Behind the Seams

How to travel with carry-on only

Our Packed to Travel Workshop presenter Cathy shared her secrets for packing light in last week's Traveller Magazine in The Sunday Age. Here are her top tips:

- Don't pack at the last minute: give yourself at least two weeks to pack your bag

- Make sure all fabrics are travel friendly

- Choose three basic palettes, such as white, oyster and ink. This may be a combination of a pant/skirt/shorts, and pair with a singlet of the same color. Instantly you have three outfits, and by mixing and matching you then have nine. 

- Accessorise with scarves and jewellery, as they instantly change the look of an outfit

- Use cosmetic jewellery instead of grandma's heirlooms

- Only pack three pairs of shoes - a pair of comfortable sneakers are a must