Friday, March 23, 2007

What to Wear: Vacation in D.C.

Washington D.C. is such a fun city! Elizabeth is going there on vacation and wrote in asking for outfit suggestions:
I will be traveling to Washington DC in May for a five day vacation. Included in this trip will be several days of sightseeing- so lots of walking. I would love to build some outfits around a comfortable shoe of some sort- but I’m not sure how to create outfits that look comfortable but stylish.

Could you possibly design two reasonably/moderately priced outfits for me so I can get some ideas? I want to look cute and put together, and I don’t want to be hobbling around or with blisters after the first hour of walking.
It's probably going to be pretty warm there in May, but you'll need layers for visiting air conditioned museums! Using one embellished sweater, one bag and one pair of white flats, here are two outfits for Elizabeth:

Sweater - A fun, embellished sweater is a great versatile piece to bring with you. I think this version from Anthropologie ($118) would be cute unbuttoned. Vintage clothing shops are loaded with cute sweaters like this, too.
Flats - Start breaking them in a month before you go and take a pair of puma sneakers too. These flats are $88.
Sunglasses - Aviators from Old Navy.
Dress - Something about this dress is just so perfect for exploring the mall on a hot day. It has pockets! $138 from J. Crew.
Bag - Only $12 from Target.
Tank - Such a pretty color and with a little beading around the neckline. $19 from Old Navy.
Jeans - From J. Crew for $88.


ali said...

I love the outfit on the right. It seems effortless!--and isn't that what we all want to achieve?

love.boxes said...

I love that little dress, it's so pretty.

DC city girl said...

Wear COMFORTABLE shoes! As a DC city girl, I can not stress this enough. DC is a great walking city, and to truly enjoy it, your feet must be blister-free. Have fun! DC is one of the greatest cities in the world.