Zara Parka with Detachable Waistcoat (similar) | LOFT Rosette Halter Cami | Gap 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans | Prada Saffiano Lux Tote | Miu Miu Taupe Pumps (similar) This Zara field jacket is perhaps the most worn item of clothing that I own; I appreciate that it adds a touch of insouciance to my otherwise fairly feminine style. Pieces like…

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All capsule travel wardrobes benefit from having a healthy variety of shapes and colors. Business travel complicates this simple rule because business-appropriate attire often bears boring shapes and/or colors. Of the twenty items assembled for this hybrid trip, only two skirts made the list and both are somewhat typical workwear (with a slight twist): one in a distracting yellow color…

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Ann Taylor Bateau Lace Dress | Ann Taylor Modern Classic Pearl & Chain Necklace¬†| Burberry Westland Sateen Trench | YSL Large Cabas Chyc | Zara Court Shoes (similar) The simplest way to quickly shorten the length of a dress (in order to lend it versatility) is to belt the dress at your high waist, pull a section of fabric below…

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Few jackets receive as much attention from me as this J. Crew blazer does. I wear it almost weekly and make an effort to pack it for every trip, business or leisure. It’s dressy enough for my job but is not so formal that precludes it from being in regular rotation on the weekends. J. Crew Classic Schoolboy Blazer |…

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When packing for a lengthier trip with space constraint, I normally choose pieces that are more muted in color and avoid color schemes that vaguely resemble holiday themes (so no red with pink, red with green, orange with black, etc.) I also opt for neutral outerwear (like khaki trench coats, medium wash denim jackets, black/gray/navy blazers, etc.) and few colorful…

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