Perfect packing: An expert’s lesson in laid-back, on-the-go styling

a michael kors suitcase

When packing for a weekend or golf trip, you need to be prepared not just for your round but for your time off the course.


When packing for a weekend or even weeklong golf trip, you need to be sartorially prepared not just for your round but for your time off the course.

Michael Kors and his brand have been fashion mainstays for 40-plus years. He offers the perfect repertoire of laid-back cool styles that fit comfortably and pack easily.

“The first step,” advises the designer, “is to pick a color palette and stick with it.” Smart guy. He recommends packing polished-looking essentials, starting with a few refined, 100 percent merino wool polo shirts and a lightweight half-zip sweater layer for breezy days. Then try to tie your outfits together with a classic slim-fit jean and minimalist leather sneakers you can slip on and go. A classic timepiece and a pair of Michael Kors aviators should complete your bag and your overall look.

As for how to get your wardrobe to your destination, classy luggage like the Michael Kors Logo Suitcase ($498, below) means you’re ready to roll.

a Michael Kors suitcase

Logo Suitcase

The logo-print canvas suitcase is the definition of first-class style. Complete with reinforced leather corners and sleek hardware, this carry-on piece features 360-spinning wheels and opens to a compartmented interior to keep the essentials in place during long-haul flights.

Michael Kors picks

A Michael Kors shirt

Merino Wool Polo Shirt

This polo shirt embodies classic casual style with its merino wool craftsmanship and spread collar. Team it with tailored pants and sneakers for a relaxed yet polished look.
a Michael Kors jacket

Kells Water-Resistant Jacket

Sporty and streamlined, the Kells active jacket is the ultimate lightweight layer. The sleek, water-resistant fabric works in any weather, while the zip-front closure and stand collar help you weather the wind in style. Zip it over your everyday looks on the way to the office, or on top of your performance wear on the weekend.
Michael Kors shoes

Keating Leather Slip-On Sneaker

Slip on and go with the leather Keating sneaker. Featuring an elastic front panel for ease of wear, this minimalist pair is a refined option for the office and casual weekends. Showcase the Signature-print back panel with cuffed denim.
Michael Kors jeans

Slim-Fit Stretch-Denim Jeans

In a dark wash, these blue jeans are cut for a slim fit and have subtle distressing along the edges. Roll the cuffs and finish the look with high-top sneakers.
a michael kors belt bag

Varick Small Leather Belt Bag

The Varick belt bag is a perfect on-the-go accessory when you need easy access to a few essentials. Made from smooth leather, it features a compact, logo-lined interior and an adjustable buckle-fastened strap. Carry yours over one shoulder or around your waist, depending on your mood.
a Michael Kors watch

Oversized Maritime Silver-Tone Watch

Dive into your next adventure with the stainless-steel Maritime watch. Built to be resilient and withstand most underwater conditions, this refined two-tone timepiece will confidently take you up to 200 meters underwater with a screw down crown mechanism. The sleek face features a classic 3-hand dial and Super Lume technology that allows the wearer to track time in low light conditions.
Michael Kors sunglasses

Whistler Sunglasses

Introducing the Whistler: a modern take on the aviator. Designed in a streamlined, metal-framed silhouette, this lightweight pair is fitted with UV-lenses that have a sleek gradient finish. They pair brilliantly with our vacation-ready camp shirts for a breezy, effortless look.

Dopp kit essentials

You can thank early 1900s leathermaker Charles Dopplet for inspiring the greatest travel accessory since the roller bag. It’s a must, as long as it’s stocked with the following necessities:

— Hairbrush and/or comb
— Deodorant
— Razor
— Shave balm
— Shampoo
— Conditioner
— Body wash
— Face wash
— Hair putty or gel
— Moisturizer with SPF
— Toothbrush
— Toothpaste
— Nail tools
— Moleskin
— Advil
— Aftershave
— Sunscreen
— Band-aids
— Mouthwash
— Dental floss
— Q-tips

a Tumi dopp kit

Tumi Response Travel Kit

A classic travel kit with modern sensibilities, it’s a must-pack for every journey. Sit it on the counter or hang it from a fixture while keeping all toiletries organized.
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