New Additions to my Spring Travel Wardrobe

** This post is sponsored by Frank & Eileen. All selections, styling, and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!

I’m always drawn to chic yet comfortable clothing in luxe fabrics with quality construction, so when I started hearing the buzz about Frank & Eileen, I was intrigued.

Their travel sets have been the talk of the town… or you know, the Internet… for some time, so I decided it was finally time to find out what all the buzz was about. These are investment pieces, for sure, so I wanted to see for myself if they lived up to the hype.

Effie Long-Sleeve Funnel Neck Capelet c/o (S) // Bella Italian Sweatpant c/o (S)

Frank & Eileen is a woman-owned company that partners with Los Angeles-based artisans and some of the world’s best Italian textile producers to create clothing that not only looks and feels amazing, but will stand the test of time. It’s the epitome of slow fashion, and I think we can all agree, the world could use a little bit more of that!

When it came down to choosing one of their iconic travel sets, I settled on the Effie Long-Sleeve Funnel Neck Capelet and Bella Italian Sweatpants.

My first impression when I pulled these pieces out of their beautifully packaged mailing box was how thick and sumptuous the triple fleece fabric is. The quality is evident before you even try them on.

The capelet is super relaxed and easy to wear with sweatpants or jeans, and I was drawn to the rolled funnel neck and long continuous sleeves. It also has the hand-cut raw hem and edges that is an identifying feature of the Frank & Eileen travel sets.

The sweatpants also have the hand-cut raw hem and edges, and the cropped fit is flattering and easy to pair with your favorite sneakers or sandals. They have back patch pockets that are just the right size for a smartphone, and I love the added detail of the double open seams on the sides.

My spring travel plans are ramping up, and this set is going to come with me wherever I go. It’s great for road trips or even air travel, and I always want something comfy yet chic to throw on at the end of a long day or to wear down to the lobby in the mornings for coffee.

Plus, it’s cozy and comfortable for lounging and working from home. For size reference, I found these pieces to run true to size, or I’d size down, if in between; I have the small in both.

While it was their matching travel sets that first caught my eye, Frank & Eileen was actually started with the purpose of reinventing the button-up shirt for women.

If you’ve been hanging around here for long, you know I’m not usually a fan of button-ups because I find them constricting and awkward to style, so of course I had to try one of theirs to see if they could change my mind.

Eileen Relaxed Button-Up Shirt c/o (S) // Derry Illusion Pull-On Pant c/o (29)

Well, my friends. Let’s just say, I’m a convert. I have never put on a button-up shirt as soft and comfortable as this one.

This is their Italian Cashmere Touch fabric, and that is precisely how it feels. It isn’t constricting at all, and even the collar has a soft, relaxed appeal.

I also love how it’s designed without the top two buttons. It feels decidedly more feminine than the ones that button all the way to the neck.

The Eileen Relaxed Button-Up Shirt is available in a variety of solid colors and prints, and after much deliberation, I chose this pretty Cream and Pink Plaid.

I was drawn to the soft color palette for spring, and it pairs perfectly with these off-white pants. For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the top, and it fits perfectly.

And finally… the dark horse from this order that I never imagined would be my favorite, but lo and behold!

Frank & Eileen’s Derry Illusion Pull-On Pants have the look of jeans, but they’re a pull-on pant with no buttons, zippers, or pockets. So simple and easy to pull on and go, and the slim-straight fit contours your hips and lifts in all the right places.

They have a 10.25″ front rise and a 27.5″ inseam with a 13″ leg opening, so they’re basically a mid-rise slim, straight ankle-length style.

I love the silhouette, but even better, how comfortable they are to wear. I’m definitely going to need to get these in another color.

I rarely wear pants that aren’t denim, but I can see these being a pair that I reach for on a weekly basis. I’m wearing the 29, for reference; that is my normal size in jeans and pants.

This outfit also makes a nice elevated travel look. In fact, I packed it for our weekend getaway to Cape May a couple weeks ago, and my husband mentioned how much he liked it.

I was actually wondering what he would think since it’s a bit of a departure from my usual style, but he appreciates the luxe fabrics and quality construction, and the way it fits and flatters in a relaxed way.

This outfit is perfect for my casual work-from-home lifestyle, as well. I look nice enough to hop on a video call with a brand or one of my team members, but I’m as comfortable as if I was wearing pajamas.

Best of all, all every Frank & Elieen style is machine washable and easy to care for.

As I said at the top of the post, these are investment pieces, for sure, but I can see why they have generated such a buzz in the fashion world.

