Let’s face it, packing a case for any trip is an immense challenge, but it can be made easier if you select the right pieces – think functional, versatile and interchangeable.
Choose pieces that have multiple uses to take you from day to night and everywhere in between. T shirts that tuck in or out in neutral colours that team with your other pieces, plus a top with a shimmer to dress up or down. Try a mix of white, black, camel, grey and silver and success is yours for the taking.
A V neck cashmere sweater is the kind of work horse we all need. Neutral, light weight, loose and comfy. It will work overtime. A silver shimmering T shirt is happy in a casual mode or dressed up ready as a night style killer.
Both white and black pants fit all situations. Choose a cut and length that works for you – if you’re comfortable, your look will be effortless. The same rules apply to skirts. Style icons Lee Radziwill and Jackie Onassis – Left (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage) show us how in these two images.
Jackets need careful thought. Consider a cropped jacket that will work both day and night plus an outdoor rain proof jacket for those adventure days. Add a black cardigan (another work horse performing multiple tasks) and don’t forget to toss in a Uniqlo vest to cope with all temperatures. Ines de la Fressange nails it with this look. The Uniqlo jacket is ready for adventure.
Shoes always pose difficult choices. A comfortable sneaker or loafer, a versatile sandal and/or ballet flat, and a kitten heel or wedge fit all kinds of situations. A bold embellishment on any of the above can take you a long way. Giuseppi Zanotti crystal-embellished suede sling back sandal will put you streets ahead and these sneakers by Golden Goose have a desirable star quality.
When it comes to bags, a tote and clutch will get you through. Play with texture/colour in your choices as this will add personality to your outfits and pull together for that chic look we all crave. This Mulberry clutch and Mimco tote offer good solutions.
Accessories can be transformative and offer a chance to add a little sparkle or a splash of colour and pattern. Think scarves, belts, sunglasses and a chic hat. These will be the items you can rely on to recharge your look and mood. They don’t occupy a lot of space, so vary the selection, especially with scarves and jewellery. This scarf by Gucci adds life and movement. The Cutler & Gross sunglasses ooze sophistication.
Every girl needs a blissful night’s sleep wherever she goes, so why not complete the packing with this Dolce & Gabbana eye mask – a hint of unparalleled luxury to ensure a happy landing.