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Holiday Packing Plan

PACK SMART, NOT HARD

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Planning a trip home on your holiday break? You could fill up several travel bags and pull out all the style stops to impress those childhood friends and out-of-town relatives. But since we’re of the belief that for short trips, bag check is for chumps, we’ve got some ideas for looking good over the holidays while keeping your luggage burden light. The key: mixing trend-savvy pieces with one smart, versatile basic.


GIRL’S GUIDE
1 SWEATER, 3 WAYS
THE BASIC: FITTED V-NECK SWEATER

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For a friendly gathering, try this shapely sweater with a full skirt and chunky-heeled pumps for that festive-yet-effortless effect. With stretch leggings, it’s great for hanging at home and making a last minute shopping run – just add booties. And for a morning of opening presents and sipping cocoa, all you need for a complete look is a pair of jeans and some printed flats.

PRO TIP:
Scarves offer the most bang for the packing space. Bring a few to refresh your style in seconds and wear your bulkiest one on the plane to keep cozy in-flight.
GUY’S GUIDE
1 PAIR OF JEANS, 3 WAYS
THE BASIC: JEANS

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Introduce old friends to ultra-mod dressy-casual style – top your ever-reliable jeans with a blazer and Merino wool pullover, and finish with a statement watch. For chilling with a movie, go for a warm waffle tee and hoodie. And when the family gathers around the tree, you can repurpose the jeans and that Merino sweater with the add-on of a patterned button-up. Slip on a tie and you’ve got a holiday look that’ll make the parents proud.

PRO TIP:
When you’re staying with family, skip the hassle of traveling with their gifts. Buy them online and have the goods shipped directly to where you’ll be staying. Be sure to give your host relatives a heads-up so they know to keep an eye out for your packages – and to not open them early.

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