Easy Knit Pieces For Travel
Are you a fan of capsule wardrobes, or do you feel they limit your creativity? When I travel, a capsule wardrobe is the only way I can survive, and when the pieces are knit, they’re even more useful. They allow me to stretch my outfits by mixing and matching them for different looks. Today I’m sharing a few easy knits for travel wardrobes that also work every day of the week.
This month for Over 50 Style Edit, Cindy and I are sharing some great new pieces from Eileen Fisher and showing how they fit into our wardrobes. Eileen Fisher runs large, so I size down in almost everything.
Easy knit wide-leg pants
I’ve been singing the praises of Eileen Fisher’s washable crepe pants for many years. I haven’t traveled or packed a suitcase for over fifteen years that hasn’t included two or more pairs of her washable crepe, slim-knit ankle pants. The fabric is so travel-friendly that I decided to branch out and try their wide-leg pants.
These pants come in black or charcoal…I chose the charcoal because, let’s be honest, I already have a ton of black 🤣. I simply love these! They’re drapey yet substantial, and feel fabulous on. I also appreciate that the wider leg and their ankle baring length makes them wearable with any footwear.
I’m wearing them with a comfy jersey knit tank, also in charcoal, and a silk georgette classic collared shirt. This shirt is selling out in the bone on the Eileen Fisher website, but it is fully stocked here and comes in multiple colors. The bone is a soft white that’s neither warm or cool toned, so a great neutral for most of us.
I tied this silk shirt over the tank to give a nod to my waist without having to belt or tuck anything in. The stretch jersey tank comes in eight colors and I chose this charcoal to coordinate with the pants.
These pants are so easy to dress up or down. I’m wearing them here with my super comfy Paul Green sneakers, an Eileen Fisher white tank top, and ancient denim jacket.
Easy knit jersey tank
The denim jacket over the longer tank also gives me some waist definition and helps my legs look longer. I went a bit edgier and more casual with my jewelry for this outfit. The chain earrings are from Canadian designer Jenny Bird. She stopped making this style years ago, so I’m glad I snapped them up when I did because I love their vibe. The brooch was a gift from my mom that she found at an art fair many years ago. My Sergio Gutierrez Antique Silver Bracelet came from a boutique but I’ve discovered they’re here on Amazon.
Here’s the same white Eileen Fisher tank in a column of white, which I’m loving the fresh look of with silver accesories and soft gold sandals.
This little lightweight cardigan is invaluable over sleeveless pieces in warm weather for arm coverage and when I run into frigid air conditioning. None of these whites are identical, but they flow together well. The jeans are by NYDJ in a moisture-wicking fabric that will be great in hot weather.
Easy knit washable pants
These washable crepe pants come in ten colors in petite and regular length. I’m wearing the Ocean color, which looks like a gunmetal blue. The silk tank comes in four colors, and I chose the ocean to coordinate with the pants. In case you haven’t noticed, I have a thing for column of color dressing. Eileen Fisher’s silk crepe has a beautiful matte finish and is machine washable, which is a win/win in my book. I love its elegant feel and graceful drape.
These low-wedge sandals were a last-minute addition to my suitcase, and I’m glad they made the cut because they’re super comfy. They come in eleven colors, and I went with the champagne for a neutral look.
This cotton sweater comes in some of my favorite colors. I opted for the petite version because I knew it would be long. I’ve worn this sweater so many times in the last few weeks I may need another color. I find it perfect for tossing over jeans, pants, or even a lightweight dress. I had to order this v-neck cotton tee in the same plume shade because it’s one of my favorites.
I’ve been adding Eileen Fisher pieces to my wardrobe for as long as I can remember. Their timeless style and sustainable fabrics are designed in a system of shapes that all work together to make getting dressed easy.
When you read the timeline of the Eileen Fisher company, you begin to see what a truly remarkable brand she has built. A few things that stand out for me-
- In 1990 she produced the ECO collection of undyed wool sweaters in naturally occurring shades from black sheep, making the color of each sweater a little different.
- In 1999, they signed the Living Wage Proclamation, indicating their commitment to prioritizing a minimum sufficient income for workers to meet their basic needs, including food, housing, and clothing.
- In 2010, her shoe collection debuted, and I’ve been a devoted fan from the start. They’re extremely comfortable and well-made.
- In 2013, Eileen Fisher launched her take-back program and began selling her recycled clothing.
- In 2015, they committed to ensuring that the tree-based fibers in their clothes don’t come from ancient and endangered forests. They joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition to help promote transparency and standards for environmental and social impacts in the industry.
- In 2015, they also announced VISION2020 and committed to using sustainable materials in 100% of their products by 2020
- In 2021, they expanded their line to more inclusive sizing, making every garment available in sizes XXS-3X.
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A huge thank you to Eileen Fisher for sending me a few pieces of their latest collection and collaborating on this post.
Now let’s see what Cindy is styling at Cindy Hattersley Design.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.
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