Several of you have asked so I thought I’d give you a travel wardrobe update. A follow up to my Travel Wardrobe post I did before my trip to London/Paris.
I am not a light packer so I was very proud of myself when my suitcase only weighed 30 lbs. That was on the way to Europe – we won’t talk about how much it weighed on the way home and the fact that we had to buy another suitcase in London in order to get all our things home. Cali had accumulated quite a few things during her 7 week stay and I picked up a few of my own!
I was very happy with the clothes I took. I ended up wearing everything except for the white sweater (so white isn’t the best choice for traveling). Before leaving, thanks to the advice of one of you, I took out the periwinkle sweater, scarf and grey t-shirt. I didn’t miss them. I also took out the tennis shoes which I now wish I had taken because the brown shoes I took didn’t turn out to be as comfortable as I thought they were. I wore the black Josef Seibel shoes every day – they were wonderful and super comfortable – no blisters! I am glad I took the dressier heels which are also super comfortable. They are Sofft brand. I wore those in the evening when we would dress up a bit to go to the theater. I could even run on the cobblestones in them when we were late for the show.
I wore the jeans and skirts during the day and then the dressier black pants at night with the heels. I took two dressier tops which went with the black pants that I wore in the evenings. Good choice.
Cardigans were definitely the way to go. Most days they were all I needed but it was easy to throw my trench coat on over them on the days I needed a little more warmth.
I am so glad I took the leggings to go under the skirt. The weather was coolish and with all the climbing in and out of trains, subways, boats etc. we did I was much more comfortable with my legs covered under the skirt. Cali even borrowed them once to wear under her dress. I am very glad I took the two skirts and wore them a lot. Europeans do tend to dress up more then Americans.
I felt right in style with my various striped shirts. EVERYONE was wearing stripes. If you are headed to Europe this summer be sure and take a few striped shirts.
I am also glad I took scarves. They are a great way to change up an outfit and again EVERYONE was wearing scarves. I think I wore one everyday and even picked up a few more while I was there (6 to be exact!)
Here are a few photos of a few of the outfits I wore while in Europe.
Arriving in Paddington Station: Pink sweater, gray and white striped t-shirt, ankle length jeans and pink floral scarf. I also took a black trench coat.
A day trip out to Cambridge: Another striped t-shirt, black skirt, leggings and red sweater. I loved wearing the lacy, cream colored scarf I picked up at Portobello Road Market the day before.
We spent the day touring around London: skinny jeans, cream t-shirt, brown cardigan and brown/pink floral scarf.
A beautiful day in the Cotswalds: yellow/brown floral skirt, cream t-shirt, brown cardigan and cream scarf.
The Eiffel Tour and Paris: I cuffed my skinny jeans, yet another striped t-shirt. You can’t go to Paris this summer and not wear stripes. It was a little cool so I wore my khaki green jacket.
A stop on the Isle de Louis for some amazing ice cream from Berthillion. I picked up a pretty new scarf in a little boutique while in Paris and had to wear it! ( We got rained on in Paris thus the bad hair!)
A morning at Versailles – the Hall of Mirrors: Grey and black striped t-shirt, jean jacket, black skirt with leggings and of course that cream, lace scarf again!
There you have it – my travel wardrobe. More photos of my trip and info coming soon – I promise.
I am ready to go back NOW- can’t wait to start planning my next trip. Hopefully I won’t have to wait another 50 years to go back!!