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 whether or not 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.