My Summer Travel Capsule: Ten Days, One Carry-On

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So, I’m off with the family to London and Paris for 10-days and we’ve decided to do carry-ons only. I ordered this beauty which meets all international carry-on size requirements and even has a built in phone charger! Only issue is, when it arrived, I realized getting ten outfits in this one little bag would be quite the creative challenge. I decided to stick with very neutral basics which could be mixed, matched and layered to create multiple outfits…

These nine items are wonderful staple travel pieces for any vacation. 1.Madewell Blouse // 2. Lovely Bird Fedora // 3. Adidas Stan Smiths// 4. Everlane Tank// 5. Bryr High-Heel Clogs //6. J Crew Chambray Shirt// 7. Levis Jeans //8.  Clare V Cross-Body Bag  // 9. Elizabeth Suzann Reversible  Silk Top

Here is my full packing list which should cover me for our ten-day trip and fits perfectly in my carry-on!

In My Carry-On

x6 Light Tops/Tanks: Casual and light for walking around during the day

x2 Silk Blouses: For dinners out

x1 Chambray Shirt: For layering and wearing open as a light jacket

x1 Denim Kimono Jacket: This stylish, workhorse can elevate any outfit and is compact for easy packing.

x3 Jeans: White Skinny, Blue Skinny, Blue Boyfriend

x1 High Heel Clog: Stylish, yet practical.

x1 Toiletry Case: Stocked with my everyday essentials

Note: My good friend, Hedy, taught me the joy of packing cubes which keep your suitcase neat and organized and are a huge space maximizer. I ordered these and they worked brilliantly!

For the Plane

x1 Cross-Body Bag: Lightweight and can fit money, passports, gum, mobile, and a few cosmetics.

x1 Fedora: (Too hard to pack so decided to wear!)

x1 High Waisted Leggings – Obsessed with these!

x1 Cozy Sweater

x1 Sneakers: Comfort first!

x1 Tote: For books, journal, magazines, snacks and a few games for the kids.

Be sure to bring a cute and spacious duffel on vacation.

I love that we are traveling so light but also made sure to sneak in a lightweight duffle to take home gifts and maybe a splurge or two for me! Any packing tips or strategies that are working for you? Please share in the comments below!

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