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What 2 Wear Where.com is one of my go-to fashion sites. In all the chatter about trends, pants shapes and bags of the year, What2WearWhere puts it all together in outfits for all occasions. In both personal and professional life I tend to go blank and fall back on all black. What2Wear Where helps me use what I already have and steers me gently to what I need.
Now they have complied many of their great outfits in a book– Packing For Travel. It covers just about every trip from destination wedding to a safari. The lists are comprehensive but not overwhelming. I want to e pre[pared for any occasion and weather and tend to overpack. ( My husband calls my new red suitcase “the cabin”). Packing for Travel showed me what to cut and what to keep without losing personal style or comfort.
In addition to well thought out packing lists, the book has wonderful original fashion ilustrations. Far too many beauty and fashion books are published with few if any photos and illustrations. By contrast Packing for Travel has examples of recommended fashions on practically page. At the end of the book, there are work sheets to plan out exactly what you need.
This is the type of book I love. Author Karen Klopp drills down into her topic to share valid and detailed information– and it has earned a place on my holiday gift list for the fashionistas in my life. I am going to bundle the gift with a snarky luggage tag eg ” This is definately not your bag”