What I Wore in Lima, Peru

Remote year lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins shares almost every outfit she wore in Lima, Peru in September of 2018 on the 4-month Kahlo program.

At long last… (Almost) every outfit I wore in Lima! If you missed the memo, I was living in Peru for one month earlier this fall. My Remote Year program started in Lima, so I spent the month of September living in the Miraflores neighborhood in the coastal capital. Here, you’ll find my daily outfits that I wore to work, as well as a few “sidetrips” to Huacachina, Cusco, and Machu Picchu, too.

And just to give you a little preview… I recently shot all of the photos for a big blog post breaking down every single item in my suitcase! Coupled with this outfit round up, hopefully you can get a better idea of how I’m mixing and matching my wardrobe while I’m here. Stay tuned! (Plus, all of my Medellin outfits coming soon, too.)

When I started my “What I Wore Last Week” series at the beginning of the summer, I had no idea that I’d be uprooting my life, subletting my apartment, and moving to South America a few short months later. I thought about continuing the series when I was in Lima, but I realized that it would be so damn boring, simply because I’m repeating and re-wearing so often! After a lot of thought, I figured giving you a whole month’s worth of outfits at once would illustrate how I’m maximizing my suitcase and how pairing everything together. Since each city we’re staying in (Lima, Medellin, Bogota, & Mexico City) has such a different climate, I think it will be pretty interesting to see how each month’s outfits differ, too.

So without further adieu… Here’s almost every outfit I wore in Lima! (A lot of these I wore more than once!)

Remote Year blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins at Larcomar in Lima Peru with gorgeous views of the Lima cliffside and Pacific Ocean. Jessica is wearing black jeans and a blue jean jacket.

September 8, 2018  |  Larcomar in Miraflores

Express Denim Jacket (old; identical here, here, & here)  |  Gap Black Tee  |  One Teaspoon Black Ripped Jeans  |  Lancel Pia Bag  |  Joie Sneakers  |  Le Specs Matte Black Prince Aviators

Jessica Sturdy of the fashion blog Bows & Sequins wearing an army green jacket, white button front shirt, and leather loafers in Lima Peru in front of a pink wall.

September 24, 2018  |  Lunchbreak in Miraflores

Express Olive Green Jacket (old; similar here & here!)  |  Vineyard Vines Button-Front Tee  |  Frame Jeans  |  Madewell Belt  |  Dune London Leather Loafers (old; similar here, here, & here)   |  Cuyana Leather Tote  |  Nordstrom Sunglasses

Women's style blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins on Remote Year in Lima, Peru at the Comunal Coworking Barranco Grau workspace. Jessica is wearing a camel teddy coat, green sweater, black ripped jeans by One Teaspoon, and leopard slip-on loafers.

September 19, 2018  |  Working at Comunal Coworking in Barranco

Azalea Teddy Coat  |  Green Sweater: Peruvian sweater that I bought in Cusco; similar herehere, & here  |  One Teaspoon Black Ripped Jeans  |  Halogen Leopard Slip-On Loafers (old; similar here & here)

I got these leopard slides in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale a few years ago and I still absolutely love them! I always get so many questions about then when I wear them, so I rounded up a few similar pairs…

Travel blogger Bows & Sequins at Mario Testino's MATE Museum in the Barranco neighborhood of Lima, Peru. Jessica is wearing gingham sneakers, cropped jeans, and an olive green jacket.

September 26, 2018  |  Visiting the Mate Museum in Barranco

Express Olive Green Jacket (old; similar here & here!) |  Old Navy Gray Ribbed Longsleeve  |  Old Navy Cropped Jeans  |  Claudie Pierlot Gingham Sneakers (old; similar here, here, & here)  |  Cuyana Leather Tote

These gingham sneakers have been favorites of mine for a long time! See them on the blog here: Suede Skirt + Sneakers, Sailing Into Summer, Striped Dress + Gingham Sneaks

Travel instagrammer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins in front of a pink and blue wall in Barranco, Lima, Peru. Jessica is wearing a camel teddy coat, sneakers, and black ripped One Teaspoon jeans with a Canon 5D Mark iii.

