neutral separates with floral cape

look who came to visit…Lars!

One of the reasons that simple, neutral separates are my mainstay for travel is that they can be dressed up or down with accessories. Here I’ve dressed up a black knit top and ankle pants somewhat with a scarf cape and jewelry. (This could go even more formal with different shoes and jewelry.) This outfit* packs easily, and all of the clothing can go from suitcase to dinner without pressing.

necklace | scarf cape (similar) | top | pants | ring | sandals

I’m wearing the “Fit and Flare” top, provided by Covered Perfectly. It’s made from the same super-soft, breathable and washable MicroModal fabric as the others I’ve reviewed, and has such a nice, feminine shape thanks to the princess seaming (which is a rare thing in a knit top these days!). At 5’1″, this fits me more like a tunic, so those of you who are tall will find you still have plenty of coverage. I may have it hemmed up a little bit.

black knit tunic

having a little Marilyn Monroe moment there in back thanks to the afternoon breeze… ;-)

The pants are one of my warm season travel stalwarts, the Eileen Fisher stretch crepe ankle pants. (More colors here, Plus here.) I’ve worn these even in hot and humid conditions and was comfortable. They breathe, don’t cling, seem to adjust well to different temperatures, and of course can be washed and hung to dry overnight.

The scarf cape was an anniversary gift from le Monsieur. More prints in this style here.

You can browse more of my travel wardrobe picks on my SHOP page.

How do you dress up your neutral separates?

*though I LOVE these sandals and wear them frequently at home, I’ll probably pack a lower-heeled style (TBD) for travel

DISCLOSURE: Top was provided by Covered Perfectly for review. All other items and opinions are my own.