Your bags are packed. Your hotel is booked. All that’s required from you is a *really* chic airport outfit. But between all that unpredictable A/C on the plane and varying degrees of body heat you might emit running from gate to gate, you’ll need an extra layer to keep you warm that you can easily peel off. Enter: The perfect packable travel cardigan to stow in your carry-on—or better yet, wear on the plane for some extra warmth.
While some cardigans serve to elevate your outfit (read: tailored fits and textured fabrics), others are a little more utilitarian and serve only to keep you warm (which, in many cases, is perfectly fine). Of course, a cardi that combines the best of both worlds is ideal, especially when it might be the one thing keeping you look (and feel) put-together during frazzling travel delays.
To help you find one that hits the mark, we scoured the internet and consulted an expert stylist to find the best travel cardigans out there. To start, we can’t stop fawning over this uber luxurious long cardigan from Cuyana ($298), which is made of single-origin cashmere, or this fan-favorite, ever-versatile J.Crew cashmere wrap that serves as a cardigan, shawl and scarf in one.
Looking to take your travel wardrobe to the next level? Don’t go a single trip without our favorite cardigans for all your plane, train and automobile needs.