What to Bring in Your Carry-On Bag

It's the traveling season. Wether you have been traveling non-stop this summer, you've been visiting college campuses, going home, or breaking in that last minute trip before a new semester starts. Wherever or for whatever reason you're traveling it's always essential to be prepared. While I may not have always practiced this tactic I have found myself many a-time rushing to throw everything into a bag and rush to leave, making me ALWAYS forget that one essential item I overlooked on my coffee table.

Now we all know the most obvious preparation for travel is packing, but like I said I can just never seem to get it right! if its a weekend trip or a two week cross country plane trip to visit a dear friend I just never seem to do it right. So, to save myself future dilemma and all you lovelies I decided to share with you one of my newly created lists to aid you in preparation!

The Chic Life Carry-On Essentials:

1.) a durable, lightweight, fashionable (duh) backpack, duffle or tote bag| I love this Warhol duffle because its comfortable, lightweight, a bit artsy and doesn't make me look too nerdy while being fashionably versatile and fit a lot of items.

2.) A backup outfit| A lot can happen when you're traveling, especially lost luggage. It's something we all dread and pray that it will NEVER happen, but just in case it does you'll be thankful for the backup outfit complete with shoes. (tip: pack all undergarments in your carry-on as well so you'll never be out of a clean pair)

3.) Makeup, Deodorant, toothpaste & toothbrush| keep you feeling refreshed and looking good during your travels

4.) Headphones, iPhone, iPad & a book| to keep you entertained and to keep you connected wherever your travels may take you.

5.) Sunglasses and a hat| to protect that beautiful face from the sun! this is a must to sunny destinations.

6.) Watch| a smart accessory to keep you on time when your phone dies -- We've all been there! this is so helpful and chic

7.) Camera| While in todays tech age this may seem silly but trust me, save your phone batteries and use an actual camera! I like the InstaxMini so you can print the memories as you go! plus you never know when the moment will rise to give a cute reminder with your number to that cute guy you don't want to forget ;)

8.) Itinerary| for all those you love in need to know of your travel plans and to help keep you organized

9.) Passport, Wallet Credit Cards, local currency| essential for wherever your travels take you, these are absolutes you should always have at all times.

10.) Chargers, chargers & chargers| lets face it, we all have gadgets, we all have multiple gadgets and these electronic devices we covet with out life dependencies require battery operational life. Don't let it go to chance and put it in your carry-on, scared they may get crushed? try winding those wires into a sunglass case for protection.

Did I miss anything? let me know one of your carry on essentials that I may have missed below!