ROB BRINKLEY, a former writer with the Fashion!Dallas section ofthe Dallas Morning News, is now the design editor atPaperCity magazine.
TAMMY THEIS is a 20-year-veteran fashion stylist for the DallasMorning News.
LARRY TRAVIS is a New York-based photographer.
DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT
Check your bags. If any of the below are stowed inside, packagain.
Fanny packs. Enough said.
Brand-new shoes. You'll be sorry. Buy (and break in) shoesat least two weeks before taking them on your travels.
So-low denim. It barely works on J.Lo. And on guys? No way.This trend is approaching its expiration date. Fast.
Killer heels. Leave the sky-high and spiky at home.
Bag the baggies. Oversized? Over. Think modern,body-skimming fabrics with some give.
Trench coats. They rumple. They crease. Go for car-lengthcoats in wrinkle-resistant nylon microfibers instead.
Tracksuits and sweat suits. Hip-hop, yes. You, no.
Electronic gear as necklace. Skip the cords and stashtoday's slim-line cameras and camcorders in pockets and totes.