How to Pack Your Dress Shirts Like an Expert


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Packing for a trip can induce a lot of unnecessary stress and mental frustration. Aside from deciding what to pack, getting down to the logistics of actually filling up your suitcase and making everything fit can often be a big headache. The worst part? Somehow arriving at your destination with wrinkled shirts and less than enough time to figure out an on-the-go laundry situation. For all the working women who travel on business regularly for meetings and conferences, packing efficiently and neatly is crucial.

Even if you don’t need to have your work wardrobe maintain a pristine condition on the fly, you can still benefit from Clutter Healing founder and owner Lili Pettit’s tips. For bulkier pieces like sweaters, T-shirts, and denim, she recommends rolling them to save on precious luggage space. For dress shirts, she says, “button all buttons before folding to avoid wrinkles. If you have the time and resources, use a flat fold traveling shirt organizer to cut down on wrinkles.” Another unexpected trick she swears by? Wrapping each shirt in tissue paper. Who knew?

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.