A big hello from Chicago! My weekend getaway to the Windy City has largely consisted of eating at much-hyped restaurants, exploring and people-watching. Chicago style is definitely casual - I'm talking yoga pants, North Face shell jackets and brightly coloured running shoes. As someone who changes out of her runners to make the 2 minute walk to the car from the gym, it's been an adjustment. Needless to say, my style doesn't really fit - but one of my favourite things about travelling is experiencing the distinct culture of the destination and Chicago is no different. This outfit is a typical night time dinner look for me. Read on for additional photos and outfit details.
|Dress - Aritzia, Jacket - Danier Leather, Boots - Steve Madden Plover|
Felt Hat - American Apparel, Sunglasses - Elizabeth and James Fairfax
The weather has been pretty chilly here in Chicago, so a jacket was necessary. I like brining a leather jacket when I travel, simply for the fact that it's great for cutting the wind and is rain repellant. A slim fitting leather jacket is also dressy enough to wear out for dinner, making it a versatile option. A scarf is also a travel necessity, and just packing one in a neutral colour is enough for day and night. My last travelling essentials is a hat, and this floppy felt hat has been perfect for hiding frizzy hair after a day of sightseeing.
I know that Chicago natives and I would have a disagreement on appropriate footwear - I usually prefer a boot with a bit of a heel over a casual runner (hey - I'm 5'2). It's all a matter of taste, but something tells me that they're the ones laughing as they comfortably glide from one location to the other in running shoes, as I hobble about with sore feet.
It may not be the most Chicago-appropriate outfit, but I'm comfertable and that's really all that matters. I've been having a great time in this friendly, relaxed city and can't wait to come back!
Hope you're having a great weekend!