I landed in NYC having come with the same suitcase through my trips to Asia, London and then Ireland, in the weeks prior. Needless to say, I had to plan my looks and make them versatile for all those different cities and climates! There’s an art to packing light, and I’m sharing some compact-dressing tips on how to travel in style that I’ve learned along the way.
Fashion on-the-go can be even more fun, it allows you to mix things up and pair them with different pieces than the combination you usually go for. I think it forces you to push the purpose of one statement piece and be more daring and creative with it! Stick to neutral colors that all work together in different combinations, and add one or two stand out prints pieces.
Maroon is such a fabulous Fall color, it doubles as being either the base or the focus of the outfit. Pairing it with more neutral tones (it looks great with gray, cream or camel) really emphasizes the seasonal look we’re going for. For an unusual combination, this Ann Taylor poncho is the perfect trans-seasonal coat. It’s not too heavy, but just warm enough to keep from getting chilly – perfect for layering. This one is eye catching, and the colors compliment my leather pants (also an Ann Taylor favorite). And that’s another staple: Leather pants are numero uno suitcase must-have when I travel. I rock them to meetings with pumps and a blazer; to cocktails with a thin tank and sandals, and even in the snow with boots and a puffa a jacket.
A bucket bag is perfect to whizz through airports with, this one is surprisingly Mary Poppins with how much it can hold! And I like to switch up between wearing it over my shoulder, for a formal look, or cross body with flats, for a relaxed daytime vibe.
Keep playing with your pieces, mixing and layering with new looks you haven’t tried before, it’s the season for it!
Get The Look: Maroon Leather Pants By Ann Taylor, Shirt By Ann Taylor, Bag By Ann Taylor, Poncho By Ann Taylor, Shoes By Jimmy Choo, Sunglasses By Taylor London, Earrings By BaubleBar, Bracelets By Tory Burch