Packing Tips from Fashion Editors

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Editor's Note: This story was originally published on October 16, 2013. To see the most recent SmarterTravel articles on related topics, please click on any of the following links: Caroline Costello, destination, packing.

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We're forever mystified by travelers who manage to pull together effortlessly chic ensembles absent a legion of heavy luggage. What's their secret? How do they fit so much style into a sleek little 20-inch carry-on bag? For help, we asked some of the most well-dressed (and well-traveled) people around—fashion bloggers and editors—for a little help, please. Discover the ingenious packing methods of 11 well-dressed style experts.


Always Bring Two Pairs of Shoes

"I always tend to overpack but am always happy when I pack less. Always bring two pairs of shoes, one comfortable, and one dressier. Pack a few statement pieces, jackets, and shirts and you can rotate with the same pair of pants!"

—Ari Seth Cohen, Advanced Style

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