When it comes to long-haul travel and airports the size of college campuses, there isn’t much that can be done to improve upon the rolling, hard shell carry-on standby. We’ve all got a monochrome monstrosity that’s a little worse for wear, but that we wouldn’t give up for 100,000 frequent flyer miles. Don’t you ever wish it could be a little cuter, though?
There’s zero chance that I’ll be trading in my own road warrior for good, but in the name of airport fashion I’m going to get a little creative with my carry-on this year. Bonus points to the pieces that can fit a week’s worth of outfits – because when it comes to vacation time the less spent at baggage claim, the better.