What to Wear on an Overnight Flight: My Style Favorites

My rule is only wear what makes you feel comfortable and pulled together. It’s even more important when traveling because let’s face it. When we exude confidence, we’re treated better. It may not get you an upgrade but you never know who you might meet!

Being comfortable is super important in a chilly plane cabin and it can make or break our overnight experience.

Let’s break it down, because even though it’s usually cold inside the plane, we want to dress for the season.

What to Wear on an Overnight Flight

Here’s what I’d wear on my next overnight flight in spring and summer.  Pair a sneaker with a chic pair of joggers and you’re ready for those high speed treks through terminals! Here’s what to pack for that longer European stay-cation.

Spring & Summer

  • START with a stretch long sleeved top in a neutral or dark color.
  • PAIR with a smart pair of joggers in a stretchy material.
  • LAYER a light sweatshirt with soft down vest/gilet to keep you warm while you sleep
  • NEXT add a comfortable pair of athletic shoes. Don’t forget smart wool liners to keep feet warm.
  • KEEP drafts out by wrapping a wool blend poncho or scarf around your neck

What to Wear Getting off the Flight
  • If it’s warm when you arrive, stuff your wrap in your carryon
  • If it’s cool use your wrap over your lightweight long sleeve tee!
  • If it’s chilly, put on your packable down jacket and wrap your poncho around your neck as a scarf.

Fall & Winter

During colder seasons or if you’re traveling to a colder climate, light layers are the way to stay comfortable no matter what circumstances toss at you. Find out how to keep warm once you arrive.

  • PULL on a smart pair of jogging pants in a warm material. Dark colors like navy, black or gray
  • PAIR with a long sleeved top with stretch. Choose neutral or a contrasting dark color.
  • KEEP warm with a natural fiber sweater. A turtleneck will keep drafts away!
  • ADD a waterproof or lined boot that’s easy to slip on and off. Don’t forget Smartwool liners to keep your feet warm.
  • FOLD your packable down jacket into its bag to use as a pillow or to keep warm during the flight.

What to Wear Getting off the Flight
  • If it’s warm enough when you arrive, stuff your coat in your carryon
  • If it’s chilly, put on your packable down jacket and the hat and gloves you packed!

There you go! You’ll be stylish, warm and comfortable.  For more of my favorite resources go here.

Ready to make your plans? Why not take a peek and see what’s available at your destination. Comfort is my mantra for hotels too!