The Lucky Editor's Guide To Packing The Perfect Suitcase

"When traveling, I try to stick mainly to jersey, soft cotton and poly-blend (yes, really!) dresses that won't wrinkle easily—and then I hang them as soon as I arrive at my destination, which is key. If I'm delayed, the unpacking never happens, and I wind up with a sad suitcase full of scrunched-up stuff. Choosing pieces in neutral hues also makes it easier to create multiple outfits for each, simply by changing up my accessories (which are lighter and easier to pack). My primary packing goal for every trip I take? To be able to fit everything into a carry-on bag so I don't have to check my luggage!" - Elana Fishman, Senior Digital Editor

Because the season of cottage rentals, cross-country adventures and long weekends at the beach isn't quite over yet, we're sharing our favorite packing secrets just in time for your last summer trip. Wherever you're heading, our advice on what to take, what not to take and how to fit it all into one tiny carry-on won't let you down. Click through the slideshow above for our editors' best-ever tips now.

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