Travel Essentials from Michael Kors

The designer dishes on what to carry, what to wear and what to see when you're on the road.

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"For me, travel is about recharging my batteries and looking at things with a fresh perspective. I am constantly inspired by what I see."


MK Tips:

1. Go for fabrics that move with you, like jerseys.


2. I love lightweight coats. But they’re too bulky to pack; wear yours onto the plane.


3. A cashmere scarf can serve as both a muffler and a blanket on a flight.


4. Travel pants should be comfy. If they have a touch of stretch in the fabric, they’ll look sexy and won’t wrinkle.

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"When flying, minimize your accessories. They cause a mess at security."


Michael Kors stainless steel watch, $180; 866-709-5677 for stores.

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"Wear big sunglasses so you always arrive glamorous."


Michael Michael Kors acrylic and metal sunglasses, $110 each; 866-709-5677 for stores. 

Gisel Florez

"Pack in a specific color palette. Use one neutral (like khaki) as a base and then add a color you love."


Michael Michael Kors leather tote, $228; 866-709-5677 for stores.

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"Shoes are the best way to change a look quickly. Bring a polished flat (a sandal or ballerina) and a sexy high heel (sandal)."


Michael Michael Kors City Crackled Metallic Ballet Flat, $89;

Courtesy of Micahel Kors

"I try to make a hotel feel like home, I put my iPod on with my favorite music and stack my books bedside."


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Avery Powell

"I love Capri for its mix of beautiful scenery, great food and shopping. Oh, and amazing people watching."


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Originally published in the June 2012 issue

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