Everyone aspires to pack light. Some travelers are successful, others can’t help but bring everything and the kitchen sink. Packing light is a process, we can always get better. Without further adieu, here are my 7 tips on packing in 1 carry-on for your summer vacation
Tip #1 – Start the process by writing a packing list, this way you’re more likely to stick to the list instead of overpacking five pairs of shoes. Have a tasty cup of coffee, go through your list and listen to a inspiring playlist.
Tip #2 – Small adjustments can make big changes. Sunglasses can change an entire look, as well as the color of them. I am a self-proclaimed Ray-Ban’s aviator hoarder, simply because they’re timeless and fits every outfit.
From the left: Ray-Ban’s Mirror Blue, Classics Black and Faded Blue.
Tip #3 – V as in versitile! Pack only clothes that are versatile and easy to pair up with other pieces. The clothes you pack also need to have great wearability. Clothing that can only be worn once before a wash is a waste of space. Wool is a great example of fabric, smart wool is known for be worn days on end without needing to be washed and they seem to never smell.
From the left: Asos button-up skirt and skinny ripped jeans.
Tip #4 – You cant go wrong with monochrome, and definitely a little black dress. Choose a model that is adaptable for various occasions – easy to dress up and dress down.
Tip #5 – Pack swimsuits that can easily be mixed and matched. Before you know it, two swimsuits will turn into four options or a top or bra.
Tip #6 – Its all about the base, and you only need two. Just make sure they’re versatile enough to for both day and night time.
From the left: Valentino Studded Espadrille and Zara heeled sandal.
Tip #8 – Pack tech-smart, its not always necessary to bring your laptop. A tablet can work just as good and lighter to carry around. Another tech-smart tips is to bring gadgets that are multi-functioned such as this grey mirror-looking round thing. Its actually a phone charger, with a mirror and (drumroll please) led lights for when you’re touching up your makeup during after-hours.