Los Angeles Times fashion editor Booth Moore’s packing tips
FOR THE RECORD:
Stylist: A credit was missing from a June 1 Los Angeles Times Magazine story about what to pack on a trip. Melissa Magsaysay was the stylist for the photos that accompanied Booth Moore’s essay. —
Beyond those basics, I rely on a list, specifically the one from Pack This. It lets you check off more than 100 travel essentials, including phone charger and umbrella. The real work, though, happens on the back of the list, where I plan an outfit for each day of the trip, recycling as many pieces as I can. (The pink cardigan goes with a jersey dress on Monday, jeans on Saturday.) I highlight the items I need from my closet, pull them out, and voila--I’ve got a highly edited, multitasking wardrobe. I consult the list daily for dressing and use it to be sure I haven’t abandoned anything when I leave a hote. Then I can focus on the best part of the trip: what other people are wearing.
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