7 Pieces I'm Packing for My Next Trip (Plus, a Big Sale)

What do you like to wear when you’re traveling? We’re heading to Chicago next month for a Big Salad event (on April 25th, details forthcoming!!!), and I’m thinking about what to pack. For example, this soft, gauzy button down (above) looks so easy for walking around museums and stopping for lunch. When it comes to effortless staples, J.Crew always gets it right. Here are a few favorites from their spring sale…

7 Pieces I'm Packing for My Next Trip (Plus, a Big Sale)

First off, I always pack a shirtdress because they’re so versatile; same goes for ballet flats and heeled sandals.

7 Pieces I'm Packing for My Next Trip (Plus, a Big Sale)

And a striped tee is a great everyday workhorse, don’t you think? It’s perfect for trips because it can mix and match so easily. This boatneck one comes in four colorways.

7 Pieces I'm Packing for My Next Trip (Plus, a Big Sale)

In the evenings, I’d love to throw this double-breasted blazer over my shoulders for a work dinner. Wouldn’t it look pretty with a slip dress?

7 Pieces I'm Packing for My Next Trip (Plus, a Big Sale)

You know the TikTok home decor trend of adding an unexpected pop of red? The same goes for getting dressed — silky red skirt is perfect for grabbing drinks with friends.

7 Pieces I'm Packing for My Next Trip (Plus, a Big Sale)

A linen tank always feels fresh and crisp, and how pretty are the buttons down the back? I’d pair it with wide-leg jeans and woven sandals.

7 Pieces I'm Packing for My Next Trip (Plus, a Big Sale)

And, finally, because spring showers are inevitable, I bring a workhorse trench coat to reach for on rainy days. I’m into this shade of green — I’ve been seeing the color everywhere this season.

Good news: J.Crew’s annual spring sale is happening now, through April 1st. Shop 40% off sitewide — including great denim pieces and this timeless sweater — and get 50% off swim, tees, shorts, and more.

Thoughts? What spring styles are you into? Find everything here, like this crewneck tee and my new favorite chambray dress. Plus, I REALLY love their gingham swimsuits this year. Finally, if you live in the Chicago area, please give us your tips!

(This post is sponsored by J.Crew, a brand our family has worn for years. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Cup of Jo running.)