September 7, 2018  |  Walking tour in Barranco

Azalea Teddy Coat  |  Old Navy Cream Ribbed Longsleeve (cream color sold out; similar here & here)  |  One Teaspoon Ripped Jeans  |  Joie Sneakers  |  Le Specs Aviators  |  Canon 5D Mark III + Sigma 35mm

Women's travel blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins doing a cartwheel in the sand dunes of Huacachina in Peru.

September 9, 2018  |  Haucachina Sand Dunes

Nike Black Dry Fit Tee  |  Lululemon Leggings

Bows & Sequins wearing a Sail to Sable honeycomb cashmere cardigan, black tee, jeans, and sneakers, with Le Spec Prince Aviator sunglasses in front of a pink wall in Lima, Peru.

September 27, 2018  |  Lunchbreak in Miraflores

Sail to Sable Cashmere Cardigan  |  Black Gap Tee  |  One Teaspoon Black Ripped Jeans  |  Joie Sneakers  |  Cuyana Leather Tote  |  Le Specs Black Aviators

Remote Year travel blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins at Machu Picchu in Peru. Jessica is wearing matte black Le Specs Prince Aviator sunglasses, a Peruvian sweater, black Lululemon leggings, and Adidas Ultraboost sneakers.

September 15, 2018  |  Machu Picchu

Peruvian Sweater: bought in Cusco  |  Lululemon Leggings  |  Backpack: Bought in Cusco; similar here & here  |  Adidas Ultra Boosts (on sale here!)  |  Le Specs Matte Black Aviators

Travel blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins at Machu Picchu in Peru with Remote Year. Jessica is wearing Le Specs Prince Aviators in matte black with an olive green long sleeve tee from Lululemon.

September 15, 2018  |  Machu Picchu

Lululemon Long Sleeve Tee  |  Le Specs Black Aviators

Purple Halogen sweater, Mott & Bow mom jeans, leather slip-on loafers, leather Cuyana tote.

September 6, 2018  |  Elevator at my apartment building, chic AF.

Caslon Sweater  |  Mott & Bow Mom Jeans  |  Dune London Leather Loafers (old; similar here, here, & here)  |  Cuyana Leather Tote  |  Nordstrom Sunglasses

Remote Year blogger Bows & Sequins before taking off on 4-month Kahlo program. Jessica packed one large Away suitcase, a small Bric's carry-on suitcase, and a large MZ Wallace bag.

September 4, 2018  |  Setting off on this Remote Year adventure!

Black Gap Tee  |  One Teaspoon Jeans  |  Adidas Ultra Boosts (on sale here!)  |  Le Specs Aviators  |  Large Away Suitcase  |  Bric’s Bellagio Carry-On Suitcase  |  MZ Wallace Large Metro Tote

I’ve had this exact MZ Wallace bag for many, many moons! Check out this post I did about it in 2013.

Remote Year blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a pleated green skirt and cream sweater with leather accessories on her apartment balcony in Miraflores, Lima, Peru.

September 21, 2018  |  Taken after work on our apartment balcony!

Old Navy Cream Ribbed Longsleeve (cream color sold out; similar here & here)  |  Green Pleated Skirt: bought at a little shop in Paris two years ago; similar herehere, here, & here  |  Madewell Leather Belt  |  Dune London Leather Loafers (old; similar here, here, & here)  |  Cuyana Leather Tote  |  Express Denim Jacket (old; identical here, here, & here)  |  Nordstrom Sunglasses

See how I’ve styled this skirt on the blog before in this post!

Travel influencer Bows & Sequins on the cliffside in Lima, Peru wearing a camel teddy coat and black jeans with Joie sneakers.

September 7, 2018  |  Sightseeing!

Azalea Teddy Coat  |  One Teaspoon Jeans  |  Joie Sneakers  |  Le Specs Aviators

Women's lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins in Lima, Peru at La Rosa Nautical on the water. Jessica is wearing a green jacket, black jeans, and leopard print loafers.

