The Art of the Airplane Outfit

The Art of the Airplane Outfit

With spring break season in full swing, we’re daydreaming of travel. Sightseeing in new cities! Relaxing at tropical resorts! Seeing family in faraway places! But it can be hard to balance the excitement of vacation with the stress of getting there. Long airport security lines, health concerns and plane delays — not to mention wrangling kids — all take their toll. One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your outfit. As avid travelers ourselves, we created Leena + Lu women’s cotton loungewear to take you wherever you’re going, from Paris to Peru. 

Explore our easy outfit formulas below, which are designed to go from day to night and to keep you stylish and comfortable during long days of travel and beyond. Buen viaje! 

Outfit formula no. 1: Pima shorts set + button-up shirt

Matching sets are on trend this season and it’s easy to see why. Already a chic outfit on their own, you can mix and match our super-soft Pima cotton shorts set for a variety of vacation looks while saving space in your suitcase. Our version also doubles as pajamas for when you finally arrive at your destination and can crash in your comfy hotel bed.

While traveling, nothing beats layers. Add a crisp button-up blouse to the shorts set to beat the chill in the airport air conditioning and take it off once you arrive somewhere sunny. Sandals complete the look, with a pair of socks in your purse for the plane.  

Outfit formula no. 2: Polished coat + Pima cotton joggers

Ah, joggers: More comfortable than jeans and more stylish than sweatpants. It’s easy to see why this slim-fit style is one of our best sellers in ribbed cotton with a flattering tapered leg. Choose the versatile long sleeve jogger set and you can mix and match the separate pieces with different outfits in your suitcase. A structured, polished topper like a classic trench coat is an elevated choice for the airport and adds a tailored element to your look. 

Outfit formula no. 3: Pima cotton T-shirt dress in black + denim jacket + sneakers

Our updated take on the T-shirt dress makes this closet staple an item you’ll wear everywhere, all the time. In ethically sourced Peruvian Pima cotton, it will last season after season. Choose classic black and make it casual-cool by pairing it with trendy sneakers for a stylish and comfortable travel outfit. Bonus: It will work for sightseeing, for brunch and, as you probably guessed, you can sleep in it, too. Now that’s smart packing.