From Hot to Cold

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Tricks on packing for multiple climates and how to decide which bags to bring when your space is limited.

In a career of constant traveling I go from summer to winter A LOT, and fast. Especially from California and it’s endless summers, to freezing cold New York, tropical Miami, unpredictable European rainstorms and back- sometimes even multiple times a month. My suitcase needs to be prepared for all climates and with limited space packing becomes quite difficult.
Pieces that can be layered (and unlayered!) are key.
Case in point this black jumper (which I wear a lot and can be worn so many ways.) By itself with sandals it’s perfect for summer nights, a nice dinner in California, a warm nighttime event in Miami. Finding it in my suitcase in colder climates has made me come up with all sorts of ideas.
One of my favorites- wearing a knitted sweater underneath sort of “overalls” style. Perfect for the colder nights in Los Angeles. And then just layering up from there depending where you are. Add booties and a long coat and a scarf and you can pretty much go anywhere.
Another packing dilemma- which bags to bring. Ah the bane of my existence! I like to switch my bag all the time, from colors to shapes to styles, but when you’re only working with one suitcase bringing extra purses along takes up the space really fast and just isn’t practical. So you have to choose something that will work with any outfit you have. Case in point this Mezzi bag– obviously black is a smart choice, but also it’s sleek, simple, structure works with nearly every kind of look.
More and more I find myself drawn to pieces that are versatile rather than just trend pieces. Things I will get a lot of use out of and can pair with many different things.

Perfect pieces to create the look here:

  • Jumper: A.L.C | Bag: Mezzi | Shoes: Sergio Rossi | Sweater: Anine Bing | Necklace: Barbara Bui

54 Comments

  1. You are so gorgeous and the outfit is cute too! Xoxo

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  2. glamdevils says:

    You look adorable!

    xx

  3. Cheyenne says:

    Overalls are the best, so versatile.
    Love the ones’ you’re wearing.

    xx Cheyenne
    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  4. Aja says:

    I really like that bag.

  5. miri says:

    Love this jumper…It is elegant, feminine and very sexy!
    X
    Miri

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  6. Natali says:

    Always looking so beautiful! Great photos!

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  7. obsessing over your accessories for these outfits!

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  8. Savannah says:

    Love this outfit! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

  9. melissa says:

    LOVE your sunnies!
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com

  10. sasa says:

    Love both hot and cold way! Cool<3

    Shall We Sasa

  11. Sofia says:

    Love the bag and the shoes!

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  12. this look is really cool! Your layering is done so well and I love your bag!
    xox
    Camille
    http://nomoreboringclothes.blogspot.com/

  13. Dressdrive says:

    Loved this jumper the moment I saw it, how it’s black so it looks more elegant and has this small zipper on the front. You can totally alternate it between summer and winter, ankle boots or sneakers would create two completely different but equally great looks!

  14. Whitney says:

    I’m a lover of all versatile pieces as well, the jumpsuit is amazing, and I totally get the from hot to cold climate, I experience it myself quite often as well! Key pieces like these make life much easier! Love the look, the bag, and tips, thanks for sharing them with us! x

    Love,
    Whitney

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  15. Eden says:

    You look great, love this look!
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  16. Megan says:

    This is so genius! I love that jumpsuit and those sandals! such a good trick to keep in mind!
    ~~Megan~~
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  17. Sarah says:

    Love this! You look great, Shea!

    x Sarah
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  18. Maria says:

    I love this look! Amazing pictures x

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  19. Love both looks. Those shoes are amazing but you definitely need close toed shoes here in NY – it’s freezing!!!

    xx Fortune
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  20. Great looks! Those shoes are gorgeous but you def need to wear closed toe shoes, it’s freezing here in NYC!

    xx Fortune
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  21. Stephanie says:

    Stunning statement shoes!

    Stephanie
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  22. sammie says:

    It’s always best to go for pieces that you can combine with the most possible pieces in your wardrobe :)
    Your shoes are fabulous and I really like this easy look

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  23. Sheree says:

    Effortless look. Love the versatility of the jumper.

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  24. Jeanne says:

    How cool and versatile indeed!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  25. Mary says:

    You look stunning! I love every detail about the look! Great job! Check out my latest warm & chic outfit post.

    xx Mary

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  26. Paulynagore says:

    This look is so cool! And you give very good ideas! Thank you for those advices!
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  27. Leah says:

    So hot Shea!!!

  28. Daisy says:

    I love those shoes!!! The style and color of them!

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    Daisy x

  29. Great shots, I love the lightning on the photos!

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  30. Linda says:

    Always a stunner :)

  31. Melissa says:

    LOVE that bag and those shoes
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com

  32. Hayley says:

    Love the one piece !

    As ever, beautiful photos :)

    With love from London,
    Hayley

    http://www.thelifestylemenu.co.uk

  33. Angie Wilson says:

    I’m loving this look, so gorgeous!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

  34. Very useful advice! I live in Madrid and in Winter is usually cold at the beginning of the day and it gets much warmer around noon, so I will definitely be using your tip! So Dainty and Chic!

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