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…
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.
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!