This Instagram-approved brand just made a suitcase for over-packers

If you're into cult Instagram brands, then you'll know all about Away suitcases, which have the influencer and fashion editor seal of approval, thanks to their minimal yet functional designs (which include built-in batteries) in an array of chic colours.

But while the brand had the whole hard case thing down, it *might* have just gotten even better, since (in my opinion) it's served up the perfect suitcase for over-packers like me.

Many a time have I had to unpack extra outfits in a blind panic when I realised I was over my baggage allowance, or I didn't have room for actual essentials like, say, a first aid kit.

If you're anything like me, then Away's new expandable suitcase range is the solution to all your packing woes. As the name suggests, each suitcase has a built-in zip feature that increases packing capacity by up to 4.5 cm. Also handy if you're bringing back souvenirs (or more outfits).

Shop now: Expandables suitcase collection from £275 from Away

The cases are also made of nylon, meaning they're aa fair bit lighter than their hard case counterparts (the large one is a full kilo less).

And if you're worried about the sturdiness of it then don't be, as they're made with a durable, woven nylon that's designed to hold up against the toughest wear and tear of travel. Plus they're water-resistant and covered under the Away lifetime warranty, so if it does get damaged then you can return it.

The new Expandables collection is available to buy online now, in four different colours and sizes.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.