Are you traveling for a weekend to meet your family and friends, and don’t have a lot of suitcase room? What should you pack?
When it comes to packing for holiday travel, I find it helpful to keep a few strategies in mind. First, focus on things you can mix and match. I try to avoid packing pieces that can only be worn with one outfit and rely on versatile separates—unless your special occasion calls for a dress, of course. Next, remember to pack cozy layers. You just never know when you might end up bunking with a family member that prefers the thermostat set to a balmy 30 degrees. Lastly, go for comfortable favorites. You’ll feel more in the mood for celebrating if you’re not concentrating a too-short hem or constricting waistband. All in all, opt for easy ensembles that show your true colors. Happy holiday and safe travels!
1 Foley + Corinna bag. 2 T by Alexander Wang top. 3 Inhabit vest. 4 Bop Basics scarf. 5 Vince leather dress. 6 Three J NYC pajamas. 7 Raquel Allegra top. 8 Rag & Bone/JEAN jeans. 9 Rag & Bone jacket. 10 HELMUT leggings. 11 Rag & Bone gloves. 12 Theyskens’ Theory booties.
OUTFIT MIX & MATCH: 8 + 12 + 2 + 4 = Cozy Loungewear 8 + 7 + 3 + 12 + 5 = Lunch with Friends 10 + 5 + 12 = Family Dinner 5 + 12 + 11 + 1 + 9 = A Night Out 6 + 2 + 3 + 4 = Brunch with the Fam 10 + 7 + 4 + 12 + 9 = Heading Home Again
Have you any old vintage suitcases gathering dust in the back of your closet? then look at this luggage DIY project.
Waddell straight top plate hardware (4)
Waddell 4? tapered table legs (4)
spray paint or stain for the legs
1. Turn the suitcase upside down, measure and mark out the four areas to place the hardware.
2. Get out your power drill and screw in the hardware.
3. Screw in the legs!
If you want to be SUPER green, keep your eyes peeled for a table with similar “screw-in” legs at a thrift shop or yard sale. Give them a little test and try to unscrew all of the legs before you get the table home (sometimes the screws are stripped, and then you’re, well … screwed). You can find the hardware and legs at a DIY store, but they are also available at a range of sites online.
This project works best with old suitcases that were constructed out of balsa/masonite or some other sort of thin wood. You want a case with a bit of thickness — something the screws can sink in to.
Use cheap black spray paint to go with the black tones in this suitcase; dark wood stains look really nice, as well.
My favorite part? The hidden storage.
This proyect is from the talented Ashley Poskin and revisited by Kate. Thanks for sharing, Ashley and Kate!