Flying these days is like an arctic chill. When I’m not asking for another blanket, I’m politely pleading to turn down the AC to which the response is almost always an even more polite no. Another hot cup of tea it is then.
There are, of course, legitimate reasons the temperature of a cabin is kept low, but this comes as little consolation to a frequent flyer who is always cold.
The solution? Cozy, versatile, and comfortable travel clothes that you can easily layer as the flight gets progressively colder.
A form-fitting base layer like a silk thermal tank top (silk regulates body temperature and preserves body heat in the cold) or heat-retaining tops like Uniqlo’s Heattech line are a great starting point to wear under a sweater or tee. For additional layers, opt for lightweight, soft, and warming fabrics, such as merino wool and cashmere. And whatever you do, don’t forget your socks.
Click through to see 12 cozy pieces that are equally chic and comfortable so you’ll never get cold on the plane again. No more scratchy blankets in sight.
If you buy one thing, make it an ultra-soft and cozy cardigan.
A silk-thermal tank top will retain your heat in the cold.
Upgrade your leggings to first-class with these stretchy, velvet pants. Comfortable, insulating, and incredibly chic.
We guarantee your toes will be toasty at 35,000 feet.
Don’t neglect your bare waist. Slip these on under your pants to keep your midriff extra-warm.
A body-hugging base layer worn under your sweater or cardigan will keep you snug from take-off to touch-down.
Say goodbye to goosebumps in a luxe (and affordable) cashmere sweater.
Your frozen feet will thank you.
Consider this the next best thing to wrapping yourself up in a cozy duvet.
Mid-flight shivers, begone.
Layer under your pants for long-haul flights.
Who needs a scratchy blanket when you can have this soft and versatile travel wrap?