SUMMER TRAVEL STYLE // KNIT DRESS

There are some travel days when denim just won’t do, and at those times, I favor a knit dress and a loose lightweight jacket. Knit dresses are the ultimate for cozy comfort and ideal for longer trips. My favorite knit dresses check the following three boxes: a neutral color, a bit longer in length, and a more minimal design. Oftentimes, my favorite finds are well under $100! These criteria, and being so budget friendly, make them the perfect piece for building a go-to alternative-to-denim travel outfit. Most often I will wear sneakers (such as these, these or these) with my knit dresses for a laid back look, but depending on the occasion, flats or ankle boots can be great options as well. Most knit dresses do not have pockets, which sometimes can be problematic, but the added lightweight jacket saves the day!

summer travel style knit dress atlantic pacific

one  (only $59) //  two  //  three  //  four  (in 9 colors) //  five

When adding a lightweight jacket over a knit dress, I ask myself a few questions. Is it just loose enough to be comfortable and still look cute? The last thing I want is a restricting or form fitting jacket, particularly in the shoulders, on a long flight or drive. Does it have enough pockets for carry? Meaning, can it fit my iphone, lipgloss, and passport? And, as I often like to add a lightweight silk scarf around my neck when traveling, does the jacket have a collar that can stand? From here, I look at color, fabrication, and silhouette. I tend to favor neutrals or earth tones in lightweight jackets that can pair back nicely to the knit dress to achieve a more muted palette. In terms of fabrication, I like to keep it as light as possible. It is summer, and is usually hot, but often airports, planes, or trains can be on the colder side. A lower ounce denim weight or lightweight cotton twill fabric usually does the trick. These fabrics make the jacket comfortable and practical both on and off; easy to wear, but also easy to carry, tie around the waist, or fold over your favorite crossbody bag. The classic denim trucker jacket or military jacket are my two most go-to silhouettes, but I do love a good short sleeve option, or a traditional piece in a feminine shade!

summer travel style jackets atlantic pacific

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  • Jordana @WhiteCabana

    Great option for easy travel wear.
    Jordana
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  • Gail

    Love your suggestions. Jacket two from Old Navy looked so cute I ran out today and picked it up in the sand color. Was shocked to find it on sale in the store for $14!!!! It looks far more expensive than even the original price. It will be perfect for an upcoming trip to Boston.

  • Ellie

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  • Angela Holmes

    Cool love all the dresses its fantastic, wanna grab all this dresses and try it. Lovely look lovely dress, that jacket its really looking awesome. Thanks for the post

  • Olivia Smith

    Fantastic all the dresses are really beautiful. I too favor a knit dress and a loose lightweight jacket. That denim jacket I just love it, that shorts its really cute : https://www.gymclothes.com/

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