9 Fashion Must-Haves to Pack When You're Coming Home for the Holidays

Trying to pack your suitcase when heading home for the holidays is no easy feat. There are so many things to consider: catching up with old friends, holiday dinner with the fam, parties where you might bump into your ex. Plus you'll want to save room to bring back all of the gifts and extra clothes you're storing at your parent's house.  

Here are 9 items straight from the 'Gram that are perfect for bringing with you as you head home the holidays. 

1. A teddy coat 

Teddy coats are the hottest item this season... literally! These fuzzy jackets are thick enough to keep you warm all break long and perfect for snuggling in when it's cold outside. Wear your teddy coat on the plane to save space and keep you cozy all flight long.



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Cozy cozy cozy 🐻

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2. A matching athleisure set

Maximize your suitcase space by packing a matching set that can work together or as separates. When you're at home eating holiday treats, a cute gym outfit will help motivate you to get off the couch. Also, you'll get double duty out of your favorite leggings and athletic tops outside of the gym when you're Netflix binging with the fam.

3. A fisherman's cap

Hide bad hair days in style by topping off any outfit with a chic hat. Plus, hats and other small accessories take up little space in your already overflowing suitcase, making them the perfect way to add versatility to the outfits you already packed. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Life’s better when you’re cheesin ☺️

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4. A party dress

Going to holiday parties means seeing old friends and bumping into old flames. Looking your most extra will give you an added confidence boost and show everyone you're living your best life when you're away at school!

5. Your favorite sweater 

Limited packing room means you want to only bring home your favorite pieces. Your favorite cozy sweater will be your go-to when you're lacking outfit ideas. 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Me once it drops below 60 degrees: 😆 Shop this sweater with @liketoknow.it #liketkit

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6. Your go-to jewelry

That family heirloom or the necklace grandma got you last Christmas are the perfect accessories to wear when you're around the family. Layer them on with your everyday look to add a special touch to the outfit. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

velvet haze

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7. A leather jacket

Versatile, chic and easy to wear, leather jackets are a winter must-have. They're great for dressing up with a holiday dress or tossing on over your favorite oversized tee. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A PSL themed fit ☕️

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8.  Comfortable black boots

You'll only have room to bring home a few pairs of shoes, so make sure to bring only the comfiest pairs in your wardrobe. A basic black ankle boot is perfect for pairing with any outfit and comfortable enough to wear during all-day holiday shopping hauls. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Perfect fall boots ✔️ #UOonyou

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9. Statement sunnies

The secret to looking like a celeb in the airport: oversized sunglasses. After a long day of travel, hide your tired eyes with your favorite chic sunglasses. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I call this look ‘when was the last time I washed my hair chic’

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So stop stressing about what to pack and get busy looking fabulous and enjoying the holidays