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Tan France thinks it's 'really bizarre' to pack multiple purses in your carry-on luggage

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Tan France thinks it's "really bizarre" to pack multiple handbags in your carry-on.Jim Spellman/Getty Images
  • Tan France has been spilling all his packing and style tips to Insider.

  • France thinks it's "really bizarre" when people pack small handbags in their carry-on luggage.

  • He recommends bringing just one bag — white or black — that goes with everything.

Tan France recently shared his tips for staying stylish during a summer vacation, and the "Queer Eye" star revealed the one item he believes doesn't belong in your carry-on.

France told Insider he only brings a carry-on when he's traveling around Europe, and he "personally thinks it's really bizarre" when people pack small handbags.

"I have a very close friend who will take little handbags — like clutch bags and slightly larger bags — in their hand luggage, and then just pack a couple of dresses or whatever," France said. "I think that's a really bizarre thing to pack."

France recommends only bringing one bag that goes with everything when you're traveling with just a carry-on.

"Make it a black one or a white one, and use that extra space for all the other stuff you might want," France said.

"I don't think I would ever give real estate to a bunch of different bags," he added. "No one really cares that you're wearing the same bag every day, as opposed to the same full outfit every day."

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France says you should just bring one black or white purse instead of multiple small, colorful ones.Rob Lewine/Getty Images

France said he also never packs outerwear in his carry-on, opting to wear it on the plane instead.

"When you're trying to put a piece of outerwear in that's a little thicker, it's using so much room that you could use for something else, so wear it," he said.

There are three things France always packs in his carry-on, including a great pair of jeans and really comfortable sneakers.

"I wear a boot when I'm traveling because that's a heavier, chunkier option that's going to fill up my suitcase," he said. "So I pack a pair of sneakers because, when you're walking around Europe, you're going to need comfortable shoes."

"We don't use public transport anywhere near as much as we do in the US," he added. "So take some great comfortable sneakers that you've worn a thousand times."

Tan France standing in front of two pillars that are covered with vines while inspecting a pair of jeans and a top on hangers.
France also always packs a good pair of denim when he travels.Trainline

And France always brings a small bag of accessories to add to his neutral travel wardrobe.

"If I'm taking something like a white T-shirt or a black T-shirt, I can dress it up and make it look different depending on the kind of accessories I pack," France said.  "I usually take at least two belts, a couple of neck scarves, hats — anything I can fit into the size of a toiletry bag."

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