Friday, August 15, 2014

Gearing Up to Fly

Every time I travel I end up writing something about the necessity of light packing and strategic layering for plane rides. For my trip to NYC last week I packed only what I could fit inside a small, 12" by 15" roll-aboard, which also included a camera and reading material. Here are my tried and true tricks for maximizing suitcase space  for a 5/6 day jaunt:
1: Wear your heaviest boots/jacket on board. In my case I chose a leather, AllSaints biker jacket and booties with intensive hardware. These items take up the most space in a carry on, but they're great for trekking through the airport and wearing on board a plane when the AC is cranking.
2: Don't wear any delicate baubles. Stick with a large necklace you can take off for security without undoing clasps or earring backs. (You'd be surprised at how easy it is to lose small studs between the metal detectors and bins).
3: Wear your heaviest boots on board. In summer, consider booties like these with cutaway details to stay cool, and a large, structured bag you can still slip a clutch into for night. Remember, you only get these two, small bags for carry on, so make them count!
4: It's summer, you don't need to pack jeans! But a comfy pair of mens baggies will do nicely for plane rides and slouchy comfort. Wear these to travel "there", and "back", and save your dresses for the suitcase.
4: Prep your hair with a little product and then twist it upwards in a clip. Leave it that way for your journey. Loosen the clip when you land and you'll have body and waves upon arrival.
 Jeans: Vintage Levis 501 Mens, Boots: ShoeMint, Bag: Heavenly Couture, Necklace: JewelMint, Jacket: AllSaints, T-Shirt: Gap

With love,

Noa B

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