9 Travel Outfit Ideas (Wear This Not That)

9 Travel Outfit Ideas (Wear This Not That)

hey there thanks for visiting my
LauriePOP channel ideas that pop today I’m going to share with you nine travel
outfit ideas. I’m going to show you an outfit piece or an article of clothing
and I’m going to say wear this not that. I’m going to help you know what to wear and
what not to wear when you travel. when you do travel you want to be comfortable
some of you don’t care if it’s cute you just care about comfort and what we want
to do when we are comfortable in an airplane is be prepared for bending over
stains that might not be our idea or our fault at all
we want to think about getting in the having to reach up in an airplane so
these nine travel outfit idea pieces are going to show you how to wear this not
that when you travel since we are an airline family I have many travel tip
videos for you on my YouTube channel and now let’s pop into this travel video
my name is Laurie and please leave me a comment below and introduce yourself the
number one travel outfit idea piece is to wear a cardigan not a poncho I
learned this because I wore a totally cute poncho and because I use a backpack
or even if I used a handbag it restricts your arm movements I also found I would
get caught on things when I turned or was reaching over the seat there are
parts of the poncho that do get caught and it’s just a little more
high-maintenance to deal with cardigans lengthen your outfit
cardigans added a mention to your travel outfit and they add layering if you get
cold you can take them off if you’re too warm and cardigans can mix and match
with almost any color you have they can be thin they can be thick and cozy if
they have pockets that’s even better the number two travel outfit piece is to
wear a shell not a tank top women need to be comfortable when they are flying
in a tank top when you sit everything bunches up I
gained all my way to my stomach so I don’t want that to be poking out when I
wear a tank top because I don’t want to have to worry about it I’ll be like oh
that’s poking and I’ll try and loosen the tank top and
then a lot of tank tops it doesn’t loosen up for me so I think you would
feel more confident and more comfortable in a shell it has everything you’ve
eaten over vacation and they go great with cardigans and they can add a little
elevated look if you’re going out to a nicer restaurant on vacation or for work
and they can be worn with shorts I also think you should not wear a tank top
because you are worrying about the person sitting beside you looking down
when they are sitting beside you and when you are bending over and you don’t
want to have to worry about your bra strap showing and being just right and
just so-so a shell is a lot less worrisome to me and a shell helps me
feel a lot more comfortable the number three outfit piece idea is to wear gray
denim not white jeans in my other what not to wear video which is terrible
quality but it is the most watched video out of all my videos I have shown you
what white pants can end up looking like because you’re pulling down your
suitcase and the wheel of your suitcase can scuff your jeans you get coffee
stains from yourself or from other people it’s just one less thing to worry
about and you can with grey denim you can wear whatever color underwear you
want to let me know in the comments if you do plan out the color of your
underwear when you’re on vacation the number four thing to wear on an airplane
is to wear a regular t-shirt not a ruffle sleeved t-shirt when you are
rolling or packing or cramming these into your suitcase or your cubes you
have to make sure with a ruffle sleep that it is completely flat before you
even pack it ok and if it does get wrinkled it’s hard to iron out a ruffle
to make it completely flat a t-shirt is a good foundational piece of every
travel outfit it’s a way to mix and match colors I think a lot of t-shirts
have good cotton in them and so they’re easy to iron or they do not get very
wrinkled if you don’t have an iron you can buy this downy wrinkle releaser which actually does work most hotels have an iron in them so I haven’t talked
about this product very much but I can tell you that it does work I put a
little video of it on my Instagram feed also I want you to wear a good t-shirt
instead of a ruffle sleeve because if I’m throwing on a cardigan in the
airplane seat I don’t want to have to put on my cardigan and make sure the
ruffles are laying just right while I’m sitting there it’s just less maintenance
more of a personal preference to me the number 5 travel outfit piece idea is a
plaid shirt so wear a plaid shirt not a blouse plaid adds glad to any outfit in
first for vacation vibes I think that plaid can be worn in any season like
throw a cardigan on throw a crewneck sweater on and you have boots and you
have an outfit for the winter take off those layers you’ve got a cool summer
vibe to them some of them I have a gingham shirt and gingham in the summer
rolled up to your elbow with pink shorts so summery and cute look at this Navy
gingham shirt is very wrinkled but from a distance
you cannot tell how wrinkled it is and these I will link these below in the
description box I have so many of them they do not wrinkle a plaid shirt hides
wrinkles I think really well you can half tuck in this kind of plaid shirt
and still look chic and feminine these are made with 92% polyester and 8% rayon
so they are very smooth to the touch they do not cling they do not get sticky
they don’t stick to my skin or right back they drape the rolls in my body I
just love how flattering they are to a woman’s figure and to hiding everything
that I eat on vacation again the sixth travel outfit piece idea is to wear
joggers not leggings I have worn mine with a little white t-shirt that I tied
and you can see I’m not super comfortable in them but for travel I
recommend that you should wear joggers not like
these leggings unfortunately they show too much fine china it’s just a
respectful thing to be conservative with your fine china especially when you’re
around other men but joggers you can dress up you can dress down some of them
drape so easily and comfortably you can wear them with tennis shoes you can wear
them with slide shoes like I have you can really dress them down make them
look preppy you can look athletic in them and still have athleisure you can
really dress them up like my friend lori has with her outfit it almost looks like
it’s a single jumpsuit how she has dress it up and I was at the doctor the other
day and the lady in front of me she had the cutest pattern of leggings and her
shirt because she had been sitting like you do on an airplane she had been
sitting so the back shirt tail of her shirt was away about her waist you could
totally see through the cheek part of her leggings and some people don’t know
that or some people don’t know to check that I still think maybe a tunic over
your leggings so that it totally covers the fine china would be a smarter choice
of what to wear the number 7 travel outfit piece is a backpack instead of a
large handbag and the reason you know by watching my videos the reason I like
backpacks versus a handbag is because you are totally hands-free with a
backpack and you can fit so much more in the backpack I feel like the number 8
travel piece idea is to wear zip up boots not slide on boots we were in
Chicago and I went to the airport one morning early early and did not realize
how hard it was going to be to stand up and take off these slide up or pull on
boots and I also want to tell you if you think that your zip up boots are going
to be too constricting to your calves like if they’re a little too tight on
your calves with jeans inside them I unzip my boots about two inches
sometimes because some of my Capri jeans are little
too thick the 9th travel outfit piece is to wear a tunic not a dress or a skirt with
a maxi dress or really a dress you are worried about it touching the floor or
especially in a lavatory they have like a shelf all around the toilet that gets
splattered so your dress might touch that and that’s just something more for
you to worry about while you’re traveling with a skirt you don’t
realize when you sit it’s gonna come up a good 6 inches so what if you are
sweating on the plane it’s hot and your sweat is all mixing it with the pleather
or the leather fabric on your seats it’s just yucky and gross and you don’t
want to have to worry about how you lean over or how you bend over just save the
skirt for your destination and wear a tunic and then wear some capri leggings
I recommend capri leggings on almost every body type the place that leggings
or capri leggings hit helps your legs look more feminine and they also break
your body into three parts instead of a short and a long part or it’s just um
it’s more mathematically correct when you’re looking at it spatially wise but
the main reason that you should wear a tunic not a long dress or a short skirt
is because of comfort and less worry all right so those are the nine travel outfit
idea pieces leave me a comment below and introduce yourself and let me know if
you have an outfit that you will wear and what you will not wear thanks for
popping over

