Pure Picks: Kenneth Cole

Fashion designer Kenneth Cole offers tips and travel-friendly items for frequent flyers.

“By only bringing a suitcase that fits in the overhead compartment, not only are you streamlining your actual travel, you’re also ensuring that you don’t over-pack. Limited space forces you to edit and plan to a T.” Lift Off Chevron Upright Checked Suitcase, Reaction Kenneth Cole, $260, kennethcole.com

“Before putting items into a suitcase, lay them out on your bed. Make sure everything on the bed matches everything else on the bed. Try to go with all neutrals, such as black or grey, and then maybe add one color.” Leather Moto Jacket, Kenneth Cole New York, $495; Lantern Sleeve Cashmere Sweater, $265, kennethcole.com

“Packing a small Bluetooth speaker and a portable candle could make a hotel room your own— look for small things to improve your travel experience (while also warding off homesickness).” Google Wifi Wireless Router, $99, express.google.com; Homesick, New York City Candle, $30, bloomingdales.com; The Beats Pill+, $179.95, beatsbydre.com

“Accessories are easy to pack and don’t take up a lot of space—they can be easily stuffed into shoes and corners. Extra belts, socks, and ties will extend the life of your travel wardrobe.” Women’s Kam Leather Sneaker, Kenneth Cole New York, $74, kennethcole.com
“Coats, heavy shoes, and boots are better worn in transit. Otherwise, they’re monopolizing precious space in your suitcase.” Shearling Collar Moto Jacket, Kenneth Cole New York, $1,995, kennethcole.com