Home for the Holidays: Packing Tips & Outfit Inspiration

? I’ll be home for Christmas…you can count on me… ? That is, you can count on me to be prepared with the best holiday outfits for my trip back home during the most wonderful time of the year. Wherever you may be traveling for the holidays, you’ll likely need to pack for a plethora of occasions – from holiday dinners and lounging with the family, to catching up with old friends over cocktails. The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about what to wear, so I’m coming to the rescue with a few packing tips to make sure you bring the perfect winter outfits for your trip back home.

packing tips: cozy knits

Cozy, But Put Together

For some last minute holiday shopping or a casual outing with old friends, you’ll want to be sure to pack pieces that will keep you cozy and still look put together. Try a classic striped sweater with relaxed denim and some fun patterned flats. Bring a beanie (I personally LOVE the ones with the oversized pom-poms) to keep you warm when you’re getting in and out of the car. For some added glam, finish your look with some statement jewelry to kick your casual outfit up a notch.

 

packing tips: athleisure

Relaxed and Comfy

Sitting by the fire, playing board games, or going for a stroll to walk-off the post-holiday dinner food coma calls for comfortable athleisure pieces. Sneak little details into your ensemble with tie front pieces or strappy back bras. Don’t forget to pack sneakers made for lots of steps. Whether your layover is at the other side of the airport, or you’re getting out to stretch your legs at a rest stop, traveling can keep you on your toes!

 

packing tips: dressed to impress

Dress to Impress

Despite the overwhelming cozy and comfy connotations with the holidays, there’s a time and place for dressier outfits, too. When you’re planning to participate in some dressier occasions like a night out to dinner or cocktail hour with friends, you’ll want to dress to impress (without compromising comfort, of course). Black skinny jeans, a blouse in a holiday hue, and fancy flats are the perfect combination to ‘wow’ without the risk of overdressing.

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Jenn Wang
Written by Jenn Wang
I’m a die-hard Midwestern gal living in the pursuit of a vibrant life. That means I’m hustlin’ hard while not taking life too seriously, staying active while eating as many French fries as I darn well please, and traveling the world while staying loyal to my Midwestern roots.