Trust us, there is more to come from Shannon’s Italian honeymoon. For today, we are all wondering how she survived 10 days, flights for hours, and multiple train rides with just one bag.  She broke it all down for us and is teaching us how to master an international trip both stylishly and functionally!  Here are Shannon’s airport & packing essentials, accompanied by links so you can shop her travel style!  She definitely shopped smart – everything is under $100! Get your shop on below:

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1. Airport Essentials
Travel Pillow – Not to miss for an international flight
A great book – Babe Walker kept me entertained!
The perfect tote – A la Forever 21 (similar here and here)
A travel journal
Comfy walking shoes – but always stylish of course

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2. What to Pack
My own tip – jumpsuits are key! They are so lightweight, easy to pack, easy to wear, easy to steam when you arrive, and totally versatile! I brought two neutral colored ones, one of which is a shorts romper, and then a red one for a night out! I dressed them down during the day and added a great statement necklace for dinner!
Left to right: Asos (similar here), Express (similar here), Asos

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3. Essentials
The perfect shades, but maybe not your most expensive pair. These are Express.
A monogram cosmetic bag – duh!
Dry shampoo – the world’s gift to women
Versatile statement necklaces to change up your outfits (cameo by the Courtney bib from Bauble Bar – Shannon’s Courtney Kerr obsession continues)

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4. A pop of color
I packed mostly neutrals – black, white, olive, taupe, etc. I brought my favorite quilted blazer from H&M, and a couple of my favorite Abound tanks from Nordstrom that I wear with EVERYTHING (similar tank here). I picked up a summer red cross body bag from Target to brighten my look, and also give myself a bag that I think is cute without sightseeing with my more expensive bags. This one was $34 at Target (we found similar bags here, here, and here)!