When she’s on the road, this designer keeps it simple.
Credit: Spencer Heyfron

“I like to dress in a way that works for day and evening, especially on business trips,” Tory Burch says. As the chairman of her own global fashion brand, Burch is constantly on the go. (When T+L caught up with her, she was in Korea opening her 30th store.) One of her line’s most versatile pieces is this military-style jacket ($795)—“a travel staple because it’s so easy to layer.” She also designs comfortable classics with travel in mind, like jeans ($185) with a little stretch in the waist—“great for long flights”—and a sturdy wedge-heel shoe ($325) based on men’s oxfords. An unstructured, oversize tote is her go-to bag ($225). To pull together any look, Burch loves statement-making jewelry, like this cocktail ring by Sevan Biçakçi or her favorite Balenciaga cuffs. Burch is “not a fantastic flier,” so she likes to get comfortable on the plane with an Hermès scarf ($375) and a D. Porthault baby pillow ($135). “It’s always nice to have something from home to cozy up with.” She also ties a red ribbon around her luggage before boarding: “a family tradition; I’m superstitious and never fly without one.”

Always in Her Bag

iPad “The night before a flight, I download books and movies so I’ve got plenty to keep me entertained.”

Weleda Skin Food “I use this rich moisturizer on my face—it’s the perfect antidote for dry airplane air.”

Kiehl’s Coriander Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion “I adore the scent of coriander.”

Snacks “I’m not crazy about airplane food, so I bring dried apricots and raw almonds.”

Smythson triple folding leather photograph frame “Pictures of my boys go wherever I do.” For more packing tips, see T+L’s Guide to Packing.