8 Stylish (Yet Comfortable) Fashion Staples No Traveler Should Be Without

Whether you're packing for a quick weekend getaway or long vacation, don't forget to set aside a comfortable pair of clothes to wear while you travel. We've rounded up eight fashion finds that'll make getting through TSA a breeze and your ride oh-so comfortable.

A chunky knit sweater, jeans, and glasses
Light brown wool-blend cardigan photo

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Wool-Blend Cardigan

If there's one item you absolutely cannot leave home without, it's this wool-blend cardigan. Its oversized construction, combined with its super soft fabric, make it great for cold plane rides, while its neutral hue can easily be paired with anything you own. Incorporate it into your airport ensemble or pack it in your carry-on in case you need it mid-way through the flight—you never know when the person next to you will decide to crank the AC. ($80; hm.com)

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Dance Studio Joggers

For everyone trying to find a comfortable pair of sweatpants that can be dressed up or down, your dreams have finally come true. These dance studio joggers from Lululemon are made from lightweight, two-way stretch fabric that won't make you feel restricted while you travel. Plus, when you pair them with the right accessories (like wedges and statement earrings) you can transform these cozy pants into an outfit that's perfect for your next business trip. ($98; lululemon.com)

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Exercise Dress

This LBD might be the most versatile dress on the market right now. Not only is it super stylish, but it's so comfortable you can even wear it for your next sweat sesh—seriously, it's made for working out. On the surface it looks like a simple, racerback dress but underneath is a form-fitting bodysuit that holds everything in place. While you can never go wrong with black, it's also available in six other colors and prints to help you switch things up. ($100; outdoorvoices.com)

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Pink lace bralette from Aerie photo

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Lace Bralette

Give your underwire push-up bra a break and pick up this lace bralette instead. It features adjustable straps, front mesh details, that help hold the girls in place, and removable padding to give you options when you need it. Plus, it scores major style points thanks to its intricate lace design and plunge neckline. Wear this bralette under a sweatshirt for ultimate comfort and freedom, or show it off by pairing it with an off-the-shoulder sweater. ($25, was $35; ae.com)

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Basic Tee

No matter your personal style, you should always have at least one basic tee in your closet—especially if you're a frequent traveler. This vintage option from Madewell is super affordable, available in more than 10 colors, offers inclusive sizing, and is made from a soft cotton blend. What's not to love? Complete the look by wearing it with the dark green joggers featured above, a pair of sneakers, and stud earrings. ($16; madewell.com)

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Leggings with Pockets

These high-waist leggings are the perfect blend of comfort and practicality because unlike typical activewear, they feature accessible pockets. They provide maximum comfort and are fully-functional thanks to the roomy side pockets that are big enough to hold the essentials like your phone and earbuds. Choose between six stylish colors and make sure to grab them while they're on sale. ($32, was $40; oldnavy.com)

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Light brown suede mules from Nordstrom photo

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Suede Mules

When you're getting ready to go through airport security, the last thing you want is to deal with bothersome shoelaces, buckles, and straps on your footwear. Keep things simple and opt for these suede slide mules. Available in two neutral shades (light brown and black) they offer a sophisticated look that will match practically anything, and will make getting through TSA a breeze. ($33, was $88; nordstrom.com)

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Coil Hair Ties

It's time to ditch your old worn-out rubber hair ties and order a set of these coil hair rings. They come in a set of three, and are available in clear, brown, or black so there's bound to be an option that blends in with your hair color. Unlike normal hair ties, they keep your hair in place without creating unwanted wrinkles or knots. And for just $6 you might want to add more than one pack to your cart so you can have some in your travel bag and at home. ($6; amazon.com)

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