If you want to find an example of someone who went on an epic vacation and fell head over heels, blog writer Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy, has got glamping down to a T, and we can’t help but want to share her style and mojo. Cozying up with her hubby in a charming Michigan cabin was just one of the things that made Liz’s stay even more wonderful and whimsical.
Why Michigan you ask? Well, not only does Michigan have an abundance of one-of-a-kind glamping sites, but it is a state where one can truly experience the wonders and magic of nature all around.
Check out more of Liz’s romantic stay and how her style changes with her travels and the seasons.
What are your top must-haves when glamping in the fall?
A fringed wrap and ankle bootie are two must-haves for glamping in style. And with embellished denim being so trendy right now, a style with embroidery, patchwork, or a released hem will definitely channel that rugged romance.
How does your travel style change between seasons?
My style always turns more bohemian and eclectic during the fall. There’s something about the changing leaves and cooler temperatures that makes me crave earthier colors and cozier textured fabrics.
How do you plan your vacations? Around destination? Around style? Around accommodation?
When it comes to longer vacations, I definitely plan around a destination’s museums, restaurants, and tourist attractions. I want to experience the arts and culture scene of a place, and I love when I can find accommodations with a folksy, locals vibe.
Are you an overpacker or underpacker? How so?
I like to keep with a single carry-on when I travel, even for a week abroad. To do this, I stick with a focused theme and color palette, and include pieces I can mix and match in a variety of ways. I love accessorizing my looks, so packing statement jewelry doesn’t take much space, but it sure adds personality to a look.
What is your favorite piece of fall apparel?
This fall, I am loving ruana wraps. They are so chic and comfortable, and they have this relaxed elegance that fits right in whether you’re visiting the city or the country. Wear one with a long-sleeved tee, skinny jeans, and riding boots. Or throw one over a little black dress for an evening out.
How do you advise fall glampers to plan their wardrobe?
For me, the best part about glamping is the glamor element. It’s an invitation to be fashionable and practical with your wardrobe. In addition to your standard flannels, blue jeans, and boots, pack a fun beaded necklace, a cozy fringed scarf, or a colorful printed kimono. Start by packing the practical items, and round things out with more fanciful statement pieces.
What is your favorite type of accommodation to style for?
I love packing for a cabin getaway on the outskirts of town. I can dress up for an evening at the art gallery and wine bar. And then I can change into leggings and a wrap for a night by the fire with tea and a book. I like accommodations that give me different occasions to dress for, whether it’s a morning walk through the woods, an afternoon drive to the orchard, or a sunset stroll along the beach.
How would you describe your glamping style? Chic and stylish or rustic and outdoorsy?
My glamping style is rustic-meets-romantic. I’ll wear jeans and cowboy boots, but wear a pink fringed kimono and crystal beaded necklace. I’ll pair a floral sun dress with ankle boots and a denim jacket or wear a tiered maxi skirt with a tied chambray shirt. It’s about mixing feminine glamor with rugged bohemian elements for an eclectic effect.
To find your very own romantic Michigan getaway, get some inspiration from our fun glamping stays in the Upper and Lower Peninsulas!