Packing is a subject that makes most women panic. After years of travel, however, Winser London’s founder Kim Winser OBE shares her top 5 tips to make packing for business or pleasure quick, easy and stress-free….
Tip No. 1
Pack with versatility in mind. What is the climate? Is the trip formal, casual or a mix? A silk shirt is perfect for any temperature and can be worn relaxed or dressed up for dinner.
Tip No. 2
Top-to-toe colour is so stylish and flattering, and makes for simple packing. Be decisive with colour: choose black or midnight navy as your base colour, as this helps to limit your footwear (which is heavy and must be packed first). Add classic colours like white, camel and blues to build outfits. A Merino wool soft coat is the ultimate travel companion – it looks smart, feels casual and doesn’t crease.
Tip No. 3
Don’t be too adventurous. Reach for pieces that you know fit and flatter to give you confidence. The Crepe Jersey Shift Dress is a favourite of mine. I wear it everywhere – with a silk bow blouse underneath for a formal look, and without for casual suppers.
Tip No. 4
Cashmere is the best travel companion. It is the lightest of fabrics and doesn’t crease, so it’s perfect – as well as elegant and stylish. Our Audrey Cashmere Jumper and Cashmere Wrap are so cocooning for a journey.
Tip No. 5
You can do comfort and style when travelling! Remember to layer – wear quality leggings with a T-shirt, a relaxed jumper and a cashmere wrap. Our woven cotton or Miracle leggings are stretchy and chic at the same time.