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30 Travel-Friendly Pieces To Wear While You're Home For The Holidays

You've got one carry-on, a dozen presents, and a week's worth of outfits to pack — let's do this.

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Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

1. An elastic-waist woolen A-line skirt for anyone whose cold-weather wardrobe consists of jeans, jeans, and more jeans. This skirt will still keep you warm while giving your go-to looks a refresh.,

FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give them a trial run if you're a member!

Promising review: "This skirt was a dream! It fit as expected when using my waist measurement. It is also lined, which is great for those cold winter mornings!" —Bella Bon Voyage

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 29 styles).

2. These investmentworthy Spanx faux-leather leggings that you can style a million different ways, which will hopefully distract anyone from noticing when you end up wearing them days in a row. They just look good with everything!

Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Nordstrom

BuzzFeed Shopping editor Heather Braga says: "I splurged on these and I don't know why I waited so long! They're super soft on the inside, edgy on the outside, and just freakin' fabulous. I love pairing them with an oversized sweater for a look that's stylish but still cozy during the winter and wearing them with a denim jacket and a graphic tee in spring and fall."

Promising review: "I'm in love. Just edgy enough with a matte finish, but not look-at-me shiny like previous pairs of faux-leather leggings I've owned. I'd be perfectly comfortable wearing these to the office with a top of appropriate length. I also got rave reviews from my boyfriend and his bandmates when I wore them to their last show. In other words, they can be sexed up or sexed down to your needs." —MissCristie

Get it from Nordstrom for $98 (available in standard and petite sizes XS–XL and 1X).

3. A long-sleeve mock turtleneck bodysuit if you're looking to pack pieces that can work double duty as a standalone style or a chic layer under a sweater, sleeveless dress, or your favorite jacket.,

Promising review: "This is so soft and so comfortable. It’s the first bodysuit I’ve bought, and I don’t know why I haven’t purchased these sooner — it’s amazing. I was worried about the snaps being uncomfortable, but you don’t even know they’re there. I also worried for the price if it might be see-through, but it’s not at all. I’ll probably be buying this in every color." —MW

Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 25 styles).

4. A cropped button-up cashmere sweater because you're going to need to employ some strategic layering to make it through a whole gambit of holiday visits where the house temperatures range from a sauna to the North Pole.


Promising review: "This is one of the softest cashmere sweaters I have purchased. FYI: it runs small and the fit is cropped." —HOLLYBERRYMERRY

Get it from Madewell for $124.50+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL, plus sizes 1X–4X, and in two colors).

5. A flowy tiered shift dress to achieve max comfy-cuteness whether you're holiday party-bound or just headed out for a winter stroll.,

If you're blessed in the boob department, reviewers recommend ordering a size up because of a seam that sits right below the bust.

Promising review: "I can’t say enough good things about this dress. The length is great, and the fit is great! I probably could have done a small but didn’t want it to be too short for work. Perfect dress to dress up with wedges or heels or dress down with booties or sandals." —Kayla

Get it from Amazon for $23.50+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 32 styles).

6. A stunning sweater midi dress so you can prove all those people wrong who told you wow-worthy evening wear can't be comfortable.

Petal & Pup

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Promising review: "I look hot in this dress and I'm sure you will too! I plan to wear this for my dress rehearsal dinner in October. It is warm, hits all your curves, isn't too bulky, and is comfy! I'm so excited for this dress." —Jamie V.

Get it from Petal & Pup for $79.95 (available in sizes 0–12).

7. A super cozy knit jumpsuit with stretch for days that makes the perfect travel companion for long car rides or flights where comfort is key. Plus, it'll feel pretty good sipping cocoa by the fire in this, too.

Danielle Healy / BuzzFeed, Smash + Tess

Smash + Tess is a Vancouver, Canada-based small biz founded by a mother-daughter-bestie trio with a mission to create a slower, better (and more comfortable) fashion brand using sustainable materials and local ethical production.

