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: large image view DKNY Coat


  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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. :)

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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! 😉

  5. says

    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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