What to pack for Florida in February

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As I’ve probably mentioned about a hundred times, I just spent a few days in Tampa visiting my dad and running a half marathon. I only travel a few times a year and every time I stress out about what to pack. So, in order to make it simple this time, I stuck to a super simple color palate: black, white and gray.


similar scarf | same jeggings | same leggings | same jeans | similar sneakers | same jacket | similar tees | similar tank | similar dress | same jacket | similar cardigan | same graphic tee | same shoes 

I didn’t end up wearing everything that I brought, but I was happy to have all the options! So, what did I wear?

On the plane on Friday I wore my new olive green jacket! I finally found one that I love and it was perfect.

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I added these leggings which get me compliments every time I wear them. Seriously, if you have not bought these from Old Navy yet then you are majorly missing out. Paired with a white tee, gray scarf, and sneakers and it was the perfect outfit to go from the plane to picking up my race packet to eating lunch at the cutest little Irish pub. I had my first Guinness in the form of a Nitro IPA and then followed that up with a beer flight at Tampa’s own Cigar City Brewing.

On Saturday we went to check out an art fair and eat lunch in downtown St. Petersburg. The weather all weekend was amazing and I took advantage of as much sunshine as possible.

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Sunday was the race, of course. Which I ROCKED. A six minute personal best on a great course with beautiful weather and views. After the race my dad and I spent the afternoon at the horse race track winning enough money to buy a few beers.

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Monday we relaxed at home watching the first four episodes of the newest season of the X-Files before I flew home. Monday was all about comfort. Hence my favorite shirt.

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So, as you can see, I had some leftover items but all of them would have made even more outfits. In fact, I’ll probably pack the same items the next time I have to travel to Florida in February!


6 replies on “What to pack for Florida in February

  1. Valerie @ The Style Files

    I LOVE a good packing list! And a huge congrats on your PR by the way- that is impressive, especially given the climate change. WAY TO GO, miss badass!

    I’m saving this post for reference since I’m traveling for work in March to CA- it sounds like it gets cooler (50s) in morning/night, plus I’ll be in a convention center most the time, so this could translate well. I have a lot of the similar pieces and love the idea of pairing leggings with the cargo jacket… those are perfect for a plane ride. And, I seriously need to get on the bandwagon and grab a pair of those leggings. I think I might need to size up though because their compression is pretty tight, I recall. Saving on my March budget wishlist (Feb is spoken for already…whoops!)

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I’m just so excited that this jacket came back in stock! I think it’s the same one you have and I love it. It’s perfect for traveling because it’s lightweight and has a ton of pockets.

      And thanks for the congrats 🙂 I think the fact that I did my last long run on the treadmill in the gym helped out. 10 miles at a room temp that was warmer than race day probably made a difference.

      As for the leggings, I honestly don’t think they’re THAT compression-y. I got my regular size and they’re fine.

  2. Emily @ Out and About

    Great idea on sticking to a basic color palette when traveling! I like to do something similar where I pack lots of mix-and-match neutrals, then throw in a few accessories, like scarves, for pops of added color. I bought those Old Navy leggings with the mesh panels, too, per your recommendation. They are very stylish, but I’ve been babying them because I am nervous about tearing the mesh!

    There’s something so satisfying about traveling light, though, isn’t there? My mother-in-law is the heaviest packer I’ve ever seen. Whenever she comes to Chicago for the weekend, she literally brings and checks three giant suitcases. I shake my head watching my father-in-law haul all of her luggage around for her. Sigh!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I totally could have just carried on my bag except for my silly hair products. I need to find a better way to travel with that stuff. Well, and on the way home I had a bottle of wine in my suitcase. Pretty sure TSA wasn’t going to let that through as a carry-on 🙂

      I haven’t been babying my mesh leggings at all and they’re holding up just fine. The only thing I do differently is that I don’t dry them in the dryer. Otherwise I’ve worn them just about everywhere I can think of (gym, plane, grocery store, sleeping) and no issues!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I love my little black jersey dress. I was wearing it at my dad’s and got dog hair ALL over it. They felt bad but I said no problem because it’s so easy to wash 🙂

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