If you’re leaning into slow fashion and enjoy selectively filling your closet with high quality items that are both functional and beautiful, I hope this post was helpful for your wardrobe-building needs. Frank & Eileen clothing makes lovely gifts, too!

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35 Responses

  1. Happy to read your post about Frank & Eileen! I own two of their Lauren dresses. Bought one of them on clearance but have not worn it yet.
    I also own the Patrick pop-over.

    Heard good things about the Mary dress and their button downs. Have not tried them, though.

    Impressed with their brand and what they stand for.

    1. Hi Melissa! I LOVE the Mary dress! So so much😊
      Their button ups are good too; a lot of silhouettes to choose from. Barry is good for me, slouchy tailored and not too long. Also the linen cotton jogger is great!

      1. Shelly, did you find you had to size up in the Barry? So many comments recommend that, but not all. There’s a denim on final sale that I’m interested in, so I feel like I should just size up to be on the safe side.

    2. Melissa, I love Frank and Eileen too. Have their Mary, a few of their Patrick pull overs – in fleece and jersey version. I love their button downs – I have both the Barry and Eileen (can you tell I love their stuff? Lol). Barry – I size up from a small to a medium (I had broad shoulders and the small Barry was riding up under my arms). Eileen I can wear my usual small for a slouchy look, or size down for a more fitted look.

  2. So good! I’ve always been a huge fan of this brand. Several pieces have traveled to Europe with me! I have always wondered why they only make ankle, or shorter, bottoms though? Excited to see what other pieces you curate!

    1. I was just wondering the same thing! If it’s cold enough to wear sweatpants, I’m not wearing cropped or capri length! I’d also be hesitant to invest in the kick flare style, as I expect that to be a short lived trend. But I am very grateful to see more retailers making things to last again, and I hope more follow suit.

  3. Thanks you for this suggestion! I travel a lot and am challenged to pack a minimal wardrobe. Maybe I just want to wear too many of my pretty things but these pieces seem like they would be great basics for a variety of activities.

  4. I like Frank and Eileen too. I live in their Waterford shorts in the summer. I have a couple of button-up shirts I’ve gotten on sale which makes the prices easier to swallow and I’ve tried a few other pieces that were a miss for me (Wicklow pants are too low rise for me and the Donegal skirt is much too body con for my liking). The pieces are high quality, I can see wearing them for years and years. Thanks for doing a sponsored post with Frank and Eileen

  5. So excited to see your Frank & Eileen post! I have several of their pieces, and love all of them. I have two of the Mary dresses, a few Eileen shirts (and I’ve never been a button-up person either), and quite a few triple fleece pieces (love the Patrick, as someone else mentioned) – my favorite triple fleece pants are the Eamon jogger.

    I really appreciate the quality of their clothing.

  6. I haven’t heard of this brand but I see many have. Both outfits look so comfortable. The older I get the more I want to be comfy. I was shocked you got a button up. lol. I’ve always loved the photo of you in the all light blue one always at bottom of your post. I think it’s still there. lol. I’m the same as you. I’m drawn to them but then they aren’t that comfortable. I’m looking for a blue and white strip one. The brighter blue. The ones I’ve seen aren’t right look or fit. Great new post. I’ll check it out.

  7. Thank you so very much for all of your ideas!
    I enjoy your daily emails! Greatly appreciated.
    Would you mind sharing where you purchased your white coffee mugs from this post and I have noticed it in others!
    I am looking to purchase new dinnerware and coffee mugs and love yours! Simple & elegant!
    Thanks Again!!

    1. Same! I just can’t justify it. I understand they are supposed to be better quality and last longer, but I just can’t do it. Especially when I have two pairs of Gap sweatpants from college that are going on 20 years. But I hope the ladies that buy them enjoy them enough to be worth the splurge!

  8. Cute outfits. I need to wear my button up shirts more. I really like them. I’m just lazy cause it’s easier to put a top over my head than button it. Yesterday when I requested you style cargo pants, it was the Sanctuary pants I was talking about.

  9. I’m tempted to order the pants in white as I have several warm-weather trips planned this year. My only hesitation is that the color is called “antique white”. Sometimes it’s hard to judge colors on a computer screen. How would you describe the shade, Jo-Lynne?

    LOVE the color of the Kut jacket shown in the email. What a fun color for spring. Ordering it.

  10. I love Frank and Eileen and love the 2 looks you showed us! I have the Blackrock olive pant and they’re so comfortable. I also have a few of their tees and have enjoyed them. I think I need one of the travel sets now!

  11. I love the Frank & Eileen ‘Mary’ dress and highly recommend it. Own it in two colors. Washes like a dream and travels great.

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