There are several ways to make a travel wardrobe go the distance.
The most important tip may be summed up in one word-flexibility. By choosing items that not only travel well but can be combined in different ways for a variety of looks, you won't have to complicate your trip by traveling with a collection of suitcases. Here are some tips on getting the most mileage out of your clothes:
Build your travel wardrobe around pieces in neutral colors such as navy, black or camel. That way you can mix and match.
Matte jersey is always a safe bet for optimum packability and no wrinkles.
Roll garments instead of folding to prevent wrinkles.
Whimsical dots and ditsy floral prints are good mixers for solids.
Use plastic dry cleaner bags between items, but be sure they don't have advertising ink on them since this may rub off.
When you get to your destination, unpack as soon as possible. Hang any wrinkled items in the bathroom while you shower to steam out wrinkles.
Clothes that are reversible allow for two looks in one garment, and are often available in easy-care fabrics and stylish prints. Sportswear companies such as Liz Claiborne are now offering petite and plus-size fashions in washable georgette fabrics that are reversible.
Available in most department stores, the new line features pack-and-travel friendly pieces such as pull-on pants, long skirts, tunic tops, shells and dresses in solid/print motifs.
For more information or to purchase, visit www.lizclaiborne.com.
To travel light and expand your wardrobe, think reversibles in polyester georgette fabrics. Companies like Liz Claiborne offer a variety of styles.
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