How To Style A Sporty Summer Travel Outfit for Women Over 50

I am so excited about summer getaways. And I am all abut my travel looks. My winter travel outfit is quite different than what I wear to a destination in the summer. Instead of traveling to a warm weather destination by plane, I tend to need more of a road trip travel outfit for summer excursions. The trips are usually an overnight or weekend stay at a lake house or cabin, so my look is much more sporty and casual.

Sporty Summer Travel Outfit for Women Over 50

I have to be comfortable while sitting in the car, and also be ready to get out and walk around to see the sights in both hot or cool weather. That’s is why I put together this ready-for-anything summer travel outfit and I styled it both high and low. You can wear it with all high-end designer fashion, low-priced very similar looking pieces or a mix of both.

Summer Travel Outfit Tips

1. Comfort. First and foremost, you want to be comfortable when you travel by car. Wear cotton and fabrics that breathe like jersey, and stretchy tech fabrics that wick moisture and keep their shape.


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2. Layers. You may go from hot to cool temperatures on a summer day, or feel chilly with the air conditioning in a car. Wear lightweight t-shirt and pants, shorts or skirt for your base layer and bring a jacket or cardigan to cover you up when you need it. I like the versatility of a denim jacket.

3. Durability. Wear fashion that is not so delicate it will catch or tear. That’s why I like breathable techy track pants and sneakers for travel. Besides, you never know if you’ll get out of the car and hike at a rest stop, flea or farmers market, or tour a small town.

4. Versatility. Wear summer travel pieces in the car that you will wear again on your trip. You can wear the denim jacket with a t-shirt dress, the pants for a workout or as a swimsuit cover up, and the t-shirt to sleep in! And sneakers and a chic belt bag can go with all of your casual pieces on your summer trip.

Summer Travel Outfit for Women Over 50 Styled High Low

Here’s a comfortable, layered, durable and versatile travel outfit for a casual and sporty road trip or summer getaway.

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Black Track Pants

A pair of simple black track pants are comfortable, versatile and chic. Wear them in the car and later to go hiking or under a tunic top or blouse for a dressier dinner look. These James Purse Camo cotton-ripstop track pants are amazing for $245. They are worth the investment because you will wear them all the time, but you can also pick up these Caslon track style linen pants, now on sale for only $39.53.

A Basic White Tank

Stay cool in a sleeveless layering tank on your trip. A white tank is ideal like this The Row Frankie organic cotton-jersey tank for $350. What? If you think that is too much to pay, you can spend one tenth of the amount with this Papinelle ribbed shelf bra tank in white for only $35.

Oversized Denim Jacket

A denim jacket is a classic casual cover up that will keep you warm when needed on a summer trip. You may already have one but one that is a little longer and more oversized is trending this season. This Acne Studios Osanna fitted denim trucker jacket has a chic waist nipped silhouette for $700. But for a little less style and a lot less cash you can get this 1822 Denim Re:Denim recycled denim trucker jacket for only $69.

Classic Sneakers

A classic pair of sneakers like these Gucci Ace watersnake-trimmed embroidered leather sneakers are quite collectible for $780. Not only are they stylish and comfortable but you can wear them with this outfit as well as jeans, casual dresses, long shorts or even business suits for work. Or you can invest in another logo. These adidas Nora shoes with the 3 stripes in blue are only $80.

The Belt Bag

A belt bag (which is a better word for a fanny pack) is truly a Godsend for summer travel. Besides carrying your bag hands free, all of your valuables can be zipped safely inside. You can wear one as a belt bag or slung over your shoulder. This is Burberry medium Sonny monogram jacquard canvas belt Bag has an amazing tonal print for $860. Or you can carry this HEX Ranger mini camera canvas belt bag in a geometric camo print for only $69.95.


James Purse Camo Cotton-ripstop Track Pants, $245

The Row Frankie Organic Cotton-jersey Tank, $350

Acne Studios Osanna Fitted Denim Trucker Jacket, $700

Gucci Ace watersnake-trimmed embroidered leather sneakers, $750

Burberry Medium Sonny Monogram Jacquard Canvas Belt Bag, $860

Total for High-End Outfit: $2905


Caslon Track Style Linen Pants, Now $39.53

Papinelle Ribbed Shelf Bra Tank, $35

1822 Denim Re:Denim Recycled Denim Trucker Jacket, $69

adidas (US) Nora Shoes, $80

HEX Ranger Mini Camera Canvas Belt Bag, $69.95

Total for Low-Price Outfit: $293.48

Are you planning a summer trip or casual getaway? Would you wear this summer travel outfit?

Carol Calacci

You may also like to read How To Style A White Shirtdress Outfit for Women Over 50 High Low and How to Style An Easter Dress Outfit for Women Over 50 High or Low.

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