The Travel Packing Guide Every Fashion Girl Follows
You must approach your packing strategy for holiday travel with the same precision and attention to detail as you would putting together the perfect ensemble for your dream job interview. Sure, that may seem extreme—but you probably don't want to overpack and pay those fees for extra bags. Come on: The bills you've racked up from gift shopping are enough, right?
Well, to ensure you're only bringing the most crucial items with you for a visit home with your family, we're breaking down our ultimate travel packing guide. But because we're aware that everyone heads somewhere different for the holidays—some may head to a cold location while others may ditch the snow for a warmer destination—we're showcasing what to pack whether you're heading somewhere cool or warm.
Keep scrolling for our ultimate packing guide featuring the fashion items totally worth bringing. (And note that to keep this consistent, we're planning this around a three-day trip).Follow what's coming your way and you'll even have extra room in case you get that dream gift that's been on your list.
Re/Done Cindy Crawford The Crawford High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($330)
You'll probably be able to get away with wearing jeans most of the time (unless it's party time). We suggest going for a classic style that's sophisticated enough—just in case you need to dress them up.
Available in sizes 24 to 30.
Malone Souliers Maureen Metallic Leather-Trimmed Satin Point-Toe Flats ($545)
For those moments when you don't want to wear heels (like when you go to that family movie), go for chic flats instead with your jeans and sweater.
Available in sizes 35 to 42.
Everlane Women's Flat Leather Sandal by Everlane in Natural ($88)
While you clearly need sandals for the beach or pool, we recommend going for an all-purpose style you could wear to dinner or drinks, too.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.
What are your essentials for holiday travel? Let us know in the comments below.
This post has been updated by Lauren Eggertsen.