JCK’s Tips for a Wrinkle-Free Trip

While security is the first concern for jewelry industry travelers, it's also nice to look good when you arrive. These tips—culled from veteran industry road warriors—can't guarantee that your travel schedule will stay wrinkle-free, but at least your clothes can. Pack lightly. Outside the United States, you'll find many fewer elevators, escalators, and ramps, and you may have to carry your luggage quite far. And even within the United States, not only are airlines cracking down on baggage allowances, but luggage trolleys can be scarce. Base your wardrobe around a dark neutral color that doesn't show dirt. By varying the base pieces with different shirts, ties, blouses, scarves, and sweaters, you can create a lot of outfits from relatively few garments. Lisa Roman, of Breitling, works out a "grid system" before she packs. "I basically figure out how many

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