Looking for some new shirts to travel with? You’ve come to the right place! Our crew at SiteSee is well-versed in the best shirts that wick sweat, fight odors, resist wrinkles, and somehow still manage to look stylish at the same time. Read on to learn more about our top twelve picks!
12 best travel shirts for women
Need help packing for your next trip, or looking for some great tops to include in your capsule? Our list of the best travel shirts for women includes a mix of lightweight and layering pieces, as well as long-sleeved and even sleeveless options; in other words, we’ve rounded up something for every traveler and every type of getaway.
1. Best lightweight tank for travel: SiteSee Tencel Muscle Tee
A muscle tee has all the comfort and ease of a classic T-shirt, just without the sleeves! This lightweight tank from SiteSee is a collaboration with Groceries Apparel, a fellow sustainable brand that also manufactures out of southern California. Made from a super soft micro-Tencel fabric (it’s like butter), this sweet little tee pairs well with everything — adventure included.
2. Best V-neck tee for travel: Bombas Pima Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt
A nice V-neck tee will never go out of style, which is why we’re here for this easy, breezy design from Bombas. This soft, midweight top is made from high-quality Peruvian Pima cotton, meaning it’s resistant to pilling and comfortable enough for all-day wear. But the best part is, for every tee you purchase, Bombas will donate one of their shirts to someone in need!
3. Best wrinkle-resistant shirt for travel: Summersalt Perfect Boyfriend Shirt
With a slightly oversized fit and an extended high/low hem, this wrinkle-resistant shirt from Summersalt is the ideal piece for a put together look. Made from 70% organic cotton, this button-up is soft, comfortable, and biodegradable! Plus, with a cute front pocket and functional buttons at the cuff, this top has all the practical details you could hope for.
4. Best wool baselayer for travel: Athleta Foresthill Merino Wool Ascent Top
A wool shirt might not be top-of-mind as you’re packing for your next trip, but the truth is, this is a lightweight, versatile material you can take with you anywhere. The Ascent Top from Athleta is made from a chafe-free, seamless Merino wool blend, which might *sound* like a mouthful, but it just means it’ll keep you warm and stretch with you while you’re out exploring.
5. Best moisture-wicking tee for travel: Patagonia Cool Trail Shirt
This technical top from Patagonia is made with quick-drying and moisture-wicking materials to keep you feeling fresh for hours on end. The ultra-comfortable, quick-to-wick fabric is actually made from 50 to 100% recycled polyester, and is equipped with certified odor control. What’s more, the raglan sleeve construction allows for total chafe-free range of motion, too.
6. Best linen shirt for travel: Two Days Off Kaneko Top
In our opinion, the wrinkles in linen give it an awesome, lived-in look — which is why we’re not afraid to toss this fabric in our suitcase! Two Days Off has created a number of gorgeous linen pieces, including their Kaneko Top. This V-neck blouse is made from 100% linen that’s been ethically cut and sewn in small batches in L.A., meaning it’s a garment that’s built to last.
7. Best long-sleeved tee for travel: Outdoor Voices All Day Longsleeve
In the words of Outdoor Voices: ‘No clouds were harmed in the making of these insanely soft tees.’ Still, OV’s signature CloudKnit material in this long-sleeved top will likely be the most comfortable thing in your closet. And with added breathability, stretch, and a complimentary drape, this shirt has all the style and ease you’ll need for a cozy day of sightseeing.
8. Best wrap shirt for travel: ADAY That’s A Wrap Top
As part of ADAY’s Carry On collection, this top is every bit as versatile as it is beautiful. Made from 100% vegan materials, the That’s A Wrap blouse can be tied, draped, snapped, and wrapped multiple ways (all of which are universally flattering). The technical silk fabric is also incredibly soft, stretchy, and breathable, which makes this an A+ piece all around.
9. Best going out top for travel: Reformation Delevan Top
When you’re planning a night on the town, you’ll need a top to pair with the occasion — and this pick from Reformation will definitely do the trick. The Delevan is slim-fitting in the bodice, but has slightly puffed sleeves for a more dramatic look. And with a sweetheart neckline and center front tie, this shirt has all the thoughtful touches you could want from a going out look.
10. Best lightweight turtleneck for travel: Everlane Micro-Rib Turtleneck
This turtleneck from Everlane is the *perfect* garment for layering, thanks to its soft, fine-ribbed cotton and bit of elastane stretch that’ll hug you in all the right places. With nine colors to choose from and over a thousand rave reviews to boot, we’re confident you’ll find tons of ways to style and accessorize this piece to match whatever mood (or climate) you find yourself in.
11. Best shift tank for travel: Wayre Shift & Snap Tank
The Shift & Snap tank from Wayre has a mid-crop fit with clean lines and shoulder pleats, as well as peek-a-boo slits on each side for a slightly breezy vibe. This shift is also UV-resistant (30 SPF), smell-proof, and spill-proof, meaning it's ready to join you on any and all of your adventures, while keeping you feeling clean and looking cute at the same time.
12. Best swim shirt for travel: Lululemon Waterside UVP Rash Guard
If you’re headed to the beach, consider bringing a rash guard along for the ride. These athletic shirts protect your skin from rashes, chafes, or scrapes while you’re in the water, which makes them a great addition to your packing list. This design from Lululemon has a slim fit, four-way stretch, and ample UV protection to help you stay safe as you’re out enjoying the sun.
No matter where your travels take you, you’ll want to be sure you have the appropriate shirts in tow. Our favorites offer practical features (like keeping you dry and smelling great), but also have plenty of style to spare. So, happy shopping and cheers to you #goingplaces!
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