the pack­ing smarts

Paula Style - - Travel Wardrobe - By Paula Ryan

The key is not to pack any­thing else other than a belt or two, a van­ity bag, a piece or two of jew­ellery (in a jew­ellery roll or pouch) and a scarf. That means pulling back and not be­ing tempted to pack any­thing you would re­gard as “just in case” items. For the pur­pose of this wearable travel wardrobe I have cho­sen a black and white wardrobe adding a sand coloured stretch pen­cil skirt. All the items are from our ESSEN­TIALS Col­lec­tion so they are both clas­sic and in jersey knit where com­fort, easy care and ver­sa­til­ity is a given. From these 12 pieces you can be ca­sual, busi­ness like or dress for din­ner just by clever co­or­di­nat­ing. Three pairs of footwear would in­clude heels, flats and ca­su­als. The ca­sual footwear would be travel train­ers, espadrilles or san­dals, depend­ing on your pro­posed ac­tiv­i­ties. Keep your van­ity bag free from large bot­tles, use travel sizes as you do not need enough sham­poo for a month. I would also pack a zipped flat week­end bag for pur­chases. You would se­lect a travel tote bag, a soft shoul­der bag and a small bag for evenings; travel with the first two and pack the small bag. Best suit­case in my book re­mains the Samsonite Fire­lite se­ries, light as a feather and strong. En­joy your trav­els; no more strug­gling with heavy lug­gage. >

It is pos­si­ble to travel with a small carry-on suit­case filled with 12 ver­sa­tile pieces, three pairs of footwear, three bags and adding only a trench coat or jacket over your arm.

Slim Fit 9305 / Easy Fit 9609 Half Sleeve V Neck Top teamed with Stretch Pen­cil Skirt 2496

in Bonded Mi­cro­jer­sey.

Layer up and travel in com­fort in a Side Split Long Sin­glet 2828 worn un­der the ¾ Sleeve Pock­eted Long Cardi­gan 3330 over the Slim Leg Slouch Pant 3546R and Oval Buckle Ad­justable Leather Belt 4155.

We love the chunky feel of the pad­lock and

slightly punk con­no­ta­tion on this Dyr­berg/kern

Moho Bracelet. The Jew­ellery Roll 5087 with re­mov­able cen­tre com­part­ment comes in a rich com­bi­na­tion of

Vel­vet and Patent. A clas­sic in­vest­ment, the Oval Buckle Ad­justable Leather Belt 4155

will add punch to any travel out­fit.

Heels and an updo will trans­form the Slim Fit ¾ Sleeve Wide Neck Top 2150 and Tube Skirt 4362L into evening wear for any oc­ca­sion. Both in Mi­cromo­dal.

When you only need a phone, credit card and lippy the Small Bag 5341 is the one for you. The Leather Credit Card Keyring 5156 will even fit in your pocket if nec­es­sary.

The Domed Key­hole Leather Hip Belt 3180 adds im­pact for day or night.

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