The last few months have been a whirlwind, but one of the highlights was visiting Mendoza. The wine country region of Argentina, famous for its delicious Malbec, provided a perfect spot for impromptu frolicking. Here is what I wore to wander through the vineyards and skip through the Andes…
A few years ago, when we started traveling full-time, I made a pact with myself to try to elevate my travel wear. For some reason, it seems when traveling, we all tend to want to be more comfortable than in our daily lives, which often translates to frumpy jeans, tees and tennis shoes.
More than wanting to represent America in its best light, it was more likely vanity that guided my sartorial choices (I didn’t want to look back at pictures of myself and wince How could I wear that?!).
But a girl still wants to be comfy. She never knows when she might come across a unicorn in a field or have to skip down a dirt road…
In lieu of cut-offs and a tee (it was the tail end of summer and Mendoza is gloriously sunny and hot), I opted for metallic shorts and sandals. Which worked well for hopping along the border between Argentina and Chile .
I like a little sparkle and shine, and since I couldn’t get it the easy way – by sporting a little bling (we were warned repeatedly by both visitors and locals to leave the valuables at home, even though it must be said that we could not have felt more safe than in Mendoza), I got it through my shorts and shoes.
What do you wear when you travel? Do you have any great packing or travel tips you’d like to share?
SHOP THE LOOK: TOP: Old but similar here and here\ SHORTS: c/o Very.com (no longer available but these palm-print shorts are daarling and the same cut; also, more metallic shorts here, here, here, here and here)\ SHOES: Dolce Vita (old but similar here)\ SUNNIES: SEE (old but similar here and here)
[Photos by FredBaby13]