I love these travel .gif’s (moving images) from Nordstrom! They have a page dedicated to packing light and they also share a few tips. My two favorites? 1) An oversize tote is key for carrying staples and can double as a carry-on to hold smaller items (phone charger, snacks, etc.). Get a nice one and go bright for summer!!! You’ll use it over and over again. And don’t take yourself too serious when buying one (talking to myself), let it be fun and whimsical!!! Buy Toms and you’ll kill two birds with one stone. 2) Two pairs of shoes will cut it (really!): Flip-flops for day and wedge sandals for night. If you’re going to a place like NYC, swap the flip-flops for a stylish pair of tennis shoes! I’m really loving all the New Balance 574 designs. I will definitely be taking this advice as my 2015 excursions begin! Check out more on the Women’s Vacation Packing Guide.