The Art of Travel Simplicity
Because you, my readers, are by nature astute and of above-average intelligence, you will have undoubtedly noticed that this is not the Scottish Highlands. Himself and I are in America for a wee spell, soaking-up the relaxed vibe of Southwest Florida. The atmosphere here is such that outside of a really nice restaurant or fancy-schmancy gala, there is simply no call for a lot of fanciness. As a result, my outfit posts over the next wee while will likely be a study in minimalist simplicity. They may in fact be a bit….dare I say boring?
I give you exhibit A: the stripy tee. This one is from Ralph Lauren, but I have about a bazillion of these in my cache. They are such an easy and clean look in a pinch, and if I had to choose my "desert island" outfit to last for the rest of my days, I would choose a striped tee (probably a classic Breton stripe) with good-fitting denim piece on the bottom. To this look, you can add boots, loafers, sandals (as I have done), throw a gorgeous coat over it…anything works. It works in all seasons, although is particularly good in the warmer months. Because of the climate here, I have chosen a distressed denim skirt and a very minimal pair of metallic sandals.
Metallic sandals are The Business you guys, I'm serious. I packed only two pairs of shoes for this trip (okay three if you count workout shoes), and the reason I can get away with that is because of metallic sandals. They go with everything, are cute, and can even look a bit fancy if you get your other sartorial game right. What I'm basically saying is, you're going to be seeing a lot of these sandals this week, so get to know one another. It doesn't need to be awkward.