Nau Astir Cowl Neck Shirt For Spring Travel

If you’re not familiar with Nau, it’s time to get acquainted! This clothing brand is committed to using sustainable fabrics and giving back globally, and offers up travel-ready collections that feature classic pieces you can use season after season, year after year.

The Nau Astir cowl neck shirt┬áis an incredibly soft, insanely comfortable shirt that is ideal for travel days, and here’s the catch: it looks dressy while in fact feeling like your favorite pajama top.

I love wearing the Astir cowl neck on the plane: paired with a scarf and neutral leggings, I have a pulled-together outfit that allows me to feel comfortable while sitting long periods.

The Astir cowl neck is made with a knit jersey blend that’s lightweight, has a bit of stretch, and includes UV protection. I find it the perfect weight to wear solo on spring days, and layered over a lightweight tee on summer mornings or evenings.

Hopefully I can describe the design and fit of the Astir adequately, because the design is where it really shines.

The length is oversized, not quite to tunic length but longer than your average long-sleeved tee. On the back, you get a well-placed pleat that gives the shirt a dressier, tailored look.

The neckline, as noted, is cowled, which gives it a very nice drape. Add a string of pearls, and it looks quite elegant, actually. The cotton is organic, so not only is it very soft, but it won’t wrinkle in your bag (I love this benefit of organic cotton!).

As noted above, I usually wear my Astir cowl neck with a pair of leggings, but it looks great with skinny jeans and capri pants, too.

You can even roll it up and stuff it into a day pack to have an extra layer or a cover up (maybe at dinner) and it will look as good as when you took it off the hanger.

It comes in poppy, peacock, or black, and I would truly suggest getting one in black and one in a brighter color so you have one understated look and one playful one.

Pick up the Astir cowl neck for $78 on Nau, or look on Amazon for a few bucks off. Nau has other Astir pieces in their collection, including a pant and skirt that look ideal for travel days.


Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.