WEEKEND WEAR [TRAVEL EDITION] : Urban Style on the New England Coast


It's not everyday that I get to tour around New England and see lighthouses, the ocean, and crazy old buildings. And when I was packing for my trip to Maine last week, I ventured into the more urban street-style side of my wardrobe. Or at least, what I envision New Englanders to wear. Johnny (the ever faithful tour guide and Maine native), Zac (a dear friend and fellow style expert) and I stopped by Nubble Lighthouse before going into the city. The sun gleaming on the rocks and the blue sky above made it all absolutely breathtaking!

(Style photos by Zac, edited by me)

The Look: I went with my favorite (and warmest) pants I packed - the high-waisted skinnies and paired them with a lightweight, jersey crop-top.

What works: Whenever a shirt has a l boat-neck neckline, consider adding a long necklace to move the eyes down rather than across. I wanted the outfit to be simple, but I went a bit more complex with three braids in my hair - one pulling the bulk of my hair over to one side - to add interest. Also note the fitting of the pants as my "structured" element to compensate for the loose crop-top. And, as always, when there are neutrals, add color. A.k.a. lipstick!

Switch it up: Because I was going to be in Boston all day on shoots, I didn't have a chance to feature different ways to mix this outfit up. However, switching out the black flats for brown heels and adding a chunky necklace would have done the trick. And really, with pieces this basic, you can do anything!

|| Skinnies: Charlotte Rousse, on sale. Crop-Top: Old Navy, clearanced. Necklace: Rummage sale. Flats: Old Navy, on sale. Rings: Handmade spoon ring and the other one is my mom's. Location: The Nubble Lighthouse.

P.S. There will be more Maine/Boston shoots coming soon featuring Zac of Brothers & Craft and Johnny who could just be a model any day...

Happy Friday, friends!


--Tara M.