I’m heading home tomorrow and so ready for over a week of relaxing and being with all my family and friends. One thing I still manage to stress about though before a long trip is packing. I’m a notorious over packer, but my last few trips (and streamlining my wardrobe) have made me realize what essentials are truly necessary to bring.
Today’s outfit may not necessarily seem like a classic piece to bring but these pink velvet pants have been one of my favorite versatile items this winter. I love it with a simple black turtleneck as seen here, but also with a backless bodysuit for a night out (like I wore here). A big cozy sweater and ankle boots also pair great with them for a dinner with friends one night.
Along with this outfit, I’m sharing my other essentials I’ve packed up for the week and hope it will help you streamline (and keep your luggage underweight!) while traveling too. Safe travels!
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SIMPLE COZY SWEATERS: A simple sweater can easily be dressed up or dressed down, whether with a fancy skirt for Christmas Eve dinner or with a pair of leggings or jeans while laying around the house. This cashmere one is such a steal and so soft and I also love this giant knit for an extra cozy look.
LEATHER LEGGINGS: Chic enough to be dressed up with heels or boots, or casual enough for running around town in, these are the ultimate versatile pants to pack. These are my recent favorites and are under $100 and so stretchy and comfortable.
SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS: A suede ankle boot is my go-to shoe in the winter. It’s the perfect in-between shoe of not being too dressy or too casual. I love this pair to wear with my leather leggings and these tan ones with my jeans and a cozy cream sweater.
STATEMENT EARRINGS: The easiest way to keep packing to a minimal when you may have a fancy occasion is statement earrings. The holidays are all about sparkles and glam, but packing enough fancy outfits is always not possible. Dressing up a simple outfit with a pair of fun earrings (these are my absolute favorite and just picked up these too) and a bright lip instantly takes your look from day to night.
Photos by Allie Provost
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