We’ve reviewed a lot of Aventura Clothing on Practical Travel Gear. It’s one of my favorite clothing brands for travel, because most pieces are organic cotton or bamboo, durable, fashionable, and comfortable. The best Aventura pieces can go from day to night, and be dressed up or dressed down. The fewer items I need to pack, the happier I am.
This fall, Aventura has several new pieces that fit my travel needs (and will fit yours too). Here are my favorites:
The Angela Tunic is the perfect example of a travel-ready clothing item that can go from dressed down to dressed up. It’s a soft, lightweight organic cotton sweater dress that looks casual during the day, but can transition to a nice restaurant for evening wear. Why does organic matter? It’s eco-friendly: the cotton is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. And I swear, organic cotton is simply softer and wrinkles less! The Angela Tunic is warm enough to stand alone (without packing any bulky jackets) in fall, and looks great with boots or flats. I have been pairing the Angela Tunic with Aventura’s Lily Legging, a super-affordable nylon/spandex knit blend tight that actually stays up and feels comfortable all day. It could also be worn with jeggings or even slim-fitting jeans. In the evenings, you can also dress up the Angela Tunic with the Alisha Infinity Scarf, which is a soft and comfy as it is pretty. Or, any lighter weight cotton or silk scarf will dress it up on warmer days.
The tunic comes in black, frost gray, or berry conserve in XS to XL. It fits true to size; not tight, but certainly hugging the body. Pick it up for $89 on Aventura’s site, or look for it on Backcountry or Amazon.
Miranda Sweater Jacket:
Want an even more versatile sweater? The Miranda Sweater Jacket is three-fourths length, with a flattering, slim-fitting look. It closes with a fun oversized decorative safety-pin, and has deep, slouchy pockets. The sweater features a horizontal stripe pattern that goes with just about anything (I wear the Miranda with leggings or jeans) and–you guessed it–it’s just as soft and cozy as everything else Aventura makes. The sweater is a rayon/nylon/cotton/wool blend, and while its weight isn’t significant, its warmth definitely is. This isn’t a travel piece for warmer autumn days, but will take you from late fall well into the winter. I plan to get it back into circulation for spring travel, too. It’s a super comfortable for travel days; when you really wish you could just travel with a blanket, viola! The collar turns down in the back, and the shoulders are fitted, so you’re getting a tailored look. There’s nothing frumpy about this jacket. The only bummer: it’s dry clean or spot clean only. Which basically means I’ll never clean it.