Being someone that is constantly on planes, I have come to know that most people have their staple go-to travel ensembles. I have a particular notion about what I wear aboard an airplane so that I look entirely pulled together in some effortless way when I arrive at my desired destination. I've never been one to wear sweatshirts, pajama pants, or look anything less than presentable when boarding a flight, but I do happen to fully support leggings, cashmere and dressing in layers on flights.
I travel a lot, and when I say a lot, I mean a minimum of 80% of the month. My second home is an airport and my real home currently resides in hotels. Luckily, my frequent flier status provides me with the ability to stay in lovely hotels that have high-thread count sheets, bon bon's upon arrival and the fine liberation of being near desired food locales and hotspots. January is a very busy month for me and I am about to go on a three week journey across many different time zones, and at least six different cities.
The main question I'm sure is on anyone's mind is- how do you pack for so many different temperatures? I have amassed a collection of pieces in my wardrobe that transfer easily from day to night, warm to cold climates and are color adverse to allow for constant repairing and repurposing. There are few things that I really adore collecting- black dresses, tweed jackets and handbags. With these main classic staples, your outfit choices are endless. You can watch my daily outfits on my Instagram here.
I only travel with Tumi luggages. If you don't have a good luggage, its one thing that I would really suggest making an investment in. The durability, the longevity and the relief knowing that your luggage will arrive safe and sound with your valuables, is worth the investment in itself. I also use Tumi's packing cubes to pack my lingerie, layering items and active wear. My large Tumi suitcase comes with a garment bag inside that easily attaches. I generally plan and pack all of my outfits together as actual outfits. I map everything out on an excel travel spreadsheet based on what I know I have to do- whether it be a meeting with a client, an event that I'm attending, or a lovely dinner with friends. I pack my outfits together, pre-steamed and fold them up in the garment bag and put it in the large zipped section of my Tumi on the left hand side. I then use the right side of buckled space to hold my packing cubes, my shoes and my toiletries. I generally never check a bag, but when you are traveling across six cities for three weeks time, it gets difficult to fit everything in a carry-on, especially when your carry-on is only made for domestic flights.
In order of appearance: Peter Som Lace Dress, Donna Karan Collection Dress, Alexander McQueen Leather Cage Dress, Akris Embellished Sheath Dress, Alexander McQueen Checkered Dress.