Whether you’re packing for an autumn mini-break, business trip or extended holiday, you’re faced with the difficult decision of what to take and what to leave out. The usual response is to “smash and grab” your way through your possessions in a frenzied panic. The result, of course, is a haphazardly rammed suitcase, bursting with mismatching clothes. So what can you do?
Strategize your choices. You should select items that can be easily layered that aren’t bulky, such as V-necks, light cardigans, jackets — and trousers or skirts, which can be worn as both day and evening wear. If you do need a heavy coat, then wear it to the airport to save space in your suitcase. Mohair is a great fabric for the transition between autumn and summer because it’s both breathable and warm.
Embrace the roll. When you pack, don’t fold; rather, roll. It’s a space saver and prevents your clothes from becoming wrinkled. Shoes should be put inside plastic sleeves to avoid dirtying your apparel. The same rule applies to your toiletry kit.