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With baggage fees, missed connections and the risk of lost bags, checking your luggage is often more hassle than it’s worth.
Time to learn to travel the carry-on way.

Before you explore the world, you need to pack!
The challenge: packing all of your essentials while still leaving options for your fabulous trip.

  • 5 bottoms – trousers, jeans, skirts, leggings
  • 12 tops – includes cardi’s long and short, plain & printed tops – then I add a cardi or 1 or 2 jackets, depending on the weather
  • 2-3 shawls/scarves in your chosen accent colours to add warmth, colour & pizzazz
  • accessories – necklaces, earrings, evening bag
  • 2 bras & 5 undies – black, white, skin tone
  • 3 pairs of shoes – walkers, small heel black, sandal or ballet pump
  • 2 pairs of socks and a long-line t-top with a print for sleeping in. I once had to leave a hotel quickly when the fire alarm went off!
  • a smaller bag that would do for evening also

Handy tips:

  • First decide what type of weather you are packing for
  • Lay everything you plan to pack on the bed
  • Only pack items that will go with at least 3 other things
  • Choose 3 accent colours
  • Leave room for holiday purchases

A capsule wardrobe like this including cosmetics, vitamins, cozzies and wraps and the suitcase will usually weigh in at under 22kgs

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