100 thoughts on “9 Travel Outfit Ideas (Wear This Not That)

  1. I was thinking about leggings and a long shirt for the plane — I'm going to have to make sure it's long enough!! Thanks!

  2. Love these tips! Hi I’m Leah. Not a frequent flier but getting ready for a flight with the Mister. Our first trip in 18 years! I cannot get enough of your travel hacks and tips!!

  3. Oh, honey, you are not the only one who makes sure your panties go with you outfits. Some of these young women show their fine China and the good crystal, too. Never underestimate the value of good under garments.

  4. Great video! You remind me of Jamie Lee Curtis. Love the comments about the fine china, too funny, hadn't heard that before 🙂

  5. Hi! I just found you tonight!! I wish I would’ve seen your videos 2 weeks ago when I had to travel by train to be with my dad for surgery! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your tips/hacks for travel,& all of your advice on this video is great! Ty!!

  6. Thanks for the great tips. Where do you find your great Shell's? I'm having a hard time finding really nice ones these days.

  7. I flew in a classic outfit with white jeans. Now imagine a glass of tomato juice in my lap. Yup, it happened to me. Grrr, the juice was served to me while still ascending, the flight attendant said “well, open your tray table!” I’m like, but, but we are still ascending. He set the juice on my tray, and in a second it was on my lap. I didn’t freak out. He brought me three cocktail napkins. Just another reason not to wear white pants while flying.

