Summer’s almost here and many of you probably have exciting vacations planned. Whether you’re headed to Honolulu or Helsinki, one of the hardest parts of traveling is packing your suitcase!
One of the best ways to pack light is to travel with Miche in mind. Super fashionista Louise Roe loves using her Miche Bag as she jet-sets across the world.
Roe recently publicized her love of the Miche brand on her MSN column “Front Roe.”
“I’m gradually learning the art of packing light (well, sort of) so I’m taking about five Miche Bag covers every time we film abroad, to save space,” she said.
To help make packing even easier, we’ve come up with a list of 5 things every woman can do to make travel prep a breeze.
- Lists, lists, lists
a. Write down everything that you absolutely must bring on your vacation (medications, walking shoes, clothes to wear, Miche Bag and several Shells, etc.) Pack those items first.
b. Then, write down all of the items that are not necessities but that you’d like to bring (high heels, little black dress, make-up, etc.) List the items in order, from most-wanted to least, and then pack accordingly.
c. If any room is left, include that extra pair of shoes!
- Get rollin’
Wrinkles often are an unfortunate consequence of overstuffing a suitcase with clothing, and they can be a major nuisance. Limit your use of the hotel iron by rolling your clothing instead of folding it. Try to roll at least three items together so that they make a “super roll.” Just remember—the larger the roll, the fewer the wrinkles.
- Have a guiding theme
When picking outfits, choose neutral colors that you can accessorize around. Black is always a good choice, but white, beige, and brown work as well. Then, select smaller accessory items (like your Miche Bag and Shells!) to spice up your vacation wardrobe. That way you can mix and match to create new outfits everyday with fewer clothes.
- Keep it simple
If you’re anything like us, you love shoes! However, shoes are one of those items that really weigh down the suitcase. Stay fashionable by picking shoes that work with multiple outfits. Instead of packing those electric blue pumps, opt for the more neutral gray ones with the ruffled accent on the toe. Trust us, you’ll be happier if you don’t have to lug around your entire closet for a week!
- Wear the bulky stuff
On the day you go to the airport, wear the heaviest items that you need to take with you. Those sexy heeled boots? Wear ‘em. Your favorite warm jacket? Bring it with you or slip it in your carry-on. This is a great tip if the airline you’re flying charges a fee for bags over a certain weight limit.
Do you have your own travel secrets? Let us know in the comments!