We've hit prime vacation season, which means that you'll spend more than a few hours this summer packing (and unpacking) your go-to suitcase with all your travel needs. But, while lugging around a bulky bag has always felt like a major nuisance, you might just change your mind. Madewell and luggage company Away have teamed up on a suitcase that's cute, plus it fits everything you need in a manageable way (we know from experience).
So now that you've got the perfect carry-on, what do you pack inside? We tapped Madewell's head of design, Joyce Lee, to share the five essentials she always brings along on her summer trips. Armed with her ideas, you'll be ready to navigate the airport (and look good doing it), and then once you've landed, head straight for the beach looking your best.
Read on to shop the suitcase along with Joyce's picks.
No matter where you're headed on vacation, this is the suitcase you'll want to bring along.
"I no longer have to wear my hat on the plane, this packable hat can be smashed into a suitcase and is perfect for sunny days on the beach or by the pool."
"This bag is perfect for travel because it's easy to roll up in my suitcase and big enough to be used as my beach bag … and for vacation shopping."
"I never travel without Aesop's resurrection rinse-free hand wash. It smells so good and makes me feel less germy."
"I wear these sandals with everything, everywhere I go. They're like chic flip flops that you can wear at the beach or in the city."
"This is my go-to bag to stow my travel toiletries in, I love that I can see everything inside. It's also extremely convenient when going through airport security!"
What's on your packing list? Let us know in the comments!