In the span of two months, my travel itinerary has been a little insane. It’s not even summer yet, but I’ve already gone to China, France, Monaco, Italy and back. I’m finally home in the states and wanted to talk travel style. A good portion of these trips were for work, which always requires a little more packing than normal. It’s always important to have enough dressy items for formal nights, easy dresses for the day, and enough separates to stay comfy.

If you’re headed off to some place that will require a versatile suitcase, I’ve rounded up a few favorite outfits from my Instagram that will help you travel in style. Get your passports and wardrobes ready!

Vintage in the Forbidden City

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Balloon Sleeve Blouse Similar | Asymmetrical Skirt Similar | Boyy Buckle Bag

It’s not often that I get to visit my home country, but when I do, there’s so much heritage to embrace. This photo here was snapped right before I left to Tianjin to visit my grandma. If you don’t already know, in the background is the Forbidden City, a well-known landmark and tourist attraction in Beijing. I happened to be wearing a peasant blouse with balloon sleeves and an asymmetrical skirt in what appears to be vintage blue. I love that this look had a vintage charm to it, fitting right into the scenery. This is a look that can be elevated or casual depending on your shoes – sneakers or mules would make it easy to wear while heels would instantly perk things up. Versatility is key when traveling.

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Not So Clueless

There’s nothing wrong with loving pink or plaid, but when you mesh the two together, things can quickly escalate (i.e. Clueless). But it doesn’t have to. The longer length of the plaid skirt moves this outfit away from school girl feels while the modern white accessories give it that grown up touch.

This brings me to my next point – comfy shoes. Anytime I travel, I need at least one pair of comfy shoes. These mule flats work for everything between walking through the airport, sight seeing, or dressing up a simple look. They were a life saver during my China trip.

Pink T-Shirt Similar | Pink Checked Skirt Similar | Pink Earrings SimilarBoyy Buckle Bag | Ferragamo Mules (Sold out in White but Similar)

Monaco Glamour

Alix Bodysuit | Sheer Floral Skirt Similar | Chanel Vanity Bag from What Goes Around Comes Around | Alexander Wang Heels

Immediately after China, I set off for Monaco and showed up in this dressier look. It appears to be a dress initially but look again and you’ll see that it’s two pieces. This is a styling trick I often use. I like to throw matching separates together so that I can repurpose them into various casual (or dressier) looks. Sure, dresses might be the easier alternative, but you can’t break up a dress into two or even three different looks.

Garden Soiree

That’s not to say I don’t like dresses because I definitely do! When it comes to summer vacations, I drool over dresses with vibrant colors and fun silhouettes that will make me feel great. Believe it or not, color can really change your mood. This tiered dress features two of my favorite trends – polka dot prints and frayed edges which came together beautifully. And after traveling is all over, I know I’ll be able to take it beyond the moment into weddings or backyard parties.

Lisa Marie Fernandez Dress | Elizabeth Cole White Earrings | Alienina Bag

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Suited Up

Not in the mood for outfit planning? No problem. Besides dresses, you also have jumpsuits! I recently featured this Alice McCall jumpsuit on the blog and it remains one of my favorite pieces through my trips. It’s figure flattering since the style naturally elongates petite frames.

If you’re looking to take a casual route, I recommend trying a denim or linen jumpsuit. But if you’re in need of a cocktail hour piece, lace and/or embroidered styles will do the trick.

Alice McCall Jumpsuit | Miu Miu Sandals | Floral Drop Earrings (Sold out, Similar| Straw Bag Similar

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Glow Getter

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LoveShackFancy Top and Skirt (ON SALE!) | Alienina Bag

So we’ve covered the basics – casual and dressy separates, jumpsuits, and dresses. But there’s one more thing – matching sets! I am such a fan of matching sets because you can wear them together – or not. This one struck me in particular because the metallic pattern which I knew would glow up against the lights at night.

What items do you pack to travel in style?

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