Start with a rolling suitcase. The Voyageur Collection by Tumi is not only lightweight, but their best seller.
What to Wear on the Plane: I am a stickler for proper dress & hygiene when traveling through airports.
Pair of black pants (microfiber is wrinkle-resistant)
Cotton or cashmere top
Sports jacket or cardigan
What to Pack for a Week:
3-4 pairs of pants (one pair of jeans)
2 jackets - blazers can be dressed up or down
5 tops (button down iron free, 2 white t-shirts can be worn under a jacket or at the gym)
3 cashmere cardigans (black, cream & a bold color)
2-3 scarves (easy to pack and fashionable)
7 sets of underwear
7 pairs of socks (panty hose or tights)
1 travel umbrella
Gym clothes and athletic shoes
Stretch cord or band for exercise in your hotel room.
Converters (Tumi has versatile adapter)
First-aid / medical supplies (depending on your destination)
What to Pack in your Tote Bag
Hand sanitizer & anti-bacterial wipes
Paperback or magazines
Glasses, sunglasses & contact case