I’m constantly in search of great travel clothing items that are comfortable and also look good. And I’m especially excited when I find a piece that can dress up or dress down my outfit, depending on what I’m wearing with it.


The Wild Rye Ingrid Technical Work Shirt is made from 95 percent recycled nylon and 5 percent spandex. It’s durable enough to wear on outdoor adventures, stretchy enough to move with you no matter what you’re doing, and stylish enough to wear out to dinner. It’s truly a piece that can be used in a variety of circumstances, from the trail to the campfire, or the café to the museum.


The button-down overshirt has button cuffs that hit right at the wrists. I generally wear it over a black tank and pants, unbuttoned, with the sleeves rolled to 3/4 length. There’s one chest pocket that’s large enough to hold my passport, but not so large that it’s in the way. The shirt has become a staple in my travel wardrobe, but also in my at-home wardrobe.


The Ingrid Technical Work Shirt comes in moss and lists for $103 (on sale) on the Wild Rye site.


The Wild Rye Helens Hoody has some of the characteristics I appreciate in classic hoodies, like a relaxed fit and long silhouette, a roomy kangaroo pocket, and thumbholes. The fabric—a blend of 10 percent hemp, 20 percent recycled polyester, and 70 percent tencel—is especially soft on the inside. The interior of the hood is lined with fleece, which is optimal for keeping your head warm during winter outings, or hanging around camp on chilly mornings. The fleece adds weight to the hood, however, which may bug you when you’re not wearing it.


The Helens Hoody comes in olive, brick, and jade, and lists for $119 on the Wild Rye site.

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