One of my favorite parts of a trip is packing for it. I know a lot of you are probably thinking that’s your least favorite. But honestly, putting together outfits that fit a certain location and setting aside a wardrobe for a week or 10 days that everything can mix and match with everything else is an activity I genuinely enjoy. As I start packing for upcoming trips, I spent some time looking back at some of my all time favorite travel looks from previous trips and particularly looking at how I put the looks together to match certain places. So since you might be headed to some of these destinations too, here’s my top all time favorite travel style looks and why I love each one.
Casual Chic in Paris
One of my all time favorites, this look actually sort of came together spur of the moment while in Paris in the Fall. It was warmer outside than I had expected and had planned on having a trench over this for most of the day, though as the temperatures warmed, I used this long black sweater as my “coat” for the day. The scarf is also one of my all time favorites that I own and it doesn’t hurt that my long sleeved top and the scarf both have city names on them from all over the world.
Warm and Colorful in Dublin
I love packing for cold destinations. Coats and scarves are my favorite wardrobe staple, so when I get to pack warm clothes, I have so much fun. I love how the red in this outfit on my mittens and inside the jacket pop against the blues of my scarf and jacket and the green of the denim. It fit in very well in Dublin and was so comfortable for the trip.
Traditionally French in Nice
What’s more French than a trench coat and a scarf? Maybe wearing that and standing on your balcony in Nice overlooking the Mediterranean? I loved this outfit and it’s still one of my go-to’s at home too. This blue trench I picked up at Zara in Paris a few years back is one of my all time favorite coats… it’s not quite navy, but a dark royal blue that seems to brighten up any outfit. And as above, this same scarf from Madewell that I also wore in Paris paired with those sunglasses from Galleries Lafayette (that unfortunately broke recently after 2 years), this combo is a personal favorite and so very me.
Color and Comfort in Marrakech
This dress is a favorite travel item in my wardrobe. I picked it up at Forever 21 years ago before and I’ve worn it non-stop since. It was also amazing for our India trip. I also like having a light jacket with me when I travel, specifically in conservative countries as well as walkable shoes, these tan loafers are super comfortable to travel in. This outfit fit perfectly with the colorful culture in Marrakech but also was conservative enough that I felt comfortable in the Muslim country. This photo and this outfit definitely are one of my faves.
Sea Adventure in Alaska
I love Alaska and there is such a sense of adventure there. We took a sea cruise off the Kenai Peninsula and got to see so much wildlife. It was one of those trips that you’re just so excited to be there and see it all and this look was perfect to keep me warm but also allow me to be out in the elements at sea in Alaska. The beanie is from Peru that we brought home from our trip there so it was special too and I love a good outfit where I can wear my favorite “wellies”.
Spring in the City in London
In London a couple years ago, I saw this coat in one of my favorite stores there, Boden, on our first day. I kept thinking about it all week and finally went back and bought it later in our trip and it’s become one of my favorite clothing staples. I paired it for a Spring evening in London with all black underneath so that the coat really got it’s moment to shine!
Summer Café Life in Paris
One of my favorite photos that Nick has captured of me, this image is completely me when I’m in Paris. Paris has always felt like a second home to me and this easy Summer outfit in Paris is perfect for wandering and stopping at cafés along the way.
Fall Weekend in New York City
New York City is one of my favorite cities and we try to go as often as we can to enjoy the city environment and visit out favorite restaurants. This particular trip was for my birthday and we started the day at my favorite spot, Fabrique for cinnamon buns and oat milk lattes, followed by a lovely day around the city. The air was crisp for an early Fall day and this look was perfect for an October Saturday in the city.