Packing for Travel: Fashion Advice from Stylist Jessica Mulroney

(Photo courtesy of Will Young).

Canadian Stylist Jessica Mulroney joined Lauren Bagliore in Calgary recently for an exclusive pop-up event. An intimate audience heard from Bagliore on the inspiration behind her latest collection. Jessica shared her thoughts on fashion and style, including her system for looking stylish when she travels.

Expert travelers know the importance of packing outfits that are versatile enough to reuse throughout their trip. As a stylist to Canada’s First lady, Sophie Trudeau, and Hollywood Royalty and soon-to-be Princess, Meghan Markle, Jessica dresses women in the spotlight who need to look great while living out of their suitcase.

Designer Lauren Bagliore lives between two cities, her native city of New York, where she designs and produces her collections each season in her Manhattan studio, and Calgary, home of the first Lauren Bagliore Concept Shop. With buying trips to Italy and overseas for specialty fabric, it’s a busy schedule. Bagliore’s first-hand experience living in two countries and out of suitcases herself motivates and inspires her design of versatile and stylish clothing for the professional woman on-the-go.

“The women I dress are high-powered, world-changing women who travel frequently. They are fashionable women leading practical lives, so the meeting of style and functionality is something I always consider when designing. My collection features a lot of black and monochromatic pieces that are versatile and can become signature pieces to any wardrobe. I am not into trends. My approach to fashion comes from a seasonless and timeless point-of-view. When someone buys a Lauren Bagliore piece, I want them to have it and to be able to wear it forever. The fabrications I choose also travel well. I desire to make women’s lives easier, combining function and practicality with impeccable design. Fashion needs to be functional and make the wearer feel both confident and beautiful.”

Jessica offered her perspective on the beauty of black and the Lauren Bagliore collection when she shared this travel fashion tip at our pop-up.

“I got the best advice from my mother-in-law, Mila Mulroney. She told me to pack just two colours, black and white, and build my wardrobe around that. Then you add pops of colour with your accessories – scarves, jewelry, that kind of thing. This has made my life so easy. Your collection is exactly like this, Lauren. You could pick a bunch of these pieces and throw them in a bag. You would have day outfits, night outfits, and you would have things you could mix and match, like a sweater that you can travel in, that also looks good when you go out for dinner. That was the best fashion advice that I ever got.”

Jessica is shown here wearing the Lauren Bagliore Desiree “Endless” Dress, the Dante Dagger Jacket and the LB Holster Bag. The ‘Desiree’ can be worn 10 different ways and features a forgiving, wrinkle-free fabric from Italy for easy packing. A little black dress is a great staple to build your travel wardrobe around.

Another challenge for fashionable women on the move is finding a handbag that is practical and beautiful. The LB Convertible Bandana Bag can be worn across the body or around your neck. Our LB Holster Bag is worn across the body, keeping your essentials easily accessible and secure. At this day in age, with the hustle and bustle of the modern woman on-the-go, who doesn’t want the convenience of hands-free options with sophistication and an edge? Both bags are made in New York City from genuine Italian leather.

Jessica mentioned the merit of the LB hands-free Holster Bag, “I could have used this bag this week, running through the airport for my flight, my stuff was falling everywhere.”

Travel lightly. Shop Lauren Bagliore now for timeless, versatile clothing and accessories that will last a lifetime.

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