Heading on a trip to the mountains? I got you covered! A couple of weeks ago I went to Blackberry Mountain in Tennessee with Lexus. Each day was full of adventure and relaxation in the Great Smoky Mountains. We did everything from off-roading in a Lexus GX and clay shooting to indulging in massages and delicious sunset dinners. In case you’re taking a trip to the mountains this year, I’m rounding up all my outfits. Here’s what I packed:
- Hats and hair accessories (because who has time to do their hair on a trip?!)
- Face masks and mask necklaces (to keep stylishly safe)
- Loungewear (for relaxing afternoons and nights)
- Cowboy boots and booties
- Jackets (a mix of casual jackets and fun outerwear for night)
- Workout gear
- Fall dresses
hats & hair accessories
I barely did my hair the whole trip. So I relied on hats and and hair accessories to keep me looking chic with zero maintenance. I wore three different fedoras: a white fedora with black trim, a cowgirl inspired black fedora and my beige fedora that I’ve have for years. And I used my Sydne Summer scrunchies to make my ponytails more stylish.
face masks & Mask Necklaces
I’ll admit that I was a little hesitant to travel. It was my first time staying at a hotel since the pandemic. But I felt super safe at Blackberry Mountain. The staff members always wore masks. And there were hand sanitizers all around the property. I brought along my Sydne Summer face masks and mask necklaces to keep safe.
I wore jeans for about half the trip. I brought three pairs with me but only ended up alternating between two: my high rise cropped jeans and dark skinny jeans. I also wore a ton of double denim during the trip.
Every night I changed into a loungewear set. I brought along a few different pieces from my Sydne Summer Lounge collection and mix and matched them. I also wore my loungewear after the spa to relax and stay cozy chic.
I brought all Western inspired boots with me to the mountains. During the day, I mostly lived in my cowboy boots (I bought them about 15 years ago in Dallas!). I also wore my Western booties with a small stacked heel from day to night. I only wore my stiletto Western booties one night, so I definitely didn’t need those. When I wasn’t wearing boots, I wore my favorite Nike sneakers. If you’re planning on hiking, I’d recommend brining a pair of hiking boots as well.
I brought a ton of jackets with me for layering (it can get chilly in the mountains!). I brought a denim jacket, which I mostly wore with jeans for a double denim look. I brought a fringe leather jacket. I brought a plaid coat (although it was mostly too warm in September to wear it). And I brought a utility jacket, which I wore with all my sportier outfits. I also brought a lightweight windbreaker, which I wore when it was drizzling outside.
I swapped between jeans and cute tops and dresses for dinner. You definitely don’t need to bring dresses to the mountains. Most people were on the more casual side. But I love dressing up and haven’t gotten many chances to dress up recently. So I packed a couple fall floral dresses and a white lace dress, which I dressed down with Western boots.
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my trip. And if you’re headed to the mountains, I hope this guide helps you pack!