You Only Need to Pack These 10 Pieces to Get Unlimited Outfits During Your Next Trip
Whether you’re going to meet your significant other's parents or heading back home to visit your family, Thanksgiving is always an exciting day—it means the winter holidays have officially begun. The only downside is never knowing what to pack. How many day outfits and dressier options should you take? How many pairs of shoes? Can you actually fit it all in one bag? We’ve come up with an assortment of pieces that can be worn together to create an array of outfits that will take you from making pumpkin pie to Friendsgiving dinner in a heartbeat.
Sweater + Jeans + Scarf
The ideal in-flight outfit: comfy basics with your fluffiest sweater. You’ll stay warm on the go and save room in your suitcase for other essentials.
Shop It: Aerie Chunky Sweater, $50; aerie.com. Mavi Alexa Mid Soft Gold Lux Move Jeans, $148; us.mavi.com. Buji Baja Chic Muffler Scarf, $78; revolve.com. Kenneth Cole Kam Leather Sneakers, $125; kennethcole.com.
Blouse + Skirt
If you normally wear ankle- or calf-height boots with skirts, consider over-the-knee this season. It’s a more modern look, and you can skip tights. When you arrive at your destination, hang silky items (like this blouse) in the bathroom so wrinkles release as you shower.
Top + Leggings + Scarf
Mixed textures prevent an all-black look from feeling dull: Here, it’s faux leather and feathers. Add color—and stay toasty!—with an oversize scarf.
Shop It: Chico’s Feather Hem Pullover, $109; chicos.com. R Label by TheReset.com Vegan Leather Leggings, $155; thereset.com. Buji Baja Chic Muffler Scarf, $78; revolve.com. Kenneth Cole Kam Leather Sneakers, $125; kennethcole.com.
Dress + Boots
The perfect uniform for an indulgent meal? A flowy dress with a stretchy waistband, paired with walkable boots for your post-dinner stroll. Shiny accessories keep things festive.
Dress + Sweater
A fancy dress gets another wear in a less formal outfit when you add a relaxed sweater and sneaks. Be sure to let the collar and bow peek through.
Top + Jeans
Match up the jeans and feathery top for a comfortable combo that still looks sharp in family photos. The clutch converts to a crossbody: Voilà—it’s now a daytime bag.
Shop It: Chico’s Feather Hem Pullover, $109; chicos.com. Mavi Alexa Mid Soft Gold Lux Move Jeans, $148; us.mavi.com. Vince Camuto Sarelia Boots, $180; nordstrom.com. Real Simple Style Marilyn Envelope Clutch, $108; realsimplestyle.com.