Perfect Packing: Travel Essentials for Your Next Trip

There is something about packing for a trip that has always seems to bring me joy. Maybe it's the combination of putting together my favorite outfits or envisioning myself exploring new places. As I get ready to head out for my next trip on Sunday, I decided to pack as light as possible... really trying to get this minimalism thing down. 

This trip is going to be both business + fun so I decided to bring some my favorite travel essentials. Obviously my computer and camera are going onboard, necessary needs for daily happenings but I've detailed some other necessities for short-term trips.

Flowy pieces 

I rarely go shopping but I recently brought a new pair of flowy summer pants that I'm absolutely in love with. Flowy bottoms give off cool vibes while still be extremely comfortable to romp around in while exploring a new city. I normally pack a lot of light pieces or dresses while traveling because they take up less space while still being versatile.

Skincare Necessities   

During my last trip to New York I got to spend some time with Cyndi Ramirez, fashionista and Use Dailē founder (an amazing skincare brand). I normally have quite a bit of trouble finding the perfect solution of my skin but since using this lightweight moisturizer, I don't want to use anything else. It's fantastic and not only that but hey have sample sizes which is the perfect solution to bring along for your next flight. 

Writing Materials 

I'm a notebook addict, without a doubt. My favorite brands are Moleskine + Rifle Paper Co. I use my Moleskine for all things business and Rifle Paper for more creative things. I love being able to create on the road and I definitely work best while in transit so, train rides and flights are seemingly almost always productive. Notebooks are also wonderful for  those late nights or early mornings after experiencing something completely new and reflecting on how great life is. 

The Perfect Playlist

Of course, the perfect playlist for a trip is an essential. Music and memory are so strongly connected, when a certain song comes on I'm sure it reminds you of an experience you once had. I love spending time before a trip putting together travel playlists so that I can spend time jamming out or relaxing while in transit. Some artists I have on repeat right now are Laymah,  Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Rufus ft. Chaka Khan, and Corinne Bailey Rae

What are some of your travel must-haves?