Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning that getaway. Whether you’re jetting off to a tropical setting for a quick weekend or crossing an epic trip off of your bucket list, we’ve got some must-have items and tips to ensure you arrive in style with ease.

1. Leggings

Since leggings are so versatile, they are an essential wardrobe staple. They take up hardly any space in a carry on, and can be worn dressed up with a fabulous pair of heels, or dressed down with some comfy flats.

2. Embellished Tops

In addition to packing a few basics, it’s a great idea to keep a couple of colorful, embellished tops in your carry-on. In the unfortunate chance that your luggage is lost, you won’t have to show up to that dinner reservation in a t-shirt!

3. Lightweight Knits

Even tropical vacations can be a little bit chilly with that sea breeze at night. Keep yourself warm by layering up with some lightweight knits. Not only will you be comfortable on that evening beach walk, but you’ll stay cozy on the plane as well.

4. Roll Every Item

Over-packing again? Avoid the frustrating non-closure of your carry-on by rolling each item to create more space. Pack socks and underwear last because they can fit in the smallest crevices of a carry-on. You’ll be amazed at how much more you can fit!

5. Travel Size Containers

Be prepared to take all liquids out of your carry-on while going through security with these travel packs. If you already have travel size items and don’t need small containers, a Ziploc is perfect for keeping those items together for a smooth security experience.

6. In-flight Comfort

Be sure to add a few items to your carry-on to ensure a relaxing flight. Whether it’s a blanket scarf or pashmina to keep warm, a sleep mask and earplugs, or headphones to drown out the noise, you’ll be so happy that you were able to catch a few Zzz’s and stay entertained while in transit.