Step 1: Decide what you're taking
Follow this simple formula: pack 3 tops for every bottom:
Pants and skirts usually take up more room so pack versatile neutral colored pieces.
Think about blending colors instead of piecing together outfits.
Be lightweight! Opt for lighter fabrics and leave the embellished pieces and heavy materials at home or keep it to a minimum.
Step 2: Roll it or fold it
Rolling: great for unstructured bags, like a duffel or carry-on tote
How to roll pants- fold pants in half lengthwise so that the back pockets face outward
Roll tightly from the cuffs to the waistband
Folding: great for structured suitcases
How to fold a dress or shirt - put the piece in a plastic trash bag (keeps wrinkles from setting) then fold it in half lengthwise
After, fold the angled edge inward to form a rectangle
Fold it in half horizontally then place on top of everything else
Step 3: Placing your pieces
Place footwear and heavy stuff along the wheel base
Lay the foundation- start with tightly packed rolled clothes then gradually build the second layer with folded pieces
Move on to the third level-add thick sweaters, jackets and folded shirts
Lay crushable items, such as structured dresses or molded bras. Stack bras flat so they spoon each other, and stuff the cups with socks
Stock essentials in the lid compartments
Tuck swimsuits, hosiery and underwear in corners
Store fragile pieces in heavy sweaters and arrange them in the center of the bag