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Tip of the week: How to pack like a pro

Mix and match; Pick a palette; Get creative; Don’t fold; Edit footwear

Mix and match. To carry as few clothes as possible, make sure they coordinate. Bring a few staples—a black dress, a perfect-fitting pair of pants—and build from there.

Pick a palette. Choose one neutral shade—black, brown, or navy—to “play off.” Add two other colors, preferably in bright shades, for “pop.”

Get creative. A colorful scarf can serve multiple duties—as a plane blanket while traveling, a beach coverup during the day, or an evening wrap at night.

Don’t fold. Opt for “easy-care jersey or no-wrinkle knits” that can be rolled instead of folded. Save space by putting clothes in vacuum bags and layering in a suitcase.

Edit footwear. Limit yourself to a pair each of sneakers, casual shoes, dressy shoes, and flip-flops. Wear your heaviest footwear on the plane.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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