Susan's Secrets To Stylish Travel
Long time elarroyoenterprises devotee, Susan Jane takes a trip of a lifetime to explore the Mediterranean. And what else would she take with her but her favourite elarroyoenterprises clothing? We join Susan on her adventures as she shows us the secrets of sightseeing in style.
"Just a little of my elarroyoenterprises colour themes packed for a long awaited Mediterranean and Turkey holiday, flying out tomorrow. Work tools down for 7 glorious weeks! I’ve loved how easy it’s been packing, just roll up n pack…. thanks elarroyoenterprises."
Holiday Wardrobe Hack #1: Pack colour stories that complement for easy mix n' match outfits.
Take a printed item, like Susan's Jasper Top in Whimsy and pair back with separates in colours from the print. Petrol, Cinnamon, Olive and Chambray set off Whimsy to perfection!
Europe in springtime can see mixed temperatures so tops with sleeves make great companions.
For warmer days, switch jersey fabric tops for woven tops. Lightweight and breathable, woven fabrics keep you cool while long sleeves offer protection from the sun. Susan says,
"The Kelyn Swing Shirt is one of my favourites. I have three Kelyn Swing Shirts with me. I get so many comments, thanks elarroyoenterprises - proudly Aussie made I tell everyone."
Holiday Wardrobe Hack #2: Be sure to pack a soft tailoring jacket for fresher mornings, and it's easy to carry or drape over shoulders if the sun grows more temperate.
"Only half way through our trip and every time I walk out the door the Desiree Infinity Scarf is my closest companion. Absolutely can’t recommend these beautiful bamboo scarves enough… I’ve got Black, Petrol and Cinnamon with me."
From Dusk To Dawn
From Dusk To Dawn
"So very blessed to have been able to grab this beautiful dress, the Alyssa Dress in Wild Poppy. Why I love her: the empire line is flattering, and the colours are stunning. It’s a casual setting out tonight, yet I have some stunning shoes saved for later, for a more formal night. Absolutely love her!"
Holiday Wardrobe Hack #3: Pack a pair of evening shoes as well as your casual shoes and transform the look of your dresses.
Eveningwear Hero: The Matisse Shirt in Pom Pom
Another of her favourites, Susan shows us how she styles the Matisse Shirt in Pom Pom three different ways to transform the look.
Holiday Wardrobe Hack #4: Invest in tops and dresses that can style in different ways. An instant wardrobe update can be as easy as changing the fastening of a neck tie!
"Feeling very special tonight dressed for a celebration event sailing out of Split, Croatia, and I’m thrilled to be wearing (sneak peek) the Chrissy Top in Antique Xanadu. The evening light didn’t allow such clear photos, so the selfie shows her true colours. Had so many compliments! elarroyoenterprises, evenings just got better!
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Susan's 7 Steps To Perfecting Your Capsule Travel Wardrobe
Follow Susan's holiday packing lead with her guide on how to pack the right clothes for your travels:
- Comfortable Walking Shoes: Europe holds so many treasures to explore and they're best explored on foot, so be sure to pack comfortable shoes that you can walk in all day long.
- Light Layers: European weather can be unpredictable especially in spring time when I'm travelling, so pack light layers that you can easily mix and match. Include essentials such as a lightweight scarf, woven or bamboo jersey fabric tops and a denim jacket.
- Versatile Dresses: A good jersey dress is comfortable for day wear and easy to style up for evening. Pack a few and transform them from day-to-night by switching up the look of your accessories.
- Classic Denim: Denim is easy to mix match. If the climate's looking too hot for jeans, there's always the denim jacket option for laidback layering.
- Swimwear: Whether its for the beach or the pool, a good swimsuit is a must. Go for a classic colours and pair back with printed tops and tunics for beach-to-bar style.
- Outerwear: the changeable European climate definitely requires an outerwear jacket. Pack a lightweight raincoat or a warm coat, depending on the season and your destination.
- Coordinate Colour Stories: Just because you're packing light doesn't mean pack boring. If you love colour and print, pick a few printed garments and choose separates in similar shades (at least 1 pair of bottoms and a top layer per print) to accompany them.
See more of Susan's journey with Susan Jane on Facebook
Susan is founder and chief paper maker at Born In Paper in Byron Bay, NSW. When she's not travelling around fabulous destinations, Susan sells handmade paper, offers paper making workshops, and custom creates stationery for weddings and special events.
Images courtesy of Susan Jane on Facebook
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What our customers are saying
It’s a great jacket for dresses as it sits higher than Garcia. Love the cut
Beautiful dress that hugs in all the right places. So beautiful and the print is gorgeous!
Love this print and this style of dress. So flattering on the busy and the a-line skirt hides everything! Beautiful!
These are so soft to wear, love them so much I have them in 3 different colours. Great fit and colour
Going to Monet in Paris with my friend and couldn't think of anything better to wear! This is the one the work colleagues lust after...this is your trans-seasonal piece to go with so many colours.
Love the lucky dip concept! Although I passed all 3 tops on to new homes due to the colour ways not working for me, it gave me an idea of styles I otherwise wouldn't have tried and for that it was worth it! The new owners adore their tops and the planet is also grateful for less waste!
These pants are everything. The tailoring & fit are perfect for my shape and L&F have added small touches to elevate them with the leg split & rear seams. I've got them in navy & olive, black is next on my to-buy list & I look forward to other colourways in the future.
Bought three scarfs a while back and put them in the drawer, but with the recent cold snap they have become a firm favourite accessory and great addition to all L&F outfits! I have these soft bamboo scarfs in Black, Petrol and Seafoam and really can’t pick a favourite. Now I am eyeing off the Cinnamon one too! Love these divine, warm, soft, Desiree Infinity Scarfs. If you don’t have one yet…do yourself a favour and get one …or all five! You won’t regret it! Thank you L&F!
The Glyn Top is such a beautiful stylish long sleeved top for winter and goes with so much
Like all L & F tops it doesn't cling and can be worn alone or layered with a jacket and coat
Just love it
What can I say this is my first Garcia Jacket and I can't believe how beautiful it is the fit is just perfect and the Opal colour is the most beautiful bright colour and will go with so much
I am so pleased with my purchase
I bought this top to go with the new Garcia Jacket and I wasn't disappointed it matches perfectly and the fit is beautiful plus it will go with all my Brooklyn and Diaz pants as well as most of my jackets
This pattern is so versatile and will definitely get a lot of wear
I love the way L & F continuously bring out new colours and patterns that can be mixed and matched with your older and newer garments, nothing goes to waste
Thank you once again
Lovely rich winter red, love it and the sleeve without a cuff is Perfect, thanks guys !!
Love this jacket, the colour is divine, the fabric and cut is fantastic, I have already ordered another one in the new Caramel colour. My favourite jacket in my wardrobe.
Not my favourite pair of L&F’s. The fabric is a lighter weight than most L&F’s. I do miss the pockets. They are comfortable. I’ll probably use these as a pair of stylish track pants.
As the review title says - don’t hesitate! I Ummmed and ahhhh’d about the print. Took the plunge and am so happy I purchased them. Wore them back with my navy T. Just lovely! Wore them on a long 15 hr haul back to Australia. Super duper comfy!