Overnight bag: Mark & Graham // Trench coat: Calvin Klein, This similar one from Old Navy is a steal for only $45! // Sunglasses: Kate Spade // Travel bags: Kate Spade // Blush flats: DSW, This pair with pearl heels is so so cute! // Black flats: Old. Love this embossed pair and this mule // 'Mrs' robe: Kate Spade, It also comes in a darling blush version // Nightshirt: Ralph Lauren
I'm really excited about today and tomorrow because the two special projects I've been hinting at are finally here! Today I'm getting Evan out from behind the camera for a special project with me, so be sure follow along on Instastory to see what we're doing. Then tomorrow I'm moving from in front of the camera to in front of the tv!! I'm so honored to have been chosen by Ashley, a local stylist here, who's partnering with Goodwill for a special Earth Day segment. The segment will be airing live tomorrow on ABC13 at 9:00am. I'd love for you to tune in to check it out! But enough about me, let's talk about you...
Summer is quickly approaching and I hope that you have at least one fun trip planned! Whether it's for the weekend or for a month, getting out of town is always a blast. And no matter how long you're going for, one of the things you'll probably be taking is a carry on. I haven't always used my carry on as my only bag, but when I decided to do that for our trip to DC I learned that there was definitely a method to packing it.
1. Fold larger, bulkier items and roll smaller, thinner pieces.
When I was younger I was on the verge of being an over packer, so I had to come up with creative ways to squeeze everything in. I played around with folding versus rolling and found that a combo of both works the best. Things like jeans, sweaters and jackets need to be folded because they get even more bulky if you roll them. Clothing like blouses, cardigans and dresses are definitely things that can be rolled.
2. Utilize a "capsule" wardrobe.
Dresses, oxford shirts and cardigans in neutral colors are great because you can layer, mix and match and dress them up or down. If you like to change for dinner, bring a neutral heel that will go with everything.
3. Keep to one color for your jewelry.
On its own jewelry doesn't take up tons of space, but once you get a big enough collection it does. Stick to one color (gold, silver or rose gold) and take a few items that you can wear during the day and at night.
4. Use travel bags for everything and put them in all the little spaces.
I use bags for everything - shoes, lingerie, swim suit, cords, etc. They are great for keeping things clean, organized and in one place. When we went to DC, I took a blush clutch to use in the evenings and I used the space inside to put all my little things like jewelry, headphones and cords.
5. Wear your bulkiest pair of shoes.
Rain was in the forecast when we went to DC, so I knew I would want to wear my Hunter boots. They would have taken up way too much space in my bag, so I wore wear them on the plane. (They do make a foldable pair that I would recommend if you travel with boots a lot.)
Do you have any tips or tricks you use when packing a carry on? What are your favorite space saving bags to use?