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.

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Outfit Breakdown:
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?

9 Responses to “Bringing Color Back.”

  1. Lauren says:

    I spent 10 days in Arizona with just a backpack and a (small) purse, and I think I did laundry once while I was there. But then of course, I’m not nearly as fashionably inclined and everything matches jeans ;)

  2. Jessica Rose says:

    Great Banana Republic jacket…lovely shade,

  3. Heather P. says:

    I’ve been living in that color scheme a lot lately too. I think almost all of my super-cold winter clothing is some shade of grey or black! Can’t wait for this weather to warm up so I can bust out some color into my wardrobe too!

    Hope you have fun on your trip! I try to pack light when I travel too. It’s just so much easier, right? :-)

  4. I love the jean + boot color combo, and am chasing down that shirt from LNA!

  5. Jackie says:

    This is a great combination. I love jeans that come in unique hues like those.

    I don’t have any advice for packing light, because I really don’t TRY to pack lightly. I’m heading south for a week and will probably just bring enough clothes for a week and a half, just because I like to have variety. I have a hard time knowing what I’ll feel like wearing days in advance. I know, this isn’t the “norm.”

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  6. allie says:

    That shade of lipstick is brilliant with this outfit.

  7. ash says:

    I adore the jeans and the shoes! Have a great time in Nashville and then Cali!

  8. Michelle M. says:

    Copper and deep green is absolutely my favorite color combo!

    Hope you’re having a great time in nashville – my town! Wish you were doing a meet with bloggers here!

  9. Becca says:

    Those boots are gorgeous! I love the dark banding detail.

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