Monday, September 21, 2009

Time Traveler- What to Wear

Fall colors in Atlanta's Centennial Park

With our beach honeymoon over, the nonstop rain in Atlanta, and the first glimpse of changing leaves, I have settled into the fact that Fall is on its way. What better way to celebrate Fall (and Fashion Week) than with the sweater.

My mother-in-law emailed me last week with her latest purchase- a cashmere travel sweater from The Gap- know that with my frequent work travel, I am constantly on the lookout for great separates perfect for travel. My definition of perfect travel separates- comfy, cozy, but able to be worn without looking like I rolled out of bed (so wrinkle-resistant is a must, too). I have been known to wear my pinstriped Lululemon yogawear, for example, with a blazer and David Yurman jewelry.

Below is a smattering of items I've found that I think are perfect travel wear. Of course, with many of them, one runs the risk of looking sloppy. But I think with the right accessories, we could pull it off!

What do you think? (oh and pardon all the belly-buttons here... I prefer to wear the pants not-quite that low!).

lululemon athletica outerwear, LULU-1429 Over The Top Jacket, shop.lululemon.comlululemon athletica outerwear, LULU-1535 Lulu Bomber, shop.lululemon.comlululemon athletica tanks, LULU-1567 Persistance Tank, shop.lululemon.comlululemon athletica pants, LULU-1407 Lulu Pant II, shop.lululemon.comlululemon athletica pants, LULU-1505 Still Pant*Org, Sadly, Lululemon's site still leaves a bit to be desired from an online shopping perspective. That said, the quality fabric (excluding the reflective logo on some of the pant legs!) makes it easy to "dress" it up. And I love these jackets!


Another activewear house, Lucy offers a variety of workout gear and casual attire.

Neiman Marcus
I015E Neiman Marcus Cashmere Lounge Pants, Black-26QJ Vince Wrap Top & Ski Pants-26PX Vince Draped Cardigan & Yoga PantsI0153 Neiman Marcus Cashmere Shawl, Black-27RB Bryan Bradley Button Cardigan & Stretch Flair PantsT286B T-Bags Gathered Jumpuit-25M1 Diane von Furstenberg Ruffled Chiffon Top & Knit Trousers-26NT Tory Burch Simone Cardigan & Shelbee Pants-1PBD Joan Vass Swing Knit Jacket & Straight-Leg Pants
The epitome of style, Neimans has tons of great offerings. All look comfortable and far from slouchy. And several are actually resonably priced!

Banana Republic

Lots of great sweater options here, but no relaxed trousers.


Banana's "little sister" offers a bit of both. (sidenote: my mother in law purchased the sweater on the far left).


In case you missed the notice, Piperlime is now selling clothing. Here are some great options.

Donegal shawl cardiganDream shawl cardiganMohair cotton-candy cardiganCashmere tie-front cardiganRuffled San Remo cardiganHighland cable cardigan
Stretch flannel essential pantDreamy cotton pantStretch flannel Addison trouser
And the go-to preppy source, JCrew is light on the stretchy/wrinkle resistant trousers but a fantastic source for tops.

Silk-Cashmere Drop Needle Draped CardiRib Knit Shawl Collar Cocoon SweaterPetite Silk-Cotton Cascade-Front CardiganTweed Fringe Sweater CoatPasha Long Cardigan with Draped RufflesWool Crepe Mixed-Rib Peplum-Back CardiganWooly Lightweight Knit Cardi with Silk DrapeDraped Silk-Cotton Open-Front CardiLolita PantPalazzo PantsWashable Stretch-Crepe Wide Leg PantModal Shirred Palazzo PantBirdseye-Pattern Modern Fit PantSexy Sis Ultra Low-Rise PantJean Style Workout Pant with Contrast StitchingEclon Nylon Block Waist Pant
Y'all know this is one of my favorite sites and there are tons of great options here.


More on the Neiman's end, with lots of stylish finds here.

Any other travel fasion must-haves or helpful hints?



  1. You are absolutely KILLING me with this post!!! The goodies NEVER ended! Wow, seriously this is the sort of thing I wear day in and out, working from home. And PERFECT for travel. Stylish, chic, and COZY. Thanks for all the fabulous finds! I never could have found all of these on my own. I don't even know where to begin!

  2. I love all these chic comfortable items. The warm cozy sweaters are tops on my list of things to get this year.

  3. I am a big fan of Lululemon for all my yoga classes, but I adore all of the looks from Neiman Marcus - so classy and chic!

  4. I like the My Shape sweaters...there is a poncho in the Ralph store on Bleeker that I covet. Alas, it's $2400 and I don't have a place in Aspen.

    There is another BR sweater I saw in store I liked...nice and cozy! Do let me know if you commit to any purchases!


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