One of the most common questions I get asked is this: How do you pack in 1 carry-on for vacation? I have to be honest here and say that I absolutely despise checking bags at the airport. When I get to my destination I want to hit the ground running as soon as the wheels hit the pavement. Without further adieu, here are my 7 tips on packing in 1 carry-on for your summer vacation.
Tip #1: Start the process on a high note by busting open a tasty bottle of white wine & putting on an inspiring playlist. My favorites are Seven Daughters Chardonnay for summer packing & blasting my new “Summer 15 Packing” playlist to set the mood.
Tip #2: Pack swimsuits that can easily be mixed and matched. Before you know it, two swimsuits will turn into four options.
Tip #3: Everything is empty real estate for jewelry, undies and other small items on your packing list. Use the inside of purses & shoes to tuck pieces inside.
Tip #4: Pouch It! Your make up goes in one pouch, your hair stuff in another and your electronics should always be kept in a separate pouch. This will help you stay organized and limit yourself on the amount of product you will take.
Tip #5: Pick A Color. Pick one color of shoe to center all of your outfits around. You only need 1 heel & 1 flat. End of story.
Tip #6: Snap photos while you pack of each outfit. This will help you to reference looks that you mismatch different pieces on. For example, if you pack 1 pair of shorts that you are pairing with 4 tops you can remember what you paired with what.
Tip 7: Invest in a great piece of carry-on luggage that can fit everything easily. My favorite is the Tumi International Carry-On.
Photos by Felicia Lasala
Special thanks to Seven Daughters for partnering on this post