When we tally up the talents of top models, the list is impressive. Runway walk, check. Mad social media skills, also check. But, there's one universal area of expertise that often goes unnoticed; models are in fact, expert packers.
With all the time they spend jet setting from one destination to the next (judging by Instagram, it never stops), top models have mastered the stressful art of, well, cramming everything into a suitcase.
Living out of a carry-on isn't unusual for these trendsetters, and with so much practice packing under their belts, we figured there's a trick or two they've picked up along the way. When given the chance to chat them up, our first question was obviously about how they manage to travel in style. Below, six Victoria's Secret models spill their top packing tips, just in time for that winter getaway you've been planning.
Read on for a breakdown of what they had to say along with some shopping to help you master model-approved travel style!
Lay Everything Flat
"I try to put all my clothes laying flat—no folding, just laying flat—on one side, and then my shoes and toiletries on the other side." — Devon Windsor
Always Make Room for Heels
"[Always pack] a pair of heels because you never know if something might pop up [or] if you’re going to go out. I always make sure the color is black or nude because it goes with anything and everything. Even if I put it with a pair of jeans, I know I’m good." — Joan Smalls
Use Airtight Compression Bags
"I like to use air-sealed bags that pack the clothes in. Those really help to pack more in your suitcase." —Martha Hunt
Don't Pack Your Coat
"It sucks to travel in the winter because you have to bring a big jacket. But you can always choose to wear your biggest stuff on the plane so that you don’t have to put that in the bag, and you get more space." — Elsa Hosk
Stick With Black
"I wear black, and I pack black, and then I travel so light because nobody really notices when it’s dirty so you can just wear it over and over again. I’m so easy; I always prefer comfort over anything else." — Camille Rowe
Pack in a Specific Order
"I go through phases with my packing. I start with jackets, then pants, dresses, and then I put the tops and the sweaters, lingerie, and then my shoes." — Sara Sampaio
Shop Model-Approved Pieces to Pack:
This dress is perfect for day to night dressing.
Sneakers are a must for any woman on the go.
Leggings are a staple for a model-approved wardrobe.
Show your stripes in this colorful sweater.
A party dress is bound to come in handy.
Find jeans you can easily dress up or down.
A casual sweatshirt will keep you cozy in style.
Carry your statement coat on the plane to save on space.
These shades are ideal for traveling in style.
Model tip: Always bring along a pair of heels.
A coat is a handy piece to bring along, no matter your destination.
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