The key to packing smart is choosing versatile pieces that are not only easy maintenance but comfortable and make you feel you are dressed appropriately whatever the occasion or the weather. When I don’t need technical clothes—say those from EXOFFICIO with fabrics that do everything from repelling odor to bugs –I’ve become a fan of SoftSurroundings.com tops because they are well designed and forgiving.
One shirt that I always get compliments when I wear has different buttons down the front; for winter I’m liking the Timely Turtleneck tunic and Timely Scoop tee that is a soft viscose/spandex blend, won’t wrinkle and can easily go from plane to dinner, dressed down or up. And they come in a variety of colors ($59.95). I may have to try the short-sleeved version for warmer climes!
I also am a fan of Lisettel slacks that have some built-in tummy control, lots of stretch and never wrinkle. A pair with a floral design took me all over Europe this past summer!