Saturday, October 22, 2016

Weekend Wardrobe: Leaf Peeping Road Trip Travel Wardrobe

Blue Ridge Parkway (from Travel + Leisure).

This is the time of year to jump in the car and start off on a weekend leaf peeping road trip!  For us, this would mean heading up to the mountains (in our case, the Appalachians in north Georgia) on a Friday evening and finding a nice inn or bed and breakfast for the night.  The next day we would drive the back roads to take in the glorious displays of color, perhaps stopping for some short hikes and picture-taking along the way.  Dinner at a nice restaurant and another overnight stay in a quaint little bed and breakfast would be ideal, with a leisurely return drive home on the last day.

From left to right: L.L. Bean Original Perfect Fit Pants in Deepest Brown; Acorn Favorite Cotton Sweater in Turquoise; Coldwater Creek Pinwale Stretch Corduroy Pants in Brown.

I decided to base today's leaf peeping road trip wardrobe on three apparel items I purchased recently.  Two pairs of dark brown pants and my favorite sweater in a pale turquoise determined the color scheme, with a bit of white added in as a second neutral.  Let's start with the travel outfit for the first day:

Clockwise from top left: L.L. Bean Interlock Turtleneck in White; Acorn Favorite Cotton Sweater in Turquoise; The Scarf Shop Abstract Chiffon Scarf in Light Turquoise, Yellow, and Brown; Fossil Dawson Mini Crassbody Bag in Espresso; Hush Puppies Mazin Cayto Ankle Boots in Dark Brown Nubuck; L.L. Bean Original Perfect Fit Pants in Deepest Brown.

And here is the rest of the wardrobe to pack for the trip:

Clockwise from top left: L.L. Bean Women's Pima Cotton Turtleneck in Mint Blue; Native American Jewelry Turquoise Authentic Sterling Silver Navajo Bead Necklace; Coldwater Creek Vintage Floral Print Easy Care Shirt in Teal; L.L. Bean Women's Elbow-Sleeve Scoopneck Pima Cotton Tee in White; Coldwater Creek Pinwale Stretch Corduroy Pants in Brown; Sears I Love Comfort Women's Larson Casual Leather Loafers in Brown; H&M Mohair-Blend Cardigan in Dark Brown Melange; Coldwater Creek Opaque Tights in Chocolate; Serengeti Casual Pinwale Corduroy Jumper in Brown; Center top: eBags Vera Bradley Preppy Poly Travel Duffel Bag in Mint; Center bottom: Orvis Garment-Washed Modern Fit Long-Sleeved Crewneck in Espresso.


That cozy mohair cardigan is really tempting me, although our climate is not usually cold enough to justify the purchase of such a warm garment.  Of course, it would come in handy if we decided to plan more trips farther north for even more fall foliage views.  Happy leaf peeping, everyone!

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