Monday, February 27, 2012

Have you seen any great
travel wardrobe sites or posts?

My husband, who retired early from the corporate world and now is a college professor, will be teaching in London this summer (before the Olympics)! I am so excited to be able to go along! We will be in London for 5 weeks. From there we will spend a few nights in Amsterdam, then 2 weeks in Germany.

Ideally I want to take one suitcase and a small carry on...am I crazy?

I need your help! Have you seen any great blog posts or websites that show you great combinations of clothing from a few simple pieces?

London


Something along the lines of the above polyvore... but that shows more pieces?

How about shoes? Can you recommend any comfortable shoes that I can walk miles in, that look somewhat stylish and that will go with most outfits? I am crazy!

I think I'm starting to panic. We leave in May!

5 comments:

  1. try travel smith, http://www.travelsmith.com/?SourceCode=GCRSS001&cm_mmc=SEM%20Brand-_-Typo-_-Google-_-keyword=travel-smith
    Not sure if they have combinations shown on their website, but the clothes are designed for travel and packing and less wrinkles. I wore several items while in Paris and loved the clothes.

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    1. They do have lots of nice looking things that don't look too touristy. I'm really liking the Iridescent Leopard A-Line Raincoat.

      http://tinyurl.com/7s4w24l

      It's lightweight and packable and I think it could look dressy when the occasion calls for that. All of my rain-wear...and I have lots of it here in Portland, is too heavy to pack. Thank you Jackie!

      PS...I see a series of Birds in Paris in your future! :)

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  2. I did just see something the other day...gosh where was that. I'll send if I see it! Something about picking one color like blue or black and dressing around it.

    I did it with a carry on bag...and 2 laundry opportunities though. My suggestion is, cardigans, scarves, a jersey dress. I brought 2 pairs of shoes- some bensimmon slip ons and a pair of ASOS chelsea ankle boots that I slipped some Dr. Scholls inserts into. Promise me you won't take a pair of Nikes, just promise ;) Even some Merrill flats.

    I liked this post from Oh Happy Day and wish I had her shoes!
    http://ohhappyday.com/2012/02/what-to-wear-traveling/

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    1. I'm glad you were able to do it with a carry on bag! I think I can do it. Last year when we went to Europe I was able to do it and we also had a couple of laundry opportunities. I just can't bear to bring all of the same clothes again this year...hence the post. I think what I'll do is change the accent color...which was coral...and work from there.

      Shoes...yikes!!! I really don't want to wear athletic shoes the whole time! Love the travel outfit on ohhappyday. It's great to have a go to travel outfit.

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  3. Try the Italian Geox shoes--they're comfortable and not clunky!
    And no, you're not crazy for going light! Just be sure you pack clothes you can layer to stay warm when needed. Happy Trails!

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