A Thoughtful Place: How to Marry Travel and Fashion

11.08.2012

How to Marry Travel and Fashion

I normally leave the fashion posts to the bloggers who really know what they are talking about! I don’t really have a clue but I had a ton of emails asking about the different pieces I wore while in Dallas & Chicago. I have learned something about myself and traveling.  .  . I might be schlepping around a new city, but I still like to look current. I have also learned that it is pretty darn easy to pull off a couple of looks while on the road with a few simple pieces. I like to stick with some basics and add pops of color with my scarves. It is a much easier way to pack as well. I also find that the white pea coat is a way to pull any outfit together. It matches everything but looks great with boots, scarves, and a fun handbag. So today I am showing you my go to pieces for when I travel and basically for fall and winter. I wear them just as much at home as I do when I sightsee. Oh, and the boots were the number one thing you all asked for so I scooped up three by the same maker for you to choose from. Obviously if you will be walking a lot the flat boots are best. But I also take a pair of heeled boots for going out at night. And I have to say that my Miz Mooz boots are the most comfortable boots I own and I really do love them. And if we get dressed up at night I pair them with a simple dress and tights.

 

 

Miz Mooz Katie in Gray

 

Miz Mooz Shannon

Miz Mooz 'Kacy' Boot

{update: click link to right for great sale price}  Miz Mooz Kacy Boot 

BY THE WAY: I buy one 1/2 size down in Miz Mooz {Just FYI}

Oh, and I stick to a gray or khaki boot because they look darling with black or brown! They go with EVERYTHING.

 

Navy Blazer

Anyone who knows me well, knows that my navy blazer is a huge staple in my wardrobe. I like that it dresses up a pair of jeans while still being comfortable. When I travel I layer underneath so that I can transition to going out with just a tank underneath. Add a scarf or necklace and your are set.

Turtleneck Sweater

My khaki turtleneck sweater is another staple. I like that it goes with anything and can be instantly changed with a pop of color scarf.

Hudson Jeans Signature Bootcut Jeans (Finch)

Hudson Bootcut

I do splurge on jeans every now and then. The reason being is that these fit me the best and every woman knows that if you find a great fitting pair of jeans you hang onto them for dear life. They last my quite a while so for me it is worth it.

 

David & Young Zigzag Knit Infinity Scarf

 

Zig Zag Infinity Scarf

Super love this scarf!!!! Keeping most of my traveling pieces neutral I can change it up with a different scarf. Also, when you shed your coat in a cold climate once inside, the scarf gives the outfit a kick.

Coffee Shop Junior's Double Breasted Wool Peacoat -Assorted Colors

White Pea coat

I invested in a white pea coat years ago and I still wear it every season. It’s my number one pick. And I must say it has not gotten dirty like most would think. One coat is all I take when I travel and the white looks good with jeans but also looks great with dresses if you kick up the style.

 

Tory Burch 'Diamante' Stacked Square Wrap Bracelet

 

Stacked Bracelet

I like to take a set of bracelets that I can wear with everything. They travel well and make me feel more put together. I don’t have these but hubby if you are reading. . . . I like them oh so much!

Big Buddha Faux Leather Hobo

 

Zig Zag Hobo Purse

And lastly, my last traveling must is a shoulder bag. Most of my purses that I use at home are carried on my arm so when I travel I make sure I take one that I can toss over my shoulder. I like to carry one that has a print like this one because it instantly adds style to your neutral outfits.

I hope these picks help! They are my favorites for traveling and for winter. What about you? Any fun fashion tips when you travel?

update: recently found this coat which is very similar to the one I have:

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DKNY Coat

17 comments :

  1. OH MY WORD. Timely post! I am getting ready to fly for a long weekend, but just wanted to take a carry-on. I noticed in your post the other day how slick you looked during the wedding weekend...and here is the "how-to"! Awesome!

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  2. Love the boots! My "riding" boots have been re-soled twice I wear them so much. Such a great wardrobe staple.

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  3. Those boots are gorgeous and I simply have to have those wrap bracelets!

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  4. Where are those bracelets from?

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  5. I'm so glad you posted this and would argue that you DO know what you are talking about. Just between us, I was stalking your boots already so thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. Although I didn't email, I did scroll back through and analyze out the stylish outfits you put together! :) Thanks!

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  7. I agree with Rene...you know what you're talking about. Great post Courtney. You looked beautiful in all of your outfits on both trips. I may need to snag those boots in gray. Love those.

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  8. Love all your picks!! You have such great style!!! xo

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  9. those bracelets are darling! and i need a new pair of boots!

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  10. Love all your picks...you are so totally stylish and know what you're talking about! You'll be doing outfit posts before you know it! Tell G to brush up on his photo skillz! ;)

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  11. Mark thanks you for doing his Christmas shopping for him! LOL Love it all. I was just saying I need a few go to pieces since we are traveling so much these days.

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  12. I love those boots!!! Great tips and you are so right about a good fitting pair of jeans!

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  13. Thanks for these tips! I will be taking a trip with my mom to California in a few weeks and I really was not looking forward to packing until now! ;-) I have had my eye on that turtleneck sweater for some time now, it is just so pretty!

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  14. That white pea coat is toooo cute, I need one!
    Happy weekend Courtney!

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  15. I'm having a love affair with the white coat i bought because of this post! Thanks for all the great tips!

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