Hauling around too much luggage is a drag. It used to be that dressing meant packing heavy, but style has changed and tons of our favorite labels are embracing chameleon pieces that can pull double or triple duty. Now you can get all you need for your trip into that Rimowa carry-on.
Pieces that can be more than the sum of their parts are key. Ingenious pieces like Christopher Esber's Deconstructed Knit Dress can be work as a total dress, or separated into skirt and top for combining with other pieces. Otherwise, an edit of minimalist separates make for modular mini-wardrobe that can be mixed and match to make for many more outfits than the sum of its pieces. Neutrals are always safe bets, and you can never go wrong with standards like Jesse Kamm's Sailor Pant in Street or Nanushka's Fumo Pants in Creme Melange.
Accessories are powerful. They are the accent marks on any complete look, but can be especially effective if your apparel tends toward minimal and neutral. A quick swap of accessories can transform one casual daytime look into something more formal for dinner, or that dress you'll need to wear twice on safari can go from classically elegant to explorer with a change of shoes and jewelry.