As leaves begin to change color and temperatures turn cool, those are sure signs the days of summer may be gone, but they certainly aren’t forgotten. In fact, there’s no better than autumn to plan a quick trip. It could be just the thing to recharge your batteries before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Short-term trips tend to mean space in your suitcase is limited, but never fear! The essentials below will have you looking like the fashionista you are without dealing with pesky overweight baggage fees. 


A Fitted Jacket


You can’t go wrong with a sleek fitted jacket. This crucial piece can add definition to the waistline and smooth out your silhouette so you feel ready for whatever’s in store. Keep it casual by packing something made from basic denim, or flaunt your luxurious side by opting for rich leather or opulent velvet. What’s more, a jacket makes it easy to layer up and mix-and-match, creating the illusion you brought a full wardrobe along on your adventures.


Colored Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans have been popular for a while, but brightly colored versions of them are a more recent trend that pays tribute to the 1980s. Show off your bold side by wearing a pair along with a towering pair of stilettos and a tunic top. If you’re having trouble finding a shirt that matches the hue of the jeans, just go with a patterned top that includes many shades within the design. Screen Shot 2013-09-04 at 7.54.20 AM

Over-the-Knee Boots

If you’re a self-confessed shoe addict, packing for a short trip can seem like an impossible challenge. With so many choices, how can you settle on footwear you’ll love to wear through your trip for both day and evening events? Over-the-knee boots aim to please in an impressive way. Pack some that feature a neutral color and sturdy sole. Then, no matter what the rest of your outfit looks like or where your travels take you, your feet will look and feel great thanks to a versatile pair of boots. With any luck, you’ll feel so flattered by the outcome you won’t even have time to think about all the other pairs of shoes waiting for you back home! Let’s hope your hotel room has solid wood furniture for you to store your belongings in so they stay wrinkle free!


A Cozy Sweater

 Comfort and fashion can go hand-in-hand, and you can prove that by looking fabulous in a sweater that keeps you warm without sacrificing a solidly chic appearance. Pack a sweater characterized by a powder pink or robin’s egg blue shade to beautifully display your femininity, and make a powerful statement by wearing the sweater with your skinny jeans.



At first, narrowing down your wardrobe to whatever will fit in an all-too-small suitcase might seem like the hardest thing you’ve done all year. By following some of the suggestions above, you’ll see how it’s easy to be trend-conscious this fall. No wrestling with a bulging suitcase required!

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