Everything to Pack If You're Traveling For Taylor Swift's Eras Tour

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In "Pack With Me," influencers and editors give us a rundown of their travel must-haves and a few travel hacks to go along with them. For this installment, PS Features Editor Yerin Kim shares what essentials are in her suitcase for a trip to Stockholm for The Eras Tour.

A week ago, I jetted off to Stockholm for a dream work trip: to see Taylor Swift's Eras Tour for the first time. In my four days in the Scandinavian city, I experienced the ultimate Marriott Bonvoy Moment — members can redeem their points for special adventures like this one — which included premium tickets to the Eras Tour in Stockholm, a stay at the luxe Nobis Hotel, and other activities. While the main purpose of this trip was to see Swift in concert, I was excited to check out Stockholm's famous sights, shops, and food in the days prior.

Stockholm is known as the world's "smallest big city" for a reason. Spread across 14 different islands, the city is easily walkable and surrounded by beautiful lakes and greenery almost everywhere you look. In just two days, I was able to take in the architecture of must-see tourist spots like the Swedish Royal Palace and Stockholm's historic old town Gamla Stan; walk through serene parks like Humlegården and Kungsträdgården; and roam the designer stores in Biblioteksstan — all in between snacking on Swedish meatballs and enjoying afternoon fikas. Although it was admittedly a jam-packed few days, the result was the perfect mix of history, food, and fashion before the main event.

To accommodate for both attending the show and exploring Stockholm, I made sure to pack concert essentials in addition to chic, casual outfits and general travel must-haves for a quick European getaway. If you're lucky enough to catch Swift at an international show this summer or curious about basic travel items for Stockholm, read our complete guide on what to pack for the Eras Tour abroad and find tips for any trip centered around concert tourism.

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Best Packing Tips For the Eras Tour

Packing for any trip with multiple objectives can be difficult, but advance planning certainly makes it easier. I consider myself an expert packer, and I owe it to making checklists and building outfit combinations prior to even taking out my suitcase. If you're traveling for a show specifically, I recommend starting with packing your concert outfit, and then working backwards to fill the rest of your luggage. There are so many options when it comes to dressing for the Eras Tour, but I wanted to stick to items I already had in my closet, so I chose a ruffled pink minidress inspired by Swift's "Lover" era, paired with my comfiest, black knee-high boots.

Inspired by minimal and classic Scandinavian style, I focused on coastal hues and basic, clean silhouettes for the rest of my looks. That included packing a plain white tee, oversize button-down, and loose denim. For short getaways like these, I suggest sticking to a specific color scheme or neutrals to allow for flexibility when it comes to planning outfits. (After all, while having general outfit formulas in mind is important, you never know how the weather or your mood might affect your dressing.) If you have a fancy dinner or drinks built into your itinerary, throw in a pair of kitten heels or slip dress, though most establishments in Stockholm seemed to lean casual.

As is the recommendation for any European travel, travel light. It's unfortunately not uncommon to lose your luggage, especially during peak summer season, so I'd forgo checking any bags and plan on doubling up with a carry-on suitcase and a compact duffle for your personal item. You might also want to leave a little room — Stockholm is a shopper's paradise for both designer and vintage finds.

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Best Travel Tips For the Eras Tour

My biggest recommendation is to make the most of whatever city you're traveling to, despite the main purpose being the concert. Though the highlight of my Stockholm itinerary was definitely the Eras Tour, exploring the city by foot and viewing all of its picturesque sights were also at the top of the list. In preparation for a shorter trip like mine, do your research on your must-sees in advance. I suggest using Google Maps to save all of those places, so you can plan around locations and see what might be feasible for your trip.

Keep reading for all of my packing essentials for traveling abroad for the Eras Tour — right off the heels of my own trip.

Friendship Bracelets
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Friendship Bracelets

Little Words Project Fearless Stars Bracelet ($25)

Outside of Swift's performance itself, trading friendship bracelets with fellow Swifties is the best part of going to Eras. Get creative with beaded accessories of your own, or snag a few from Little Words Project, the "original friendship bracelet" brand known for its bracelets featuring words of affirmation.

