I Cracked the Code to the Perfect Travel Outfit

The elusive "perfect travel outfit"—it's something we've discussed, debated, and broken down quite a bit before. What does an effortless yet polished and, above all else, comfy travel outfit really look like, and why does it seem nearly impossible to accomplish? Non-stretch high-rise jeans are out of the question, no matter how long you're in transit. On the other hand, it's this writer's opinion that wearing straight-up leggings isn't the most stylish option. Though, I'll admit it may be the comfiest.

After countless flights and thousands of miles flown, I think I've finally found the answer to the travel-outfit conundrum: knit sets. The matching sweater-and-pants sets just might be the stylish solution to all those times you wore sweatpants but ended up feeling less than put-together upon arrival. With so many fun, colorful sets to choose from right now, there's no reason not to feel ultra-comfy when you're traveling. (They make pretty great loungewear, too.) We love them styled with simple white sneakers and a few dainty jewelry staples. From rainbow stripes to cheery colors and clean neutrals, shop the coolest knit sets below.

The polo collar really makes this knit feel fresh.

A touch more elevated than your basic tank.

The 2021 wardrobe basic to end them all.

Because comfy doesn't have to mean boring.

I can't decide what I like better, the color or the neckline.

Donni has really mastered cool loungewear.

This color feels versatile and exciting all at once.

Imagine all the layering possibilities.

Just as cool with knit bottoms as it is with jeans.

Pair them with the above top for a comfy but stylish vibe.

Because vests are definitely still going strong.

The belted waist adds some nice structure to these.

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@aimeesong

Leave it to Simon Miller to create the coolest color palettes.

Never knew I needed knit bike shorts until now.

It's all about the lettuce hem here.

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@hoskelsa

Nordstrom's knitwear is really popping off lately.

The ideal pants to wear with white sneakers.

Now you're all set to look stylish en route to your next destination.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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