Chic Girl Travels

Basic rules, Off-duty Chic, On-duty Chic
Chic Girl Travels

Travels used to give me headaches. Mainly because I always wanted to travel light yet often I have a dilemma what to take and how to pack, so I do not finish wearing everyday the same or taking too much clothes. Thanks God practice makes perfect. After years of shorter and longer business trips, long weekends and casual trips I managed to find a way to pack only what is necessary. The principle is simple: always chose one color palette per trip. This way no matter how you match tops with bottoms, it will work well. The number of pieces you pack depends on the length of the trip.

In one week I am starting my MBA in Milano. My first staying will take 7 days. Since some social events are planned, I decided to stick to black-white-olive-beige palette. By choosing 4 tops (fake fur vest, black sweater, white shirt, beige turtle neck knitwear), 3 bottoms (black, olive, beige trousers), 1 dress, 2 pairs of comfortable shoes, 2 shawls, I will be able to create at least 10 different classy combinations, which gives me a great choice for 1 week. Also the mix of lighter and warmer pieces makes me prepared for any weather.

Proper selection of jewelry and handbag will be a great final touch to make the outfits unforgettable.

Voilà! Easy peasy lemon squeezy! 

And what are your cloths selection’s tricks?

Versatility of Shawls, Scarves, Gavroches

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Versatility of Shawls, Scarves, Gavroches

Hands up who likes the shawls! I will not lie; I have a commode full of shawls, little gavroche, and scarfs. When it’s chilly I wear them to warm myself up. In the warmer days, I use them to accessorize my look. For example I like attaching the gavroches to my handbag. It is so chic and such as easy way to revamp the bag.  Wait! It gets even better! The bigger the scarf is, the countless possibilities of wearing them you have. And if you do not know the secrets of perfect knot yet, there is no need to cry. YouTube is full of short step-by-step guidelines that will make you an expert in a short time. However if you need something more mobile and accessible, I recommend an app Hermes Silk Knot by Hermès. There you will find not only the ideas how to tie your scarf in an elegant and unconventional way, but you can also discover the newest collection of Hermès scarves. Additionally the app is beautifully designed so it is pure feast for the soul. Not to mention that you are not obliged to have the Hermès scarf in order to use the app. I have plenty of no-brand scarves that I wear like a branded-ones.

So no more excuses! Pick a scarf, learn the secrets of elegant knots, and let yourself to be the chicest person in the city. 

Warning: scarves are highly addictive!

Orange-ize yourself!

Basic rules, Off-duty Chic
Orange-ize yourself!

 

Who said that elegant woman should not wear flashy colors? I love splashing neutral look with color. Moreover wearing the powerful colors in a classy way is simpler than you think. As always everything is about details and good balance. If you plan to wear an orange dress, make sure that all other items are in neutral color. It is your dress to be the focal point of the look, so keep calm with the rest.  And do not forget: the more sophisticated piece, the more powerful it becomes despite of the color.