J’adore – Chico’s Summer Travel Collection

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Enjoying a Staycation at Mountain Shadows Resort in Chicos Summer Travel Collection
Travel made easy with the Chico’s Summer Travel Collection!

No muss. No-fuss. No drama. That’s pretty much my life’s motto. And except for a few years in the late ’80s where there was excessive use of Aquanet and blue eye shadow, that’s pretty much my fashion and beauty style as well. I think I was doing the “capsule wardrobe” way before it was a thing because I just don’t want to spend a lot of time thinking about my hair, make-up or clothing! I’ve always gravitated towards one or two colors in my closet, those colors have changed depending on the circumstances. In San Francisco that meant a lot of black and grey with the occasional navy thrown in, but in Arizona black is just not that smart and in the last 2 years, I have moved to blue with red, white and grey accents.

Andi checking out Billings murals in Chico's Summer Travel Collection
Checking out murals in Billings in sateen slim crops in kings navy and a lace sleeve top in alabaster. Photo credit: Kristin Hartzler Photography.

What has stuck is my minimalist approach. A method that is even more important to me when it comes to travel. Which I do a fair share of. My packing and planning method involves pairing outfits that can mix or match without a lot of effort. And I absolutely hate to iron, so my clothes have to travel well too. So, when Chico’s reached out to try out their Summer Travel Collection, I said, “yes please!”

Eating noodles in my linen notched button pullover in sunshine yellow at the Fieldhouse restaurant in Billings Montana
Eating noodles in Billings Montana in my linen notched button pullover in sunshine yellow. Photo credit: Emily Sierra

My selections arrived just in time for 2 consecutive trips and I couldn’t have been more pleased when everything arrived and everything fit! I went with my usual shades of blue and white but also picked out pants that are an olive-green color called vetiver, a plant that grows in Spain, India and a few other spots in the world (and also happened to be the scent of the bath products in the hotel I stayed in on one of my trips – small world!). What I loved about the Mix and Match Collection is that there was a nice palette to choose from and I didn’t have to worry about a mismatch! So, my sateen slim crops in vetiver went with the 4 shirts I selected, which also went with the navy-blue crops I got too. Huge bonus that Chico’s carries petite sizes as regular crops just look like highwater pants on shorties like me!

Andi on the Roof in Billings in her Chico's Summer Travel Collection
Historical Billings in sateen slim crops in vetiver and denim shirt in medium wanderlust. Photo credit: Kristin Hartzler Photography.

So when I got to Billings with a jam-packed itinerary all I had to do was grab a top and grab a pair of pants, and voila! I was made in the shade! During my 36 hours in Billings, I walked around the historic downtown, visited murals and street art, took in a couple of coffee shops and restaurants, headed to a national monument and a farmer’s market and was comfortable and cute the whole time!

Having Coffee at the Sassy Biscuit in Billings Montana in the Chico's Summer Travel Collection
Having Coffee at the Sassy Biscuit in Billings Montana in the lace sleeve top in alabaster. Photo credit: Kristin Hartzler Photography.

 

Andi at Little Big Horn National Monument in Chicos Summer Travel Collection Andi at Last Stand Trading Post in Montana in Chicos Summer Travel Collection

I was also quite comfortable in the airport while I waited for connecting flights and on the plane. The fabrics breathe well and move with me whether I am sitting on the plane, walking through the airport or standing and waiting for my luggage. I didn’t wrinkle either. Total bonus!

Andi Wearing Chicos Summer Travel Collection at the Airport Andi Wearing Chicos Summer Travel Collection at the Airport
Andi Parking Garage with her suitcase
Getting around a Billings parking garage with my suitcase. Photo credit: Kristin Hartzler Photography.

Flexibility, style, and minimal care are things I look for when selecting clothes not only for travel but for life in general. The last thing I want to do when I’m in a new location is to worry about what to wear. I want to be able to just grab something in my hotel closet and go! And I do not want to iron!

Eating fruit at the Billings Montana Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market in Chicos Summer Travel Collection
Eating fruit at the Billings Farmers Market in sateen slim crops in vetiver and denim shirt in medium wanderlust. Photo credit: Emily Sierra.

It’s funny when Mr. Misadventures and I were in San Francisco, I ironed a lot and I sucked at it. The hubby is far better at it and I would do anything to get him to do the ironing! He even ironed his jeans which I thought was crazy. Then when we lived in the RV for 18 months, we didn’t even bring an iron and although we have one in our home now, I try my best not to use it. For my clothing selections, I look for fabrics that can be folded or washed and hung without ironing and so far, I’ve been pretty successful.

At the Billings Montana Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market in Chicos Summer Travel Collection
At the Billings Montana Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market in Chicos Summer Travel Collection. Photo credit: Emily Sierra.

To Chico’s Summer Travel Collection, I say, “Bienvenue to my closet!”

