits.
Fancy something a little more elevated for your airport outfit? Stylish outfits for traveling don’t have to compromise on comfort. That’s where the Pause Knitwear matching loungewear set comes in. Gorgeous soft-knit ribbed pieces in a slouchy silhouette that can be re-worn on chill days on vacay’ or nights when you want a cozy second layer.
If you’re a fan of technical garments, Retake will be right up your street. Enjoy the premium feel of our Retake Crew and matching joggers designed in a stretchy light knit fabric for the ultimate comfort whilst flying. With toggle details and zip pockets, you can keep your essentials safe and secure as you head through the gates.
Travel Jackets To Wear To The Airport
Matching sets aren’t everyone's thing, so if you’re simply looking for a stylish jacket to keep you comfortable on your travels, look no further.
Try a woven jacket if you’re on the hunt for something lightweight and easily packable to wear on the plane. Elegant, stylish, and ultra-lightweight, the Elevate Woven Jacket is a great piece to have with you if you’re traveling to a hot destination or want to avoid getting too warm on your flight. Alternatively, the Retake Woven Jacket offers functionality above anything else, with a 2-in-1 design that transforms from an oversized jacket into a gilet, meaning you can save some vital packing space in your luggage!
Like the sleek and sporty look for your airport ‘fits? The Training Jacket provides a flattering form-fitting silhouette to give you that snatched waist look whilst still being comfortable to sit in for hours. And you can bet those zip pockets will come in handy.
Our Studio Jacket offers a more premium take on a traveling ‘fit with its smart and sophisticated bomber-jacket design. Lightweight and breathable, it’ll keep you comfortable as you buckle in for your long journey.
Airport outfits should be functional but comfortable for the plane too. Luckily for you, the Retake Anorak fit’s the bill with its ergonomic design that sports multiple secure pockets and adjustable hoods and hems. The star of the show is a built-in snood to keep you warm and cozy on chilly flights. Who needs a neck pillow?
Now if you don’t like the idea of wearing a jacket as you fly, may we tempt you with a cozy gilet instead? Look to the Vibes Gilet, with its sherpa fleece, to provide that layer of warmth to your body without any restriction for your travel outfit.
Best Tops To Travel In
For tops to wear on the plane, you want to keep things simple. Soft, breathable, natural fabrics like cotton and linen should be your first choice for maximum comfort on the flight.
We have a selection of oversized t shirts to keep you cool and comfy on your flights. A baggy tee gives you all the wiggle room you need to get comfy on your seat as you welcome a snooze.
The Training Oversized T Shirt is a basic we all need in our life, but especially for traveling. Crafted with 100% cotton, it’s the perfect comfy base for your airport outfit… and for hitting the hotel gym.
Similarly, the Essential Oversized T Shirt offers a slouchy oversized fit with dropped hem shoulders for a stylish look. Opt for one of the light summery color options to pair with shorts while you’re away for the perfect vacation ‘fit.
Prefer something a little more fitted for your airport outfit? Choose the Crest T Shirt for the same cotton feels in a more form-fitting silhouette.
Long sleeves are a great choice if you prefer just a single layer to travel in as they provide a little more coverage and warmth for your arms. Our picks for your airport outfits are the Rest Day Sweats Long Sleeve and Cotton Long Sleeve tops if you prefer a more minimal design or the Vibes Long Sleeve if you’re a fan of bold colors and statement graphic prints.
If you want something to layer under your sweatshirt, hoodie, or jacket that can be uncovered when you reach the warmth of your holiday destination, the Cotton Midi Tank is the soft and stylish choice for your travels.
Travel Pants To Wear To The Airport
When flying long haul, your travel pants need to be comfortable enough to be sitting down in potentially for 24 hours straight. So what are your options?
Pause Leggings are your choice for that relaxed vibe and rest day comfort as you fly. They feel soft and stretchy without the tightness of your typical workout legging, plus they’re a must for a cute and stylish airport look.
For the athleisure aesthetic, Elevate Cycling Shorts look the part paired with an Oversized Sweater, crew socks, and chunky trainers. If your vibe is looking like you’re heading straight to a Pilates class after you land, then you’ve found your fit. Not to mention, they’re soft, stretchy, and supportive, so book that class if you really want to.
Turn to the Studio Joggers for an ultra-lightweight travel pants option. With high-stretch, lightweight fabrics for full freedom of movement and a buttery soft feel for all-out comfort, you’ll be more than content styling these for flying.
Off on a hiking break? Then you’ll love the utilitarian vibes of the Retake Joggers that offer comfort with an outdoorsy feel to them. Featuring soft jersey fabric to the back, you’ll be able to sit for hours comfortably, and the water-repellent front might just come in handy if you knock your drink from your pull-down tray! (we’ve all been there).
Summer adventures might call for a lighter airport outfit, and if this is the case, you’ll like the Power Washed Shorts. They’re a comfortable, loose-fit pair of shorts made from heavy cotton-washed fabric for a vintage feel. Perfect for flying and for strolls to the beach too.
Our Best Bags For Travel
You didn’t think we’d forget bags, did you? After all, your holiday baggage is paramount to your vacation running smoothly. For your hand luggage options, we’ve got a few picks suitable for a short stay, or your under-the-seat allowance.
Our Holdall bags come in three sizes, suitable for travel and commuting. They feature one large entry for easy packing, an over-shoulder strap and padded carry handles for easy carrying, and wet pockets and inner sleeves for easy organizing.
Small and compact, this is suitable for use as your under-the-seat hand luggage.
Dimensions: Length: 19in. Height: 8in. Width: 9in. Volume: 26.4L (approx).
Perfect to use as cabin luggage for short city breaks or traveling light.
Dimensions: Length: 55cm. Height: 29cm. Width: 25cm. Volume: 40L
Ditch your mini suitcase altogether for our large everyday gym bag to use as cabin luggage for short stays.
Dimensions: Length: 62cm, Height: 33cm, Depth: 28cm. Volume: 57L (approx.)
This is the perfect-sized additional bag to carry alongside your cabin luggage and is small enough to fit under your seat. Perfect for packing a book, some snacks, and your electronics.
A great travel backpack that can squeeze a few days' worths of clothing in if you’re traveling on a budget and opting for free under-the-seat luggage only. It has multiple zip pockets, padded shoulder straps, and a buckle chest harness for comfort walking.
Keep your passport, boarding passes, AirPods, and wallet on you at all times with the Sharkhead Crossbody Bag, our modern take-on a fanny pack to get you and all your essentials to your destination.
No plane journey is complete without a bunch of accessories to keep you comfy and ease your restlessness.
Our Comfy Rest Day Socks are our go-to for traveling with a soft and chunky design that encapsulates luxury. Bring cute and cozy together and pair them with your Pause Leggings for a snug and stylish airport outfit.
Never lose sight of the little things with the Everyday Keychain which has a handy hole in the base perfect for charging earphones and a carabiner so it can be attached to your other bags or belts.
Headbands are more than a functional accessory for sweaty games on the court; they make the ideal travel partner for your long locks too. Sweep your hair out of your face so you can relax on the plane with spa day comfort.
Top your airport outfit off with the perfect hat to complete your travel outfit for that effortlessly cool might-just-get-papped vibe.
Comfort is key for every journey, so if you’ve read our travel fit guide and planned your stylish and comfy airport outfit, you can channel all your energy into planning your vacation itinerary, fitting in those crucial final gym sessions, and ticking off the last of your travel to-do list
Fancy taking a look at all of our newest bag offerings? Check out our article on the 11 best bags that can be used for the gym, travel, and everything in between.