Summer is right around the corner. Before you know it, summer fashion will be in full swing and that includes travel fashion. This is the time you can pull out your cooler and more breathable clothes and big hats, experiment with styles and try lighter fabrics. Not to mention all of the sleek and sharp accessories you can sport during this season.
When getting ready for summer trips and getaways, the outfits and accessories to wear for the destination are always in mind. You know what to pack for when you get there but what are you wearing along the way. Did you consider the best summer outfits to travel in as you are in transit to your summer destination?
Before the summer sneaks up on you, now is the time to start thinking about your summer traveling outfit ideas. Every year there are new releases and reimaginings of classic styles to offer plenty of options when it comes to men’s fashion. Keep in mind these six best summer traveling outfit ideas for men as you prepare your closet for this summer.
When it comes to travel fashion, you can go all out or lowkey. The main goal is to look stylish and comfortable. If your outfit does both, you are golden. Unless you enjoy Avant guard fare, you do not have to overthink it and can the maximum impact from the minimal effort. Picking the right summer traveling outfit involves looking at all of the elements of your outfit.
Go Easy on the Color
Going easy on the color can be taken as picking one color, working in one color family, entirely monochrome or neutral colors. You may hear this more often than not that neutral and solid color outfits appear more sophisticated. Sticking with one color or staying in one color family gives your outfit a clean and polished look, so you look refined while traveling.
In addition to this, choosing to stay within certain colors makes it easier while traveling in case of hiccups and accidents. For example, most tend to stay away from light colors and whites (unless they have a handy portable cleaning tool) as these colors tend to dirty easily. Bright colors are also avoided due to the extra attention the colors draw.
Choose Tops with Lightweight and Breathable Material
As you make your way to your destination, you want to be comfortable and that’s what shirts made of lightweight, breathable fabrics offer. You do not want to feel weighed down or heavy while you travel. That can lead to travel fatigue. Depending on how you travel, heavy and thick fabrics can increase your discomfort or any travel-related illnesses like motion sickness.
General shirts and t-shirts are the way to go. You may even consider a mesh t-shirt if you are prone to excessive sweating and overheating while traveling. Starting with a thin and breathable shirt also allows you to layer up if you are progressively heading into a cooler or colder climate.
Keep Light Outwear on Hand
No matter how you are traveling, you want to carry a light piece of outwear, whether a light jacket or a thin sweater. Your travel transportation may have you going in and out of environments with different temperatures. In and out of airports. Blasting AC in your car. Touch landing in a cooler destination.
A popular favorite is the all-around denim jacket. Denim jackets can just about go with any outfit and offer functionality and fashionability. Aside from climate changes, in the event of an accidental coffee spill or pizza drop, you can always cover up with your outwear.
Choose Comfortable Pants
Nothing is quite as torturous as sitting in itchy or tight pants and you certainly don’t want to travel that way. When it comes to your travel pants comfort is the way to go; so, you can never go wrong with relaxed jeans, jogging pants, or chinos If you are not a fan of jeans, you can trade them out for pants like khakis.
These three pants styles provide a range of comfort and styles. They can be dressed up so it also doesn’t look like you went from the gym to the plane, grocery store to train, or beach to car. When you choose your pants keep in mind fabrics, design, and color, so in addition to comfort, you can match it to your top and any extra layers you packed for while you travel.
Slide into Comfortable Shoes
Traveling will put you on your feet and not having the right footwear can start your summer travel off all wrong. It’s important to consider your mode of transportation when choosing your travel shoes.
You’re going to be moving until you rest at your destination, so your shoes ought to be comfortable, have proper build, and have good arch support. If you are traveling by car, train, or bus, your most comfortable pair of athletic or casual shoes (that go with your outfit) will work.
If you are traveling by air, you should find a pair of breathable shoes as your feet will naturally swell while on a plane due to changes in altitude. Your breathable shoes may also be paired with compression socks to regulate circulation while flying.
If you have any medical conditions, compression socks, in general, are a must-have travel accessory. Don’t worry your pants will cover them.
Keep a Travel Bag
A travel outfit is not quite complete with an off-body accessory like a bag. Bags are always a travel essential for carrying necessary items such as wallets, phones, other electronics, and travel snacks. You can pair any style of bag with your outfit. Popular choices include backpacks, briefcases, and duffle bags.
Summer days in Paris or summer nights in the Bahamas; wherever you plan to head to this summer, you can travel comfortably and in style. Taking an effort to plan your travel attire shows an elevated personal style and care in appearance. It does not have to be as challenging as you might think either.
You don’t have to wait until you get to your summer destination to look good. You can turn heads on the way there. Don’t go overboard on the colors. Choose light breathable fabrics for tops and bottoms and make sure you are comfortable with what you are wearing. Happy traveling.