Travel in Style With These 22 Blogger-Approved Looks
So you wanna be a chic tourist? Don’t we all?! Since packing the entire contents of your wardrobe into one itsy bitsy suitcase isn’t humanly possible (we wish!), you’re going to have to rely on your master coordinating skills to churn out outfits on the daily. Between meandering along cobblestone streets and going for late-night gelato runs, we’ve got you covered with 22 standout blogger inspired looks. Au revoir!
1. Prints: Folks, here’s proof that wearing lots of color pays off. Never have we laid eyes upon a dress this rad. The juxtaposition of bright yellow and cerulean blue, the prim-and-proper collar. Do you see what we’re seeing?! Your trip photos are going to be magazine-worthy. (via Lovely Pepa)
3. World-Class Traveler: If you’re anything like Aimee Song, blogger behind Song of Style, then you never know who might be waiting to snap your #ootd. Cue impeccable leopard print coat, sequin tee and sky-high booties. (via Song of Style)
4. All-Around Fashion Gal: A trusty scarf that can be tied a handful of ways will be your secret to pulling off an outfit that screams, “Oh, this old thing? I just effortlessly threw it on.” (via Gal Meets Glam)
5. Parisian Chic: As it turns out, it’s not so hard to emulate a perfect little French girl after all. Throw on a chunky knit cardigan, stripes and a beret — and before you know it, tourists will be asking you for directions. (via Polienne)
7. Borrowed from the Boys: The thing about being a chic tourist is that anything and everything goes… even a boxy blazer and miniskirt combo being so expertly modeled by The Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, herself. (via Man Repeller)
18. Hello, Gauchos: If you spotted a majestic purple skirt, then boy did we fool you! Those are purple gaucho pants you’re looking at, paired exquisitely, might we add, with a striped tee, two-toned booties and a black hat. (via M Loves M)
19. Sporty: Who says that you can’t be sporty, chic and comfortable when walking miles upon miles? Stripes and sneakers are considered a major DO in our book, especially when paired with a daring red moto jacket. (via Polienne)
20. Back to Basics: It’s hard to hate on leggings with an outfit that looks this cute. Follow in the College Prepster’s footsteps by throwing on a cozy merino sweater (with pockets!) and ballet flats, and don’t hesitate to top it off with a polished bow headband. (via College Prepster)
21. All Aboard!: The fashion gods have spoken: This entire look is utterly ah-mazing. From the charming floral frock to the polka dot tights and vintage flats, we’re speechless. (via Classy Girls Wear Pearls)
22. Ladylike and Classic: Watch out Alexa Chung, fashion blogger Paulien is about to give you a run for your money! Classic Mulberry bag and all, Paulien’s outfit strikes the perfect balance between girly and tomboy. (via Polienne)
Which blogger-inspired look will you be donning the next time you find yourself touring Europe? Leave a comment below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)