Stick to a Color Palette

A savvy traveller rule-of-thumb that’s key to packing carry-on light is to only bring tops that coordinate with multiple bottoms; and vice-versa.

An easy way to achieve this is to stay within a color palette of 4 colors or less.

During a multi-week trip in Australia—which included drastically different climates, from tropical to temperate to nippy—I stuck to a color palette of coral, beige, white and grey.

In doing so, I was able to pack light and still have the flexibility to mix-n-match skirts, shorts, tops, pants and shoes based on the weather, the activity and my fashion mood for the day!