I Cracked the Code to the Perfect Travel Outfit

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.

Infuse your travel outfit with cheery colors and rainbow stripes.

Camila Morrone's got the right idea. (Stunning vistas not included.)

On Camila Morrone: Naked Cashmere Cambell Sweater ($275) and Aubrina Pants ($275)

For freezing airplanes and battling the office A/C.

Look for pretty details like lettuce edges to elevate the overall vibe.

Yes, you need another cardigan in your life.

This shade of beige makes everything look more luxe.

Leopard print is always a good idea.

The five star reviews on Nordstrom don't lie about these.

Fun colors and quirky patterns make these loungewear sets feel fresh.

The slits make these feel far from sweats.

Think of all the layering possibilities with this top.

The name even suggests frequent cross country travel.

Now you're all set to look stylish en route to your next destination.