I'm just going to say what you're probably thinking: packing is a b*tch!
No matter how many cute carry-on bags I've accumulated from Target or really chic roll-on suitcases I snagged for a bargain at TJ Maxx, I have the hardest time editing down my clothes and makeup for a weekend getaway. You can never pack too many lipsticks is my motto, but then again, I'm not some celebrity with a private jet large enough to schlep all my stuff. Luckily, The "Man Repeller" is here to help.
Fashion blogger and author Leandra Medine teamed up with Style.com to show us how to pack for a weekend getaway... without overpacking. As a gal whose wardrobe I can rival (just kidding), I know that she understands my frustrations.
With her father always telling her that "stuff ruins trips" and learning this lesson firsthand while traveling abroad for Fashion Week, Leandra has finally learned how to lighten her load. She now sticks to the basics, including a white tee, cozy sweater and blue jeans.
While I definitely co-sign Leandra's makeup philosophy of making sure you also have a "good mascara and red lipstick," she sums it up by saying, "When push comes to shove, no one really cares what you're wearing except you."
Watch the video above to see how Leandra gets outfitted for a plane ride, plus her out-on-the-town essentials.