This was an interesting question – how do you pack if you want to carry on your bag, and you’re on one of those airlines with a really LOW, and really STRICT, weight limit? (At least the destination was a warm weather vacation spot…)
My first advice was to get the lightest bag possible – nylon, with no structure at all. You should consider lining it with dry cleaning bags, or packing your clothes in plastic bags, because these bags are not waterproof. Beyond that, a very few items of clothing, in silk, linen or cotton. No jeans -they weight too much!
The other aspect of this request that really piqued my interested was the desire to wear navy, red and white – a color combination that can begin to look very “American Presidential Candidate” in a hurry! But avoiding anything that might look like a navy suit, and wearing nothing with stars on them (nor red and white stripes) seems to have worked well. Seersucker is lightweight and cool, sandals for sightseeing, and a sundress for sweltering days wrap up this tiny travel capsule.
tee shirt – Ralph Lauren, red earrings – inSync, watch – Brooks Brothers, scarf – Brooks Brothers, navy cardigan – Tory Burch, red linen pants – House of Fraser, moccasins – Gucci, cross-body bag – O.S.P.,
nylon bag – Liebeskind
striped scarf – Brooks Brothers, navy skirt – Chinti & Parker, white pleat-front tee, navy & white seersucker Capri pants – J.Crew, red sunglasses – Kate Spade, navy silk top – Joie, striped top – Raxevsky, chambray dress – Marc by Marc Jacobs, navy sandals – A.P.C., white sandals – Aerosoles