Hola + bonjour friends! How are you?!

Sooo a question I get often is: “I know this is silly but…how do you pack your hats?!” Well, more times than not I end up traveling with a hat on my head– but then what about the trips that might include a couple hat options? Lets say, a night hat and a day hat? (Yes, thats a thing, imo— you know, a smaller, black hat for a bar or club. And then maybe a big straw hat for sunshine filled days… you know?). I don’t know, I’m obviously a hat person. It doesn’t matter where I’m going, a hat always seems like a good idea. It’s cute and protective – oh, and great for when you don’t have enough time to wash your hair. 😉

So let’s say you’ve been running around the beach all day in the sun and wind on a Carnival Cruise and then need to quickly make your way to dinner, a grab-and-go smaller hat makes sense, haha!


First: choose your favorite hat(s).


If you don’t have a thick, flat button luggage, then I suggest lining the bottom of your luggage with your thicker, sturdier items. More than likely this will be any pants/bottoms you’re bringing.


If you’re packing more than one hat, it’s best to layer them. (if they can fit without crushing each other). Once carefully layered, begin filling your hat with all your smaller items (socks, underwear, bathing suits, bandanas, small rolled shirts, whatever!) Fill all the way!


Place your hat(s) into your luggage, as close to one side as you can. Begin rolling your bigger items (shirts, sweaters, pjs) and create a safe, soft wall around your hat.


You’ll need at least one rolled item around your hat— or a few layers of items, depending on how big/thick your items are.


If you have enough room on the sides you can just place a stack of clothes on one side as a wall. In this case I had a sweatshirt and a few shirts on three sides. And a stack of shirts, rompers, and scarves on the other.


Your last (optional) step is to lay any larger, flat belongings on top before closing up the suit case. In this case, it was a jean jacket, for possible windy or cold nights.


And voila! Zip up your luggage and you’re done 🙂 Now you’re ready to adventure!

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  1. I am obsessed with your jean jacket!!! Where is it from?