The trickiest part of packing for overseas travel is figuring out what to wear on the plane. And flying in the summer — cold airplane, hot everywhere else — has its own unique set of challenges. We were about to fly from Philadelphia (90 degrees) to London (78 degrees) to Turkey (90-plus degrees again, oof), so I started playing around with some outfit possibilities.
If you’re looking for a few outfit ideas for what to wear on the airplane this summer (especially if a long-distance flight is on the horizon), hopefully this will help!
Cold Planes, Hot Temps: Cute, Comfy Travel Outfits For Long Summer Flights
If you’ve been following along, you know that I ended up wearing the navy Frank & Eileen sweatsuit. It was pretty darn amazing — even looked chic enough for a fancy breakfast at the Savoy while we waited for our room to be ready. That said, the dress-and-denim-jacket combo is pretty foolproof (I wore it on our trip to Berlin…and after losing our luggage, it was the ONLY outfit I had for a week), and I still have high hopes for those overalls. Anyway, for ease, I’ve linked the pieces I’m featuring in the video below, in order of appearance.
Outfit Idea 1: Comfy Overalls
Vuori Tank (S): I’ve been wearing this crop tank a TON this summer and washed it in the sink on vacation a few times. It dries quickly but looks/feels more like real clothes (while performing like a workout top).
Vans: It’s the ComfyCush part for me.
BlankNYC Floral Jacket: BlankNYC sent over this reversible quilted jacket during the NSale, and it was such a surprise win. LOVE this thing.
Tumi backpack: Mine is sold out, but I like the look of this one.
Outfit Idea 2: Frank & Eileen Sweatsuit
Adidas Superstar: my most-worn sneakers on planes.
Outfit Idea 3: Athleta Sweatsuit
Sweatshirt: The larger neckline is really flattering.
Sweatpants: a similar to fit to the Frank & Eileen ones, but the fabric isn’t quite as nice, and the rise is lower.
Vans: Gotta mention these again. Slip-on shoes make going through security so easy.
Outfit Idea 4: Black Midi Dress + Soft Jean Jacket
Vince dress (S): The neckline is a bit low, but I like it like that.
Free People Bralette: I hate underwire on overnight flights.
L’Agence Soft Jean Jacket: This one is more cardigan than denim jacket.
Adidas Superstar Sneakers: Always and forever.