how to pack shoes into a carry-on

Fashion Friday :: Spring In Your Step

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{Fashion Friday posts are published on the last Friday of every month by fashion blogger Heather.}

Shoes always seem to be the afterthought when packing for travel {guilty!}. If packing is like a to-do list, where we tackle the easiest items first and leave the most difficult items until the end, shoes are what most people put off packing until their suitcase is already full. They're bulky and they have to work with everything we pack. Oh yeah, and they have to be comfortable and cute {sorry gentlemen...handsome?}.

Packing shoes for winter travel is tricky when you have to consider boots, but when you're packing for spring or trips to sunny destinations, you've got a little more suitcase space to work with, literally. See above for a few of this season's most trip-worthy shoes.

Trip Styler Tips 1/ If your shoes don't fit in your carry-on luggage, pack them in your personal item/purse. Always aim for the top of the size allowance on the personal item! Not only can you pack your shoes and magazines in there---you can also save room for trip purchases. 2/ If you're beaching/pooling, bring two pairs of flip flops---one for water, one for town. If you're aiming for height, ladies, you should consider easier-to-walk-in wedges. And if you're bringing flats, consider a shoe clip to change up the look.

Now What To Wear? Women (clockwise from top left) Madewell patent sidewalk skimmer, Gap striped espadrilles, Rainbow braided leather flip flop, Red Valentino flip flop, Madewell holepunch flat sandal, Osborn tropica wisp oxfords, Cole Haan air sadie driving moc, Matt Bernson jack sandal, Loeffler Randall inge clog, Gap floral wedge sandals

Men (bottom row) Vans california chukka decon, Rainbow premier leather flip flops, Nike vintage collection waffle racer

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