This thing is mad comfy. It's like butter, even after several washes. I've worn the absolute crap out of it over the last several months and it has some minor pilling, but otherwise is still in perfect condition — not a fraying thread in sight. It's a great investment, as it'll still fit even through major size fluctuations and it's really easy to style. I'm 5'9" and the legs pulled down all the way are just slightly cropped, but this jumpsuit allows for cuffing or even pulling pantlegs up for more of a capri look. I absolutely cannot recommend these rompers enough, especially if you're in the market for loungewear that still makes you feel cute!

Get it from Smash + Tess for $119 (available in sizes 3XS–4X and also in pink).

8. A trendy pair of round sunglasses that comes with a protective hard case because you're not trying to crush another pair of stylish sunnies in your carry-on bag.,

Promising review: "I am seriously obsessed with these sunglasses (I love these more than my Ray-Bans and that’s saying a lot)! They are extremely sturdy, and great quality. What I love the most is that these came in a cute hard eyeglass case, which is perfect for travel. It also came with a polarization test (so cool and these are polarized, which is amazing) and a microfiber cloth for cleaning the lenses. They are so chic and go with so many outfits! I loved them so much!" —Stephanie Russell

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in seven colors).

9. An oversized houndstooth sweater-vest if you're looking for a mix-and-match way to punch up the outfit you've already worn three times since you've been home.,

Promising review: "Love this! Well worth the price! I paired it with a white turtleneck underneath, but the options are limitless here. Was surprised at the quality of this’s very soft and thick. Which isn’t wasn’t what I expected at all. Would definitely, and might, buy again very soon!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–L and in 19 styles).

10. A cropped padded sports bra because suitcase space is at a premium and this is a sports bra and casual top all-in-one.,

Promising review: "This lightweight top is perfect for a sweaty workout. Breathes really well. I normally wear a large but upped the size because I have a bigger bust area and it fit as expected! Nice stretch to the material, and is form-fitting but not too tight! It's really nice that it has a built-in bra 'shelf' along with padding. Also, the material makes it almost just look like a casual tank. I pair it with my high-waisted jeans and a cardigan and I'm ready to go. Love the neutral and muted colors they offer and definitely want one in almost every color." —Kara Barry

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 23 colors).

11. A long-sleeve tie-waist dress to add a whole lot of waist-cinching va-va-voom to your standard knit dress lineup.,

FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe, so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

Promising review: "The dress is a good material and the perfect length. I love that you can adjust the tie to be as tight or loose as needed. Since the ends of the sleeves are super stretchy, you can tuck them up like I did OR wear them all the way down too. Got soo many compliments on the dress and even had a girlfriend ask for the link to buy. It says dry-clean recommended, but I washed it alone on gentle cycle and then air-dried it, and it did just fine." —Ashley Delgado

Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 25 colors).

12. A pair of incredibly versatile high-waisted leggings so you can lounge, work, workout, and go out all in the same pair of super soft, stylish, and stretchy leggings.,

A testament to these stretchy wonders — tons of reviewers say these leggings have been by their side before, during, and after pregnancy!

Promising review: "Best leggings ever! A good combination of softness and sleekness — and they don’t break the bank. That on top of the fact that they supposedly could fit almost any woman and retain their comfort makes these leggings a miracle. Literally, the only complaint I have about these is just that the high-waisted band doesn’t always stay tight around your waist, but that’s to be expected when they’re super comfortable and can be worn multiple days in a row." —Jordan Thomas

Get it from Amazon for $12.49+ (available in one size, plus size, and in 55 styles).

13. A pair of slip-on sneakers for a go-with-everything style that will see you through airport security lines, holiday shopping, and more with a cushy memory foam sole your tired feet will appreciate.,

Some reviewers say these shoes run big, and recommend ordering a size down.

Promising review: "I purchased these sneaks for a vacation. I wanted something stylish but comfortable because I knew I'd be walking quite a bit. These are AMAZING! I walked all over Key West wearing them with zero discomfort, including NO rubbing on the backs of my feet. As an aside, they came packaged beautifully. I'm off to buy more colors!" —LAT12618

Get it from Amazon for $26.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 26 styles).

