Can you smell it? It’s all around. The air is crisper and cooler and the first of the leaves are starting to turn colors. Just as the trees, we begin to shed our summer layers of cotton dresses, coral polish and even ombre hair. We trade them in for darker locks, Lincoln Park After Dark, and luxe cashmere cardigans. But just because summer Fridays are over, it doesn’t mean the suitcase needs to go back under the bed.
Fall is one of my favorite times to travel. You get to take advantage of off-season rates, fewer tourists, and a change-up from restaurant menus to fun outdoor activities to partake in. two + seven asked me to style a look for three great getaways to go the fall season. Now, many travel bloggers recommend you pack only necessities and plan your wardrobe ahead of time. They also recommend couch surfing, so we’re not really going to listen to them when it comes to style.
Here’s a few of my personal packing tips:
- What makes you feel special, but keep it practical and seasonal.
- A fancy dress or suit jacket – even if you have no plans to meet with the Queen, you never know!
- Options, many options – You may not get around to wearing everything, or will you…?
Voyager à Paris
Colored denim is still good stock. Keep buying and match it with a thin knit sweater to wear under a trench, like this Manoush coat that can stand against unexpected weather. Also, grab a low heel bootie that’s comfortable enough for lines at the Louvre and dressy enough for evening dining.
Exploring in Aspen
Fur. There, I said it. Fur is in and when used as small accents on knitwear, it’s a little more digestible. Leather shorts in the summer were an all-around bad idea, but they’re great for fall. Keep them out and pair them with grey knit stockings or knee-highs to keep you warm. Riding boots like this Vince Camuto pair are great for questionable terrain. It’s not snowing just yet, but if you’re in the mountains these will pair well with skinny jeans, a dress and even shorts (though not recommended for hiking).
Traveling to the Caribbean in the fall or winter is what makes Resort Collections so special. While everyone’s still in the office after dark, you’re stripping down and soaking up the UV’s. Try matching a swimsuit and dress that compliment each other and work when wet. Try out this Anthropologie crochet dress, which shows off this sexy Zimmerman one piece. Pair it with flats that have a touch of hardware to bring out a little edge.
There you have it. My three looks for fall travel. For more traveling tips and looks head over to Traveling-in-heels.com.