Here I was thinking that I was packing too much & wouldn't you know, definitely didn't pack enough. The weather in California was a bit of an anomaly - I mentioned that LA has microclimates and I found that to be true in pretty much every city that we stopped in. They were pretty dramatic climate changes too - 20 degree differences in some parts. This forced me to be super creative with some of my outfits. I wanted to share a few of my favorite looks from the trip & also let you know which pieces were the most versatile.
Denim Jacket ||
In almost every single photo you'll notice I'm wearing a denim jacket. This piece came with me everywhere - I'd roll up the sleeves to give it a different look or just toss it in the car when it got to warm, but for the most part, my denim jacket saved me on this trip! After buying my jacket two years ago, I fully believe everyone needs a good denim jacket at their disposal!
Chambray Shirt ||
I love a great chambray shirt. I dressed it down during the day with a maxi skirt & dressed it up with a pencil skirt at night. It was the perfect piece that was both lightweight & multi-purpose. I don't think I'll go another trip without packing this!!
Utility Jacket ||
Once we got to San Francisco, I was growing a bit tired of the denim jacket - it had been a week straight of seeing it so I was ready to switch up my wardrobe. Thankfully I packed my draped utility jacket and it paired perfectly with the few blush items I packed.
Off the Shoulder ||
I'm the first to admit this wasn't necessarily the easiest look to wear, but it was one that I was most excited about. While some OTS tops can feel a bit constricting, I did think this one gave me a bit more freedom with my movements. I also love the one shoulder trend - only wore these tops once on the trip, but you'll be seeing them a lot this Spring and Summer.
Hats & Slip on Sneakers ||
I don't think I would have made it through our drive without my trust brunch hat. Even throwing my hair up in a bun would have wreaked havoc on it, so if you're going to do the PCH in a convertible, a hat is a must, just make sure it doesn't have the ability to fly away!! I also wore these blush Steve Madden slip on sneakers pretty much the entire trip! They made walking long distances comfortable & were easy to take on and off if we hit the beach for a quick stop.
These were just a few of my favorite looks from California - easy to travel with & most importantly comfortable. What are some of your favorite items to pack when you travel.
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