  8. Hi I’m Laura Tibbles from St. Louis Missouri and I thought your tips were great I’m traveling to Florida in end of July for convention for about a week and you really pointed out a whole lot of great points of what to wear and what not to wear and since I’m 68 yrs old an little heavy I really want to keep my modesty thank you so much

  9. I'm loving your videos and this one on travel wear is awesome. I did giggle when you mentioned fine china, what a cute way to say it! Thank you for all the great info!

  10. I’m going on my first holiday ever August 2020 sounds mad ?? but it’s true , I’m traveling from Dublin , Ireland ?? to Chicago … and I’m terrified , I will be traveling alone and as when I’m getting there we’re biking to stergis bike rally , I’m taking a carry on and backpack … I’m planning already as I’m terrified never travelled that far alone , never boarded a plane … your videos are absolutely amazing your giving me the confidence I need , thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  11. Hello My name is Patricia and I absolutely love and agree with all of your awesome traveling ideas and will definitely keep them in mind as I pack to travel. God bless you.

  12. Hi, I appreciated the comments about covering all the fine China. I certainly don’t want to see it. Looking around at the other passengers you can notice the thoughtful ones from those that don’t value others as much. I liked the tunic with Capri leggings. Thanks

  13. LOL_ Love the "fine china" part--But I were a blouse tunic works great. Also, just put wrinkly things in the bathroom and turn on the hot water —the steam will leave them wrinkle free and also prep the room for your moment of bliss using the shower.

  14. I love wearing cargo pants ( and I made a cargo skirt too) – the pockets are handy if you have tube tickets or Oyster card. Also, I made myself a long warm bomber jacket with zipped pockets so I'd never lose important stuff while traveling such as passport, id card, lose change etc. Also, cross over bag, super comfortable. It has to be big enough to carry a folding umbrella. And of course, comfy leather ankle boots ( similar to Caterpillar).

  15. I just found your channel while looking for some new travel tips! I'm trying to decide on what to wear while flying from a hot climate, to a much cooler one!(Hello from Austin TX!)

  16. I use a mobile 360 turn pull bag. I can pack 3 shoes toiletries. 7-9 outfits that =33 looks I carry a sling back pack cause my left side can't handle the weight.

  17. I love the idea of a shell rather than a tank, I have trouble finding shells that fit because I have wide shoulders. I like polo shirts, with the buttons and collar they look nicer than a tee and have the higher neckline so your shirt doesn't fall open when you bend over. I don't find leggings comfortable but have a pair of pants with button and zipper but they have a bit of stretch so are completely comfortable while still looking nice. I will be checking out your other videos, great tips!

  18. Very well reasoned airline clothing! Great reminders! Ponchos end up being a burden, dresses are a huge mistake and tank tops are just a major no no. I concur on every suggestion. jc from kc

  19. No from Southern Cali: accidentally came across ur video…what a wonderful surprise! I don't travel, but I just turned 40 & ur video shows great & wonderful ideas not just 4 traveling!! Thank you very much!!

  20. When we went on honeymoon, I had this vision you should wear a ‘going away’ outfit – high heels, short shift dress and long tailored jacket. Most uncomfortable 8hrs ever!! I’ve learnt a lot in 20 yrs but your tips were still really useful

  21. I was going to wear a maxi skirt or dress because that's what I wear – more comfy than pants – but I think you're right. I have "pedal pushers" – lol – I think today they're called Bermudas that have a wide waistband and are stretchy. I will probably do that instead. Thanks!

  22. Yes I match panties to my outfit ,I hate when ladies under things show through there clothes ,I was raised to make sure nothing is showing,lol

  23. I saw in the comments where you mentioned that your under wire bra got you stopped going thru security. This would happen to me also – EVERY TIME. I mentioned it a few times to the TSA Agents and they always said "No, that wouldn't trigger the "alarm". So, on one trip I tried an experiment. I went into the restroom before going thru Security & removed my bra – which I hated doing because I don't like the girls wild & free! BUT I hated the "pat downs" even worse!! I went thru Security with NO problems. Once I got thru to the other side; I went immediately to a restroom & put my under wire bra back on. And I have done this routine every time I've flown since & never had another "pat down"!