September 21, 2018  |  Before dinner at La Rosa Nautica

Express Olive Green Jacket (old; similar here & here!) |  Privacy Please Bodysuit  |  Paige Black Denim Jeans (old; similar here & here)  |  Halogen Leopard Slip-On Loafers (old; similar here & here)  |  Lancel Pia Bag  |  BaubleBar Earrings

Remote Year travel blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins at the desert oasis of Huacachina in Peru.

September 9, 2018  |  Huacachina, Peru

Le Specs Matte Black Aviators  |  Nike Dry Fit Tee  |  Lululemon Leggings

Blogger Bows & Sequins at Comunal Coworking in Barranco in front of the central staircases.

September 11, 2018  |  Working at Comunal Coworking in Barranco

Azalea Teddy Coat  | Caslon Purple Sweater  | Frame Jeans  | Claudie Pierlot Gingham Sneakers (old; similar here, here, & here)  |  Nordstrom Sunglasses  |  Cuyana Leather Tote

Travel blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins in Lima Peru wearing a tweed Sail to Sable top, white jeans, and leather loafers. She's carrying a Bric's Bellagio Carry-On Spinner Suitcase with a monogrammed leather Cuyana tote.

September 12, 2018  |  Traveling to Cusco

Sail to Sable Tweed Top  |  Old Navy White Jeans  |  Dune London Leather Loafers (old; similar here, here, & here)  |  Cuyana Monogrammed Leather Tote  |  Bric’s Bellagio Spinner

Women's lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins at Comunal Coworking Barranco in Lima, Peru. She's wearing an olive green jacket, cream sweater, Frame skinny jeans, and leather slip-on loafers with a Cuyana leather tote.

September 20, 2018  |  Working at Comunal Coworking in Barranco

Express Olive Green Jacket (old; similar here & here!) |  Old Navy Cream Ribbed Longsleeve (cream color sold out; similar here & here)  |  Frame Jeans  |  Dune London Leather Loafers (old; similar here, here, & here)  |  Cuyana Leather Tote  |  Nordstrom Sunglasses

Travel lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a green army jacket, navy blue sweater, navy Gucci bag, and gingham sneakers. She's standing at Larcomar in Lima, Peru with the beach, ocean, and sunset int he background.

September 22, 2018  |  Historical Center Walking Tour + Larcomar at Sunset

Express Olive Green Jacket (old; similar here & here!) |  Old Navy Cable Knit Navy Sweater (old; similar here & here)  |  Mott & Bow Mom Jeans  | Claudie Pierlot Gingham Sneakers (old; similar here, here, & here)  |  Gucci Crossbody  |  Nordstrom Sunglasses

Jessica Sturdy on Remote Year Transition Day in Lima Peru. Jessica is wearing a Peruvian sweater, Mott & Bow mom jeans, and Stan Smith sneakers with a large black Away suitcase and a carry-on Bric's Bellagio cream spinner suitcase.

September 29, 2018  |  Headed to the airport to move to Medellin!

Peruvian Sweater  |  Mott & Bow Mom Jeans  |  Adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneakers  |  Large Black Away Suitcase  |  Bric’s Bellagio Carry-On  |  MZ Wallace Large Metro Tote  |  Cuyana Leather Tote  |  Teddy Coat

Remote Year blogger Jessica Sturdy with her black large Away suitcase and small Bric's suitcase at the airport in Medellin, Colombia wearing a traditional Peruvian sweater.

13 hours later… Being hazed at the Medellin airport. 😂

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5 Comments

  1. 11.6.18
    Renee commented:

    LOVE THIS POST. To me, this is super valuable – seeing how you mixed and matched a lot of ways within your more limited travel wardrobe. More like this please!!!

  2. 11.6.18
    Alyssa commented:

    LOL! I love the packing light photo! I love this roundup of outfits and how you’re making the pieces you brought with you work. So stylish as always.
    And also, your smile is radiating genuine happiness. I’m hoping you are feeling better and continuing to take care/time for yourself!

  3. 11.7.18
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    Love your teddy coat!

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  4. 11.7.18
    Merritt Beck commented:

    Loving the way you wore your outfits and made each one a little different!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe