Today I’m packing up to move, but I know many of you may be packing for a summer vacation. Lucky thing!! Recently the lovely folks at Chico’s reached out to me with the opportunity to style some pieces from their Summer Travel Collection. And they challenged me to mix and match those pieces to create my own beautiful styles to share with you. In fact, you may want to include some of these styles in your vacation wardrobe.
I’ve enjoyed wearing Chico’s clothing for years. I appreciate that Chico’s aims to help women communicate their own unique style essence through their clothing. That’s why mixables like these summer travel pieces appeal to me. We can each wear them in a way that rings true to us.
I started with Chico’s iconic So Slimming Brigitte Slim Crops to create a slenderizing, classic look that would be perfect for a day of travel or an afternoon of sightseeing. I’m wearing a size .5 (6-Small) in the aria aqua, but these slimming crops come in a variety of neutrals and seasonal colors for you to choose from. And right now these crops are significantly marked down.
My cotton blend v-neck tank provides a light first layer that can stand alone or peek through a top piece. I especially like the v-neckline and the mid-hip length. I’m wearing a size 0 (4/6 S) and this wide shoulder strap tank comes in a variety of shades.
I topped my simple pairing with this darling embroidered linen utility jacket, also part of Chico’s Summer Travel Collection. This lightweight jacket provides coverage, interest, protection from a draft and such pretty details. I love the way this feminine utility jacket elevates a simple summer vacation look, but it would be beautiful with jeans, too. It features a drawstring waistband so you can cinch it to flatter.
The embroidered jacket is marked down significantly and seems to be available in most sizes right now.
I have a thing for Chico’s accessories. They consistently feature unique, colorful and bold pieces. But really they have something for everyone. For instance, in this outfit I steered clear of all the colorful choices and selected white and gold for my earrings (similar) , bracelet and necklace.
I capped off the vacation-ready look with this chic crossbody cell phone case. It has pockets for your necessary cards, space for your glasses and phone and a wide adjustable strap.
I’m wearing the 10″ inseam shorts in alabaster, size .5 (6-S). Featuring a similar blend of cotton, rayon, and spandex that’s in the Brigitte slim crops, these shorts skim your body and create an attractive silhouette. But I especially love that they bend and move with you so beautifully. And they have pockets. Oh, and these shorts are marked waaay down!
This denim shirt is not only a beautiful subtle, pale blue, but it’s lightweight and amazingly soft, too. I’m wearing a 0 (4/6-S), and it fits just right. The back of the shirt features a flattering pleat and button detailing.
Don’t you just love the combination of blues and natural wood tones in my stretch bracelet set and the coordinating multi-strand necklace? This chunky necklace is adjustable, too, so it works beautifully with a variety of necklines.
When I’m on vacation I like to carry one large tote and several small crossbody bags like this versatile blue crossbody cell phone case. That combination makes for easy packing, but you still have a variety of bags to choose from when you head out for sightseeing or dinner. By the way, this bag is also available in black or a striking animal print, too.
Oh, and let’s not forget to talk about this stylish and functional sun hat. Not only does this fringe-detail straw hat protect you from the sun’s rays, but it elevates your look substantially.
Well, now that you’ve seen all the pieces I selected from Chico’s Summer Travel Collection, let me show you how I mixed things up a bit for an even more elevated look.
For a champagne brunch or a seaside dinner, this all white combination would make you feel as fresh and vibrant as you look. One of the keys to creating an all white look is to add texture, so the embroidered utility jacket pulls this stunning combination together beautifully.
I chose textured whites and soft blues for my summer vacation look, but Chico’s Summer Travel Collection is also stocked with allusions to the tropics, travel-worthy denims, trending corals and versatile black. Take a look at the mix-and-match collection to plan your vacation wardrobe.
I’m so grateful to Chico’s for sponsoring this post and for giving me the opportunity to share these beautiful fashions with you. While they were gracious enough to reach out to me for this style challenge, everything I’ve shared with you about the products is my personal opinion. Thank you, dear reader, for supporting the brands that support this site!
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As James and I prepare to leave behind one family of faith and embrace another, I feel the usual push and pull in my heart that I’ve felt each time we’ve transitioned from one calling to another. It’s a unique and somewhat uncomfortable feeling to leave one church calling to move on to another, especially when you continue to feel such love for those you leave.
But even as we say good-byes, we don’t exit from one another’s lives completely. The tie that binds is strong. And we can continue to pray for each other diligently. I hope you, too, continue to pray – as God brings to mind – for those you have served alongside and called family. If it’s been a while, maybe pause today to do just that.
We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3