Sweater: Old Navy; Shorts: Madewell; Top: H&M; Shoes: Vibram; Sunglasses: Sunglasses Shop; Belt: Borrowed from Ryan
So time for some real talk.
You remember this post and this post? Yeah, well, I wish I looked like that everyday on this trip. In reality, I lived in my hiking books, with my hair pulled back into a ginormous bun (seriously I need a haircut pronto!), sans lipstick and makeup.
But before you think this blog is a fashion fraud, let me assure you that I love the whimsy of fashion blogging and I am sharing this “Sporty Spice look” for a reason. Although this outfit is unlike my preferred feminine ensembles, it does represent a large piece of my travel fashion. Distressed denim, cotton tee and white(ish) long-sleeve sweater. The first two to keep cool, and third to protect my skin.
So what does travel fashion mean to me? My travel style tips are two fold.
- Transitional pieces
- Can your shoes go from city wandering to bar hopping?
- Can your maxi dress keep you cool during the day, but keep you warm during the post sunset chill?
- Pack pieces that you feel good in while still protecting your feet, skin,and eyes from exposure.
- Pack less rather than more – girlfriend, the backpack gets heavy!
- Solids over prints!
Although its fun to take a break from the travel fashion and throw on something feminine and new, when you are on the road for five months, sometimes, dare I say it, practicality wins…
We are currently settling into our apartment in Palo Alto, follow along with us on Instagram for more travel photos!