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.