Here’s What to Pack If You’re Traveling This Holiday Break

Here’s What to Pack If You’re Traveling This Holiday Break

You may have heard that packing a capsule wardrobe is the way to go if you’re about to embark on a trip, but what does it actually entail? The secret is to only take separates that can be layered and to stick to neutral-hued clothing for maximum mixing and matching. In order to take the fashion math out of planning your outfits, here’s a list of everything to add to your backpack or carry-on this travel season.

  • A versatile button-down. Doubles as light jacket or a second layer under a coat when worn open over a T-shirt. 
  • A throw-over-everything sweater. Wear this on the plane or train to maximize storage space in your suitcase.
  • A few tank tops or tees for layering. Opt for neutral tones like black, gray, and off-white.
  • Your favorite vintage band tee. Your school-day signature will be the anchor of your capsule wardrobe, adding a pop of color or pattern to your separates.
  • A slip dress. Layer over a tee if it’s on the chillier side or under a sweater to get the look of a skirt.
  • Simple black pants. Opt for a slim style to wear as leggings under a dress if needed.
  • Everyday vintage jeans. Grab your stiffest wash so they don’t stretch out over the course of your travels.
  • A vintage blazer. An easy way to make any outfit more dressed up.
  • A trench coat. Nothing says “I’m a jet-setter” like a put-together topper, and a navy or brown plaid version ties every look together.
  • Lace-up boots. Try a versatile option like Dr. Martens, a grunge favorite that are equally wearable to go shopping downtown as they are for hiking up a hill. Plus, they’re waterproof, making them extra durable for unpredictable weather.
  • Slip-on mules. Cute enough for both running errands and hitting up a quick hometown house party, plus they take up minimal space in your suitcase.
  • Easy sneakers. Good to have if you’re planning to do any exploring, and since they will be on your feet all day, a sleek all-white version will look polished.
  • Watch. If you’re traveling internationally, the old-school staple is a must for saving data. Plus, sometimes you just want to go screenless, you know?
  • An everyday leather bag. Use this as your secondary carry-on, and find a shape that’s big enough to fit in-flight essentials like your laptop.
  • A canvas tote bag. Provides an extra option if you need more carry-on space when returning home, plus it’s an eco-friendly shopping essential.
  • A light, oversize scarf. Every traveller’s best friend. You can wrap it around yourself like a blanket or you can use it as a cover-up if you’re hitting somewhere with a pool.
  • Statement earrings. A dangly, conversation starter will dress up even the simplest look.
  • Your signature sunglasses. For snoozing on long flights or train rides.
  • A beret. The hat of the season is also super foldable.

What are your favorite wardrobe staples that you take on all of your trips? Tag @Cfashionista in your Instagram #OOTDSs to show us your travel looks!

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