Whether you’re go­ing on a week­end ren­dezvous or a month-long cruise, your travel wardrobe should be lightweight and wrin­kle-free

Times of the Islands - - News - BY PA­TRI­CIA LETAKIS

Pack Your Bag

Cram­ming ev­ery­thing into a carry-on, which fits in the air­plane’s over­head bin, is doable and easy with these fash­ions de­signed for the trav­eler. From fab­rics that don’t show the wrin­kles to cloth­ing that can be rolled up and tucked into small spa­ces in a suit­case, these fash­ions are proven win­ners. Look for com­fort­able, adapt­able and easy to ac­ces­sorize pieces that go from morn­ing to night but are never bor­ing. As for your luggage, choose a smart stream­lined de­sign or have some fun with a bold col­or­ful print.


From Briggs & Ri­ley’s Sym­pa­tico col­lec­tion comes the Do­mes­tic Carry-On Ex­pand­able Spin­ner ($559). Its durable hard sides ex­pand to give you 22 per­cent more space, then com­press to keep cloth­ing flat, min­i­mize wrin­kling and pre­vent con­tents from shift­ing in tran­sit. The CX Sil­ver Lim­ited Edi­tion cel­e­brates the com­pany’s 25th an­niver­sary. Bonus: Cus­tomers re­ceive a life­time guar­an­tee on re­pairs for a bro­ken or dam­aged bag. briggs-ri­ley.com

2 NO. 1 TOP

The Wis­per Dou­ble Tank ($48) from Toad & Co. is a great ba­sic on its own in warm weather des­ti­na­tions or paired with a cardi­gan or jacket in cooler climes. Made of Ten­cel, a breath­able fab­ric of cel­lu­lose with 50 per­cent greater mois­ture ab­sorp­tion than cot­ton, and 5 per­cent span­dex, the top has a soft, silky touch. Its dou­ble layer front drapes beau­ti­fully, and the top is avail­able in black, white or aquifer blue. toadandco.com


The quin­tes­sen­tial wrap dress is a log­i­cal travel choice and looks good on just about ev­ery fig­ure type. This Cue Wrap Café Dress ($85) from Toad & Co. is made from Samba fab­ric—a blend of eco-friendly fibers that breathes well—that gives it good drape, stretch and re­silience. A slight slub adds tex­ture and di­men­sion so it has more char­ac­ter than a con­ven­tional jersey. The easy wash-and-wear dress comes in solids and sub­tle geo­met­ric prints. toadandco.com


This wrin­kle-free Frond Song Flounce Sleeve Dress ($145) from Tommy Ba­hama can eas­ily tran­si­tion from day to night with the right ac­ces­sories. In fact, you’ll feel com­fort­able go­ing straight from the air­plane to cock­tail hour in this palm print. Its sleeve de­tail adds in­ter­est to a ba­sic de­sign, and its lightweight fab­ric makes it easy to pack. Tommy Ba­hama is avail­able at na­tional malls or tom­my­ba­hama.com and on Sani­bel Is­land at Is­land Pur­suit, Peri­win­kle Place, 239-472-4600.

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