|The Coveteur for Vogue.com|
The Carry on and luggage in general is one of those often overlooked items. There's an old quote that says it's bad luck to travel with dirty luggage because it sets the wrong tone for a trip. There was a time when people travelled elegantly... I always try to keep this in mind and not stray to far from my pulled together look when traveling.
All I can think about is boarding my 2:55 PM flight on Thursday. Interestingly, I find myself far less concerned with packing my clothing (I'm sure that will change by Thursday) and far more preoccupied with packing my carry on. I have a fifteen hour flight ahead of me and need to pack my carry on with my go to beauty products to keep me comfortable, a diverse array of reading material, layers to keep me warm, my laptop, electronic gadgets and most importantly my passport and documentation.
The Céline luggage bag pictured above is the perfect travel tote. I could never pull off such a bright yellow, but a more subdued black or the two toned black and tan in the next size would be the perfect addition to my travel luggage. Yesterday at Bergdorfs, I deliberated about this bag once again. Honestly, the bag feels a little heavy with nothing in it. For now I'm relying on my go to tote.
I enjoy hearing what others consider their travel essentials. Vogue's "Editors Fashion Week Survival Guide" provides excellent travel tricks for staying chic on the go. If you have time, I would highly recommend reading this article. When traveling I rely on layers (I'm always cold), scarves and a capsule wardrobe of my favorite versatile items. I can agonize and edit my clothing picks for hours, but inevitably I always end up making the right choices. So for now, I would prefer to concentrate on packing my essentials in my carry on. Truth be told, I'm truly looking forward to nestling myself in a cozy wrap and utilizing all of that uninterrupted reading time.
What are your carry on essentials?
PS- I still appreciate a handwritten diary with notes. I'm in love with that darling orange Smythson diary. A place to jot down my thoughts is integral when traveling.