There are many things in life that make my heart happy, but two of the front-runners have got to be TRAVEL and SHOPPING! There’s something to be said for treating yourself to a few new, confidence boosting looks and then sporting them on a much-anticipated trip. You glow with excitement and hope that someone will notice your perfectly polished look and of course ask where you got it!
Side note: Let’s talk about that feeling you get when you not only get to brag about where you got the outfit, but also how much you saved on it! Every single one of you reading this knows how rewarding that feeling is! So, make sure they ask by shopping at Tanger! ;-)
Below are a few different looks I’ve pulled as inspiration for a couple of my winter trips coming up with tips and tricks on how to style them for multiple days, events or activities.
LOOK: TIME TO EXPLORE
To me, vacations are all about exploring. If it’s a city or town I’ve never been to, don’t expect me to sit back and just “soak it all in.” I want to be in the middle of the action. This look is perfect for that! I mentioned earlier this week that I like to pack neutral base layers for winter trips and then add excitement with cute coats and accessories. This allows me to repurpose my staples throughout the trip, like these black skinnies and grey tee. The cream coat paired with the plaid scarf is very “aspen chic.” It’s also all easy to take off when you shop and need to try on clothes – this is very important, isn’t it ladies?! ;-) Just the right amount of layering! And lastly, there’s the leather booties, bag and adorable beanie! Oh the beanies… They’re my favorite winter weather accessory!
LOOK TWO: VACAY NIGHT OUT
What’s a vacation without a few nights out on the town? If you struggle with pulling together super trendy looks when it’s below freezing outside, listen up! It’s really not as difficult as you may think. Tip: Think thick! My trick it to later up on thick base pieces before toping them off with trendier items like this blush sweater and leather moto jacket. Don’t let the sheer detail on the sweater fool you… There’s a cozy cami under there, for sure! And here’s a great example of how to repurpose the black skinnies, leather booties and bag from the look above.
LOOK THREE: STYLE ON THE SLOPES
One of my favorite winter vacations is Park City, Utah. The ski resorts are phenomenal and let’s not forget that there’s an incredible Tanger Outlets center tucked right there at the bottom of the mountain. Everything I love within a 5 mile radius. :-) Everyone knows that slope style can be a little tricky. I mean, how to you make six puffy layers and goggles look stylish? I don’t exactly have the answer for you there besides my go-to, all black, but I do suggest strategically planning your base layers so that they can serve as a cute lodge look once you shed the ski gear. I love bringing in bright pops of color like the electric pink below. And hello snow shoes! How adorable are these boots?! The only thing missing is a cozy cup of hot chocolate.
LOOK FOUR: DATE NIGHT
My hubby is my favorite travel buddy, so we always try and plan at least one fancy date night in whatever fun city we’re in. This is the perfect opportunity to rock your favorite winter white look. Check out one of my earlier blogs for more inspiration on winter white styles! This blush coat is one I’ve added to my must-have list this season. It’s so beautiful paired over the textured white sweater and white skinnies. If you haven’t heard, blush is also one the Pantone colors of the year 2016 so stock up! I like to pair all white looks with a few black accessories to keep it fresh and young!
I hope this has helped with your winter vacay wardrobe planning! Comment below with any questions and I’ll do my best to help you piece together the perfect look for any destination, event or activity.