If you’ve been following my blog and social media, the art of packing is my passion. Traveling with nicely packed suitcases and handbags is extremely satisfying to me. For years I travel with a carry-on suitcase to avoid checking my luggage. I remember as a kid traveling to Europe with family and waiting by the conveyer belt for our oversized suitcases thinking that really sucked.
I wanted to challenge myself on how to pack a duffle bag with stylish and easy looks that can be worn multiple ways. In my blogpost HERE, I shared my packing tips on avoiding the urge to over-pack. There was a 3 inch difference between both bags which I found surprising being that a carry-on has more compartments for storing things.
Standard carry-on suitcase measurements are 9 x 14 x 22 inches
Louis Vuitton Vintage Keepall Bandouliere 55 is 9.4 x 12.2 x 21.7 inches
Dufflebag at opulent habits
Traveling in style
Choosing a travel outfit sets the tone of my trip. The art of dressing up for travel has ended and the look of comfort to the point fo rolling out of bed has taken trend. I am not one for looking like that when traveling. Not to say that I haven’t worn leggings and a comfy sweater on the plane. I prefer dressing for the occasion and upon arrival to my destination I feel comfortable in that environment.
I usually wear my heaviest outfit and I dress in layers as the plane may get chilly. While traveling to Europe in the winter, I knew that sweaters and coats were required. I wore leather leggings with a cashmere tunic, leather trainers and a wool topper from Top Shop. I felt out together and comfortable while traveling. How to pack a duffle bag and look stylish while traveling for a long trip is easy with these helpful tips.
- Research the weather conditions prior
- Flatten out your duffle bag
- Plan your outifts – I keep a clothing look-book on my phone
- Prioritize your footwear, this is main factor of overpacking
- Limit your toiletries and make-up
- Comfortable denim
- White T-Shirt or Bodysuit
- Leather Jacket
- Booties or trainers
- Overcoat or packable jacket
Clothing packing List
Footwear bottoms tops
- Dressier Boots
- Turtleneck dress
- Midi Skirt
- Leather pants
- Black leggings
- Cashmere sweater
- Cropped knit sweater
15 looks created with each piece of clothing
- Dress and Leather jacket
- Leather pants and cropped sweater
- Denim, tunic and Leather Jacket
- Midi Skirt and Bodysuit
- Denim and Cashmere sweater
- Leather pants and Bodysuit
- Skirt and cropped sweater
- Leggings, tunic and leather jacket
- . Midi Skirt, t-shirt and cashmere sweater
- Leggings and tunic
- Dress and cropped sweater
- Leather pants and Tunic
- Dress and tunic
- Leggings and cashmere sweater
- Denim, Bodysuit and Leather Jacket
Packing a duffle bag is a realistic task and can be done. I challenge you to pack with purpose and have fun while doing so. I’d love to work with you on you packing obstacles. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.beautyunpacked.com for a virtual consultation.
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