Whether you’re going by plane, train, or automobile – there’s no denying that holiday travel can drive even the most organized women insane. But don’t worry, we’ll make sure you’re well-prepared. From cult-favorite suitcases and packing cubes to multi-tasking wardrobe VIPS, we found everything you’ll need to breeze through your travel itinerary without feeling like you left anything behind.
Let’s talk suitcases. A few years ago, I got a Rimowa Cabin suitcase for the holidays, and I can honestly say it’s one of the best presents I’ve ever gotten. I’ve lugged it around Europe for two whole months and it worked like a charm the entire time. Plus, it looks good a little beaten up. I’m also a huge fan of Paravel’s steamer-inspired luggage, like this Aviator carry-on. BEIS’s Weekend Travel Bag has a special compartment for your shoes.
Once you have the suitcase, you have to know how to pack it properly. No matter the size of the suitcase you want to use every inch of space efficiently. Enter: packing cubes. Mark and Graham’s cheery striped set complete with a monogram will make a carry-on seem more appealing than ever. A colorful jewelry case means your accessories arrive untangled and ready to party. Nori’s The Press might look like a hair straightener, but it’s actually the world’s cutest travel-ready steamer.
The worst part, for me, is always packing up toiletries. Especially if you’ve dared to go with a carry-on. You can squeeze your entire routine into Cadence’s leak-proof and magnetic cubes so you don’t have to leave anything behind!
There’s a few things to make your actual flight more comfortable, like this cashmere travel set from Johnstons of Elgin. It comes with a pair of socks and an eye mask to make even a last-row seat feel a little more first class.
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