The Elegance of Packing Your Luggage When You Travel in Elegance
Elegance is all about smart choices. Luggage is no exception.
I love to travel and it’s not just a hobby but my passion. Wandering around the world has always made me feel free and elegant. Who says that style is all about what we wear? In reality, it is the beauty we feel within. It is not just the outfit that makes a person elegant, but the style and everyday elegance they express.
The sole purpose of my journeys used to be to gain inspiration and ideas for my new products. But gradually I perceived that traveling to different places has brought a change in me.
I used to carry a huge amount of luggage before which used to be overloaded with things which I would never use on that particular trip. As time passed by and I have visited various places, I’ve realized that things should be a bit different and more simple. Huge bags with a plethora of things were making me feel more loaded and stressed instead of calm. It was by then I knew that I have to change the way I pack.
This blog is for all the elegant ladies out there who deserve to travel in elegance. Packing may seem a simple task but there are some techniques to do it. It is the task that travelers learn the hard way. I will share with you all the techniques that I use in order to pack my luggage elegantly.
The Bigger The Suitcase The More You Will Carry
We learn from our mistake and this is what I have learned after carrying several bags on trips. Remember that you will surely fill up the bag with goods if you carry a huge bag. It is not a good idea to carry a lot of things on a trip as you will end up buying more stuff during the whole journey. Rather than carrying a huge size bag, carry a 22 inches tall bag that will be easy to carry. On the other hand, the bag should be a tough structured one that can’t be squeezed and even stretched to any extra luggage.
Do the Clothing Countdown
If you want to travel in elegance then do not forget the mantra of clothing countdown. Bear in mind that you can always carry your whole wardrobe with you if you want to. But this isn’t the way you travel with style. Use the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 wardrobe rule. Following this concept – limit yourself to carry just five sets of socks and undergarments, four shirts and tops, three pants and bottoms, two pairs of shoes and a headscarf or hat. This list can be adjusted according to your needs and fashion taste. Moreover, if you are traveling to beaches or any exotic place then you can carry a swimsuit with you.
Carry What You Need
You need to be ruthless while packing your luggage. Being liberal is a good trait but not in the case of packing. Elegance is all about smart choices. Think twice about what you are putting into the bag. Carrying unnecessary things are nothing but a burden. Before you start packing make a list of “what you need” and “just in case I need” things. After you have made the list, completely strike out the “just in case list”. Remember the things that you don’t need now you won’t require in the vacation as well.
Take a Bag
“One Bag A Trip” is the notion that I follow in my itineraries. Try to carry all think you wish to take on the trip in a bag. There are two benefits in this case. Firstly, you will carry the things that you need. Secondly, you can move freely as you will have fewer things to worry about. There are many techniques for folding clothes in a matter to carry everything together. There are some popular strategies: 1) roll your clothes. 2) use packing cubes.
Keep an Eye On Your Handbag Too
If you think that I am only talking about your huge luggage, then you are wrong. Packing is a huge drill and you will have to consider every aspect rather than concentrating on just one. You will even need to organize your handbag in a good way to feel the everyday elegance in you. The way you pack your bag tells a lot about you. If you are in search of some elegant and practical use bags then check out handbags on my website. We have some of the elegant bags which are travel-friendly as well.
Do not make a huge mess by carrying your makeup items with your luggage. This was a mistake I used to do for years. I had a habit of carrying my makeup items in the same bag as my clothes. In this way, things use to get misplaced and messed up. There were even situations where I had to remove everything from my suitcase to find a lipstick. It sounds frustrating, right? I know and it was. Gradually, I realized that some items should be placed in different places to maintain organization. Soon after that, I started carrying mini clutches to carry my makeup items.
Bag For The Souvenirs
Do you plan on carrying your souvenirs with all your regular items? If yes, then this is the right time to change. I always carry a Soho tote with me so that I can carry the extra luggage I have brought from the destination. These bags are large and comfortable to use. They are even resistible at the same time. But what I love most about these bags is the material. It is made of hemp and you can travel with style because of the design.
First In, First Out
Yes, this might sound like a business term. But trust me this term is even useful for packing as well. Traveling in style even means traveling smartly. Moreover, fashion not only about what you wear but also about how you carry yourself. Being organized is one of the important aspects of maintaining an elegant lifestyle. So here it is – pack the first outfit you want to wear on the top. This is a smart way of packing. If you do not properly organize your clothes then it will be nothing but a mess all around. Therefore, plan everything starting from place to see to dresses to wear beforehand.
Pack the Heavy Items At The Base
Heavy items should be placed at the bottom of the suitcase. Things like shoes and books should be packed at the bottom. This will keep your bag in a stable form when it is kept upright. The other benefit of the technique is that the items in it won’t be smushed. However, if you find it hard to pack your bags then you can check out videos on the internet.
Traveling is all about exploring the unknown corners of the world. Gone are the days when people use to carry huge bags on their itineraries. But this is not the case now. It is time to move with elegance and style. Moreover, style is all about moving smartly and most simply. Highly concentrate on the things you need and ignore what is not essential for you on the trip. Dear ladies, you have everything that you need now to pack in an elegant manner. So, pack your bags and head to your dream destinations.
Safe travel! Love.