Greetings from Spain/Catalunya (en route to Barcelona)! Although it seems that this country would rather not admit it—all of the tourist sites still list Verano/Summer hours, Autumn is in full bloom here, just as it is back in the States; the leaves both fallen and on the trees are a beautiful palate of orange, yellow, and brown.
Here’s a quick post from the midst of my travels featuring pictures from my recent Chicago visit. I’ve been on the road a lot recently, both by train and plane, and when it comes to traveling, I generally choose comfort above all else. My go-to travel gear for the weather this time of year is simply the following: a cozy sweater, leggings, and a pair of boots or booties. Basic pieces that we all have. What’s doubly great about these pieces is that it doubles as a casual street-ready outfit so that you can hit your new city right off the bat—ready to see, eat, do all the things you do when you’re in a new place.
In the spirit of the season, I’ve recently been favoring this particular summer sweater from Loft. First things first… the color. Pumpkin spice, anyone? I can’t get anymore basic than this (#psl), but it truly is a wonderful fall color that compliments the changing leaves and warm tones of the upcoming holiday season. Secondly, summer sweaters are an amazing way to keep warm in cooler weather without overheating as I mentioned in a previous post featuring a layer-friendly moto jacket.
A pair of good leggings (fully-opaque, structured, and “thick” enough to avoid any outfit mishaps) will keep you comfortable on the train or plane, and easy slip on-off zippered boots or booties make for easy TSA security screens at the airport. You’ll also be able to avoid removing accessories by wearing simple jewelry pieces—stud earrings, a light necklace, and a few rings–as anything too chunky or overly metallic may find you struggling to fiddle with tiny fasteners in an already high-stress security screening line. It can’t be just me that dreads having to go through security at the airport, right?
Lastly, this basic travel look is a great standard from Fall clear through the Spring… it’s just a matter of adding on extra layers to suit the season (e.g. a cami underneath to line against chillier days, a coat or jacket over the sweater, taller winter boots or weather-ready Hunters, etc)! Do you have any travel-friendly outfit go-to’s and tricks? Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to drop me a line in the comments below. :)
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