Friday, July 30, 2010

The Packing Tips Digest, Issue 2

This is another example of packing versatile pieces – for this conference I attended in San Francisco I brought along the typical conference fashion choices (a black skirt, boots, etc.) but I also packed this sort of grunge-inspired (and ever so comfy) plaid top and when I ventured away from the conference to see some sights and hang out in China Town, I tossed this over my conference outfit and instantly had a more casual street look.



Another tip I can offer, especially for shorter trips, is to bring at least one statement piece – something that will turn heads and add an extra sense of style to an outfit. For my San Francisco trip my statement piece was this white jacket (I was there in November and the coat is actually pretty light so it was an appropriate choice), which added an element of chic to my basic black pants and pumps.


20 comments:

Indie.Tea said...

Good ideas.
Argh, I'm annoyed that I can't name that hotel you're standing in front of, I've been past it dozens and dozens of times...

Leia said...

I love the idea of packing a statement piece! In the winter if I'm travelling I always pack a statement coat :)

Leia

Robyn said...

I always forget things like statement pieces when on vacation. I end up looking so plain when trying to pack light.

Penny Dreadful said...

You look cute in plaid! Green really suits your skin tone, you should wear more of it :)

aurora. said...

cute outfits!
i especially love the checked shirt
and the statement piece is essential lol

thanks for the lovely comment on my blog :)
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xoxo

shari @ little blue deer said...

LOVE that white jacket! Of course, while traveling I would no doubt spill on it and be nowhere NEAR a dry cleaner! XO!

Jessica said...

Love your tips! I always bring one piece of statement jewelry that I will wear everyday and coordinates with everything I packed. That way I feel pulled together, but not worried about losing a piece on the road!

Zabrinah said...

These are great tips and I'm going to use them! Especially, bring one statement piece that'll turn heads. I think this a great idea instead of bringing a whole bunch of average outfits.

:)

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

Anna Katrina said...

great choices!!

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Style Queen said...

Lovely outfits, great blog :)

Non-Stop-Fashion

MarchMusings said...

A coat is a great thing to pack. Pulls together an outfit instantly

Jessica Weingarten said...

Great suggestions! I think SF is my favorite city of all time, so so so beautiful! Annnd that green plaid top looks AMAZING on you! it matches your hair perfectly :)

-Jess
http://darknightholdtight.blogspot.com

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love, love the white coat! I bought a white pea coat last year and even though I need to get it cleaned more often, It really is a great statement piece.

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh I love your statement piece. It really does catch the eye.

http://wearingitonmysleeves.blogspot.com

Abi said...

Great tips. Love the trench. And one statement piece is definitely a good thing!

Khadija said...

Lovely pictures :)

The Owl's Closet said...

thanks for the tips! i love ur idea of taking a long a statement piece! will definitely keep that in mind:)

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

Jessie said...

You look great!

xx
Jessie
http://87life.blogspot.com

jess said...

Great jacket!

Lisa said...

love the jacket!