Preparation is key to packing light. Know the weather and what you’ll be doing, then bring along your hardest-working items to do double or triple duty.
- Business dress in New York varies by industry, from more formal bankers and lawyers to the casually clad creative class. Check with your company in advance if you’re unsure what’s appropriate.
- Wear your suit jacket on the plane to save room — the hotel can press it for you later. Roll up belts and ties and pack them in your shoes, then place in a dust bag for even more space.
- For women, think multipurpose: a long scarf to wrap up in on the plane or dress up an evening look; chic mules you can slide into for a meeting or for dashing out of the security line faster.