many of us love to add short getaways into our travel plans. i’m thinking one of those long weekends when Monday happens to be a holiday. there’s nothing better than packing our weekender and heading out of town fast. but what to wear? what to pack when space and time are of the essence? you know me. when faced with a dilemma, i always bring it back to the basics. when you want to travel elegantly and in style, that’s when a neutral color palette comes in handy: blacks, blues, grays, whites, and camels are perfect choices.
this post sponsored by Ann Taylor.
today i picked black and white for my color combo. and a few key pieces from Ann Taylor that will mix and match all weekend long. the weekend wardrobe starts with a black tweed blazer. a pair of white denim and black boardwalk shorts are next. a feminine blouse can be dressed up or down. and i never leave home without at least one striped tee in my suitcase.
but don’t forget shoes. to keep things streamlined, i chose one pair of sneakers for walking and one pair of strappy sandals (old, similar here and here) for evening. add a white tee for good measure, and you’re done. how easy is that? now, how many outfits can we mix and match for the weekend? we’ll need two outfits for saturday, sunday, and monday. six in all. so let’s get this party, errr weekend, started.
for my getaway to Florida, i made sure a pair of black shorts came with me. they’re so dang versatile! and i am loving the longer length of these boardwalk shorts that come in three colors. for a casual day bumming around the Keys (and, yes, it was chilly due to high winds) i chose to pair the boardwalk shorts with a mixed media striped tee. for those of you wondering what a mixed media top is, it’s just an easy way to identify a top made with two different fabrics. in this case, a woven hem was added to a knit striped tee. a match made in heaven. and it gives a little oomph to a simple tee. but the piece de resitance to this outfit has to be these adorable sneakers with a pop of red.
there’s something magical about a beautiful sunrise. add the sound of roaring surf, and you have the beginnings of a glorious day.
all right, ladies, that’s a wrap for today. can you believe it’s Wednesday? time to put a smile on someone’s face, including yours.
a big thank you to Ann Taylor for this sponsored post and helping me travel elegantly and in style. and thank you, lovely readers, for supporting the brands that allow me to bring fresh ideas.