  24. How many pairs besides what you are wearing on the plane should you pack? How many tops should you pack? I am one that likes to mix and match out fits as you suggest.

  25. I normally wear leggings or tights on travel and on the first days coz Im still in shape on those days, the third day I have loose pants or joggers coz you know why haha, you'll gain weight while in holiday ?

  26. Very helpful. I truly love tank tops but your perspective about them is absolutely correct. I value all that you spoke about. I've written them down and I LOVE PLAID.

  27. FINGERTIP LENGTH! I LOVE LEGGINGS. I just make sure my arrears are covered. Tunic length, thank God and I really do, that I can sew.

  28. Hello, motownbabyboomer here. Recent widow about to travel with family.
    Leggings, ahem, VERY GREAT under sundress’s AND TUNICS!
    What’s going on” baggy droopy pants for men and some women look NAKED. Some burn your eyeballs out

  29. What kind outfits wear to go to the Island of Samoa Because it very hot to the Island of Samoa I don’t wear shorts

  30. Hi, I am Susan Jenssen and my tip as always, buy second hand! There is enough clothing in the world right now, millions of tons, yes millions go tons go to waste each year.

  31. Thanks for sharing. I always get tips from your channel. I also love the plaid shirt, but my husband says, it looks like I'm wearing a table cloths…, it really stopped me for shopping for the plaid shirts, but from now, your tips, I will go with what I like :)))

  32. Oh shoot – that's a good point about the maxi dress…I was going to wear an adorable one w/ a jean jacket on the plane. But it actually touches the floor [even though I'm 5' 8"]! I think I have tunic/capri legging ensemble that would work instead…

  33. Laurie – just found your channel. Looking forward to lots of travel tips. In a few years my son will be a commercial pilot, so I will be able to travel much more! Thanks for sharing! I love learning from other's mistakes. 🙂

  34. Hi my name is Patricia I love traveling by plane I went to clincho Virginia what I won't wear is a short short with along blouse on a plane bus or train would feel self conscious

  35. Some of your ideas are ok but I don't think there is any need to dress in a t-shirt & baggy sweat pants. The tunic & leggings sound ok but some of those items – no. Cardigan for warmth & comfort with a short sleeve shirt is definitely a good idea.

  36. Thank you for your tips! Loved the idea of Capri leggings and your tunic is so cute! I don’t know if you linked these-I can never seem to find links. Do you have a favorite brand of Capri leggings?

  37. Do not wear a jumpsuit or romper to travel! They stay neat and tucked-in, but you will have to get virtually undressed to use the facilities and they often touch the unsanitary floor in the process.

  38. Whenever I am flying I always wear comfortable blue or black jeans a nice t shirt and a structured sweatshirt that has a jacket look. Also sneakers or comfortable shoew that go with the jeans.

  39. If you travel abroad with a backpack you become a target for pickpockets…you are wiser with a cross body bag placed in front of your body. If you wear jogging pants abroad you are too casual for many places and you look like a tourist (another targetting problem for crime against you). Also a sleeveless top has to be covered by a shawl or cardigan if you want to not be stopped from seeing a church or go into a fine dining establishment.

    Slip on flats are cute and SO MUCH easier at the airport…especially if you feel rushed. Carry lots of ziplock bags to organize with…you get through security faster too; jewelry in one, papers in another, makeup in another, etc

    I do not know how tall you are. But I disagree about the three/thirds note you mentioned. If a woman is short this makes her look chopped up. Where a same color jacket and pants in a dark color makes her look taller and leaner and put together. In America we are way to causal and we can look tacky, especially in other countries or larger Metropolitan Cities.

  40. Ill take your clothes send me my size. I wear only darker colored jeans. blue, gray & newer rust color. Love your ideas. I wore small boots. However hard to travel for 6 days with less clothes. all other items I compact down. thx Laurie

  41. Capris look awful on me. (1) My legs aren't proportioned to wear them because the length of my legs from my knees to my feet are way shorter compared to the length from my knees to where they join at the hip (I have a lot of lap when sitting) and (2) I have large calves and they accentuate them. For that reason I wear full length pants/jeans or crops they come just above the ankles). I am tall 5' 9" and I buy long pants/jeans made for shorter people and wear them for crops. (AKA high waters, but with sandals and shoes like Sketchers"go walks" they are great for summer).

