I've had a ton of questions from readers about packing for trips that include multiple cities, and a variety of activities. And I've also had a few requests for packing navy, tan (or khaki) and coral. So I endeavor to answer questions and fulfil requests with this post.
As usual, I like to start with the travel outfit that includes a couple of capsule wardrobe essentials - I'm always a fan of a cardigan, long pants, loafers, and a big scarf. Simple stud earrings don't get caught on things when you're sleeping on the plane. Dark colors are good because they don't show wrinkles or spills, and a cardigan gives you the layering option for when the plane is cold.
Then I start with a four-some in your dark neutral. These four garments will give you four outfits, and they offer you a range of looks from extremely simple and casual to dressy.
Next I build a four by four of the second, lighter, neutral. At this point, I usually introduce another cardigan, or a jacket. Unless you're traveling to someplace guaranteed to be extremely warm ALL the time, a second cardigan is useful. Remember - a cardigan can be worn with nothing underneath them, just like a sweater. And at this point in time, you're going to have a LOT of outfit options.
And finally, I pull together three accent-color tops, and a pair of jeans... I don't know how many different outfits this would give you, but as long as you have access to laundry, you should be all set!