Between packing for my husband’s frequent work trips (shh don’t tell the TSA agents!) and the trips I have been very lucky to go on, I’ve gained enough mileage to consider myself somewhat of an expert when it comes to choosing the hand luggage essentials. Now obviously a lot of what you choose to take with you depends on where you are going and how long your flight is, but I usually start with this list and add or subtract what is necessary.
On a shorter flight, say like the four hours to Mauritius, I only took my handbag and made sure to double check I had a lip balm and hair-tie. On other trips, especially ones where there isn’t a swanky airport pick-up arranged or a long layover is included, I choose a more sturdy backpack. My back already takes a beating on those crappy airplane seats, the last thing I want to do it hurt it even more! Plus backpacks tend to have plenty of storage space for the essentials. It goes without saying that I try to keep things to the minimum so that said back problems don’t worsen unnecessary. Find my full list below.
1. This entire thing!
2. Love the shoes obv.
3. Keeping it basic
4. A few bright splashes
5. A classic, small bag
6. Everyday outfit
8. Trenches makes everything better!
9. …but stripes and trenches trumps everything!
10. Basics are key.
11. Big-ass, cheeky bags are the best.
12. Comfortable, check! Pretty, double check!
So I am tackling the whole packing-for-Europe -for-the-first- month-of-autumn thing (2 weeks before – can you say over enthusiastic 😀 ). A quick Google proved that we can expect mild weather, around the 25C mark, during our entire trip. So I might not have to pack my melton coat quite yet, but I don’t want to be freezing my way through this trip. So here are a few outfits I’ve got planned during my trip. All I need are those divine Superga lace sneaks (I’ll take them in black please!) and the perfect trench (mine isn’t). I hope this helps if you’re also packing for a autumnal European trip. And don’t forget the cat eyes!
Please share any additional tips, I’ve noticed most are geared towards summer/winter.