The material of a piece of clothing is very important to me. Regardless of my travel status I have a very low tolerence for tight, unforgiving, scrachy fabrics. I am the person that walks around the clothing store touching everything before I even pull something out to look at it. If it isn’t soft, there is no point in even looking at it.
For summer in particular I prefer denim and linen. Mind you, despite what I say every year in August, Oregon is very temperate. I would certainly not be wearing jeans all summer if I lived in Palm Springs.
I particularly like white linen because it provides versatility with accessories and shoes. Meaning you could wear the same dress (above) or shirt (below) and just change your shoes to fit the outing.
Pink Nikes // Kork-Ease Leather Brogues // Black Flats // Thrifted Tory Burch Leopard Flats – Similar // Old Jeffrey Campbell Pink Flats – Similar // Old GAP High Waisted Skinny Jeans – Similar // GAP Straight Leg Jeans // Thrifted Linen Shirt – Similar
I also wear a decent amount of patterened dresses, though my favorite travel dress is this older Boden dress. The length and cap sleeves provide enough modesty for most European desinaitons while also being cool and comfortble enough to wear all day.