When packing for a lengthier trip with space constraint, I normally choose pieces that are more muted in color and avoid color schemes that vaguely resemble holiday themes (so no red with pink, red with green, orange with black, etc.) I also opt for neutral outerwear (like khaki trench coats, medium wash denim jackets, black/gray/navy blazers, etc.) and few colorful…

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I’ve worn denim on denim with a print before and consider it a fairly reliable formula for casual wear. While everything about the combination is slightly trendy, denim is a great equalizer. Zara Coat with Gathered Shoulder and Metallic Buttons | Zara Checked Sweatshirt (similar) | H&M Denim Shirt | Forever 21 Classic Midsize  Faux Leather Clutch with Zara Chain…

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I have been infatuated with lace espadrilles (or, as pictured, more affordable crochet slip-ons; additional colors here) for some time now. While they are unflattering on my “athletic” legs, I like them enough to dismiss any vanity about my own perceived shortcomings. Lest I ruin them for you, I want to emphasize they are really not universally truncating. And they…

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