April 24, 2017

How To Mix and Match for Day to Night Travel Outfits

Sydne Style shows how to add a pop of color to summer outfits in schutz orange shoesWhenever I’m traveling I look for pieces that you can easily mix and match. It saves on packing space and you can simply use accessories to bring your looks from day to night. Today I teamed up with Carlisle to show four outfit ideas using four pieces: a updated tee, a white linen skirt, an off-the-shoulder top and sailor pants.

What I love about Carlisle is they have such well-made classic pieces that you can wear them year after year. I went with black and white because it never goes out of style and sticking to one color palette makes packing a breeze. We shot these looks around Venice, California but wearing the resort outfits made me crave a trip to Venice, Italy and the Amalfi Coast!

Look #1: Breezy Summer Whites

Sydne Style wears carlisle white linen skirt for summer outfit ideasThere is nothing I love to wear more in summer than all-white. Carlisle’s white linen skirt is incredibly flattering for all body types with its A-line shape. And any skirt that has pockets gets an A in my style book! I paired it with an update on the classic white tee. But you can also easily wear it as a coverup over a bathing suit with a hat and sandals. A pom-pom bag brought a trendy touch to the timeless outfit.

Tee: Carlisle / Skirt: Carlisle / Bag: Soeur Du Maroc / Shoes : Jack Rogers  / Sunnies: Alice + Olivia

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Sydne Style shows what to wear in venice california in all white summer outfit ideas
Look #2: Romantic Nights

Sydne Style shows black and white summer outfit ideas in carlisle collection linen skirtI transitioned the skirt into night with a knit top. To show off the romantic pleating, I simply pulled my hair to one side and added a statement earring. I wanted a pop of color so I slipped into orange sandals, but you could easily do a neutral shoe as well.

Top: Carlisle / Skirt: Carlisle / Clutch: Diane von Furstenberg (similar) / Earrings: Stella & Dot / Shoes: Schutz / Ring: Stella & Dot

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Look #3: Comfy Resort Chic

Sydne Style shows how to wear sailor pants in carlisle collection

Sailor pants are one of my favorite pieces to bring on vacation. They have a nautical vibe and the wider leg allows you to wear comfy wedges underneath. I converted the black top into an off-the-shoulder style and this time used my earrings for a colorful touch. I could have re-used my clutch but instead made the look more on trend with a bucket bag.

Top: Carlisle / Pants: Carlisle / Earrings: Stella & Dot / Bag: Caterina Bertini

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Look #4: California Casual

Sydne Style shows how to wear sailor pants in carlisle collectionSince the sailor pants have a higher waist, they allow you to wear a crop top. So I knotted my Carlisle tee to mimic the detailing at the neckline.  An all-white outfit allows you to play with any accessories, so you can style it with jewelry you pick up during your travels. I actually got this tassel necklace during my trip to Aruba!

Tee: Carlisle  /  Pants: Carlisle / Bag: Deux Lux / Sunnies: Ray Ban / Necklace: Island Yoga

Sydne Style shows white summer outfit ideas in carlisle collection sailor pants

I hope these styling ideas help you as you’re planning your next getaway!

Sydne Style shows all white outfit ideas when visiting venice californiaPhotos by Michelle Kyle

*Thank you to Carlisle for partnering on this post.*

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  1. Natali commented:

    Oh my Sydne, you look incredible, your style is so awe worthy! I like the way you’ve mixed and matched all of these looks!

    Published 4.24.17 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Aw thanks so much!

      Published 4.27.17 Reply
  2. Marie DeHoek Woodard commented:

    The back of the sailor pant is too cute!

    Published 4.25.17 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Aren’t they great?!

      Published 4.27.17 Reply
  3. Elisabeth commented:

    I think this year many people will refuse to take a vacation. In fact, it is worth thinking about the fact that you can get sick anywhere, and even at home. I really want to have a rest, my husband and I are leaving soon, we will go with comfort, on the transfer, I think this is the most convenient and safe option

    Published 8.16.20 Reply

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