Bleisure is one of those dreadful portmanteaus that I would never use in conversation, but for the purpose of this post, we are going to pretend it is not a word that invites eye rolls. I feel fortunate that the business trips I take generally include ample downtime, allowing me to meet up with friends and to also explore the…

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I am an ardent supporter of the one-bag-travel movement, which my immediate family finds odd, because I am not a backpacker™. My obsession with traveling light is born out of a dislike of transport hubs and of my need to move quickly when in transit. Sure, I can linger in bed for days on end if left to my own…

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That capsule wardrobes must comprise only “classic” items is a popular, but misguided, convention. Sure, a striped top is all-purpose, but a capsule wardrobe can flourish without it. In this post, I share 15 outfit ideas created using 13 items that are more distinctive than the 12 “basics” from before that are more archetypal of capsule wardrobes. I use the…

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Happy fall! I’ve teamed up with ThredUp again to share how a few additions can spruce up any fall wardrobe. If you start with five of my wardrobe basics—trench coat, striped top, fitted jeans, classic handbag, and basic pumps—and add four textured pieces (preferably in jewel tones), you can easily create a dozen fall-perfect outfits from them. A closet refresh…

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Summer is in full swing, so I thought now might be an appropriate time to share a warm weather capsule wardrobe idea. For the warmer months, comfort and simplicity are the main themes, and my choices here reflect those necessary conditions. I prefer pieces that are machine washable and loose-fitting, without being tent-like. While having a coherent color scheme is…

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