3 travel pieces were outright winners on my last trip, and on every trip.
What I realised in one light bulb moment was my outfit may have had a sameness to it but it made getting up in the morning and out the door easy. Travelling is busy, unless the destination is a tropical island, time is precious and more often than not the people we meet are different each day. Hopefully they never compare notes and the change of lipstick did everything I hoped for.
3 pieces work anywhere if they are die-hard favourites.
The top 3 needs to be flexible, classic and easy to wear. My three were black; they are usually black. The reasons vary but generally it’s to do with practicality and flattery; especially now I have given in to the silver hair.
Black simply works.
I know there are those of you who are a little tired of black and I do understand but in autumn and winter black really is an easy pack. When we are at home clothing choices are so much more varied and I do shop my closet for non-black looks on a regular basis; when I travel I don’t want to ruminate on “what to wear”.
I want to follow my packing rules so I am not dependent on someone to carry my bags. I can’t quite manage a long trip with cabin baggage only but I must be able to move my suitcases single-handed.
The Top 3 Travel Pieces
1. The Black Pants
I think I alternated the suede panel Pixies with the crop style Martie every other day.
These J.Crew pants just work for me with everything. I wore them with sneakers, with boots and heels. They suited each jacket and coat and took me everywhere I needed to go. I am expecting great things from them over the holidays.
2. The Slim Black Top
By slim I mean not too bulky.
I wore a mix of Tee style black tops and turtlenecks; they worked every day in every way; the turtleneck with the velvet blazer or the silk long sleeved tee underneath the parka (or vice versa) combined together easily.
3. The Parka
The good old khaki parka saved the day in many ways.
For one thing, it wasn’t black. After two weeks, as practical as black is, it was a relief to lighten up the outer layer. The parka topped everything and looked great over a blazer if need be or on it’s own over the LBD or the pants and top ensemble.
I am leaving for Provence early next week; I am so excited to make our home festive and bright for the holidays.
The top 3 will be coming with me, xv.
The Top 3 Travel Pieces
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