Typically summer trips for us are centered around the beach or mountains and being super casual. But not this year! I’m headed to Europe with my oldest daughter next week for a an uber cool Creative Writing program she’s been accepted into at a prestigious University. (Sorry…proud mom moment!) For this I’ll be needing a bit more sophistication in my summer travel wardrobe than I typically do. Enter the Banana Republic Simply Sophisticated Summer collection filled with beautiful pieces and great accessories.
These gorgeous French tweed flats and leather trimmed French tweed clutch are just what I needed to add a little something special to my outfits. I’ll only be there 6 days so being able to pack great accessories that will elevate to my basics is important. I love how the tweed adds the perfect touch to this simple white dress, one I’ll be packing to wear with this denim jacket for dinner one night. I’ve carried the clutch for the past week and gotten so many compliments on it. I love the simple sophistication of the pale tweed for summer! It is great with denim, blush and black making it the perfect neutral.
More Simply Sophisticated Summer favorites are below including a few more I’ll be packing and you’ll be seeing soon. Most are currently 40% off so this is a great time to pick them up and some simple sophistication to your summer wardrobe. This maxi dress and this frilly skirt dress (back in stock!) are also part of the sale. I’m loving the detail on this top and will be wearing it a lot with both my favorite dark denim and white jeans.
Ps – Be sure to follow in Instagram and Facebook for details on where I’ll be going and what we are seeing next week. I’ll be sharing full travel details soon…a bit more bragging on her, too, I’m sure.
Thank you to Banana Republic for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Photos by Mary Summers-Hafner