Packing for a trip is such a regular occurrence that we often take the artform for granted. The truth is that packing a duffel bag or a suitcase seems a lot easier than it is. Packing your bag with essentials isn’t just second nature to those who travel often, it’s a science. Let’s start with the luggage: to successfully pack a minimalist wardrobe for your holiday vacation, begin with a compact yet refined bag. The easiest way to avoid over-packing is by choosing the right dimensions, preferably ones that fit snuggly in an overhead compartment, beneath your seat, or tetrises well in the trunk of your car. The Travis Overnight Bag for example, is designed durably with premium Italian leather and lined with repurposes Japanese denim with no detail overseen. Reinforced bottoms keep you from overfilling your travel bag and protects against damage. Extended folding zippers allow you to maximize the space inside while maintaining a compact shape for easy storage. Removable web straps make this travel bag a functional part of your wardrobe, totting easily as you run between tarmacs. The difference between packing for men and packing for women isn’t as pronounced as you’d think either. A sleek unisex design makes the Travis bag an easy choice. To streamline your packing ritual, think of the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 rule for a week-long trip. You’ll need five pairs of socks and underwear, four versatile tops like the Davis Crewneck long sleeve shirt for men or the Chels Turtleneck for women, three pairs of bottoms that pair effortlessly with anything like the Mari High Rise Straight Leg Jean for women in 100% cotton Japanese denim or the Jamison Slim Skinny Trouser Pant for men in a lightweight stretch sateen fabric, two pairs of shoes, and one hat. For your carryon, be thoughtful about the size and style of your tote. The Zio Tote Bag is a sophisticated bag hand-crafted in the U.S.A. featuring dual handles and a convenient interior zippered leather pouch for holding your small belongings. Never lose your passport or your Brady Card Holder again.