What not to pack with Clinton Kelly

Ever watch What Not To Wear? It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine — I don’t really watch it unless I have a rare day off — but when I do, I love cringing at the outfits destined for the trash can.

The show’s own Clinton Kelly lent his sage fashion advice to the travel industry — he’s now telling us what not to pack too. Here are some tips:

  • Don’t bring any piece of clothing that doesn’t go with at least two other items
  • Pack only neutral bottoms – bring a pair of jeans, a neutral skirt (well, if you’re female … ), a neutral pair of trousers and so on. As for shirts? Pack patterns and more dramatic prints
  • Opt for dark denim, because it can be casual or dressy.
  • Don’t be too daring, colour-wise. Stick to consistent colours.
  • Accessorize well. Accessories can take a casual outfit to a dressy one. Don’t pack both gold and silver though — pick one or the other.
  • Wear your bulkier items on the plane. That way, there’s more room in your suitcase!