10 Easy Summer Travel Outfits

Summer is one of the best times to travel. The season brings such a laid back vibe. The pools are opening, the temperature is heating up, and by June, most are ready for some fun in the sun. The warm weather helps you travel lighter too – no heavy coats or boots needed. Whether the trip will consist of a long or short travel day in planes, trains, cars or buses, I always want to feel comfortable without sacrificing style. I’ve found that it’s always good to dress in layers no matter the temperature outside. The plane might be freezing, and then outside might be blazing. So it’s best to be prepared for all the fluctuating temperatures you might encounter during your travel day. I’m rounding up 10 easy summer travel outfits that will make you feel and look your best.

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10 Easy Summer Travel Outfits

Summer Maxi Dresses For Travel

10 easy summer travel outfits

The first look is perfect if you’re headed to any wine country. This flowy maxi dress is a light, gauze-like material, so it’s not too hot, yet will keep you warm if the plane feels like the Arctic. Maxi dresses are great for travel because they’re loose-fitting, and can be knotted at the bottom to raise the hemline if you get warm. But it doesn’t have to be a maxi dress, midi or short summer dresses are another great option. If they happen to be short sleeve or sleeveless, add a denim jacket. I paired this dress with neutral booties and a felt hat to transition the look to Fall. You could also wear flat sandals for a more casual, summer look, and accessorize with a crossbody bag.

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High-Waist Denim with Mules

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A good pair of stretchy blue jeans are another great option for traveling. This pair is super comfortable and are easy to move in. I paired them with my go-to neutral mules – easy to slip on and off while going through security at the airport. If you’re wearing skinny jeans, you could wear a flowy top like this one. Or you could also wear a plain white tee or tank with some flip flops.

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Denim Shorts with a Basic Tee

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There’s nothing quite like wearing denim shorts with a basic tee in the summer season. It’s an easy outfit to throw on for traveling. I love this pair with the frayed hemline. You can pair it with your favorite graphic tee or henley. For an added layer to throw on if you get cold, tie a sweatshirt or flannel button-up around your waist. These slip-on shoes are great for travel because they’re not only comfortable, but easy to get on and off.

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Black Leggings with a Tunic

Black Leggings with a Tunic

Is there anything more comfortable than leggings when you’re traveling? I love this pair because they have a high waist, making you feel comfortable and relaxed. I paired it with one of my most-worn casual shirts – this henley tunic. It gives you enough coverage in the back to wear with leggings and love that it’s long sleeve for an extra layer of warmth if needed. But it’s not too warm that you’ll feel like you’ll melt when you’re outside during your travel day. I finished the look with some comfortable athletic shoes. Though they have shoe strings, they’re still a slip-on shoe.

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Denim Shorts with a Kimono

Denim Shorts with a Kimono

Another way to wear denim shorts while you’re traveling is to pair with a pretty kimono. Not only are they stylish, but they provide an extra layer without adding a ton of bulk. I paired with strappy sandals and a straw hat – perfect for heading to the beach. You could also pair with white sneakers and long sleeve kimono. 

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Summer Travel Tips for Packing 

Aside from summer outfits, I have a few tips to help me stay organized during our trips. One of my biggest tips is using packing cubes. Depending on how you like to stay organized, I like to put my daily outfits in one packing cube. So if we’re going somewhere for five days, I’ll have five packing cubes with my five outfits I’ll need throughout the trip. I also have one for pajamas and lounge clothes too. That way, all you have to do is grab the cubes out of your bag and put into the drawers where you’re staying. If you have anything that needs hung up, you can certainly do that. But for the most part, I keep everything in the cubes and steam them with a travel steamer if needed. 

As the summer season winds down, there’s still time to squeeze in a summer trip. Sometimes it’s hard to narrow down your search of where to go and what to do. There’s so much to see and do in this world. If you’re in that situation, try joining some travel Facebook groups and search Pinterest. I’ve found some great inspiration just by searching on those two platforms. With Pinterest, I’ve found some really great travel blogs with detailed information on the best places to visit for couples and families too. You can also check out my travel guides on the blog, here. That leads me to asking if you’ve traveled anywhere lately? If so, let me know in the comments below!

Also, I’m curious what your go-to outfit is for travel days!

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