Home or Away, Rain or Shine
When shopping for clothing and accessories, one aspect that I always keep in mind is, “will this be travel-friendly?” That means pieces that are versatile and can be layered to accommodate a range of temperatures. We almost always seem to have some wet days when we travel, so water-resistant footwear and outerwear are a must for me.
This post is sponsored my Nordstrom and ShopStyle. All ideas and opinions are my own.
I’ve been looking for a lightweight raincoat in a Petite size that will work both at home and for travel. I purchased this one a few weeks ago, and am quite pleased with the style. I sized up to a Petite Medium to have room for a sweater underneath. This piece is lined though not insulated, so it’s a great transitional season weight. The sweater I’m wearing here is a lightweight tencel blend. I sized up again with this piece to a Petite Medium to have room to layer underneath if necessary.
Scarves are a great way to not only create variety in a travel wardrobe, but to add color and pattern, and tie together colors in an outfit. This lighter-weight silk scarf works for mild conditions; for cooler seasons (and for air travel) I always bring a cashmere scarf.
When planning my travel wardrobes, I always try to include at least one pair of Day-to-Dinner boots or shoes. These water-resistant boots have an interesting buckle detail, and walk-all-day comfort. These will probably be going to Paris with me in December. Those ponte knit pants are a travel stalwart…I always pack them for cooler season travel.
Stylish And Water-Resistant Boots
More Tips For Building A Travel-Friendly Wardrobe
- Start with the shoes! Be sure you have 2 pairs that are comfortable enough to walk or stand in for extended periods. At least one of those should be a Day-to-Dinner option.
- Lightweight knits are easiest to layer, won’t wrinkle, and (often) can be hand-washed if necessary.
- Simple pieces in neutral colors can dress up or down, and are easiest for creating multiple combinations.
- Sticking with a consistent silhouette (e.g. long-over-lean or fitted-over-full) will make pieces easier to combine.
- A lightweight bag that closes securely and can be worn cross-body is best for travel.
Nordstrom has a fantastic selection of brands and sizes, and they’re always my first stop when I’m searching for something online. (Hello, free shipping and returns!) But I also love shopping there in person. The Sales Associates are friendly and helpful, and they offer in-store alterations. If you’re in a hurry, you can purchase online and pick up in the store. I’ve done this a few times now…it’s quite efficient! Many stores even offer curbside pickup, for fashion emergencies. 😉 And if you need help shopping for an upcoming trip, Nordstrom offers free personal styling services.
Disclosure: as part of this collaboration, I received a gift card used toward purchase of some of the items shown. All other pieces are from my personal wardrobe.