For many of us easing back into travel this year, a shorter road trip is a great starting point. Le Monsieur and I will be heading to Las Vegas for a few days. This is our long-postponed 25th Anniversary celebration, which was originally scheduled for March 2020, just as everything was locking down. 😬
I’ll be completely honest: Las Vegas isn’t among my top travel destinations, but LM loves it, we have friends there, and there are some pretty great restaurants. We’ve booked a sunset tour at the Neon Museum (which is really cool) and just getting out of town for a few days will be a treat. (And later this summer, we have another road trip planned: a week of driving up California coast, much more my thing!)
A comfortable & fun travel wardrobe for Las Vegas
While packing for a road trip doesn’t have the same constraints on bag size and weight as air travel, I think it still makes good sense to plan ahead and pack smart. For this travel wardrobe, I didn’t give myself an item limit, but still wanted to include items that could be worn in as many combinations as possible. I had to make some last-minute shifts, as the weather forecast had changed substantially. It will be much cooler than I’d originally anticipated, which is fine with me. (And I’m always freezing indoors, where we’ll probably spend most of our time.)
I want to be comfortable, but also want to dress in a way that feels fun and celebratory. To help keep it cohesive, I went with neutral pants and mostly neutral tops, and let the jackets/toppers add the color and splash. Most of the pants go with most or all of the tops, and each of the tops can be worn with at least 2 of the jackets/toppers. I included mostly metallic footwear, which goes with everything.
So let’s dive in…
I’ve learned the hard way to avoid any shoes that aren’t comfortable for walking long distances. In Las Vegas, even going to dinner in your hotel can involve a good bit of walking. And we usually do a LOT more walking than that.
- I’m taking 2 pairs of sneakers…the platform sneakers I featured on Monday, and this older pair of Paul Greens (similar) as a backup walking shoe.
- No more heels for me…these metallic accented Clergerie oxfords are comfortable enough to walk for miles, and good looking enough for Smart Casual outfits. Here are a few similar styles 👇
- The navy knit pants are from a California designer, Sarah Liller. They have pockets and an interesting wrap detail in the front. (My size: Small)
- Jeans, bien sûr. I’m going with a mid-wash, slim-straight leg style which I find most versatile. (My size: 28) And a pair of lightweight “barrel leg” jeans in natural/off white. (My size: Petite 6)
- And these tencel-linen blend pants, which can dress up or down, and will be a great option should the weather be warmer than expected. (My size: Petite S)
Tops & jackets
- A linen layering sweater. Just in case. (My size: XXS)
- Bracelet sleeve striped tee in slub silk. Looks good on its own or under a jacket. (My size: XS)
- Silk shell in Bone (similar). This top goes with everything… (My size: Petite S)
- Graphic tee. (My size: XS)
And the toppers…
- Sequined duster. Instantly turns any outfit into a party! 🎉 I got a lot of questions about this piece when I previewed this travel wardrobe on Instagram. I figured Vegas is the perfect venue for it… Mine is the Coral color, size Petite XS.
- Reversible kimono (similar) (My size: XS)
- Classic denim jacket (similar)
- Novelty jacket (similar) (My size: Small)
- Fringed bouclé jacket (My size: 36)
I’ll pack my bathing suit and pool shoes, of course. I’m still choosing jewelry and other accessories, but will post some outfit photos from the trip and include details there. I did get my first salon pedicure in about 15 months, and decided to stick with the theme…✨ 🤩
Polish is Olive & June “OJBH.”
Do you have any road trips planned in the near future? Do you have a favorite road trip destination?