Your Weekend Travel Wardrobe

Have you ever wondered how women get away with only one little rolling suitcase on a plane? How they can fit all the necessities for a getaway into that tiny carry-on space?  It’s no easy task, but with the right pieces, you can be one of those women! No more checked luggage lines, no more hobbling around laden with totes and wheelies… Sounds good right?

They key is in choosing versatile, essential pieces that can dress up or down, and transition from day to night.  To show you how to get great travel looks that will easily fit into carry-on size luggage, we’ve put together the perfect weekend wardrobe using our favorite Spring Diane Kennedy pieces.  Whether you’re jetting off to a faraway destination, or staying close to home, our travel wardrobe tips will keep you in style all weekend long.

Diane Kennedy Touring Jacket, Fifth Avenue Cami, and Pedal Pant

Diane Kennedy Touring Jacket and Dream Dress

Spring 2012 Tunics

Spring is fast approaching, and here in Vancouver we’re starting to see daffodil stems and other early blooming flowers sprouting through the soil.  We love early spring, when winter melts away and reveals soft, pretty colours… Our new Spring tunics reflect this time of year, with shades of blush pink, mid-blues, dusk-like purples, and soft greys – not to mention being the perfect transitional pieces.  Our online store has just been stocked with all the newest styles and colours; what a great way to freshen up our wardrobes after a long winter!

1.  Cruise Cowl Tunic in Bengal, 2. Fifth Avenue Cami in Indigo, 3. Express Tee in Water (Coming Soon), 4. Passport Tunic in Indigo, 5. Escape Tunic in Blush, 6. Soho Tunic in Steel

How to Perfect your Travel Wardrobe this Season

With spring already here, travel season is right around the corner. If you’re like many women, spring and summer travel opportunities bring both anticipation (time to relax, experience new cultures and cities, have adventures) and dread… What on earth am I going to pack?! With increasing luggage weight restrictions this task can be even more daunting, especially for chronic over-packers.

Whether you’re skipping town for a weekend retreat in the countryside, or embarking on a whirlwind, world-wide tour, your travel wardrobe needs to be edited yet versatile. (And of course stylish!) We’ve put together a few tips for creating your own travel-friendly wardrobe.

One of the easiest ways to get more mileage out of fewer clothes is to choose a colour inspiration and use it as the basis for all your choices. This way, all your tops can be interchanged with all your bottoms, accessories, and so on.  

Also, a neutral wardrobe can be accented by pops of colour in easy to pack (and usually space-saving!) accessories. You’ll always be stylish and appropriately dressed for any situation.

Evaluating what kinds of activities you’ll be doing and the climate you’ll be in will also dictate the types of pieces you pack. After all, the amount of layers and sleeve lengths you’ll need while in Berlin is vastly different than those needed for Belize!

Not to toot our own horn, but Diane Kennedy pieces make perfect travel companions! Our fabric is soft and luxurious against your skin, and the added stretch ensures you’ll always be comfortable, even on those fourteen hour flights. Oh, and you can say goodbye to that crumpled fresh-out-of-the-suitcase look—just shake it and hang it up!

We want to know, where will you be taking your Diane Kennedy this season? Have a picture of you and your Diane Kennedy pieces on vacation? Share it with us on the Diane Kennedy Facebook Page.

Happy Travels,