Confession: I loathe packing and unpacking is even worse. However, I've kind of gotten things down to a science. I snapped these photos while at the lake to highlight this amazing Vineyard Vines weekender bag that they sent me. This is not only the perfect size for the weekend, but it would be great for sports equipment. In the winter, I plan on packing my ski gear in this. I also plan on using this as a carry on. I'm headed to the Hamptons/NYC at the end of the month and just know this will be the perfect thing.
When packing, I try to stick to a neutral color scheme and then throw in some pops of colors with accessories. For the lake, I opted for the nautical navy and white combo. I threw in some pops of colors with scarves, clutches and jewelry and was all set. This is so I can mix and match anything and everything that I brought. When I am packing denim, I usually only bring 1 or 2 pairs.. same with leggings.
Packing for the Hamptons/NYC will be a bit more of a challenge since I'll need beach gear and city gear all in one bag. Not only that, but I'll be working in the city for part of the week so I'll need work clothes and then fashion week appropriate clothes. Whew. Just thinking about how to execute that freaks me out (the shoes...)!
Anyways, for that, I am planning on going with a neutral base. Think whites, blacks, camels.
On my carryon, I always make sure to have my iPad, my computer (if needed), my camera and any charger/cord that goes with them (don't forget headphones and an extra phone battery!). I also make sure I have a wrap or scarf to keep warm, a book or a few magazines and my datebook. I love that the VV weekender comes with a padded pocket just for my iPad, it makes me feel a little more comfortable being a little rough with the bag. I also keep my makeup and jewelry with me at all times- because those are things I would not want to lose should my checked bag get lost.
So what do you do when packing for a trip? How do you make sure you bring the least amount but still have plenty of options? I'm always looking for great tips and tricks! Have a fabulous day!