Preparing to travel always makes me feel that the future’s so bright. It also has me thinking of what the street style and fashion in the destination I’ll be traveling to is like. Packing winter clothes when it is the start of summer where you live can present a bit of a challenge, especially when it is already over one hundred degrees and you can’t imagine a day in the near future that you’ll want to wear a jacket. In Brasil, winter is a dream in my opinion. There are a few cloudy days or evenings that I need a jacket, but there are also plenty of warm, sunny days where shorts are a perfect choice for me. However, I often seen Brasileiros in puffy ski jackets and scarfs when the temperatures are in the low sixties. I knew traveling a little further south to Buenos Aires would mean colder temperatures, but I did not want to bring a big winter jacket that I would only need for a few days of a two month trip. Therefore, when I was packing I brought jackets that I could layer and wear multiple ways. Immediately from Buenos Aires I was heading to warmer temperatures in Rio, so I didn’t want to be lugging a lot of clothes that were useless to me across climates.
We were going to be walking around a lot this day to see different barrios and sites, so I knew I would need to dress a little warmer to keep myself from freezing for a few hours in the wind. This outfit kept me warm when outside and I could easily take one of my jackets and my scarf off when going indoors. The winter fashion I saw in Buenos Aires included big jackets and scarfs, so my layers were not out of place and helped me blend in with the locals, something I prefer to do when traveling.
I particularly loved the backdrop that the sunshine and colorful streets in the La Boca neighborhood provided for the relaxed winter fashion from Buenos Aires.
These boots are my absolute favorite. I received them as a birthday present two years ago from my boyfriend and his family, and have worn them several times a week across each season. Last summer they walked all over Italy with me and during this trip they kept me comfortable while trekking through the stone streets of Buenos Aires. They go with everything. I will wear them until they get a hole in the bottom and then I will get the sole replaced, and wear them more.
This bucket bag has been wonderful any time, but especially when traveling. I can put my camera bag in it and carry it around easily without advertising I have a DSLR camera to anyone trying to spot a tourist. It holds so much and has a clasp to keep it closed, plus a tie that makes it near impossible for any pick pocketers to gain access.
Skirt: H&M, old: similar here
Leather Jacket: purchased last summer at the leather market in Florence, Italy
Bucket bag: compliments of Scarlet Boutique
Sunglasses: Ray Ban