Hello there! The Essential 25 Lookbook is back! If you’re a new reader, welcome. You can check out the original Essential 25 post here — it’s where I detail the key twenty-five pieces that every woman should own. These are neutral, classic, versatile pieces that should be the foundation of your wardrobe. Seasonal extras or trendy splurges (which I advise you to keep to a minimum) can be easily and seamlessly incorporated. If you’re new, be sure to check out this flagship post.
Look No. 1 is an excellent travel outfit. The joggers are forgiving and comfy, and the sweater is a wonderful layer to toss on, throw over your shoulders, or use as a small blanket. And for traveling, sneakers are an obvious must! My cover photo was taken on a weekend to Carmel-by-the-Sea, a delightfully beautiful getaway nestled next to ocean in central coast California (if you’ve never visited there, add it to your bucket list). We walked a lot, and the temperature shifts were quick. My comfy shoes and cozy sweater were definitely needed. But this outfit would also be great for airline travel or as an easy sightseeing outfit for a day exploring.
I linked to all the pieces you see above, plus the joggers and sweater I’m wearing in Carmel! I actually have these joggers in about four colors (they’re under $30), as I wear them frequently while chasing my kiddos and working in the garden. They take a beating, and they’ve held up!
As noted in my Essential 25 post, I do suggest you invest in a nice pair of joggers (or other slacks) for nicer occasions, work, etc. But for outside adventures, these budget-friendly ones are a fantastic purchase.
Wishing you all a great weekend!
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