Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Petite Fashion Challenge #11

The Challenge: 

Put together an outfit made for sightseeing. It should be one that will be comfortable for walking around in and can last you from the early morning until dinner and drinks in the evening. Plus, you're on vacation, so you'd better make sure you look good in photos, which you'll have for years to come.
You can choose just one outfit but vary it by adding or taking off layers or accessories to take you from the a.m. to the p.m. and make one outfit easier to last through the day.

Katie's Outfit:

I decided to stick with a jersey cotton skirt and pair it with a long tunic. This way I could vary it depending on if I was going for dinner or drinks. Here are the advantages to the outfit for traveling:

1. It is jersey cotton, leggings, and an airy tunic. None of these wrinkle easily. :)
2. Because the top is so airy, it won't show sweat from walking around and sight seeing while traveling. 
3. They look cute and are easy to style. 

Here is what I would walk around in all day with flat gold sandals:

Then I would lose the skirt and add leggings for drinks:

And then use the skirt as a dress for a fancier dinner while on vacation:

Skirt: Target
Shirt: Maurices
Leggings: Gap
Belt: PacSun
Necklace: Target
Earrings: Old Navy
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes

Laura's Outfit:

For a day of sightseeing, I am loving this black and white striped dress. It has an interesting flap front on the lower half, and it is very packable. For day, I layered it under a lightweight tab cuff shirt and belted it for a little color and definition at the waist. My sandals are basically glorified flip flops with a metallic finish and metal horse bit detail, and of course, flat and comfy for lots of walking.

In retrospect, I think this pairing is just a bit too neutral (aka boring). I think I will try a more colorful shirt next time. 

Earrings: Ann Taylor Factory Store
Shirt: Ann Taylor Factory Store
Belt: Target
Dress: Francesca's
Shoes: Born (via Famous Footwear)

For an evening look, I paired the dress with a wide elastic belt and a scarf and heels. Unfortunately, the scoop neckline of the dress tends to show my bra straps, but a scarf eliminates my need to constantly check them. Plus, it adds some color to an otherwise very monochromatic outfit.

Sunglasses: Kate Spade 
Earrings: Ann Taylor Factory Store
Dress: Francesca's 
Belt: Maurice's
Shoes: Ann Taylor Factory Store


  1. Katie, I love your last look. What a brilliant way to use a skirt! Does it stay up?

  2. Love these looks! I agree, jersey holds up well for traveling! =)

  3. Great looks on both of you! Katie we did something similar for the challenge! (Dress as a skirt and vice versa)

  4. Thanks girls. It was fun finding ways to re-use the clothes.