Flat Lays For Vacas: Eight Photos to Help You Pack For Your Next Adventure

Summertime means travel for many people, whether it’s for work, studies or having the chance to see another fascinating destination. If you’re hopping on a plane, road-tripping

I will be traveling overseas for the first time in about 15 years this summer. As I have been packing myself for my upcoming trip, I took a look at the #StyleGuruLove tag on Instagram for inspiration from the CollegeFashionista team on how to start.

Our writers have amazing tips, tricks and tact when it comes to their travel essentials and packing for abroad. If your organizational habits are as meticulous as mine, then the flatlays ahead are sure to help you prepare efficiently and excitedly!

1—Always make sure your luggage tag is bright enough to see when picking it up. Plus, why not let your bags have a bit of personality? (Photo via @itstrendychelsea)


2—If you’re taking a plane to your travel destination, no matter where you’re headed to, make sure you bring a sweater to wear while on board. (Photo via @kendallruchti)


3—Can’t leave without some make up for the road? Bring a smaller palette to save on space and create looks from fewer, more neutral shades. (Photo via @emma_osborn_)


4—Check out magazines that focus on topics in travel style and beauty to get you ready. Certain seasonal publications can offer more text and images with tips and perspectives on seeing the world. (Photo via @libby_bartley)


5—An instant camera is a great way to capture memories from your trip that you can actually hold onto. (Photo via @kalynnelizabeth_)


6—Always bring staple pieces with you that work altogether to avoid styling mishaps; a small black bag and a jean jacket can work with almost any outfit. (Photo via @chacharity)


7—Download CollegeFashionista’s podcast to keep you busy during your travel times and let you into the world of a variety of influential people in the fashion industry. (Photo via @tiffanygeovana)


8—My mom always told me to bring a hat, bathing suit and sunscreen wherever I go, because you never know what adventures await you while on vacation! (Photo via @biancacanales)