While so many people dream of becoming frequent travelers, not many actually make it happen. Sure, busy work and family schedules hold people back, but another major factor that prevents people from seeing the world is just fear. Blogger Valerie Hansen aims to encourage women to travel more and really make the most of life. On her site, Maple Leopard, she shares her favorite destinations, travel tips, and outfit ideas that are completely travel friendly. Valerie is currently based in Seattle, and is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Valerie has collaborated with tourism boards throughout the United States and Canada to share her favorite destinations. Some of her favorite destinations include Oahu, San Francisco, and the Canadian Rockies. She also enjoys cruise ships. Her travel style is cute and practical - each outfit is each to move around in and appropriate for whatever weather Valerie encounters. When you are traveling, you don't want to be stressed out about trying to choose an outfit, or clothes that are too uncomfortable to move around in. Valerie's blog is the perfect source of inspiration for women on the go. Here are some of our favorite outfits she has put together.
This cute dressy outfit is perfect for transitioning from day to night. You could wear this for work meetings or coffee in the morning and have it take you all the way to date night in the evening. Valerie's ruffle sleeve blouse is very trendy, but the gingham print makes it timeless. She pairs it with a navy flared skirt that's feminine and comfortable. Demure kitten-heeled pumps finish off the outfit - they give you a little bit of extra height, but are still easy to move around in.
Valerie wears this casual look shopping, but it would also be an ideal look for the airport. Her distressed jeans add a little bit of edge to the look, while her long-sleeved T-shirt has trendy cutouts to make it more modern. Valerie adds a sleeveless trench on top for some drama. Her clutch is big enough to provide practical extra storage space, but small enough that it won't weigh you down while you're on the go.
This fun outfit is perfect for a spring or summer day. The standout piece here is the pink mini skirt, which has unique scalloped detailing to add some interest. Valerie pairs it with a graphic T-shirt to make it more daytime appropriate. She knows how to wear the hottest boots, and these white boots are very mod and on-trend right now. She keeps a denim jacket with her in case she needs some extra warmth.
Be sure to follow Valerie on her blog and Instagram for even more fashion and travel inspiration.