Today I am joining my pals Sarah and Kim for our monthly Signature Style Edit. This month we are talking about travel attire. I have been meaning to do a post on what I packed for our recent Hawaii trip so here we go. I originally penned this post about this time last year before our Hawaiian trip got canceled and we went to Florida instead. This trip was a five-day trip to Hawaii for a wedding. Let’s talk about my How to Rock an Over 50 Travel Wardrobe-Hawaii
Your best bet is to plan a capsule wardrobe of items that can be mixed, matched, and repeated. I stuck with a neutral color scheme, for simplicity, to get the maximum wear out of the items I took. Linen and lightweight cotton were my staples.
Here is my packing list.
This is what I wore traveling to and from Hawaii. These BR pants are great for traveling. Here I am wearing them with flip flops, but I wore my Ilse Jacobson Tulip Shoes, which are also great for Summer travel.
I took this J Crew Voile skirt that I purchased last year (it’s now on sale). It performed double duty as a coverup and casual skirt. Here I am wearing it with the J Crew swimsuit and with a linen shirt tied at the waist. I wore it as a coverup and for a casual lunch at the hotel
Here is how I utilized the capsule. The Etsy straw tote packs flat and expands to a large tote. All items are linked below the graphic.
The skirt could also be worn for a casual dinner, with the J Crew linen shirt tucked in with a jute belt from J Crew Factory , and simple accessories and sandals. Grab the Mer Sea linen wrap in case it gets chilly. Sorry the picture is terrible. I own it and love it!
The skirt could also be worn again if necessary for a shopping day in town with a simple sleeveless tee from banana republic, reefs , the etsy tote, and simple accessories from etsy.
Another easy item to pack and wear dress is this t-shirt dress from Target. You can read my entire post on this dress, How to Style one LBD Five Unexpected Ways here.
Here I am wearing it with sneakers which I did not take on this trip, but it would work just as great with flip flops or the Ilse Jacobson Tulip shoes.
This T shirt dress can be dressed down or up. It could be paired with the Ilse Jacobson sneaks (which can be washed by the way) for a morning walk, along with the Mer Sea Catalina Sweater which I love. It is great for the airplane as well.
Or dressed up a bit for a lunch out.
The Michael Stars Gauze pant in black and white will be comfortable staples on this trip. They can be mixed and matched with other items, they don’t wrinkle, and they could be easily hand washed if need be. Only packable hats are practical for travel.
Here is the outfit I wore to the wedding. My favorite Lily Skirt with a linen shirt tied at the waist. The earrings are no longer available unfortunately. I know many of you have already purchased them. The sandals are from laidback london here. They are fun with jeans too. You can purchase the lily skirt from CP Shades here. I have it in several colors and I think it is worth every penny. It is all about the cut. I am eyeing the gray one (wish they would send it to me!)
Here is the same skirt dressed down a little bit with my favorite Michael Stars tee.
Here I am wearing the white lily skirt with the black version of this tee. I wore it to a wine event.
SHOP THE LOOK HAWAII
This packing list could easily be extended to a ten-day vacation with a few hand washings. Gauze does not need to be ironed, and even linen looks fine with out ironing if you know how to air dry it. You might also enjoy my european version of this post here how to rock an over 50 travel wardrobe Italy.
Thanks for reading How to Rock an Over 50 Travel Wardrobe-Hawaii. Now let’s pop over and visit my Sarah and Kim. I know they will have some fabulous ideas.