It’s about that time of year where my carry-on gets a surge of action. Planes, trains, and car rides await because the holiday season is finally here, which means plenty of travel throughout the month ahead. While packing bulky and heavy winter gear into one small suitcase always presents quite the conundrum, I’ve been able to perfect my winter packing game thanks to a meticulous selection of versatile and reliable staples that I’ve garnered from my favorite one-stop retailer, Nordstrom.
From sweaters that will take you from day to night to a well-rounded selection of shoes for every occasion, plus the perfect number of layers to keep you toasty, these functional and stylish basics will get you through almost every occasion on your winter break. Scroll below to take a peek at what I’m packing in my carry-on this season—all of which are available to buy on Nordstrom right now.