Bengal Waxed Canvas Jacket / Cable Knit Beanie / Fleur Often than Not Earrings / Tunic / Sophia Cowl Neck Sweater / Thread Society Soft Tee / Porteen Gear Cross-Body Travel Purse / Pilcro Serif Cord Legging / Harper Boot
I figured it was time for another what-to-wear post. This time, I haven’t chosen a specific destination—just a travel wardrobe for cool weather—in order to share with you some of the outfits that have worked well for me this holiday season as we’ve spend various weekends away with family.
Weekend trips are great practice for dialing in what your essentials really are. Usually only one pair of pants or leggings is needed, a tunic, a tee, a long cardigan, a coat, some very comfortable, versatile, waterproof boots, and a nice little purse.
You may recognize a few of these items. Ahnu Harper ankle boots—very comfortable and totally waterproof. Great for a climate like Seattle or Portland—not quite insulated enough for the snow. I’ve also shown you this purse from Porteen Gear. I love how easily her fun color schemes tie into a number of travel wardrobes while exuding loads of personality. Do you remember the Sophia cowl neck sweater from Royal Robbins?
I’ve also included a couple of items from brands I can vouch for. For example, Pilcro Serif makes amazing legging jeans. As my husband and I were Christmas shopping a month ago, I discovered them at Anthropologie. Since I had conveniently retired a pair of jeans earlier that day, I purchased some black jeans and I fell in love. For Christmas I requested this cord legging with a black and white pattern print. The gray I have pictured will be much easier to make outfits from, but I can tell you they are wildly comfortable, and over the years, as the funds arise, I plan to collect many more Pilcro Serif pants.
The bengal waxed canvas jacket from Cotopaxi is an item I would love the opportunity to try out. It would make an excellent transition piece from trail to town. It is both insulated and fashionable. A slightly longer coat can be a lot more versatile for travel because they look great with tunics and tees alike. I have tried their Pacaya jacket and can vouch for the quality—review forthcoming. I love that Cotopaxi has a mission, too. If you’re going to stock up on gear, let it be for good.
Now, I have a tunic in a tan color like the one pictured and it is one item that ends up on every little trip with me. I highly recommend pieces like this in neutral colors.
Take these suggestions and use them to mix and match your own travel wardrobe for cool weather!
Go in style,