Photographed by Adam Katz Sinding.

Packing has been called an art form unto itself. Whittling your wardrobe down into a streamlined assortment that covers both work and play—not to mention whatever curveballs mother nature has in store—is no easy task.

On a recent jaunt to Paris for the men’s shows, the Barneys team showed us how on-the-go street style is done. Their effortless yet pulled-together looks—along with a few packing tips and our hand-picked selection of hit-the-pavement essentials—will ensure that you always bring the perfect mix of form and function along for the ride.

Mens team1Pictured: Chris Pepe and Jonathan Rich.

A fitted black jacket—be it moto, bomber, or any other style of your liking—pulls a casual look together. It’s a must for international city travel, especially when the weather is unpredictable.

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mens team 3Pictured: Melissa Gallagher.

If you pack just one pop of color, make it a structured carryall bag. The Saint Laurent Sac De Jour is a classic tote with tons of room, but it looks sleek enough for work or a dinner outing. The blush hue adds an element of playfulness to a sharp monochromatic outfit.

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mens team 4Pictured: Mark Lee and Tom Kalenderian.

MarkPictured: Mark Lee.

An unexpected rain shower can’t keep a good man down (on style). Both Mark and Tom are Paris-ready with toppers that repel a little sprinkle and pair well with anything you threw in your suitcase. Even their burnished leather shoes with purposeful polish seem to shrug off the soggy weather.

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mens_team_6-retouched Pictured: Wanda Colon.

Perfectly destroyed boyfriend jeans, a long-line blazer, and dark shades: no-fail staples meant for easy layering and styling.

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mens team 7Pictured: Jonathan Rich.

A toned-down camo for men is what leopard print is for women. It’s an eye-catching neutral print that’s anything but boring, and it elevates a basic jeans and tee ensemble in the most nonchalant way.

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mens team 8Pictured: Jonathan Rich, Chris Pepe, and Henri Helander.

A backpack, sunnies, and a sweatshirt are three casual must-haves for any vacation. But they work just as well paired with slacks, for a relaxed look that still has an element of button-up style.

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