Welcome to the newly relaunched Commandress! This week we’re sharing outfit ideas to illustrate each of our five new categories.
Happy Friday! Our last regular post of each week will be about Travel Style.
To be honest, it often takes me forever to pack. I try to pack very, very light and I really don’t want to think about my clothes while I’m traveling – so I need to be strategic on the front end about what comes along.
And you know what I always get the most use out of? A solid jersey dress that you can easily dress up or down – like this one:
We featured this lovely Eileen Fisher purple surplice jersey dress over a year ago, and it’s no longer available.
But one of our all time favorite dresses is currently available in a pretty and very flattering shade of dark purple: the Karen Kane Cascade Faux Wrap Dress in Amethyst.
This dress is truly a modern classic – women love it and Karen Kane makes it year after year in new colors and prints. It’s washable, has a higher neckline that stays in place, and generally runs true to size.
As you can see below, the Karen Kane Cascade Dress also looks fantastic in black, but dark purple makes it even more interesting – and special.
Travel Style By Day
Here are the earrings, handbag and shoes I’d love to wear with the purple Karen Kane dress during the day: Argento Vivo Moonstone Stone Drop Earrings ($38), MZ Wallace Large Bedford Nylon Tote in Ash Grey ($395), and Tory Burch Black Leather Derby Riding Boots ($495).
Travel Style by Night
And here are the earrings, handbag and shoes that I’d wear to dress up the purple Karen Kane dress – all of which are small and light: Panacea Beaded Chandelier Earrings ($28), Jessica McClintock Toni Mesh Minibag Foldover Clutch in Peacock ($48.69 on sale), and Sole Society Cammila Black Glitter Pointy Toe Loafers ($69.95).
A Beautiful & Versatile Necklace for Travel
And the dress would look fantastic with the Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace in Abalone Shell ($90) anytime of day.
This is my all time favorite travel necklace because it’s the only one you need!
More Travel-Friendly Wrap Dresses
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