THE KEY PLAYERS GET THE LOOK
We added some accessories and additional items to the base in order to create outfits for five days. Stick to a consistent color scheme and choose items that can be worn in multiple ways to get the most bang for your buck.
Today we will be in Montepulciano, one of my favorite Hill Towns. Today it warmed up so it is time to break out the flip flops. I cheated the 3 pair of shoe rule a bit with these Olukai Ho Opio flips. When we traveled to Italy in the Spring it had just snowed. I never dreamed it would end up in the 70’s. Thankfully I had a simple pair of flip flops which I ended up wearing for half the trip. I wish I had taken these. They are comfortable and have enough support to wear all day. They are also casual enough to wear to the shower. I added this inexpensive yellow stripe tee from Nordstrom for a little color. You can bring wear the long cashmere wrap in the morning and take it off when it warms up. You could also switch it out with the Athleta jacket if there is a chance of rain. You can wear any of the pants you brought along. Here I am showing the Ivanka Trump compression pant.
MONTEPULCIANO DAY 6 GET THE LOOK
Day seven in Florence it has cooled again. The fun Peruvian Connection Bambala Wrap that you wore to dinner last week can be worn with the Peruvian Connection Extreme turtleneck (in my book the best layering turtleneck made) and jeans on a chilly day.
FLORENCE DAY 7 GET THE LOOK
Tonight, wear the Planet Artists Smock with your cashmere wrap, Spanx leggings, and your fun Target slides if you don’t have far to walk. Pin the wrap asymmetrically to add interest. Carry your croc clutch (that doubled as your IPAD carrier) and add your fun tassel earrings.
FLORENCE DAY 7 DINNER-GET THE LOOK
The last day in Florence calls for something a little cooler. I added the black and white stripe tee from Nordstrom to the mix. This combo could be worn any day the weather permits.
FLORENCE DAY 8 GET THE LOOK
Day Nine we are off to gorgeous Lake Cuomo. Bring your jacket it can be chilly on the ferry.
LAKE COMO DAY 9-GET THE LOOK
Day 10 we are going to a wedding in beautiful Bergamo. The Michael Stars Shine tee (in whatever color you choose) can be jazzed up with some pretty rhinestone jewelry. I added a pair of palazzo pants which could also be worn to dinner any other night.
BERGAMO DAY 10-GET THE LOOK
Below find what I call the “supporting cast”. These are all of the pieces that aid the “key players”.
THE SUPPORTING CAST-GET THE LOOK
This capsule wardrobe could easily be expanded allowing at least another week probably two. The whole idea is to keep your wardrobe light and portable so it can fit in a carry on if need be. Your wardrobe pieces need to work together to create multiple outfits especially if you are going to be gone more than a few days. I hope this might help a little bit if you are planning a trip soon.
I just returned from a four day trip to Sedona. I will be preparing a short summer travel post soon. I know many of you have requested that. These travel posts are so time intensive but fun. Have a great weekend!!