Whether you’re traveling home, to your in-laws or elsewhere this holiday season, the goal is to enjoy the most festive time of year. And nothing gets a vacation off to a less-than-joyful start like stressing over what you’re packing. You’ve got limited space in your suitcase — or suitcases — and a finite number of days away from your closet, so you must resist the urge to bring everything you own. Say it with us now: I will not over-pack.
We know how tempting it is. You’re looking through your drawers and your closet and you happen upon a top or a pair of shoes you haven’t worn in ages and think, “You know, maybe I’ll want to wear this while I’m traveling.” Spoiler alert: you won’t. Instead of stuffing your suitcase full of random “maybe” items (because who knows? You might get invited to a formal affair while you’re watching Netflix on your parents’ couch!), get strategic about your packing list. The key is to put together a capsule wardrobe of sorts — a group of interchangeable clothes and accessories that work in various outfit combinations. Yes, it can be done. How do we know? Because we did it for you.