9 Perfect Travel Outfits for Any Destination

July 5th, 2018 at 5:00am
Simple Travel Outfiits

It’s summer, which means it’s finally time for you to have your Lizzie McGuire moment and see the world. But what good is seeing the Eiffel Tour or boating down the Amalfi Coast if you don’t have totally Instagrammable travel outfits to wear everywhere you go? No matter where your travels take you, we’re here with the looks you’ll actually want to wear on your trip. From a breezy dress to a simple trousers-and-tee combination, here are nine ‘fits you can copy no matter your destination.

PHOTO: Marisa Ganley, Loyola University Maryland

The Destination: Greece

Wear: Breezy Culottes and an Oversize Sweater

If your travels are taking you to the Mediterranean, take a cue from Community Member Marisa Ganley and keep things simple with a pair of wide-legged culottes. Pair with your favorite pair of trainers and a chunky oversize sweater for cool summer nights.

PHOTO: Monica San Luis, Boston University

The Destination: Italy

Wear: A Lightweight Midi Dress and Heavy-Duty Boots

For summer, there’s nothing simpler than throwing on a breezy silk midi dress. Here, Monica juxtaposes dreamy floral prints with leather accents for an updated version of the trend, and we’re living for it. Add chunky jewelry and your favorite pair of sunnies to complete the look.

PHOTO: Sarah Gargano, Oberlin College

The Destination: Sweden

Wear: A Denim Skirt and a Cozy Cardigan Over a Tank

We love Sarah Gargano’s simple pairing of neutrals and statement denim against the backdrop of the provincial Swedish streets. Pro tip: To keep comfortable during a long day of sightseeing, add a pair of chunky sandals that won’t hurt your feet as you explore the city.

Trousers and T-Shirt Travel Outfit

PHOTO: Natalie Geisel, The George Washington University

The Destination: Spain

Wear: Trousers and a Statement Graphic Tee

We’re obsessed with Natalie Geisel’s ‘fit, and rightfully so. She looks effortlessly cool walking the Spanish streets in a pair of tailored trousers and a might-just-be-thrifted tee, proving that travel outfits don’t have to be extra to be good.

Pants and Tee Travel Outfit

PHOTO: Sydney Helphenstine, Marymount University

The Destination: United Kingdom

Wear: Gingham Leggings and a Vintage T-Shirt

If you’re traveling across the pond, look to Community Member Sydney Helphenstine for some serious travel ‘fit inspo. Pair an all-black look with unexpected pops of color, and don’t worry at all about blending into the dreary London skyline.

Summer Dress Travel Outfit

PHOTO: Anna McLaughlin, ESMOD

The Destination: France

Wear: A Light Jacket Over a Sundress and a T-Shirt

Community Member Anna McLaughlin proves travel style can look just as cute as it feels comfortable. If your wardrobe is more minimalist than maximalist, take a page from Wade’s book and pair your favorite summer sundress with a no-fuss white tee and corduroy jacket to explore the City of Lights. Add an on-trend straw tote that will hold all your travel essentials.

All-White Travel Outfit

PHOTO: Anna Lisnaya, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

The Destination: Austria

Wear: A White Tee and Matching Shorts

T-shirts are the ultimate staple to have in your travel wardrobe—their versatility makes them perfect for long stints abroad. Here, Anna Lisnaya pairs a simple white logo tee with tailored shorts and metallic brogues for a stylish look that will take you from the airport runway to exploring the city with no change necessary. Accessorize with statement sunglasses for an unexpected pop of fun.

PHOTO: Lucy Wong, Binghamton University

The Destination: New Zealand

Wear: A Bright Tee and a Flowy Mini Skirt

Take a little bit of home while you travel with your favorite city graphic tee. If your destination is full of sun like this one, stay cool in your favorite mini skirt and punk things up with a pair of fishnets and some super-comfy Docs.

Pink Suit Travel Outfit

PHOTO: Sarah Noe, Fashion Institute of Technology

The Destination: South Korea

Wear: A Bright Pink Suit and Converse Sneakers

Suits aren’t just for your internship anymore, and Community Member Sarah is making a serious case for it. Pair a candy-colored two-piece with a simple button-down and your trusty Converse sneakers to win study abroad style this summer.

What are some of your go-to travel outfits? Show us on social media by tagging @cfashionista!

Opening image by Anna McLaughlin.