Color is a dreamy springboard to imagery.
Turquoise, coral and lilac can feel beachside at Santorini. Marigold, and terracotta brings in the souks in the medina, in Marrakech. Blush and cornflower blue go Paris. The big Crayola box of colors is never too far in the past to draw on deep attachment.
I just realized yesterday that the official first day of spring is just 3 weeks away; and we spring our clocks forward in 10 days! I guess I’ve done a good job not jumping ahead to the next season. In the competitive retail world, the struggle is real to stay in the present. I’ve written before about the beauty in enjoying every season to its fullest, before pre-empting it with expectations that always disappoint. I crush on every season–I don’t know if I could ever not be a four-season girl. While I grow bored with the ends of winter and summer, they breed contempt if I’m already in the next season’s headspace.
Well, it’s that beautiful time now to start moving on. A little. Warm weather vacations are around the corner. Visions of juicy colors, cotton fringe and flowered slides dance in our heads. Hems of skirts dipping in the surf, a chiffon scarf blowing in the breeze–packing to complement location can be a heady experience or a hated requirement.
Anthropologie Faithfull Armada Skirt . JW Anderson Single Knot Dress . Anthropologie Betta Skirt . Aritzia Leilani Dress . Aritzia Clearwater Skirt . Rachel Comey Legion Pant . Birkenstock Arizona Sandals . The Reformation Clare Pant . The Reformation Georgia Jumpsuit . Alepel Handpainted Mules . Storets Jae Gingham Dress . Golden Goose Sneakers .
J.Crew Factory Washed T-Shirt . Nosouj Venice Tote . & Other Stories Oversized Shirt . Mar Y Sol Louisa Clutch . Edun Beaded Macramé Jacket . Topshop Oversized Denim Jacket . Topshop Raw Hem Cropped Jacket . Sequence 3-Knot Market Tote . J.Crew Ludwig Blouse . & Other Stories Billowy Blouse .
Plumage 59’s Spring Packing Storyboards are filled with inspiration, showing core trending pieces and classic basics. There are 24 ideas to mix and match based on color, pattern, and mood. Your suitcase starts with the 3 pairs of shoes that will take you everywhere. Then choose 1 of the jackets, and 1 handbag (okay, maybe 2). Build from there with skirts, dresses, pants and tops. Are you feeling more serene and solid, or colorfully playful? Buy new pieces off the storyboards to fill in your current wardrobe, and replace these ideas with clothes from your closet where you can. You’ll enjoy the destination more, if you have fun in the journey.