My ultimate travel wardrobe for our trip to France

My ultimate travel wardrobe for our trip to France - Tess Montgomery

Blue and white dressCaroline Costas , bag – Marni, blue sandals – Alice & Olivia, top- Filippa K, bathing suit – Duskii, blazer – Iris & Ink, shorts – Vanessa Bruno . Maxidress – Melissa Odabash. ScarfDiane von Furstenberg, leopard dress – Rachel Zoe , earrings – Iris & Ink , sunglasses – Stella McCartney, bikini – Lisa Marie Fernandez,  jumpsuit – Iris and Ink, sandals – Micheal Kors . – affiliate links.

I hate packing… I get so frustrated.

I do everything right. I take my time, I put together and try on my outfits and I plan my travel wardrobe very well. However, it’s also the time I realize exactly what is missing in my travel wardrobe.

“…if I only had that blazer to go with those trousers…” “The dress I saw the other day would be perfect with these shoes. “..etc

I end up getting very annoyed with not finding exactly what I had in mind in my closet. Garth often finds me sitting inside a half packed suitcase on the floor, researching my dream travel wardrobe instead of actually packing.

Obviously, this is not an efficient way of packing at all, but it does help me plan my future purchases. Just as I’m building a sustainable wardrobe for every-day wear, I also need a couple of smaller travel wardrobes.

I want to find items that I will want to wear for years and years to come. Things that don’t feel dated after a season or two. I also want them to travel well, be versatile and fit nicely with the rest of my travel wardrobe. It’s actually quite a lot to ask from a piece of clothing. So it is important that I choose well.

I hate having too many bags and prefer to choose a couple of colors and make sure all my separate items match nicely together. I want to be able to mix and match depending on my mood, but still be able to carry my own suitcase… (hrm…well, at least Garth should be able to carry it).

When I make these dream collages, I always make sure not to pick anything too expensive. This time I put the limit at £350. In case I would fall in love with something. I haven’t picked my item for May yet…

This time I chose one more cool and elegant palette and one colorful and fun version. The dress in the middle would work for both and is a great example of a versatile item that you can dress up or down depending on how you style it.

All the items above are from THE OUTNET affiliate link. It’s a great page if you like me like to buy quality, but don’t care too much about trends and what is in season at the moment. I shop for investments, not to be “cool” at the moment. I have found many great items from THE OUTNET, and it’s a great place to shop when you are building your sustainable wardrobe. 

What would you pick for your travel wardrobe, the left or the right side?

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