If an item of clothing figures in only one outfit, leave it at home when you travel. It's not worth its weight in your bag.

And, when packing a wardrobe that will work for you, make good use of plastic bags. Layer a doubled-up dry-cleaning bag between each piece of clothing to reduce wrinkles. Grab self-locking bags from the kitchen to pack cosmetics and toiletries, stockings and underwear. Larger sizes are good for shoes, wet swimwear and dirty laundry.These tips come from Apriori, the bridge sportswear collection from Escada.