Friday, August 30, 2013

fashion friday :: make a statement (via trip styler)

the best-kept secret in packing isn’t the scarf (because everyone knows to pack a scarf by now); it's the statement accessory. fine, your statement accessory can be a scarf, but you have lots of other options to make your basic travel staples pop.

a simple long weekend packing list of jeans, a couple tops and a sweater can be complemented by a hat, a statement necklace, a pair of bold socks or stockings, great eyewear and a bandana that doubles as a pocket square. just like that, two outfits turn into four.

this approach to packing has significantly reduced my suitcase real estate. i can actually pack for a weekend in a weekender bag now! (except for shoes, but that's why God invented oversized handbags...right?)

trip styler tip: stick to a couple colours to make your packing even easier. in this case, it worked out that everything i sourced was turquoise with neutrals. so chic and unexpected for late summer/fall.

(clockwise from top left) 
target limited edition wool rancher hat, norse projects wool 6 panel cap, y's by yohji yamamoto triple layer stole, kenneth jay lane turquoise stick necklace, strathcona stockings turquoise roses trouser stockings, apolis washed linen bandana, d.l. eyewear frames, ladies & gentlemen bloc necklace

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