Here at Jetsetter, we’re big proponents of packing a carry-on. Doing so saves you time, money, and the headache (er, backache?) of lugging around a heavy suitcase. Of course, if you decide to opt for a carry-on, you’ll have to be smart about what you bring with you—and what you leave at home. Here’s a handy packing guide to help you do just that. Comprised of just the basics—three pairs of shoes, four tops, two pairs of pants, two jackets, one dress, and four accessories—it’s all you need for eight days and seven nights of travel.
Lakehouse Poplin Buttondown
This buttondown is casual enough for everyday wear but structured enough to be worn to work.
Levi’s 501 Skinny Jeans
The Levi’s 501 have been called the perfect jean. They fit straight through the hip and thigh, look great on the booty, and are constructed from only 1% Elastane (so won’t bag in the bum or sag at the knees).
300 Leather Court Sneaker
A comfy pair of kicks will get you through long days of air travel or sightseeing.
Madewell Jean Jacket
A jean jacket is a must for versatile dressing on the road. Wear it over a sweater, and it obviates the need for heavy outerwear; wear it with a basic t-shirt and jeans, and it’ll instantly elevate your weekend look.
Side Stripe Track Pants
Sandro is a Parisian brand that completely embodies effortless-chic French style. We are obsessed with the brand’s Side Stripe Track Pants, which have two-tone stripes at the sides and beautifully tailored details.
Florentina Midi Dress
This stunning midi dress is a perfect for date night or dinner out.
Bryce Canyon Tassel Earrings
When you’re traveling, and don’t have access to your full range of accessories, it becomes all the more important to select pieces that offer the maximum style punch. And these brass geometric earrings will take your night-out look from “blah” to “wow.”
Embroidered Au Revoir Retro Tee
The perfect white tee—but with a little attitude.
Madwell The Rivka Heel
A more practical take on everyday dressing, block heels are chic and comfortable. This suede option is good with everything, from cropped jeans to party dresses.
Samsonite Luggage Inova
This Samsonite carry-on is sleek, easy to maneuver, and hella stylish. It’s also super lightweight, which means you can fit in more of your essentials and still be underweight.