It’s about that time of year where my carry-on gets a surge of action. Planes, trains, and car rides await because the holiday season is finally here, which means plenty of travel throughout the month ahead. While packing bulky and heavy winter gear into one small suitcase always presents quite the conundrum, I’ve been able to perfect my winter packing game thanks to a meticulous selection of versatile and reliable staples that I’ve garnered from my favorite one-stop retailer, Nordstrom.
From sweaters that will take you from day to night to a well-rounded selection of shoes for every occasion, plus the perfect number of layers to keep you toasty, these functional and stylish basics will get you through almost every occasion on your winter break. Scroll below to take a peek at what I’m packing in my carry-on this season—all of which are available to buy on Nordstrom right now.
Halogen Crewneck Cashmere Sweater ($98)
A fitted black cashmere sweater will work from day to night with ease. Just add sparkling jewelry to take the sweater into the evening.
Something Navy V-Neck Cardigan ($48)
Fitted cardigans are trending hard, and this one is chic to layer under blazers and coats and over tissue-thin turtlenecks.
Halogen Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater ($98)
I own this in three colors! The soft beige one goes with practically everything in my closet.
1.State Lace Trim Racerback Velvet Camisole ($69)
For festive occasions this winter, wear this pretty velvet and lace camisole under a cashmere cardigan.
Reiss Keira Drape Stretch Blouse ($295)
This luxe looking silky blouse is the perfect blouse for dinners and cocktails with family and friends.
Topshop Straight Leg Jeans ($75)
A pair of chic black jeans is a winter packing must.
Reformation Stevie Ultra High Waist Cigarette Jeans ($128)
Just add a cozy winter sweater and ankle boots.
1.State Charmeuse Pleated Midi Skirt ($99)
A pleated midi skirt is perfect for day and night.
DRESSES & JUMPSUITS:
Vince Ribbed Wool & Cashmere Long Sleeve Sweater Dress ($425)
It's winter. You need a cozy knit dress in your life. Just add tights and boots.
Saloni Bernadette Tulle & Crepe Jumpsuit ($595)
Ready to party!
Boden Julianna Velvet Tie Waist Sheath Dress ($150)
A little something festive you can wear to sip on Champagne.
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan ($78)
Curl up with your hot coffee in this crazy-cozy cardigan.
Alo High Waist Lounge Leggings ($92)
Our editors swear by these comfy leggings.
Caslon Ribbed Henley Top ($39)
Swap your short-sleeve tees for a long-sleeve henley instead.
Wacoal Flawless Comfort Tank ($32)
Wear under all your tops for that extra layer of warmth.
Nordstrom Butter Crew Socks ($12)
Keep those toes toasty around the house.
Madewell Recycled Polartec Fleece Pullover Jacket ($96)
A cushy off-duty pullover to wear with your jeans and leggings alike.
Something Navy Faux Shearling Teddy Coat ($199)
Wear this on the plane (which will save you some carry-on space!).
Barbour Exmoor Diamond Quilted Jacket ($240)
Kate Middleton approved.
Nordstrom Signature Rib Cashmere Cardigan ($299)
This cashmere cardigan will last you a lifetime.
Dolce Vita Paxtyn Combat Boot ($182)
Stomp in style.
Aquatalia Faria Weatherproof Bootie ($170)
Smart, comfortable, and versatile.
Sam Edelman Hai Knee High Boot ($200)
Wear with your midi skirts and dresses for a chic winter look.
Birdies The Starling Flat ($95)
The perfect slipper-loafer hybrid that's cozy and festive.
Hoka One One Hupana Flow Athletic Shoe ($115)
I swear by these comfortable and versatile sneakers—great for traveling, running around town, and those crisp morning winter runs.
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