Do you ever start planning your wardrobe for a holiday thats weeks away? I did. And ended up with this holiday inspired look. I’m loving a style that speaks to that Italian and French tranquil, laid back resort look. Perhaps I should make a mood board… but I imagine lots of linen, silks, embroidery, muted tones with black, leather and suede with pops of bright colors. I’m thinking oversized everything, distressed denim and tousled hair.
In this day and age, where every checked bag is charged and a girl can’t get a decent glass of champagne on a plane without having to break out the credit card, we must learn to live simply and to thrive in our minimalism. Your answer is in your tote and your carry-on. This is where you pack all your things. Forget the checked bag, ain’t nobody got time for that.
Packing for a 5 day vacation, for some, might include packing a large bag of everything you own, or for others it’s grabbing those key pieces and creating lots of different outfits from them. This is how to be that latter girl.
Here’s 5 day looks and 5 evening looks from clothing that can all fit in a carry on (and perhaps your tote..)
Traveling any number of distances can be exhausting and can create creaky backs and cranky dispostions from long hours of sitting. The upside to traveling is that you’re actually going somewhere, and in the journey, you can look fabulous. Nothing says “well seasoned traveler” more than a woman that looks put together when she steps off the train, plane or automobile.
The first lesson in travel style or obtaining a chic look, is to have luggage that matches. When everything “goes together” it creates a great sense of cohesiveness, which in turn speaks to your timeless style. You don’t have to spend a fortune on name brand stuff, so the key to getting that timeless look is by having bags that go together.
The second lesson is that you want to travel in clothing that won’t be fiercely wrinkled by the time you get to the other side. Nothing screams “disheveled” more than clothing that’s wrinkled beyond the recognition of it’s shape. It goes without saying that wearing pajamas to the airport is no bueno. You are an adult woman who has grabbed life by the horns! Look and be prepared for anything.
Right before the end of the trip I always sneak into the restroom to freshen up, smooth the tousled hair and fix any makeup that got lost on the pillow. There’s usually also restrooms between where you got off and the meeting point.
Below are two great outfits for the traveling woman. Both are laid back with elements of done-up-ness, and the suede luggage is the perfect accessory. A large tote bag can carry your smaller shoulder bag as well as a book, magazine, cell phone charger, makeup bag, snacks while the larger carry one bag will house some extra clothing things including toiletries. (Assuming you’ve checked a bag).