packing can be a daunting task and probably doesn't make it into the category of "fun." but, if you leave packing to the last minute it leads to a poorly packed bag with wrinkled clothes and missing essential items. if you're worried about overpacking or the small carry-on cramping your style, don’t fret we’ve created a simple guide for you that helps you figure out what to bring without sacrificing anything. whether you’re going away for the weekend or traveling for work, here are a few tips to make your next trip much easier.
don’t cut corners and splurge on a really good carry-on. purchase one that is tailored to your personal style, but follows the airline's carry-on guidelines. you won’t have to replace it every year and it will make traveling much easier. when you limit what you pack to a carry-on bag it makes traveling quicker. you can skip past the bag check and leave immediately after your plane lands without any distractions. stores like tumi, j.crew, everlane, and hook + albert have some really great options, so start your search there. we love also love bri emery’s--the blogger behind the popular blog, design love fest-- luggage and travel accessories line for target.
how do you fit everything on a small carry-on? plan ahead what you’re going to wear for each occasion, check the weather, and choose a color palette of neutrals and patterns that work well together. be sure to only pack what you need so you don't take up any unnecessary space. here’s a handy checklist to keep in mind.
remember that you’re allowed to bring a second smaller bag for personal items. this can be a backpack, purse or messenger bag. you should use this second bag to pack your ipad, smartphone, laptop, headphones and any other personal essentials that you might need during your flight.