  42. Very good advises ! I wear the same ways as travelling ! But,I love yoga pants ,but not boddy hugging types ..& tunic ,or a top ! No tank tops ! Oh ! No pantyhose on air planes ! As our legs & feet can bloat in the air !!! Also, in case of fire ,nylons are the worst in the case of fire ! You'll be catching the flames on you in seconds !!! So,no nylons ! I've seen interviews of flight attendants who survived air crahes & sone fire included…& that was the one survived mentioned about the nylons/ pantyhose ! She got severely burnt !!! Poor lady !

  43. fine china was the funniest thing I've heard in a long time and so apt, we all knew immediately what you were talking about

  44. I have been trying to find the plaid shirts. Very hard to find the colors you recommend. Any help is appreciated

  45. Capri leggings do look cute and young, and definitely tunic. I don't like grey, but would wear blue or black jeans; white is nice but not practical. I do think about underwear color, especially traveling.

  46. Loved watching your nine travel tips.

    They make a lot of sense and the looks (of what TO wear) are attractive. I've found that tan fast-drying underpants from TravelSmith work really well. They totally dry overnight!

  47. Thank you so much! I can relate to this a lot more being a woman in my forties than all the younger vloggers out there. I'm planning on traveling to Europe (from Australia) next year and your outfit ideas are great!

  48. Never heard it called “fine china”—I love it! Very good tips, not only for travel, but for everyday, also. Thanks!

  49. I always wear a tunic and Capri or long leggings when flying. I nearly wore my pinefore which is lush but remembered the metal clips and zipper might set off the machine at security so I changed my mind. Love your videos

  50. what size suite case is that I have 2 one is 25 in one is 20in I want to take the small one but going to vegas for 5 days and I will take those white pants out lol Thanks

  51. Always carry 'Handywipes' not only to use for cleaning your hands, but to clean your tray
    table… they are not always cleaned betweened flights and never, never walk on an airplane without your shoes! ?

  52. Love how much you care about modesty and connect it to comfort… not just for ourselves but for others. (Sometimes we can’t see what others see—like the see through leggings!) I was totally understanding your “fine china” comment. Love. Love. Love. Thank you!

  53. I travel 100% for work, often internationally, my travel uniform is semi-fitted yoga pants (straight leg styling) in soft cotton, midweight cotton tunic (hip length) top, lightweight compression knee socks, slip on Sketchers walking shoes. I always have a lightweight (cashmere) ruana (wrap). I usually do the pants in black or navy, the top in a very French nautical stripe, and the wrap is gray! super comfy — almost like jammies but cute enough for a polished lunch when you get off the plane.

  54. Hello Laurie, how are you? I was wondering where you got your plaid shirts? Very cute. I am Leslie by the way.

  55. Hello there! I enjoyed your video and I do plan out my underwear LOL 🙂 and I always travel with grey pants!
    Thanks. Joanne

  56. This was my first video I 've watched and I agree with everything! I travel a lot since I live in Pa and my husband is currently in NC. I travel in jeans 99% of the time because i rather have my legs covered and I have extra pockets. So on point with shoes and the backpack too. Thanks!

  57. WOW!! HAHA! Are you saying "fun china?" or "fine china?, either way that's the funniest term I've every heard. I'm a tunic and leggings type of girl myself when I travel. One because I'm a size 18 and two because I'm short so I'm forever having to reach for things and bending over is vertically challenging for me aswell. Hell, I'm vertically challenged in a lot of things being only 5ft…lol.

    I use the backpack travel tip which I learn after taking my mum on a trip to Israel. I found it very hard to assist her and attend to my gear at the same time. One thing I always pack whenever I'm flying somewhere is spare underwear in my carry on just in case my luggage goes missing. I know a lot of people don't think of this for domestic flights and only do it for overseas flights. I've experienced arriving somewhere with no luggage in country and not having time to purchase anything until midday for following day. This lady has to have fresh underwear. I've also experience my luggage going missing on arrival in Israel but was fortunate enough to have a good tour director and travel insurance that allowed the entire group to go somewhere to purchase necessary times to hold us over for 24hrs. I used to always carry a travel kit that held a travel toothbrush, paste, lotion and deodorant though these days most motel/hotels rooms provide these items . Love watching you videos, please keep sharing.

  58. Hi I have watched you twice and really like your ideas! please include winter travel the clothing is a lot more bulky and hard to pack for efficiency

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