12 Best Travel Clothes for Women in 2017
We realized two things as we were organizing our list of best travel clothes for women:
- Many don’t offer you outfit combination suggestions.
- Many don’t offer lists of items that you can mix and match.
Here, we will offer you both.
We have carefully selected each piece in order to show you ways that you can mix and match, and in addition to this, we will also show you the combinations so that you have an idea of how to make them work.
Being stylish while traveling is easier than you thought and it doesn’t require a giant suitcase full of clothes.
Shop smart and all you’ll need are a few simple pieces to get you through your entire trip.
Top 12 Travel Clothes for Women Comparison Table
Before You Start…
Don’t like the colors of the clothing we featured in our table?
That’s not a problem!
Each item comes in a variety of colors, so be sure to check them out individually for more mixing and matching fun.
What to Bring
Since we don’t know where you’re going or what the weather will be like, we’ve included a well-rounded selection of items in our list of the best travel clothes for women.
In general, we recommend the following items:
- Long Pants – These could be in the form of leggings, jeans or outdoor pants, all of which are included in our table.
- Shirt With Sleeves – You decide whether you need long sleeves or short sleeves based on the weather where you’re going.
If you’re unsure of the weather, then always bring a warmer item just in case.
- Jacket – We recommend a rain jacket with a hood since you just never know when it could start sprinkling.
The nice thing about a jacket like this is that it is easy to pack and wrinkles aren’t going to be a problem.
- Scarf – A large scarf can be used in many ways: tie it around your waist on the beach, wrap it around your neck if it gets chilly or use it as a light shawl
The rest of the items depend on where you’ll be traveling, so choose them based on the season and the weather of your destination in order to stay comfortable.
Wrinkles are your worst enemy when you travel since chances are you won’t have access to an iron. If you can use an iron, then this won’t be an issue.
Here are some of the top travel fabrics:
- Spandex – Anything with Spandex in it is great because it stretches, which means you won’t have a problem if you happen to gain a pound or two during your travels!
- Chiffon – This fabric is flowy and dries quickly. Chances are that if you purchase something made of chiffon or a similar fabric, you won’t have to worry about any wrinkles.
- Cotton – Cotton comes in many shapes and forms. Denim, for example, is a cotton.
We would avoid terry cloth and cotton knits because if you get sweaty, it will show through on a fabric like this. These also take forever to dr.
Cotton blends should be fine (cotton and Spandex, for example) or even the cotton flannel plaid shirt we featured would work great (number 8).
Now the fun part: our outfit combinations suggestions. We’ve included the number of the item from our table above and provided you with a few different color combination ideas to help you imagine the variety of looks you can achieve.
We realize that women of all shapes, sizes and ages are out there looking for the best travel clothes for women, so here are a few good ideas to help you get started and inspire you to find the right outfits for your journeys.
Numbers In Our Table
Top 4 Best Women’s Travel Clothes Reviews
A dress like this is simply perfect for traveling.
It is light, easy to wash, dries quickly and you can pull off quite a few different looks with it!
Since it has long sleeves, it would be great for late spring or early fall weather (temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s). You can wear it with a pair of short boots or tall boots; with leggings or without leggings; with a scarf or with a tunic. It is quite versatile.
We love that is has two pockets in the front to add a little bit of style and personality and there are a total of 28 different colors available.
We featured a few of them in our “combinations” section above to give you an idea. It looks amazing with the which also comes in a variety of colors!
For those of you who want a clean, casual pair of Bermuda shorts with a little bit of stretch, we definitely recommend this pair from Rekucci.
The waistband is what we like the most because there are no buttons or zippers. It is flat and will help flatten your tummy, too!
You can dress down with a pair of flip-flops or flats or dress up with a pair of heels or sandals and a cute top when you head out for the evening.
They’re available up to size 18 and you can choose from 15 other colors if hot pink isn’t your thing!
This is the classic travel pant for anyone who plans to do some outdoor hiking or just needs a casual pant to wear that is comfortable and breathable for daily activities.
They have plenty of stretch to them thanks to the Spandex with a snap in the front and four pockets.
The fit is quite comfortable and prAna offers quite a few sizing options so that you can find the correct inseam length based on your height.
Notice how we paired this pant with the rain jacket from our table in order to provide you with a stylish yet casual look.
Great on the plane ride and for outdoor adventuring once you’ve landed!
Leggings are a wonderful part of every woman’s wardrobe and it would be silly to leave home without them when you travel.
There are so many ways that you can use them: with ballet flats, with boots in case of wet or cold weather, with an oversized shirt or even with that casual long-sleeved dress we recommended if things start to get chilly.
Obviously, they travel well and won’t take up much room in your luggage, and you can even see how they’d look in our combination table above if you’re not sure how to incorporate them into your wardrobe.
There are also plenty of other colors and patterns available (not everyone wants the stripes!) so be sure to check them out!
So many ways to mix and match them.