‘Tis the season to travel! I know you’re busy (me too), so I’m here to save the day by giving you an easy packing list to ensure you’re prepared for anything, while also avoiding an overstuffed suitcase. The secret to packing for holiday travel plans is keeping things as simple as possible. Pack versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched with different layers so that you can pack light. The majority of items on your packing list should be comfortable pieces that allow you to spend less time worrying about what you’re wearing and more time cherishing the time you have with loved ones. Check out the ultimate packing list for all of your holiday travel plans below!
A simple cami serves as a perfect base layer because it can be layered under multiple cardigans and jackets. This means it can also be easily dressed up or down, depending on what you choose to pair as an outer layer. Pick a neutral color like black for your cami for extra versatility with color palettes.
Fleece Lined Jogger
You will definitely need some comfy sweats for those lounging moments that call for the comfiest of getups. You’ll love slipping on some fleece-lined joggers in the morning to start up the coffee maker while catching up with family members in the kitchen. Cozy and tailored, these are also a no-brainer for your long days spent in the car or on a plane.
Classic Blue Jeans
Dark denim is a fail-proof option creating multiple outfits thanks to their unwavering versatility. They can virtually be paired with any top, jacket, or sweater! To keep your packing list light, just pack one pair of classic denim to wear over and over again. I promise nobody will notice if you’re just changing up what you’re pairing them with (your secret is safe with me).
This classic piece is a suitcase staple no matter where your final destination may be. Easily round out any look with a striped tee for a casual, laidback vibe. Tuck it, knot it, or wear it under a sweater or light jacket. There’s no doubt that it will be one of the most worn pieces throughout your travel plans—and for good reason!
From elevated outfits to functional layering, this one item can do it all. You’ll want to snuggle up in a cozy pullover when you’re in hibernation mode or throw it over a tee or tank when you’re looking for some added warmth. I especially love this rust hue for fall— it perfectly matches the color of a delicious pumpkin pie *yum*.
A lightweight dress is an easy one-and-done piece that won’t take up space in your carry-on. Plus, it’ll help you to be prepared for some dressier social reunions while still remaining comfortable. Remember, we’re focusing on comfortable items for this packing list. If you’re going to be in colder weather, simply pair it with tights, boots, and a cropped jacket.
There’s no better way to add a little bit of edge to your outfits than packing a moto jacket. Wear over your breezy dress or simple cami for some fun layering. Incorporating a moto jacket is an easy way to convert your night-in outfit to an elevated night-out ensemble.