Packing for a trip can be stressful, especially if you’re limited to a carry-on bag. However, with a bit of planning and smart packing techniques, you can pack for seven days of outfits in a carry-on bag and look amazing! Here are some tips to help you pack efficiently for your next trip.
• Choose your neutral. It could be black, white, navy, camel, or another neutral. Then choose a top, bottom, and a topper in this color to start, such as a jean jacket.
• Choose two more bottoms, three more tops, and one more topper that coordinate with your neutral. Don’t be afraid to choose patterns, but keep patterns to either 1 top and 1 bottom, 2 tops, or 2 bottoms. Choose pieces in your style that you feel great wearing.
• Mix and match these 9 items. You could get up to 36 different outfits with these pieces! Ladies, add a dress that works with your toppers, and you’ve got three more outfits.
• Packing cubes help organize your items and keep everything compact, maximizing space in your bag.
• Rolling your clothes instead of folding helps reduce wrinkles and takes up less space.
• Pack versatile shoes—a casual shoe and a dressier shoe in your chosen neutral, plus a tennis shoe if you plan to sightsee. Stick to just these shoes. Consider wearing your bulkiest shoes on the plane to save space in your bag.
• If you exercise during your vacation, don’t forget 2 sets of workout wear and your shoes. They can air out or be washed as needed. Or you may forego the workout for a margarita!
• Accessories change up your outfits and add variety to your looks. Plus, jewelry doesn’t take up much space in your bag.
Knowing your best neutrals is the key to a cohesive wardrobe, and you can discover them through a color analysis with anyone from our House of Colour team. You can also learn the cuts and styles of clothing that fit your body architecture and are authentic to you. That makes shopping, packing, and simply getting dressed each day easy and even fun.
Packing for seven days of outfits in a carry-on bag requires some planning and smart packing techniques. Knowing the colors and styles that suit you best makes it easy.