Something I never, ever take for granted when travelling is a pair of elasticated waist trousers.
Whether it’s for the plane journey, strolls around the city, or that final day when I’ve indulged in a LOT of chilli dogs, it’s something I always pack.
Striped, linen and pockets – I knew this pair would work within my Matalan edit. Worn with a classic leather jacket is a great way to balance the natural fabric, but I also think these would also make great holiday trousers with a bikini top and bucket hat on the beach, or lounge pants with a classic t-shirt at home.
We stayed in Tribeca this time in NYC, close proximity to Soho but cheaper hotels, near the financial district which is quiet on the weekends – perfect for early morning shoots! We moved around more in the daytime this trip (last time we were here, I was 4 months pregnant and still sick most mornings up until around 3pm) – we went uptown towards Harlem a few times, so easy outfits were on the agenda:
A basket bag big enough to store a spare jumper for when the sun goes in (April is often tricky for NYC – it can be so variable).
Flats which don’t give you blisters.
Light fabric breathable trousers. Preferably with pockets (just because).
Whenever I pack for New York, I manage to streamline my wardrobe into comfortable on the go looks which can be mixed and matched without much thought. And I end up wondering why I don’t treat my London wardrobe in the same way?! Maybe there’s a lesson there for my future wardrobe. But for now I’ll be satisfied that comfy pants are here to stay for home and outside.
VANESSA DUCROCQ says
Love this effortless and chic outfit, you look gorgeous !
I love these. I purchased this colour and the grey with multi-colour stripes. I feel like I’m going to be wearing them non-stop this spring/summer!
mittal solanki says
You look fabulous.
I totally loved it.
Thanks for sharing with us.
thanks for sharing with us.
Nice bag. Thanks for the outfits
A Girl, A Style says
I love this look on you, Alex. So easy and chic! Also you’ve convinced me I now need a pair of elasticated linen trousers in my life; why do I not own these already?!
YOU ARE LOOKING BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE YOUR PENDANT.
Signet Ring says
Wonderful! You are looking gorgeous. I love this look on you. I’m going to purchase this pyjama and will wear in this spring and summer. Thanks for sharing with us.