The holiday season is almost here, which means a lot of us will be traveling in the very near future. A skinny suitcase has long been the savvy travelista’s best accessory, and now that many airlines are slapping fees on even the first piece of checked baggage, we all have extra incentive to pack light. Of course, that’s easier said than done in this season of chunky sweaters and bulky knits…
But with a bit of good packing strategy you can meet your airline’s (undoubtedly stingy) weight limit on luggage, sail through security, and sashay on to your gate. First, pick a color scheme and stick with it. Try something classic, like black/ gray /red or brown/ cream /blue. Since all of your pieces will work within your color scheme, you can mix and match with abandon, creating fresh ensembles out of the same items.
And of course, to get the most out of your travel wardrobe, you need to pack your most versatile clothes. At Zina Beverly Hills, we have one of my favorites- the Tabi. Zina calls it “the ultimate travel accessory,” and one of our customers says it’s her “travel buddy.” Why? Well, because you can wear it about 9000 different ways. Okay, that’s an overstatement, but check out a few of the ways it works.
As a Wrap:
Convert to a Strapless Top:
Even wear it as a Skirt. (I like to pair it with leggings, boots, and a chunky belt.)
It’s made of a durable, wrinkle-resistant black jersey, which means no fussy maintenance required. You can even use it as a blanket or pillow on the plane! And as a special treat for FH, Zina’s offering the Tabi to FH readers at 75% off! ($100 on sale for $24.95. Click Here to Purchase.) This item will definitely sell out quickly, so if you want it, please act fast.
It comes packaged in a cute box, which makes it a great gift option as well:
As you prepare for your travels, don’t forget to check your airline’s specific luggage requirements. See links for some of the biggest airlines below:
And be sure to check the TSA site, so you’ll be up-to-date and ready to sail through the security line!