Heading home for the holidays, or jetting off to some tropical paradise during the holiday break? We’ve made your holiday packing checklist for you with all the travel essentials you need to stay fashionably cozy round-trip.

 

Tips for Comfortable Holiday Traveling

 

  1. Pile on the style: One minute, it’s stuffy. The next, you’re shivering. Dress accordingly with a series of light layers that you can remove as needed. Start with a basic cotton tee, add a button-down shirt, and then top off the look with an oversized coatigan or cardi.

  2. Treat your feet: Slip-on shoes, warm socks, and UGG boots are first-class footwear options for holiday travels.

  3. Bundle up: A blanket scarf works overtime by doubling as a super-soft blanket or a warm scarf on demand.

  4. Ditch your jacket: Hate the idea of wearing a bulky parka on the plane? Opt for an oversized cardigan or coatigan instead.

  5. Pamper yourself: Air travel is known to do a number on the skin, and that dry cabin air isn’t doing your complexion any favors. Fight off the effects by bringing along beauty treats like lip balm, face masks, moisturizer, hydrating face mists, and hand cream.

  6. Kick back and relax: An all-in-one travel set with an eye mask and a pillow is a dreamy way to turn lengthy flights into restful nights.

 

Heading home for the holidays, or jetting off to some tropical paradise during the holiday break? We’ve compiled the ultimate winter travel style guide to help you look and feel your best from takeoff to touchdown.

 

What to Wear

 

 

Holiday traveling is stressful, but choosing the right travel outfits doesn’t have to be. The key to staying comfortable while traveling without sacrificing style is keeping things in proportion. Pair slouchy knits and oversized sweaters with slim bottoms like leggings, jeans, or cuffed joggers. This visual balance prevents off-duty combinations from looking sloppy, and it’s figure-flattering for the best of both worlds.

 

Focus on soft fabrics, relaxed silhouettes, lightweight layers, and functional accessories that keep everything you need right at your fingertips. Mix and match the following pieces to build outfits long flights demand:

 

  • Tops: Pullover sweaters, t-shirts, tunics, button-down blouses, and turtlenecks

  • Bottoms: Joggers, jeans, and leggings

  • Outerwear: Light jackets, hoodies, ponchos, wraps, cardigans, and coatigans

  • Bags: Weekenders, crossbody bags, totes, and backpacks

  • Accessories: Blanket scarves, hair ties, and beanies

  • Shoes: Ankle boots, flats, sneakers, UGGs, loafers, and mules

 

What to Pack

 

Health & Beauty Essentials

 

  • Water bottle

  • Snacks

  • Pillow

  • Skincare products

  • Haircare tools & products

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste

  • Breath mints

  • Lotion

  • Lip balm

  • Hair ties

 

Tech Essentials

 

  • Phone

  • Laptop

  • Noise-canceling earbuds

  • Chargers

 

Style Essentials

 

  • Blanket scarf

  • Sunglasses

  • Beanie

  • High heels

  • Flats

  • Jacket or coatigan

  • Jeans

  • Statement top

  • Sweater

  • Dress pants

  • Leggings

  • Pajamas

  • Jewelry

  • Party purse

  • Undergarments & shapewear

 

Happy (and stylish) travels!

 

XOXO,

The Sole Society Team