First, Shana Tovah to those who are celebrating! May you be inscribed for a good year.
There are a few small trips on my calendar already for this fall, and one bigger one toward the end of the year. We’re off to Napa for a long weekend later this month. I’m hoping to get a road trip together with my sister in October to do some nature photography. The bigger trip? Yes, I’m headed back to Paris in December! (OK, so the tail-end of Fall…)
Fall Travel Wardrobe Ideas
I love to travel in the Fall (and Spring) but packing for those times of year can be challenging because weather is often so changeable. You can’t rely on forecasts more than a couple of days out. Rather than trying to determine and pack for specific conditions, I’ve learned to think in terms of possible temperature ranges and be sure I have clothing that will work at either end of the range. Usually, this means packing lightweight layers that I can add or remove as needed. (I’m working on a sample fall travel wardrobe that I’ll post next week.)
But in the meantime, here are a few pieces that you may want to consider for a Fall travel wardrobe. You can see all of my recent travel wardrobes HERE.
When it comes to outerwear, I prefer not to pack a bulky coat. I found that too often I’m stuck having to carry it around, either indoors or outside when the day warms up unexpectedly.
Last fall, I picked up one of the ultra light down vests from Uniqlo when I was in Paris. A friend of mine has been raving about these compact down jackets, so when we were at a store over the weekend, I tried and bought one. (I chose the off-white option.) These jackets pack down to nothing, can be worn on their own or layered underneath a coat or raincoat. Like the vests, I think they run a little small. I sized up to a Medium.
And if you need a travel raincoat at a budget-friendly price, I was also impressed with how light these “Blocktech” coats are. They don’t have a lot of insulation, but you can layer up underneath for warmth if needed.
I bought one of the Lands’ End packable down coats a couple of years ago and have been quite pleased with it. Here’s this year’s version. Their down is Responsible Down Certified, which means that the animals are sustainably and humanely raised. The shell is water-resistant, and the feathers retain their loft even when wet. This style is offered in Misses, Petites, Tall, Plus and Petites Plus.
Travel In Style
I love my Eileen Fisher stretch crepe pants for travel, but sometimes wish for a style with a little more of a tailored look, and with pockets. Looks like I might get my wish! This style is new, and is available in both black and navy (Midnight). I have a pair on order to try out, will report back. Offered in Misses, Petite, and Plus.
Are you planning any travel this fall? Facing any travel wardrobe challenges?