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The Carry On | It's a Lifestyle

The Carry On | It's a Lifestyle

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For the last decade or so, my mother and I have been in a love affair with the carry on suitcase. It all stemmed from my first trip to Europe, when I tagged along on an Elsie Green sourcing trip with my mom. We stayed in a château that belonged to a woman named Chantal, and as the incredible host she is, she housed us in the castle's turret. We were so excited, until we realized we'd have to lug our checked bags up the ancient spiral staircase.

black button down with denim shorts

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Since then, we have been fully committed to the carry on suitcase lifestyle. It is small, simple, and will fit in any overhead bin. You don't have to worry about your things getting lost, and can lug it easily down any European cobblestone street. However, this petite suitcase situation does require some strategic and expert packing.

Over the years, I've compiled a formula of all of my must-haves in my carry on. The key is to embrace being an outfit repeater, and make sure everything can be mixed and matched. Take a scroll, and start planning your next summer getaway.

sweater and jeans at parisian bistro

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 white cardigan with striped tshirt and jeans

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 block print dress at merci paris

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 Everlane Silky Cotton Relaxed Shirt in Black

Everlane Relaxed Oxford Shirt in White

Jungmaven Cropped Ojai Tee

Dôen Jane Blouse

J Crew High-Neck Cutaway Tank


 InBed Store Linen Pants in White

 Madewell Balloon Jeans

Everlane Track Jogger in Light Heather Grey

Simon Miller Wide Rib Alder Pant in Black

Madewell Lightspun Easy Pull On Shorts


Alex Mill Striped Button-Back Sweater

Jenni Kayne Cashmere Fisherman Sweater

Jenni Kayne Cotton Cocoon Cardigan in Black

Dresses & Jumpsuits

Christy Dawn Katrina Dress in Eclipse

Reformation Vinny Dress in Malta Dot

 Beyond Yoga Bike Short Unitard

Alex Mill Standard Short Sleeve Jumpsuit


Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers

Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

K. Jacques Epicure Sandals


 Andie Swim Amalfi Suit in Cherry Red

Coney Island Baseball Cap

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