Whether traveling for four days or forty days, work or play, ✈️ we only take carry-ons.
Not only has this been clutch (pun intended) in saving time and money, having less stuff allows us to focus on our adventures!
🧳 So, as requested, here are my top #tipsandtricks for making it all fit.
🌎 SET YOUR MINDSET
I love traveling. I love fashion. It’s fun to ‘gram the travel fashion! But listen, only if it fits.
I promise. Your cute clothes will not have #FOMO. But you might- if your checked bag is lost en route!
But what fits...make it fashion. 😉 See below.
🌎 CHOOSE YOUR BAGS WISELY.
Your 2nd “personal item” is the KEY to packing more, when you’re trying to pack less.
For primary luggage, I like a 22in lightweight roller with spinner wheels. My go-to is @away The Bigger Carry-On. My fave backpack is @ospreypacks Farpoint 55L.
The personal item is what I vary, based on the trip. It has to fit underneath the seat in front of you (although you may not actually put it there).
Here are my tips:
▫️Short trip (3-5d): Tote or backpack
(my go-tos: @longchamp tote, @fjallravenofficial backpack, @dior book tote when feeling fancy)
▫️Medium trip (6-9d): “Small” weekender
(my go-to: @away The Everywhere Bag)
▫️Long trip (>10d): “Medium” weekender
(my go-to: @longchamp expandable travel bag)
Your go-tos don’t have to be nice (mine weren’t for a long time) or maybe they’re nicer. Either way, I recommend lightweight, water resistant nylon- available at all price points.
🌎 PLAN IN ADVANCE
How you’re going to pack depends on your destination, trip duration, weather, etc. It is most helpful to plan outfits in advance. Resist the urge to overpack by imagining “What If” scenarios.
Although I tend to be a last-minute packer, I always have a pre-planned packing list.
I organize my list the following way:
▫️A mini-calendar with dates and weather forecast for each day
▫️Second bag items
Using the following categories:
Swipe to see specific tips for each category and packing #BTS from my last trip!