Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Travel Outfit - Two Ways

Something slightly different on the blog today… You know how I mentioned in this post that I’m going on holiday to Queensland and Queenstown so I need to pack a very versatile wardrobe to combat the two different climates? Well this stripey cotton dress is the first thing going into my suitcase and I’m going to show you how I plan to style it for the sun and the snow. The dress was recently gifted to me from a lovely friend who regularly culls her fabulous wardrobe and gives it to me (hooray!). It’s so comfortable and versatile, as soon as I slipped it on I knew it would be a perfect piece for my travel wardrobe. Here’s the dress on its own…

and then worn two ways...

So easy to style right?  Look number one is how I’ll wear it in Queensland, relaxed and dressed down. Perfect for wandering around the Sunshine Coast and catching up with my friends and Luke’s family. My converse and denim jacket are my travel staples, they basically come with me whenever I go away.

Look number two is for a day in snowy Queenstown. Layered up with super thick tights, my long wool coat and a cosy beanie I think I should be warm enough to survive the cold. I’ll also probably wear some gloves but I can’t for the life of me find mine, hopefully they turn up before we fly off on Friday, otherwise I’ll have to buy a new pair while I’m over there!

When I’m packing for travel I try to include simple outfits which can be changed easily with different accessories. It’s amazing the difference a sparkly necklace and a cute hat can make to a basic dress!

Outfit 1
Dress: Hand me down (thanks Gerri!!)
Jacket: Salvos Osborne Park $15
Necklaces: Op Shop $3 each
Hat: Op Shop
Bag: Anglicare Fremantle $7
Shoes: Converse
Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Outfit 2
Dress: Hand me down
Jacket: Salvos O’Connor $12
Fur trim: Asos
Tights: Leona Edmiston
Boots: Tony Bianco
Beanie: Hand made
Sunglasses: Ray Ban 
Clutch: Salvos Mt Hawthorne $4

P.S that first picture reveals my outfit photo secret... I'm terrible at doing my own makeup and hair so I almost always cover up dodgy hair/tired eyes with a killer sunnies/hat combo!