A Portable Charger
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A Portable Charger

Anker Portable Charger ($16, originally $22)

Swift's show took place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, which didn't allow concertgoers to bring bags or purses of any kind, so I had to stick to true essentials that could fit in my pockets. One of them was this portable charger. It got me and my phone through all of the Eras, as well as my journey to and from the stadium.

A Setting Spray
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A Setting Spray

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray ($23)

If you enjoy the concert in its entirety, including the opening act and Swift's full set, the production is a total of almost four hours. My makeup needed to withstand not only that length of time, but also the sweat and tears I'd shed from the various eras. I swear by this setting spray from Charlotte Tilbury, which was crucial for keeping my shimmery eye makeup and face gems intact throughout the evening.

A Fragrance/Body Mist
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A Fragrance/Body Mist

Ouai St. Barts Hair and Body Mist ($28)

A fresh fragrance is also a must for a long, active concert like Eras. I opted for a mist over a more concentrated perfume to keep my skin hydrated and refreshed, and this one lasted all night long. I'm a big fan of Ouai's St. Bart's scent in general — it includes notes of dragon fruit, orange blossom, tuberose, and musk — and this hair and body mist just smells like vacation. A little spritz goes a long way.

Knee-High Boots
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Knee-High Boots

Everlane Knee-High Banana Heel Boot ($350)

I know, I know. Knee-high boots with a heel might seem like a silly recommendation for a concert, but trust me, these are super comfortable and provide a little height. I did a ton of walking throughout the venue and was on my feet for most of the Eras in this exact pair. Plus, I repurposed them for several outfits throughout my Stockholm trip.

A Cute, Comfy Dress
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A Cute, Comfy Dress

Abercrombie & Fitch All-Over Ruffle Mini Dress ($90)

I usually like to wear dresses or skirts for concerts. They're easy for dancing freely, quick bathroom trips in between sets, and staying somewhat cool in a crowded venue. Regardless of the era you choose to represent, opt for a breezy look like this one.

A White Tee
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A White Tee

Reformation Classic Crew Tee ($38)

On top of any planned outfits, I like to throw in a few white tees and tanks in my suitcase. This one from Reformation is one of the white T-shirts I reach for the most — I love its relaxed, boxy fit and soft, cotton fabric.

A Cosmetics Case
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A Cosmetics Case

Calpak Medium Clear Cosmetics Case ($85)

This viral cosmetics case is not cheap, but there's a reason TikTokers and PS editors alike are obsessed with it. Since I got this case from Calpak over a year ago, I haven't used any other pouch to pack my makeup and skin-care essentials. The medium size is perfect for week-long trips in particular. Depending on how you pack, the case can either lay flat with the two open compartments or be tightly folded and zipped.

A Travel Adapter
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A Travel Adapter

Tessan European Travel Plug Adapter ($14, originally $19)

A travel adapter is a must when you're traveling to Europe, and this one from Amazon comes highly recommended. It's compact and includes multiple ports to charge several devices at once, whether that's a flatiron, laptop, or iPhone.

A Carry-On Suitcase
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A Carry-On Suitcase

United Colors of Benetton x Delsey Paris Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels ($100)

And of course, you need a vessel to throw all of those essentials into. I love that this carry-on suitcase has a hard, scratch-resistant shell that allows for a little flexibility if you're prone to overpacking or returning home with some extra goodies. I also prefer bright colors for luggage, because there's less of a chance someone will confuse yours for theirs.

A Duffel Bag
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A Duffel Bag

Calpak Stevyn Duffel Bag with Shoe Compartment ($112)

Even if you think you might not need the extra room, I always like to bring a duffel or weekender bag as my personal item (Trolley sleeves are a must). This one from Calpak is spacious and extra durable, with several compartments to maintain organization. I kept the duffel pretty roomy on my way there, and sure enough, filled the bottom shoe compartment with my shopping finds from the trip on my way back.


Yerin Kim is the features editor at POPSUGAR, where she helps shape the vision for special features and packages across the network. A graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School, she has over five years of experience in the pop culture and women's lifestyle spaces. She's passionate about spreading cultural sensitivity through the lenses of lifestyle, entertainment, and style.