In between the summer vacation and the winter one we surely need to take a short trip or break to clear our heads and enjoy some amazing destinations. There is no such thing as a “bad time” for a city break, a quick getaway to the mountains, and a spontaneous visit to our friends in another city or a romantic and adventurous road trip with our soul mate in the fall.
But any trip should not only be fun, relaxing and educational – it should also be stylish. And let’s face it, the fall is the perfect season to mix thin and warm clothes, to mash-up summer’s finest piece with autumn’s brightest accessories and to feel like true fashion models no matter where we go! Now, if you’ve already prepared one of your favorite leather & canvas backpacks for women to take all of your things with you, let’s see what you can put in it to achieve gorgeous fall outfits for your next trip!
1. An Oversized Soft and Warm Scarf
Fall is tricky – it can lure us with warm temperatures in the middle of the day and chilly breezes in the evening. An oversized modern, warm scarf should be your go-to accessory whenever you take a trip:
- Wrap it up around your head, neck, and shoulders and cozy up during a plane flight
- Use it as a blanket to cover your feet during a car trip
- Wrap yourself in it whenever you feel some chills – remember it works great with sporty casual outfits like jeans and sneakers and with romantic and feminine attire like maxi skirts and dresses.
No matter where you go, your autumnal scarf will be your best friend from a both aesthetic and functional point of view.
2. One Pair of Black Skinny Jeans
If you plan for a city-break, you need a comfy pair of jeans to travel with you along enchanting cobblestone streets and accompany you to museums, historical landmarks, or touristic attractions. Late at night, after the visiting is over, surely you want to have a drink or a dinner in a cute fancy place – the jeans will match any venue, occasion or dress code. The power of the denim is legendary: it never goes out of fashion, it matches anything from shoes to earrings and is so versatile and stylish it can be worn even at the Opera if you know how to style your skinny jeans up.
3. A Pair of Comfortable Nude Flats
If you plan some walking during your weekend getaway or just some urban entertainment like theater, bar hopping or shopping, then a pair of nude flats is your primary fall pair of shoes. Nudes are essential in the wardrobe of any woman (and especially traveling buffs) because they match anything and can be either dressed up or dressed down. They also make it to the “pack light” category as the nude flats will take you visiting a city and rocking a party late at night. What you need to know about nudes is that they have to match the color of your skin.
EXTRA TIP 1: If you gained on a gorgeous bronze tan this summer, get a pair of new flat nudes that matches your golden brown skin – and wear them next fall as well. In between, make sure you own a pair of nudes (flats, pumps, loafers, flip-flops, etc.) that matches your natural skin shade.
EXTRA TIP 2: Always bring on a pair of comfy sneakers to match any the casual, sporty, and street-smart type of trip or vacation. Sneakers are versatile enough to go well with anything from maxi dresses to leggings and from mini-skirts to flared jeans.
4. A Slim Fit Softshell Jacket
A tailored knee-long slim fit softshell jacket is the best compromise you can make when choosing between a cardigan, a rain jacket, and a fleece. It will protect you from chilly weather or some rain showers, and it will make you look elegant no matter the trip’s destination. Because it’s longer, it won’t look sporty if you want to keep the style bar high and even if you are the tomboy type. The length and the design of the jacket will add the exact amount of statement femininity you need to enhance your looks and attitude.
Such a jacket works well even with boots (let alone sneakers or flats) and is not bulky to pack it up and wear it when it’s needed. The fabric is soft enough and warm enough to accompany you in your fall travel adventures.
5. The Holy Trinity of Style: Sunglasses, Hat, and Gloves
Of course, you can choose one, two or all of these accessories, but fashion experts recommend you choose all three of them. First and foremost, sunglasses are of the essence in every trip you take, anywhere you take it, and anytime you take it (yes, even winter). Pick your favorite shape and style of shades and have a blast with them.
The hat, while not being mandatory, is a chic detail that can spice up any outfit. The choice is yours: baseball cap for rainy days and sporty clothes, a panama or fedora for stylish parties or street outfits, a knitted cap for cold days in natural scenery, and so on.
When it comes to gloves in the fall, you might find things a bit exaggerated, but we are not talking about ski gloves or leather gloves. For a more feminine touch, you can pack some light and see-through crocheted layers to keep you warm and spice up your ladylike look.
What other fashionable items would you pack for a stylish trip this fall? Do you pack light or do you love having all your dashing outfits together with you when you travel?