it’s travel month over here on the blog. one of my favorite months. we kicked things off yesterday with some tips and tricks for airport travel. and today, i’m showcasing an outfit geared for traveling when it’s cooler outside. i’m all about the color pop today. and in that spirit, i’m featuring a pair of classic red shoes—something everyone should have in their closet.
there’s no place like home
but before i set off this weekend, i wanted to take a moment and (preemptively) reflect on my favorite thing about travel: coming home. as much as i love jet-setting, there really is no place like home. we spent last month touring my home. and as the blog continues to grow, i thought i’d do a little bit of a roll call. i’m curious where you all—especially my new readers—call home. let me know in the comments below!
a peacoat is a must
today, i’ve paired white ankle jeans (Talbots) with a classic rollneck sweater and a beautiful blue peacoat (J.Crew). a peacoat is a classic—if not the classic—coat to own. but they’re bulky. so if you’re planning on traveling with one, make sure you wear it on the plane. (and they double as a blanket.)
i’ve matched both with this beautifully patterned scarf (Talbots), creating some visual interest. scarves are a great way to add color and creativity to any outfit.
add color to your closet
most, if not all closets can do with a little bit more color. anyone who follows this blog closely knows the extent to which i stress the neutrals as a base. they are the foundation in which to build any wardrobe. that being said, it’s important not to get stuck in neutral.
with blue and red as my base, i took today’s outfit to the next level by adding a splash of red with my (similar) bag and loafers (J.Crew). using accessories as means to colorize is an easy way to keep your closet fresh. if red isn’t your color, you can imagine pairing today’s outfit with oranges, greens or yellows.
classic red shoes
if you don’t have a pair of classic red shoes, get one. they’re iconic for a reason. i live in Athens, and the weather is (has been) pretty mild here this winter. so i can pull off a pair of backless loafers (J.Crew). it may or may not be cooler where you are, in which case, opt for a more traditional shoe. (and a warm pair of socks!)