This is what I pack for a few weeks or a year. It seems like so much! But altogether it usually weighs around 18 lb (8.5 kg).
The key is to have your clothing all mix-n-match. Basic black, grey, and one accent color. With just a few items you can have a ton of outfits! All lightweight and quick dry fabrics. If it doesn't pack small, it stays at home. And for your PJs pack something multi-use like a shorts and a tank top.
Only bring as much as you need. Liquids should be in travel containers no larger than 3oz., pack just a few tums/band-aids/etc., and you should remove all packaging.
Bringing the right type of clothing can make traveling so much easier and more comfortable! Here are the best types of clothing and fabrics to use when creating your travel wardrobe.
Most advice is about what types of things to pack, but let's go over how to narrow it down to a functional capsule wardrobe that will work for you.
Still wondering how on earth you get all your stuff into one carry-on? Here are some basic tactics for packing light.