It’s the little things…

With extra careful planning, you can pack for a week (or even two weeks) into a carry-on suitcase. It may require that you stick to one color palette, most often it is black, brown, navy or beige, and all your tops should go with all your bottoms. But, to avoid looking the same each day, have a little fun with multipurpose versatile accessories that occupy minimal space in your luggage.

Black, silver or gold accessories, whether a belt, jewelry or hair adornment can add charm to an outfit. Bright colors and striking scarves or wraps create a focal point to attract attention. You can tie one around your waist, neck, shoulders or hair. You can also tie the corners together to make an attractive, functional purse.

Think of your makeup as being another accessory. All purpose makeup is a traveling girl’s best friend and cuts your beauty routine in half. Concentrated creamy blends, such as OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) which are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, are perfect for the eyes, lips, cheeks or wherever color is desired! Also, try Air Repair Rescue Balm. It is an all purpose skin salve and lip balm to be used whenever and wherever skin is dry. An unscented lip balm can be also be used to moisturize dry cuticles and elbows. Another product that will serve several purposes and not add to your TSA 3-1-1 bag is a shampoo bar which can also be used as a body soap and wash the dirty laundry. And, speaking about laundry, women can wear disposable panty liners to keep underwear fresh and lasting longer.

Tank tops with hidden pockets several double duty as you layer your outfits and secure your stash. These pockets keep your passport, credit cards and cash close to your body and out of sight.

Accessorizing adds the finishing touches to your outfit without adding weight. Expert advice: “Opt for one focal point and let the rest of your details be muted.”

Pack light, and happy traveling!