What to Wear on an Overnight Flight: My Style Favorites

what to wear on an overnight flight

Here’s What to Wear on an Overnight Flight

I believe when we exude confidence we’re treated better and that counts for a lot when traveling. Since style and confidence go together, it never hurts to put your best self out there. Plus you never know who you might meet!

Life can get pretty chilly at 30,000 feet so it’s important to be comfortable AND stylin’.

Comfort and Style on an Overnight Flight Looks Like This.

  1. START with a smart pair of jogging pants in a dark color like navy, black or gray.
  2. PAIR them with a long sleeved top with stretch. Choose white or a contrasting dark color.
  3. NEXT add a comfortable pair of stylish trainers or athletic shoes. Don’t forget wool liners to keep your feet warm.
  4. FOLD a light packable down jacket into its bag to use as a pillow or spread it over your legs during the flight.
  5. KEEP drafts out by snuggling into a wool blend poncho or scarf wrapped around your neck
  6. WEAR the down jacket off the plane especially if you’re heading to a cooler climate.

The same layers that keep you warm will give you lots more style options too.

For example the warm wrap or poncho you stash in your carry on is an easy way to style up a lightweight long sleeve tee!

  • If it’s warm when you arrive, stuff your wrap in your carryon.
  • If it’s chilly, put on your packable down jacket and wrap your poncho around your neck as a scarf.

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I’ve hand picked these style choices for your next overnight flight.  One of these sneakers will pair perfectly with a chic pair of joggers and are perfect for those high speed treks through terminals!


What to Wear on an Overnight Flight: Style Extras

Here’s more of my travel favorites that will keep you warm and stylish too.

  1. Smart Wool Women’s Secret Sleuth Shoe Liners
    I found these socks on sale at Orvis, and they’re my go to for wearing in sneakers. A true low profile no show wool sock which breathes so your tootsies never get overheated. In a pinch they look stylish if you need to take off your sneakers at your seat!
  2. Jigsaw Wool Cashmere Blend Rolled Poncho
    This is my go to style accessory – love it! Lovely fabric, warm and soft. Not too oversized so if you’re petite you won’t feel swamped. I chose the soft blue but pick your favorite neutral. You’ll reach for this again and again when traveling when you need an extra bit of warmth and style.
  3. Eddie Bauer Microlight Packable Down Jacket
    Another piece I’ve worn again and again. So versatile! It comes with it’s own little bag so you can always find a spot for it in your carry on, ready to pull out for an extra bit of warmth. I’ve laid mine over my legs to keep warm on the plane. Not fussy with a lot of zips or trim, just a clean super light down jacket that’s perfect for travel. Doubles as a pillow when it’s in the bag!
  4. Lug Cross Body Bag
    I searched online and in person to find a lightweight hands free cross body bag for traveling to Europe. This bag is still going strong two years later. The wide shoulder strap is comfortable and adjustable. RFID protection and multiple compartments give you endless choices for stowing your stuff.  If you can’t find the LUG bag, Baggallini makes a very similar cross body style that I’m using as well.

You deserve to be comfortable on your next overnight flight. Why not arrive in style too!

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