What Our Editors Are Packing for Every Fall Trip

After 18 months of little travel, we’re chomping at the bit to go somewhere—anywhere!—that’s not the grocery store or the gym. (And from the looks of airline ticket prices, it seems we’re not alone.) But it’s been so long that we’re not even sure where our luggage is, not to mention what we’re supposed to put in it. That’s why we turned to our jet-setting editors to share what they’re packing in their suitcases this fall. Pen, paper and passports at the ready…

1. A Versatile Statement Bag

“I’ll be honest: I’m not much of an accessories gal, but I love a quality handbag. I’m a sucker for crossbody bags because I feel like I can go the distance while still staying stylish. This one from Longchamp is bright and bold and can be worn with the chain-link strap long across the body during the day or doubled up for an evening shoulder bag, making it super versatile for the transition from traipsing around the city to dining out alfresco. Also, it folds away really nicely and doesn’t take up a lot of room in my carry-on. And the leather? Feels like buttah.” —Rachel Gulmi, Managing Editor Branded Content

2. A Mesh Canvas Market Tote

“This fall, I’m in desperate need of this durable Le Pliage Filet netted shopping tote that I can take to the farmer’s market or haul newfound souvenirs back to my hotel in. It’s been sold out for months, but is finally back in stock. I’ll be tossing it in my suitcase for every trip since it takes up zero room. Plus, the sturdy leather handles and shoulder strap mean that no matter what adventure I run into, I can be both practical and sustainable.” —Kelsey Paine, Senior Editor Branded Content

3. An Army Of Skincare-saving Minis

“I like to keep the travel-size version of Sunday Riley’s greatest hits with me so I can get ahead of an inevitable skin meltdown. Whether it’s the bone-dry airplane air, differing water quality or all the eating and drinking, it’s bound to happen while on vacation. At least I know I have a strong defense.” —Sarah Stiefvater, Senior Editor

4. A Transitional Moto Jacket

“Undeniably the best part about fall? Why, coats and jackets, of course! Sadly, they can be bulky and a bit of a hassle to cram into a suitcase (I typically stan carry-ons, only). So, I’m opting for one standout moto jacket that works well in nearly any type of weather: Cool and crisp? Check. Overcast and rainy? Check. All of a sudden freezing? Pair with a sweater and check, check.” —Angela Pares, Editorial Director Branded Content

5. A Bold Bag Strap + Sturdy Passport Cover

“I love my top-handle mini bags, but they’re so impractical for the days spent traversing new cities and airports. Enter: this adjustable logo strap that turns any of my purses or evening clutches into a stylish crossbody. I’m also tossing in a fancy new passport cover because with all the new safety precautions, it can’t hurt to stay organized.” —Cristina Gutierrez, Senior Editor Branded Content

6. A Denim Shirt

“Fall’s answer to the crisp white button-downs I lived in all summer: a denim shirt. Whether I’m wearing it over leggings on the airplane (the tunic length keeps me sensible) or French-tucked into a maxi skirt for a nighttime outing, it’s versatile, smart and has the subtle yet standout Longchamp logo on the side to give it a fashionable edge over any regular ol’ chambray.” —Roberta Fiorito, Senior Editor Branded Content

7. A Silk Eye Mask

“Jet lag or no, I’m always apt to pack a silk sleep mask. Think: long car rides, post-brunch naps, sunny hotel rooms and 6 a.m. flight times. This one by Bernadette feels Daphne Bridgerton-approved and will keep my hydrating eye cream put all night long.” —Abby Hepworth, Editor

8. The Healing Power Of Aromatherapy

“I’m not an essential oils person, but I love de Mamiel Altitude Oil for when I’m stuck in either a stinky rental car or a stinky airport. It’s refreshing, soothing and smells like peppermint and citrus, which is a lot better than those aforementioned places.” —Katherine Gillen, Food Editor

9. An All-in-one Hair Styler

“I’m a recent convert, but now I can't picture traveling without my Dyson Airwrap and all the attachments with it. They're so easy to pack in a suitcase and I don't need a straightener, hair dryer and curling iron taking up room in my carry-on bag as separate tools.” —Liv Kappler, Commerce Editor


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