What’s in my luggage this summer? Aventura!

Read how you can add some eco-friendly pieces to your packing list.

My Aventura summer-vacation favorites, pictured clockwise from left: Fleur Dress, Finley Hoodie (with Kerrick Tank), Arden Capri, Cruz Sun Hat (navy, $34), Rio Scarf (turquoise, $27) and Kiefer Short.

My Aventura summer-vacation favorites, pictured clockwise from left: Fleur Dress, Finley Hoodie (with Kerrick Tank), Arden Capri, Cruz Sun Hat (navy, $34), Rio Scarf (turquoise, $27) and Kiefer Short.

For many American families, summer means going on vacation. And as a mom of two young boys, I like to pack clothing that allows me to keep up with them without looking like a slob. That’s precisely why I became an Aventura Ambassador. Not only is it an eco-friendly clothing line, but the pieces are made well and fit comfortably. The best part? It looks good too!

Here are my five favorite Aventura pieces that will be traveling with me all summer, from Colorado’s Rocky Mountains to big-city sightseeing, beaches and everything in between. Be one of the first 20 readers to share this post on Facebook (or other social-media channels), and I'll send you an exclusive 60-percent-off code. (E-mail your address after sharing.)

Share this post by Fri., July 8, 2016, to be eligible to win either my favorite Keifer Short or Arden Capri. (Winner will be announced Mon., July 11, 2016, and can select one of the two options in any available color and size.) And be sure to visit Aventura's blog, #aventuralife, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Oh, and if you have an earth-minded, active man in your life, check out the men's line, Ecoths.

1. Kiefer Short (frost grey)

I’m in love and I want to shout it to the world. Only it’s no human claiming my heart. Just a simple, perfect-fitting pair of Aventura shorts.  

I must admit (a bit shamefully) that I've probably worn these shorts about three times a week since springtime. The length is perfect--7 inches, around mid-thigh--and the waist is comfortable. Plus the gray color is neutral enough to match nearly any shirt in my closet, from t-shirt to blouse.

($62)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Kerrick Tank (festival fuchsia)

I don't wear a lot of tank tops (or tie-dye, for that matter), but this one is just the right length and weight. And it passes for somewhat "dressy" in my book, particularly if I throw a cardigan over it. Oh, and it looks great with the grey Kiefer short.

($57)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3. Arden Capri (blue turquoise)

These best-selling capris are comfortable and functional because they can be rolled up to pedal-pusher length. In Colorado's mountains, specifically, the temperatures vary so greatly from day to evening that I never know if I'll be hot or cold. So these are a stylish alternative to the more common convertible pants (where bottoms zip off to become shorts), plus I love the festive color.

($75)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Finley Hoodie (phantom)

Layers are always important while traveling, so a good hoodie is indispensable. This one in grey (phantom) is neutral and looks fab with all of my favorite pieces.

($75)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Fleur Dress (biscay bay)

It's always a dilemma when I travel: I need something dressy enough but not too dressy, just in case. And since I'm not exactly a "girly girl," this Fleur Dress is the perfect compromise between presentable and comfortable (and "packable"). Chances are I won't need a dress for any of my travels, but it's not so formal that it's completely out of place in my suitcase.

($67)