I spent 2 weeks in the United States this November, and it has been my best visit so far.
Just like India, the US has so much to offer. From the colors of fall (you can see them in the picture below) to the ‘in your face’ display of man’s power to create (in Vegas), from the breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast from route ‘US 1’ to the architecture in Washington D.C, from the calm serenity of Solvang and Napa valleys to the energy and chaos of New York City, the United States does not disappoint.
The one thing that I cannot get used to in the US is, the weather. I have always ended up on the East Coast around late fall and in between storms (Last time I travel post Hurricane Sandy). Of course the chill gives one the opportunity to bring out the boots, scarves and jackets! Leather is one of the hottest trends this season and I love the trend. I have two faux leather bomber jackets. Here is how I wore them..
In this outfit:
Neon Sweater & Grey Bomber: Forever 21
Striped Leggings: Borrowed from Sneaky
Bag: From Hill Road, the generosity of a friend from work
Tribal neck piece: Forever 21
Boots: Bought during my last visit, Style&Co
Leggings, Tee, Jacket and Shoes: All Forever 21. Yes, this and H&M are my favorite places for ‘in style’ bargains.
I did not want to leave behind this ridiculously large shoe in The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas. 🙂
Having spent 3 autumn/winters in the US and learnt a bit about staying warm on every visit, I am penning down my two bits on what you can do to stay stylish, yet comfy on a holiday
Invest in a good pair of boots: i.e. those that you can walk in! Buying them abroad or perhaps in Delhi, will ensure you get a wide variety to choose from. If you prefer going prepared and up north is not en route, shop online. Keep an eye out for deals on Steve Madden India or Done by None.
Fleece lined leggings: These are God sent. They are warm yet light, easy to pack and versatile.
Add color & sparkle to your outfit: The gloom of the cold can get to you. Since most outer wear is in muted tones, add color using bright scarves, solid bright gloves or a sequined beenie!
Pictures Courtesy – Mr. H (The husband)