The countdown to T-Day – Turkey-Day that is – has begun and while some of you have started dreaming (maybe it’s a nightmare? LOL) about entertaining family and friends and cooking up a storm, others might be getting away from it all by heading south. Deciding what to pack for a vacation is always a fashion puzzle and even more challenging if it’s cold outside and you are headed somewhere much warmer like Florida.
To help you pack here are three outfit ideas that work in warmer climates.
1. Black Pants + Sleeveless Top + Sandals
LBP’s – or little black pants – are a wardrobe workhorse. More dressy than jeans but more relaxed than a dress or skirt, they’re perfect for travel because they are super comfy and you can dress them up or down for maximum utility. These are the 4 season cropped pants by J.Crew that work in any climate!
I’ve paired them with this handkerchief hem top. This piece floats elegantly away from the body, keeping you cool, and is easy-care machine washable. Finally, I’ve added metallic sandals and a metallic bag to dress up this look.
2. Day Dress
It’s always handy to take along a cute day dress for shopping or going for lunch and a nautical style like this one is always in style. I like the 3/4 length sleeves which give you some coverage but always look youthful. A little sundress like this is usually on the short side, so flats look great.
3. Shorts + T-Shirt+ Denim Jacket + Espadrilles
This last outfit is perfect for a fun vacation when you’re on the go all day and need something cute, comfy, and casual to see you through. Start with a pair of shorts. These are called ‘urban’ shorts, perfect for sightseeing. Add a go-with-everything gray t-shirt, classic denim jacket, and espadrilles, and you’ve got an outfit that is both classic and classy.
Bonus: the pieces will mix and match well with loads of other things, making them ideal for a travel capsule wardrobe. This is an easy, relaxed outfit if you plan to spend time just hanging around a beach town.
2. Maxi Dress + Sandals + Statement Earrings
If you are going someplace beachy and warm, there is nothing prettier than an easy, breezy maxi dress. This blue and white ruffled maxi has a lovely, boho-lite vibe. I’ve kept it classy with pretty gold sandals and long gold earrings that play up the appeal of the off-the-shoulder style.
Are you planning to go south sometime during the next few months? What’s your go-to packing strategy?