Navy is one of those neutrals that “plays well with others.” Don’t be afraid to mix navy pieces with other neutrals or colors in your palette.
If your palette is cool, just swap out the brown accessories for black, silver jewelry for the gold, and a charcoal, burgundy, or emerald cardigan for the camel.
My travel prep process
This week, I’ve been firming up travel plans, and scheduling get-togethers with many of my London friends. And of course, that means figuring out what I’m going to pack.
I’ve become more relaxed about packing for most casual road trips. I’ll do a last minute weather check, and then assemble the night before or morning of departure. But I’m still pretty compulsive about longer or overseas trips.
About two weeks out, I’ll start adding pieces to my rolling rack to create my capsule (always starting with the shoes). I’ll try everything on in multiple combinations, to be sure it all works together. (I spent a couple of hours doing this yesterday, and am pretty pleased with my choices so far.)
Then it’s a matter of keeping an eye on the weather forecast, and adjusting for that and planned activities if needed. At the last minute, I’ll check the weather again, and make swaps if needed, or add one or two “wild card” pieces.
In addition to my travel wardrobe, I’ll also prep the following at least a week in advance:
- make sure all of my travel documents are in one place
- go through my toiletries kit**, remove any expired over-the-counter meds, and replenish if needed
- refill my travel size containers with skincare and other products
- re-stock dog food & supplies if needed
As I said above, it’s a bit compulsive, but I do find it saves last-minute scrambles or forgetting something I need. Plus, I find the anticipation and preparation is part of the pleasure of travel.
(**I’ve recently been asked about my toiletries kit. The one I have is several years old and no longer available, but is quite similar to this one. For travel days, I’ll keep the liquids in a separate clear bag for airport security.)
Do you plan your packing list in advance, or are you more spontaneous?
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