From sourcing artisanal trinkets for W’s the Store to collaborating with designers around the world on the look of staff uniforms and guest rooms, W Hotels’ newly appointed global fashion director, Amanda Ross, is constantly on the go. In the coming months alone, she’s headed to Hong Kong; Paris; Vieques, Puerto Rico; and St. Petersburg, Russia. Ross has honed a strategic on-the-go dressing formula. “It’s timeless pieces that transition from one destination to the next,” she says.
“I always fly in cashmere,” such as an I Pezzi Dipinti jacket ($1,195).
A J.Crew short-sleeve crewneck T-shirt ($22.50) goes wherever Ross does.
“I’m partial to skinny jeans with a little stretch, like J Brand’s low-rise style” ($158).
“I always wear accessories and don’t mind that I have to take them off at security.” Her go-tos: Ten Thousand Things Annette Ferdinandsen turquoise and 18-karat-gold earrings ($1,155); I Pezzi Dipinti pearls ($485); Pippa Small mother-of-pearl pendant ($1,230).
“Always ballet flats on the plane.” This Repetto pair ($245) is a favorite.
“I never travel without my T. Anthony bag” ($695).
This roomy yet sleek VBH leather tote ($3,250) is Ross’s command center at 35,000 feet: “My entire office fits in it.”