Here’s what I brought Billings:

  • Petite Sateen Slim Crops in Vetiver
  • Petite Sateen Slim Crops in Kings Navy
  • Lace Sleeve Top in Alabaster
  • Petite Linen notched button pullover in Sunshine Yellow
  • Half-button Denim Shirt in Medium Wanderlust
  • Blue Sunglasses

After my quick trip to Billings, and a business trip to Raleigh (I wore the Vetiver petite sateen slim crops and denim shirt to the office one day, but no photos, it was my first week on the new job and I didn’t want *that* kind of attention, but I loved the fact that my travel-wear could easily turn into office-wear!) I did a little staycation at one of my favorite Phoenix-area resorts, Mountain Shadows. For this lovely mid-century modern lady, I dressed up my crop pants with fancier shoes and went with the blue tops and sunglasses. It was the perfect resort-wear!

Enjoying a Staycation at Mountain Shadows Resort in Chicos Summer Travel Collection Enjoying a Staycation at Mountain Shadows Resort in Chicos Summer Travel Collection Enjoying a Staycation at Mountain Shadows Resort in Chicos Summer Travel Collection

Here’s what I brought for my staycation:

  • Petite Sateen Slim Crops in Kings Navy
  • Petite Linen notched button pullover in Coastal Blue
  • Solid Textured top in Coastal Blue
  • Blue Sunglasses
Enjoying a Staycation at Mountain Shadows Resort in Chicos Summer Travel Collection
Enjoying a staycation at Mountain Shadows Resort in my sateen slim crops in kings navy and linen notched button pullover in coastal blue.

The Chico’s Summer Travel Collection has lots of colors and patterns to choose from and they all pretty much go with each other, so even if you aren’t a clothing minimalist like me, and more a fashionista, you will find plenty of pieces for your wardrobe. Plus, accessories like hats, scarves, and sunglasses. Got to have those sunglasses in the summer!

So from urban trekking in Billings to business travel and office time in Raleigh and a staycation in Phoenix, Chico’s Summer Travel Collection fit the bill to a T (or tee!). After 3 trips I am convinced that I need to continue mixing and matching from this collection to build out my wardrobe for my next trips!

Andi and Suitcase in Chico's Summer Travel Collection
Travel made easy with the Chico’s Summer Travel Collection! Photo credit: Kristin Hartzler Photography.

How about you? Have you tried Chico’s clothing? Have you seen their travel collection? Do tell! How do you like to select clothes for your travel? Do share!

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49 Comments

  1. Kathy F
    July 29, 2019

    I love the idea of having a wardrobe where everything coordinates. I’ll be honest that I had always associated Chico’s with linen tops that required a lot of ironing (a non-starter for me). Good to know they have travel-ready wash and wear items!

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  2. Catherine @ To & Fro Fam
    July 30, 2019

    I love that you could pack pretty much all these pieces and pair them interchangeably. That makes packing for travel so much easier!

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  3. Milena
    July 30, 2019

    I am a fan of minimalist clothing too and I also hate ironing so I can relate with you.
    Comfort and quality fabric are my first priority when I fly so I´ll definitely check out this brand!

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  4. Kristi @ Way Beyond The Norm
    July 30, 2019

    What a great wardrobe! I love that you can mix and match as you please. And I hate to iron, so all the better if these stay wrinkle free.

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  5. Shayla Marie
    July 30, 2019

    Billings is one of my favorite places! Love it there. I love the minimalist approach too!

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  6. Marta Rivera
    July 31, 2019

    I love that denim top! It looks so comfy and goes with everything you could possibly need on your journey.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Marta, would be cute with a dress or skirt too!

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  7. Guest ladage
    July 31, 2019

    I love that everything coordinates. Chicos has great clothing options. The fact that they look good and were comfortable makes them a buy option.

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  8. Brittany Limberakis
    July 31, 2019

    I live for items I can pair differently each day of vacation because it gives me so many more outfits!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Brittany, agreed!

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  9. Mikkel
    July 31, 2019

    So cute!!! I love the clothes on you – not just how they look but how they make you feel! Smily and happy!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Mikkel, ah thank you!

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  10. Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome
    July 31, 2019

    That such a cute and versatile shirt! Love it

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Paula, thanks for the compliment!

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  11. Mayi
    July 31, 2019

    I love your minimalist approach. This is something I have been trying to do during my breaks but I have yet to master it. But there is one thing I do for sure is to bring comfortable clothes especially those who require less to no ironing!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Mayi, it takes practice!

