What I love about travel is the change, the chance to experience something new, to temporarily forget where you are. What I don't always love is the preparation, the stress. Trying to get everything done by a certain time. And packing! Deciding what you need, what you can't live without, what is just too much. I admit that not a lot fell in the too-much-pile when I packed for South Africa! But here is what I do when I want to keep it simple...
Top: A grey James Pearse t-shirt is perfect for layering and grey is almost neutral.
Bottom: black Wolford leggings are great for underneath chunky knit sweaters or an oversized blazer and of course so comfortable on a flight.
Jeans: distressed Joe's skinny jeans are versatile and easily dressed up. I love them with very tall heels.
Evening: It's easy to pack a stretchy black dress, something fitted with long sleeves when it's cold. I also love how a cropped military jacket with skinny jeans can give a little edge but still be sexy.
Intimates: I like a one piece even better than a top and bottom. A little bit of lace...I prefer black, but sometimes I find something really beautiful in a dark jewel tone and I love it.
Coat: It's winter and there's a chance of rain. A Gryphon trench with a leopard print belt is almost like a dress by itself.
Hand Bag: Obsessing over Victoria Beckham's bags, but for now I rotate my classics, black or beige.
Shoes: Heels of course, Brian Atwood, always a little unusual.
Accessories: A long triple strand of pearls has been my stand-by for years, but I have been eyeing Kelly Wearstler's accessories, reminiscent of her design aesthetic.
Watch: Presidential Rolex in gold.
Glasses: Oliver Peoples, large frames.
Scent: Always Clive Christian.
My lip: Mac "snob," this pink can be worn casually with a little gloss or matte for a red carpet look.
This is my simple, easy, routine. What is yours?