Finding an appropriate outfit for travelling that's equally practical, comfortable and stylish is a veritable art form, and one that's tricky to perfect. Luckily, we're coming to the rescue with our simple summer travel style guide, meaning you can sit back and enjoy the journey instead.
Finding an appropriate outfit for travelling –be it on a plane, train or automobile– is a veritable art form, and one that's tricky to perfect. If, like us, your holiday-prepping mainly consists of spending time working out what to pack, rather than deciding what you’ll be wearing on the journey, then you've come to the right place. With delays, queueing and hours of waiting around to contend with, you've got bigger things to worry about– that's why we're treating you to an all-encompasing summer travel style guide, so no matter your travel persona, you'll be looking the part.
We get it, travel attire poses quite the conundrum: you want to be comfortable without looking drab, and feel stylish without overdressing (simple, right?). But, –considering you’ll likely be cooped up for a substantial few hours suffering various confined spaces, harsh seating and recycled air– you'll want to get it right. To assist you in finding the perfect balance we've come to the rescue with four easy travel outfit ideas, that are equal parts polished, casual and comfy. So you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride instead...
#### The Style Savvy
A travel ensemble doesn't have to be boring, and the style savvy amongst us have worked out soft fabrics and loose-fitting layers still provide opportunity to make a statement. Ruffles or frills on a soft [cotton T-shirt](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/tops/t-shirts) add a touch of drama without skimping on comfort, whilst Chambray [trousers](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/trousers/trousers/casual) are an easy alternative to rigid denim jeans. For a considered look, layer on a vibrant [scarf](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/accessories/scarves) for that certain _je ne sais quoi._
#### The Comfort Chic-ker
Choosing an outfit that's practical, comfortable and chic is somewhat perpelexing, but we've mastered a few simple rules to ensure you always look and feel good. Find flattering silhouettes and simple shapes, like [wide-leg trousers](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/trousers?prefn1=women-clothing-trousersandshorts-trouserfit&prefv1=Wide%20Leg) and a failsafe [long-sleeved T-shirt](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/tops/t-shirts?prefn1=women-clothing-tops-sleevelength&prefv1=Long%20Sleeves) in a cool colour palette of monochrome and neutrals. Keep [accessories](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/accessories) easy with a [cross-body bag](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/search/?cgid=fenwick-website-4102-4484-4210) to make sure you're hands remain free for whatever the journey throws at them.
#### The Holiday Ready
If you’re super-excited to start your holiday straight away, you’ll want to be ready and raring to go the minute you step off the plane. For most summer destinations botanical prints and earthy tones will make sure your outfit can take you from the airport to exploring. Opt for light layers, like a [loose shirt](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/tops/shirts) over a [simple tee](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/tops/t-shirts) in case you need to slip something off when you enter warmer climes.
#### The Luxurious Lounger
Whether you're travelling by road, rail or sky, you'll likely be stuck in a seat for numerous hours. And, if you're lucky enough to enjoy a snooze, you'll need to be sporting something reasonably snuggly. Luxe loungewear –like a stylish [sweatshirt](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/knitwear/jumpers) and [jogger](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/women/clothing/trousers/trousers/casual) set– is just the ticket, and for a modern twist, choose a contrasting colour combination. Throw in a silky smooth [sleep mask](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/wellbeing/sleep-solutions) to help you drift off to dreamland into style.
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