Thursday, December 21, 2017

Traveling from Cold to Warm?

She has no explanation, nor does she feel that she needs one. She loves her denim culottes, and she wants to wear them as much as possible...

denim culottes
denim culottes – ADAM by Adam Lippes

Thus, she is wearing this when she leaves, from her snowy home:

travel outfit in ivory, peach and denim
jacket – Topshop; earrings – Rebecca Minkoff; tee – Scotch & Soda; watch – MVMT; socks – Stance; boots – Frye; denim culottes – ADAM by Adam Lippes; tote – Madewell

But she realized that she didn't want to pack very much - she's really only going to be there for 5 days! But how to take her travel outfit and translate it into a travel wardrobe?

How about breaking out the colors, and working around that? She's not really sure about how the final wardrobe proportions will be, so she just assigns each of the 3 colors an equal share of the palette...

travel outfit in ivory, peach and denim broken out into a color scheme
jacket – Topshop; earrings – Rebecca Minkoff; tee – Scotch & Soda; watch – MVMT; socks – Stance; boots – Frye; denim culottes – ADAM by Adam Lippes; tote – Madewell

First up, what does she do when she lands, and the temperature is in the 70s rather than the 20s? Duck into the restroom, peel off boots and socks, stuff into tote bag, along with her fluffy jacket! Slip these on:

3 pieces to transition an outfit from cold weather to warm weather
sunglasses – DIFF; bag - Sancia; sandals - Matt Bernson

When her family meets her, this is what she's wearing!

warm weather outfit in peach and denim
sunglasses – DIFF; earrings – Rebecca Minkoff; tee – Scotch & Soda; bag - Sancia; watch – MVMT; denim culottes – ADAM by Adam Lippes; tote – Madewell

"Didn't you FREEZE getting to the airport?"

They need to stop at Baggage Claim, because she's got a wee bag to fetch; this is what's in it:

six-pack for warm weather in bone, peach and blue
pajamas – Asceno; tee – Stateside; earrings – Larkspur & Hawk; cardigan – Ralph Lauren; blue sweater - Dorothy Perkins; necklace - Charlotte Wendes; bone denim pants – Eileen Fisher; blue bracelet - Alexis Bittar; scarf - Pennyblack; floral skirt – Topshop; tie-front top – Lands’ End; gold flats - Børn

(these bone pants are calling out to me... sigh...)

When she starts hanging up things in the guest bedroom, this is what she has with which to work for the next few days. She's not at ALL worried about finding something to wear:

travel capsule wardrobe in bone, peach and denim blue

First up, she knows that she has 4 ways to wear her favorite denim culottes:

2 ways to wear denim culottes from a 6-Pack Wardrobe

2 ways to wear denim culottes from a 6-Pack Wardrobe

Her little skirt isn't quite as versatile, but she knows that if the temperatures creep up into the 80s, or drop to the 60s, she can wear it either way!

2 ways to wear a floral skirt from a 6-Pack Wardrobe

She's particularly happy to have a chance to wear her new bone denim pants! They're not really ideal in the currently slushy weather at home...

2 ways to wear bone denim pants from a 6-Pack Wardrobe

2 ways to wear bone denim pants from a 6-Pack Wardrobe

Her family always marvels at how she packs - such a small bag! So MANY different things! Silk pajamas? Her bracelet matches her sweater! And that scarf...

And in a pinch, she could always wear one of her pajama pieces as a regular garment... She planned it that way!

hugs,
Janice

Traveling from Cold to Warm?
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7 comments:

  1. I can absolutely swear my packing adventures never turns out this way.

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  2. Janice,
    I love this color combo, and would be happy to have these clothes in my suitcase !

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  3. I'm pinning this under tote bag travel. With so many different looks (I've counted 18 ways I'd wear these items), this could easily keep me happy while traveling for a long weekend or even a two week vacation. BTW, the blue sweater paired with floral boots (as seen via the link) looks fabulous!

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  4. I just bought some denim culottes today, and then got back to find this post! Thanks for showing me how versatile they can be.
    Alice

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  5. This is such a pretty color combo. And a great way to travel light. Merry Christmas Janice! xo Deborah

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  6. love the exuberance and at the same time, prettiness of this outfit combination. Here's a travel wardrobe question...How to plan for a pajama like outfit to wear for a very long flight and other travel modes trip that can still look decent?

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  7. Just back from doing this. The one thing I wish I had packed would be a summery maxi dress for when I still wanted to be outdoors but had enough of the sun's rays. From 70's to snow, time to book another vacation!

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