If you’re like me, you might be making plans to head out on a last-minute, late-summer getaway. Packing can be a pain, and with ongoing air travel snarls, I’m only bringing carry-on luggage these days. So, how do you stay looking smart while keeping your bags to a minimum?
Chico’s has you covered. Its Travelers Collection features pieces that truly do the heavy lifting while you’re on the move. They feature classic cuts, sharp styling, and the best part: They are all wrinkle-resistant. That means they can be rolled up or folded down in your bag and come out looking perfect when you reach your destination. And with the collection’s timeless looks, chances are you’ll be able to wear each staple more than once on your trip.
Here are a dozen of our favorites from the collection, from tops and sweaters to dresses and pants that are guaranteed to go the extra mile on your next holiday.
Who doesn’t love a great boatneck? It’s one of my favorite cuts, relaxed yet elegant, giving off a polished look for everyone. The Chico’s version of this chic classic features three-quarter sleeves with a laid-back feel and a hemline that sits just at the hip. Fashioned from the Travelers sustainable, wrinkle-free fabric, it will keep you cool from your journey’s start to wherever in the world you might end up. And the neutral color choice is a winner as well. Wear with flats on the plane, add statement earrings or perhaps a scarf once you land, and you’re ready to go no matter your itinerary!
I’m a big fan of travel wardrobe pieces that can do double-duty on the road, and that critical concept is literally built into the design of the Travelers reversible tank. The double neckline is convertible — it’s a V-neck on one side and a scoop neck on the other — so changing up your look is as simple as swiveling the neckline. It comes in basic black, which means you can easily dress it up or down with the accessories of your choice. This reversible tank is the perfect layer, pairs well with pants and skirts alike, and is an absolute no-brainer to add to your hand luggage!
Another utility player that looks great going the distance is the Travelers button sleeve top. While it moves with you through the day, this slightly flowy piece has some added flash and flair. Its left cap sleeve is topped with a trio of gold buttons. The sweet scoop neck makes it another go-to option for layering. The Harbor green color is happy, bright, and gives off definite vacation vibes!
I’m all about a good outer layer when traveling, and the Travelers mesh inset jacket fits the bill perfectly. With its slightly skimming fit and three-quarter-length sleeves, it’s a great lightweight piece to stash in your tote to beat the airplane’s chill once you reach your seat. The mesh accent stripes along the hem and cuffs score it major style points and the deep India ink color is a classic that can easily be worn with white jeans or black cigarette pants. As a bonus, this beauty is long enough that you could even pair it with tights and a tank.
Ready for an absolute showstopper? The Travelers Collection faux leather jacket is a must-have finishing piece no matter where your journey takes you. The attention to detail is incredible with embroidery cut-outs throughout, giving it an intricate, lacy look. A hook and eye closure under the bust gives it a subtle but flattering shape. While stunning, this jacket is also surprisingly versatile. Throw it over a t-shirt and jeans for an instant outfit elevation, or style it with a black dress for nighttime wear.
While I definitely tend toward packing neutral, classic styles when I’m on vacation or assignment, I’m still a big believer in well-chosen color pops, and the next few items on this list are perfect examples. The Travelers floral cardigan goes big and bold with a fuchsia, orange, and deep navy print. The cut is loose and comfortable yet clean and crisp, and it’s so gorgeous you won’t want to leave it at home! Wear it with wide-legged crops for a flowy feel, sharpen it up with more structured skinny pants, or go all out and pair it up with the next item…
I can’t resist a classic, easy-going midi dress when I’m on the road and I really do love this print! The Travelers version has an easygoing, relaxed fit and fab style. Again, it’s crafted from that failsafe wrinkle-resistant sustainable fabric, so it stays fresh no matter how long it’s been rolled up in your suitcase… It’s ready when you are! A great day-wear option as is, pair it with dressy sandals and perhaps a solid-tone scarf to dress it up for dinner.
Tank dress? Heck yes! This little black number is the perfect piece to stash in your luggage, a true wardrobe workhorse. Play it solo with some statement jewelry, layer it with one of the fabulous cardigans on this list, or wind a quick linen scarf around your neck for a bit of summer flair — the possibilities to style this dress are endless! The scoop neck, side slit, and mid-calf length are classic touches ensuring that this timeless, wear-anywhere piece will be a favorite addition to your travel wardrobe.
Fit, flair, and flutter come together beautifully in this classic skirt that will take you all the way through your vacation. The Jordana skirt has a simple, swingy style, and again, is designed to ensure complete flexibility. Tuck in a simple tank or tee for a tailored but casual look; dress it up with heels and a sparkly tunic to make a grand entrance. The best part is the Jordana is pull-on — no buttons or zippers — with an elastic waistband. A forgiving cut while you’re having summer fun? Priceless!
Last but certainly not least, give me a pair of tailored, elegant pants that I don’t have to break out the iron for, and I’ll be happy my entire journey. So I’ll come out and say it: The Travelers Hutton wide-leg pants are travel perfection. These full-length trousers hit just below the hip with a flat elastic waistband and that crucial pull-up styling to keep you completely comfortable yet effortlessly elegant while you’re getting to where you need to be. Chico’s also offers the Hutton in regular, short, and tall inseam options so you can find your perfect fit.