The first thing I do is that I plan my outfits ahead of time. I lay it all out with the accessories, shoes and handbags to match. Something I do to reduce the amount of items I pack, is match 2 blouses to one bottom. For example I can use the same slacks/skirt twice and have it look completely different with another blouse and accessories. Now I know this may seem obvious, but a lot of people just throw in all the clothes from their closet and that’s just over packing. Planning ahead is the key to successful packing and can even save you tons of money if the airline charges for checked bags.
And of course, don’t forget to dress comfortable. Cotton is a great choice for those long travel days with layovers. No need to wear sweatpants and look like you just rolled out of bed. You can spruce it up a little and still be very comfy.
Last, but not least, checking in online is a great convenience that saves time and avoids those long lines that sometimes cut it kinda close at the airport. I downloaded the apps for my most frequently used airlines directly into my smartphone. I love it, because I can check in easily and have my digital boarding pass, they also send me notifications and flight updates. Don’t forget to download games, music, magazines and a good book. I experienced insane delays yesterday (over 6 hours between 2 delays for 2 separate flights) due to the weather, that I could have never endured if it weren’t for all my apps on my Ipad, and a good drink at the airport bar.