MASTER CLASS: PACK LIKE A PRO
Let's face it, packing for travel in this day and age can be a daunting task. Heightened TSA security regulations, airline fees for checked bags, smaller seats, plus packing enough clothing for fancy dinners and Instagram moments– what's a girl to do? Below, we break down how to pack like a pro with some of our favorite tips and tricks.
You only need three primary bags to travel like a pro: a carryon bag with great interior and exterior organization (fabric is best as it's more expandable/contractable and always fits in overhead bins), a large tote, and a not-too-big crossbody in a neutral color that works with everything you pack (crossbody bags are ideal for dealing with general travel mayhem and are a dream for sightseeing hands-free). Pro-tip: Pack your tablet, chargers, and cosmetics inside a large leather pouch for easy access in-flight. You'll have a simple and stylish clutch to carry to fancy events once you touch down.
WHAT TO WEAR TO THE AIRPORT
The primary goal of your airport ensemble should be comfort + style (because you're awesome). A polished pair of trouser leggings and a lightweight sweater in a just-right length will keep you warm and cozy (but not boiling). If you're traveling to/from somewhere cold, wear your coat so that it doesn't need to be packed. Easy on/off flats will keep you sane moving through security lines, plus they will work to style looks when you land. Stash a cute scarf (that doubles as a dress!) in your tote just in case the plane is freezing.
WHAT TO PACK
The key to packing like a pro is bringing along versatile pieces in seasonless fabrics that work together to create a TON of great looks. Pair the above with the leggings, sweater, and flats from your airport ensemble and you are good to go for a weekend or even longer (plus you'll have plenty of room left in your carryon for your toiletries, undies, PJ's, and souvenirs).