Someone emailed me a few weeks ago demanding to know if I wore something other than stripes. Listen, if wearing stripes too often is wrong, I don’t want to be right. 😜 (Don’t worry, I responded to let her know that I wore a lot of gingham, too. 😂 )
The thing about stripes, particularly this striped shirt, is that it works for so much of my life. I love to wear it for all kinds of occasions and it’s a staple in my suitcase for trips. Even if I don’t have plans to wear it, I almost always pack it as a backup.
I am not the kind of girl who can travel with one pair of shoes, but at the same time, I try to be pretty practical for what I bring. I do like to have options, especially if I have dinner plans on a particular day. While on Nantucket last week, I wore this outfit during the day. It was just cool enough to feel comfortable in jeans and the sun was just warm enough to go without a jacket during the day. But the temperatures definitely drop once the sun goes down, so I always try to bring a coat with me.
Normally I pack a light puffer coat, but since we were in Town the whole time, I figured a trench would be just fine. I swapped out the sweater for the trench, mules instead of the sandals, and went with a little handbag instead of a tote.
This is kind of the formula I use when I travel and it just makes packing so much easier and, in turn, it takes some stress out of traveling. You could easily bring a second shirt (like a solid color) and create an additional two outfits.