This is the kind of equation I can get behind.
H M short sleeve jersey dress, $24 / H M long sleeve button shirt, $31 / H M grey sweat shirt, $24 / Mustard yellow cardigan, $24 / J Crew button down top / Jumpers sweater, $130 / American Eagle Outfitters vegan motorcycle jacket / Green military jacket / MICHAEL Michael Kors denim skinny jeans, $200 / Rich & Skinny colored denim jeans / Emilio Pucci panel legging, $630 / Steve Madden lacing boots, $120 / Oasis black chelsea boots, $105 / Forever 21 infinity loop scarve / Sole Society plaid scarve
95% of my Italy packing list includes things that easily mix & match. The burgundy pants clash pretty badly with the red tartan shirt, but that's my only clash. I justify the pants because they add a pop of color to plain colored tops & mix it up from boring jeans! I could even potentially wear the yellow cardigan over the tartan shirt as well... but we'll see how it looks in my trial run packing experiment this weekend! All I can say is THANK GOODNESS FOR PACKING CUBES!
The beauty of accessories is how much they can change your look. The black boots are more sleek for dinners and nicer areas. The brown are more casual. Also, the leather jacket can add a certain edge OR sophistication to an outfit, depending on what I do with jewelry or shoes!
We're only going to be gone for 10 days, but this list would give me plenty of options for over a month.
Add, subtract, multiply & divide. Who says math can't be fun?
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