Written by Franne Golde
Roll Your Clothes. Rolling is the recommended packing technique for more casual pieces like cotton T-shirts or denim. For tops, fold the arms back, then fold the garment in half to form a long rectangle and roll up from the bottom. For jeans, fold one leg over the other, then roll tightly from the ankles all the way up to the waistband. The added bonus? This approach will not just prevent wrinkles. It also saves space in your luggage, since rolled garments can be fit into the corners and sides of your bag.
Pack Wrinkle-Resistant Fabrics
For the easiest travel outfits, avoid fabrics like linen and stick to wrinkle-resistant choices like nylon, polyester, and Lycra. Our personal favorite for summer travel? A versatile jersey top looks great straight out of a suitcase. Pair it with the cigarette pants for a low-maintenance, sophisticated summer look.
Use Dry Cleaning Bags
Packing your important clothing in dry cleaning bags, one outfit per bag, keeps wrinkling to a minimum and helps your clothes look like they are straight off the hanger.
Add Some Tissue
For best results, fold tissue paper into your clothing as you pack it. This will help prevent flattening in transit, to retain a fresh look.
Wield A Wrinkle Releaser
Pack a travel-size spray bottle of wrinkle releaser to easily remove any creasing that occurs in transit. (We love The Laundress Crease Release Classic.) Simply hang the garment and give it an even spray from several inches away. Wrinkles will disappear in minutes with a few well-placed spritzes.
Look Good, Feel Good
That is our goal for every woman. As you travel this summer and throughout the year, we hope these tips help you look and feel your best!
About Franne Golde
Franne is the designer of the Magic Pant and the founder and CEO of women’s apparel brand Franne Golde.