Bringing Color Back.
February 23, 2014
Filed Under: Style
I’ve been staying in pretty neutral territory lately when it comes to my wardrobe colors. Shades of navy, beige, gray and black are in constant rotation these days. Feeling motivated by the spring-like sunshine we’ve had lately, I took a baby step back into more saturated hues with these jeans that I purchased this past fall. Before I congratule myself on this achievement too much, I have to acknowledge that I am currently writing this blog post in an outfit of solely black and gray. What can I say? I’m a creature of habit.
Jacket: Banana Republic (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Top: LNA c/o Shopbop (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Necklaces: c/o Saressa Designs (Same. Same.)
Jeans: Pilcro from Anthropolgie (Finding jeans in this color is practically impossible. Sorry, guys.)
Boots: Nine West (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Air dried. Bangs twisted away from face and pinned into place.
Photos by Grant.
Expect to see more neutral toned ensembles from me in the next couple of weeks. Today I leave for Nashville and in a week I will head to Los Angeles. When I’m going to be living out of a suitcase I choose to pack clothing in similar shades so items easily pair with each other and with shoes. A piece of advice when it comes to packing light: choose a shoe color and then pack clothing that matches. I typically choose to bring along black shoes in a few styles (sandals, flats, heels) and leave it at that. Because this conserves so much space, I packed six days of winter wear for New York in a carry on suitcase. I’ve also managed to pack for a little over a week in spring-like weather in Nashville and a week in summerly Los Angeles in a single large suitcase.
Disclaimer: Although everything I packed fits comfortably in this bag, it weighs close to 50lbs. Because of this, I am also bringing along a carry on suitcase in case I decide to make any purchases that would push my checked baggage over the weight limit on my way home.
Do you have any advice when it comes to packing light while traveling?