[travel plans]

for anyone that has been around me when i traveled or have arrived at a destination knows i do not know how to travel efficiently. its not that i don't travel often, it is that i have this complex when trying to remember what to pack.

since getting my invitation to be an on air guest of the nate berkus show, i have been making a list of items i need and items i don't need to travel with. i admit, i have a tendency to pack very heavily for even a light trip. 

since this is a quick overnight trip to ny (hence my weekender), i consulted an expert on traveling. so if you are traveling this year like me, i submit this article to you by a man i admire for his style and his pure execution of excellence, stan s mukoro of mukoro bespoke.

from the article: "going somewhere"
What am I going to pack? Before you pull out your luggage, visualize where you are going and what you will be doing. Making a list in advance and checking off each item is highly recommended. If you don’t write it down, it shouldn’t be in your luggage. What are your priorities? If arriving wrinkle-free is your main concern, chances are this is a business trip so what you pack will differ from a trip to the beach.

When traveling through different climates, it isn’t worth taking everything you need. Remember, less is more. You can pick up items along the way where needed.
In addition to climate, you also have to think about the activities you will choose. My suggestion is to begin with the basics. Let’s say you are packing for a business trip or a casual weekend in a major city. For just about anywhere, I would suggest four button-down shirts, three pairs of socks, two of the following: sportcoats, ties, pants, belts, shoes, one of each: blazer, denim jacket, pair of jeans and pair of plastic shoetrees; t-shirts and underwear for every day and seasonal additions, like swim trunks. In essence, if your clothing has duality, you will pack less. 
Packing well is an art and a science. Maximizing space while minimizing wrinkles requires practice. 

Traveling in style means paying attention to the smallest of details. You can simplify everything without sacrificing anything.

Thanks to Stan Mukoro for allowing me to use this article. To read this article in full click here.
For more information on Stan and his services please visit his website www.mukorobespoke.com

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