This week's travel wardrobe was inspired by a lovely cherry blossom scarf I discovered on Etsy. The rich vibrant pinks combined with shades of brown or cream worked so well together that I used these colors as the basis for the apparel. Two of the scarf colors were so appealing to me that I decided to include both, because scarves do not take up much room when packing and the punch of color they add really brightens up any ensemble. (Even if the weather is warm, wide scarves like these two are useful as cover-ups in an overly air-conditioned plane or restaurant.) Here is the outfit to wear while in transit:
|Clockwise from top left: L.L. Bean Supima-Blend Cardigan in Dark Sable Heather; REI Women's prAna Evie Pants in Dark Khaki; Cyberoptix Cherry Blossom Scarf in Fuchsia on Espresso Brown; Caravelle New York by Bulova Women's Watch; Fossil Preston Flap Crossbody Bag in Espresso; Birkenstock Women's Granada Soft Footbed Sandals in Habana Leather; Land's End Women's Cotton Tank Top in Vibrant Magenta.|
There is quite a bit more magenta featured in the packed items:
|Clockwise from top left: Old Pueblo Traders Knit Floral Tee in Geranium Print; BMW 20-Inch Carry On Spinner Upright Suitcase in Brown; L.L. Bean Women's Pima Cotton V-Neck Short-Sleeve Tee in Petal; Women's Lottie Zip Front Culottes in Mocha; L.L. Bean Women's Pima Cotton Elbow-Sleeve Scoopneck Tee in White; Brown Sea Turtle Necklace with Coqui Taino and Taino Sun; Donald J. Pliner Poppy Suede Hidden-Wedge Skimmer in Magenta; Cyberoptix Cherry Blossom Scarf in Pink on Magenta; L.L. Bean Women's Pima Cotton Sleeveless Shell in Cream; Travelsmith RFID-Blocking Leather Wristlet in Hot Pink; Land's End Women's Mid Rise 10" Chino Bermuda Shorts in Vibrant Magenta; Center: Land's End Women's Mesh Knit Polo Dress in Rich Magenta.|
The packed scarf had a bit of pale pink in the design, so I used that as an excuse to add a top in a paler shade of pink. Also, if you look closely at both the watch from the "in transit" ensemble and the packed magenta shoes, you will notice a tiny band of faux diamonds edging each. I just love little details like these!
And for a touch of nature in addition to the floral print tee and scarves, I had to include the unique sea turtle necklace, which is designed with Taino symbols. The Taino were indigenous people of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico where my husband has been involved in ecological research for decades. Sea turtle species are found in Caribbean waters, and all are endangered. I knew several people involved in sea turtle studies there, so this little necklace reminds me of many personal connections to the region. How could I not include it in this travel wardrobe?
Even if you are not planning a Caribbean weekend getaway, this comfortable and colorful collection will work for many travel destinations.