Well-Traveled Style, Style That Travels Well

Bring on the hectic holiday travel plans. Last week we sat down with the talented local creative, Elyse Cosgrove, to chat about what to pack for her trip to Europe.

Elyse was heading on a whirlwind trip to Berlin and London to film a documentary and came to TSALT in search of a few staple items and styling ideas. We offered up some great travel pieces that would also fit perfectly into her everyday wardrobe.


Minxx Reversible Fur Coat

Elyse needed a warm, flexible coat that was easy to pack so we suggested this amazing Minxx reversible fur coat that is super light but also incredibly warm. It comes with a compact bag, so you can stow it away when you’re not using it.


Smythe Leather Trench, Laura Siegel Sweater, Frame Leather Pants, and Kempton & Co. Tote

Elyse’s first stop was Berlin, where the fashion is minimalist, modern, and edgy. Our new Smythe leather trench is classic with an edgy twist. It is perfect for Berlin and it’s a great addition to her wardrobe. The black metallic dress by Rachel Zoe is also a no-brainer. It travels well and it’s the ultimate little black dress.

Rachel Zoe Black Metallic Dress and Kempton & Co. Clutch


Elyse’s second stop was London, where the fashion is trendy, a mix of high/low and effortless. We offered up the deep blue Zadig & Voltaire velvet slip dress, but layered in the incredibly comfortable Enza Costa turtleneck to give Elyse more of a daytime look. This lightweight turtleneck comes in black and white. It’s easy to pack and it’s the perfect option to layer under a sweater, coat or dress.

Rino&Pelle Coat, Zadig & Voltaire Velvet Slip Dress, Enza Costa Turtleneck, Kempton & Co. Bag

For a night out on the town, we suggested the embellished alice + olivia dress. The flared bottom balances out Elyse’s shoulders, and the dark green velvet base brings out her eyes.

Smythe Leather Trench, alice + olivia Embellished Dress, and Kempton & Co. Clutch


Visit TSALT for your holiday wardrobe needs. Whether you’re traveling, holiday partying, or need a few items to fill your closet, we are here to help!


📸:: Sarah Marcella


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Owner + Stylist | ALH Style
Ali’s greatest passion is empowering women to look and feel their best. With this mission in mind she launched her personal styling business, ALH Style. On a daily basis you’ll find Ali cleaning out closets, shopping for clients, or creating lookbooks for the busy professional women of D.C. and Alexandria. Starting a fashion-based business from scratch has given Ali an eye for marketing. She’s now also managing TSALT’s social media, styling their new product shoots, and promoting their fun and fabulous brands to women in the DMV. Ali has lived in Alexandria, Virginia for eight years. She met her husband Cameron here, and they have a precious daughter, Cavin, and two little yorkies, Ollie and Lou.

ALH Style is a local personal styling business offering closet clean outs, look books, style consults, shopping appointments and consignment drop offs to women of all shapes and sizes in the DMV! Work one-on-one with owner and lead stylist, Ali Hellmuth, to find your most confident self! 

428B Hume Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
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