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  12. Louise
    July 31, 2019

    Ooh, I absolutely LOVE the lace sleeve top – it’s right up my street and looks lovely on you <3

    Louise x

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  13. Jenn and Ed Coleman
    July 31, 2019

    I could picture you with wall bangs and blue eyeshadow. Please tell me you had sweaters with shoulder pads too ;). I need to work on my capsule wardrobe. Ed always tells me that I over pack and I have such a hard time rocking a carry-on. What gets me is the shoes. I almost want a pair with every outfit. You look fabulous Andi!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Jenn, oh man forgot about shoulder pads – most definitely! Thanks for the compliment. I have really pared down on shoes as well. Usually it is 1 or 2 pairs of Jambu these days.

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  14. Clair Cook
    July 31, 2019

    You are so cute!! I am loving this entire collection! It all looks so comfortable!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Clair, thanks for the compliment, the clothes made it easy!

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  15. Leigh Suznovich
    August 1, 2019

    I love Chicos, these are such cute summer travel outfits!

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  16. Ava
    August 1, 2019

    I love Chico’s clothes. They are so well made and so cute. I, too, am a shortie so I appreciate those petites.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Ava, it was my first experience with Chico’s it will not be my last!

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  17. Tabitha Blue
    August 1, 2019

    Love these outfit choices on you! And such a great travel journal as well. You look comfortable and ready to go for every occasion!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Tabitha, thank you the clothes made it easy!

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  18. Tami Wilcox
    August 1, 2019

    Andi, you look so cute in your stylin’ travel clothes! I totally get the desire to keep things simple when packing for travel. I’m a carry-on only gal, and my clothes have to look good after unrolling them ’cause I hate ironing, too. Fun to see that Chicos has such a nice collection of casual and comfortable clothing that doesn’t wrinkle!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Tami, thank you for the compliment. I was surprised that after 3 different suitcase changes they were still going strong!

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  19. Juliann
    August 1, 2019

    Very cute. Comfortable and casual — that’s what I always look for. Looks like Chico’s nailed it.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Juliann, they did! Super easy to wear!

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  20. Yanna
    August 1, 2019

    I love your blog! You are seriously living your best life, I am jealous! I love your comfortable clothing options and pictures.

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  21. Sarah
    August 1, 2019

    I totally agree that minimalism is necessary for travel! It just makes things simpler, and makes carry on only easier, as well. I’ve heard of Chico’s before but don’t actually own anything by them – yet! I love everything you chose, especially that textured top, it’s very flattering!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Sarah, thanks for the compliment, the clothes were so easy to wear!

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  22. Olivia
    August 2, 2019

    As a carry-on only traveller, I totally understand the need for a capsule wardrobe that makes sense for your destination. I like to pair a couple of pairs of pants with a selection of tops and throw in a nice outfit for dinners out. It’s worked for me for the last few years! But man, it’s the best feeling when you find the perfect travel outfit!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Oilvia, I hear you! When it works, it works!

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  23. Nicole
    August 3, 2019

    You always have the cutest pictures! I love the sateen slim crops, they would be absolutely perfect. You give some really great inspiration for easy packing and still looking great on vacation – that isn’t always an easy achievement. Going to look online at Chico’s now.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Nicole, thanks for the compliment, it was easy – the clothes did all the work!

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  24. Darcy
    August 4, 2019

    Great post. I love the especially the denim top and the lace sleeve top…and I’m always looking for comfortable pants I can wear for travel that aren’t jeans. I never check bags so lightweight clothing that all coordinates is super important for me.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Darcy, these are great for traveling, you’ll love them!

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  25. Caroline
    August 4, 2019

    I like how clean and simple these clothes are – they really suit your minimal look. We don’t have Chico in the UK so this is a new one to me!

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  26. Razena
    August 4, 2019

    Vetiver seems to be in all the stores here to at the start of summer… I think about half of my summer purchases came in this shade and I love it 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Razena, oh really? I don’t shop in stores a lot so haven’t seen it. But my bath products at my hotel also were vetiver!

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  27. Ashley Hubbard
    August 4, 2019

    I love those olive-colored pants – they look so cute on you too! I went to the website and I saw a maxi skirt that I definitely think I need. I also have moved towards a more minimalist and capsule wardrobe consisting of a few main colors.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Ashley, thanks, they go with a lot of stuff and are super comfy!

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  28. Cate
    August 5, 2019

    Oh man all of these are Soooooooo my style! I love it! Definitely will be checking Chicos out now! I also love that a lot of the fabrics don’t need ironing!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Cate, so glad you like these!

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  29. Lydia
    August 6, 2019

    Thanks for sharing your top picks. My mum loves Chico’s and I plan on purchasing an outfit for her birthday. Thanks to you, I’ll be purchasing the Petite Sateen Slim Crops and the Solid Textured top.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      August 11, 2019

      @Lydia, the pants are so comfy – I could do anything in them!

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  30. Carol Colborn
    August 12, 2019

    I have worn some Chico’s and am so happy they have a travel-ready collection! After turning 70, I am having to redo my wardrobe to fit an older woman now. Hehehe, I tried to postpone as much as possible.

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