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Packing for a 6 Week Trip – Helped define my Style

September 29, 2016

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Coming home from 6 weeks in France is always an adjustment. Focusing on daily tasks helps me get back into a routine. Unpacking after a trip is always interesting, I get to see what I didn’t wear and take note of what I should have brought.

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As I was going through this process I couldn’t help wondering what I would pack if I was getting ready to go away for another 6 weeks but this time with a Fall wardrobe. To answer that question I need to know what I want my look to be for the Fall.

The transition from one season to the other is always hard for me. I don’t want to wear the same clothes I wore previously, they feel tired and wearing them makes me feel frumpy. It’s a good time to refresh my look. That doesn’t mean starting from scratch and buying a new wardrobe, just adding to what I have and re-envisioning how I put things together.

Updating my style takes some thought, and a little research, I turn to magazines, store windows and what women are wearing for inspiration. Once I’ve defined the look, I’m good, I know what I want to create and everyday I set out to create a version of it.

Fall 2016 Inspiration

Here is what I came up with:

  1. Color palette:
  • White – (Currently, I’m more excited about wearing white in the winter than I am in the summer)
  • Black – (there is nothing to say it is perfect, essential to any look)
  • Beige – (a warm beige to brown I love combining those hues together)
  • Grey – (in the blue tones)
  • Blue jean – (a must)
  • Leopard – (this never goes out of style)
  • Hounds tooth – (it is still big in Paris)

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I’m amazed at how helpful going through this exercise has been. Imagining what I would pack for 6 weeks really helped me analyze what essentials I want to add to my wardrobe. It turns out it is also a great way to not get distracted buying things I really liked but didn’t need.

Next week . . . I’ll share what I came up with for dressing up. That was really fun, I can let my imagination go a little wild and be playful as the holidays approach and the party season is upon us. Stay Tuned!

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