the packing smarts
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.