14. A faux-suede miniskirt that'll be your reliable sidekick for festive dinners, holiday parties, and whatever else your end-of-year social calendar has in store.,

Promising review: "I love this skirt so much! I got a large (150 pounds, 5'4"), and it fits me perfectly. I've had this black skirt for around nine months now, and it has become a staple in my wardrobe! It has very VERY small pockets, but pockets nonetheless, and it's very comfortable. The zipper is high quality, the material feels expensive, and I haven't noticed any fabric shrinkage or color fading! For me it hits around mid-thigh." –liv

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 18 colors).

15. A knit long-sleeve sweater dress with a colorful pleated panel if you're in need of a showstopping number that'll make you feel like the main character in a dreamy Hallmark movie all night.

a long sleeve black dress with a belted waist and a pleated insert that's white, orange, and brown ombre
Vogue by Nekar / Etsy

Vogue by Nekar is a New York-based Etsy shop creating stunning clothes and accessories that, yes, do look like they could be on the pages of Vogue.

Promising review: "Genuinely my favorite dress. The sweater material is snug without feeling tight. It is so elegant. I am going to buy this dress in every design." —William Wells

Get it from Vogue by Nekar on Etsy for $49.99 (available in sizes S–2XL). 

16. A pack of knit over-the-knee socks because all those dresses and skirts you packed aren't going to winterize themselves! Don't worry, these babies got some stretch so they can accommodate a wide range of sizes.,

Promising review: "Loved these socks, they are nicely made and look 👀 soooooo cute on!! These are the perfect socks for boots for that in-style look we all love. I was worried because I got some meat on my bones and didn’t know if these would be too tight but they fit just fine and stretch nicely. These socks are sooo cute and perfect. Get them you will love them!!" —Luv2shopp

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $18.99 (available in 18 styles).

17. A pleated midi skirt to wow the crowd in a notice-me shade of vibrant metallic. Bonus: the pleats will hide any wrinkles it accumulated sitting in your suitcase.,

Promising review: "This is a beautiful skirt; it looks just like in the product photos. The fabric actually feels very luxurious, not thin as you might expect from the price. It was a tremendous bargain at the price I paid. I absolutely love it!" —DoctorG

Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 24 colors).

18. A satin pleated top so you can easily dress up the single pair of black leggings you plan to wear as pants for the duration of the holiday season with a compliment-catching style.,

Promising review: "Amazon is really upping its plus-size fashion game! This fits like a glove. Well, a glove that's a shirt. It fits snugly under my ample bust and then flares out from there, with the fabric draping over my stomach. Very pleased with this purchase. Great price, material, and fit. It looks really cute and can be dressed up or down." —Valya

Get it from Amazon for $20.94+ (available in sizes 1X–4X and in 22 styles).

19. A pair of thick *sherpa*-lined joggers for winning the award for "most cozy" whether you're on a chilly flight or wrapping presents in your parents' chilly basement.


Most reviewers recommend sizing up!

Promising review: "I've never worn pants that make me as happy as these do. I feel like I'm being enveloped in a cloud. I sized up (good idea), due to other reviews. They're perfect for cold winter days, being warm and toasty when you and hubs disagree on what the thermostat should read, and getting a hug from your clothing when you're exhausted after a day of work/your kids running you ragged, or both. I'm also sensitive to non-breathable clothes, particularly at night, but these haven't made me feel too hot so far." —Torrey Baldwin

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and five colors, plus three colors without the sherpa lining *and* two colors of sherpa-lined leggings).

20. A pair of Ugg ankle boots that can play the part of supportive slippers or cozy going-out shoes with equal success. They've got all the comfort you've come to know and love from Uggs in a shorter style that won't weigh you down.,

FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give them a trial run if you're a member!

Promising review: "These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. They are so cozy warm. Not bulky. I can go for walks or just lounge around the house in them. Having to be at home all the time these days during the pandemic, I wanted shoes that feel like a slipper but give more support. And they aren't weighing me down like the taller Ugg boots. I will wear these every season. Thank you, Ugg!" —Amy Del Santo

Get them from Amazon for $139.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in six colors).

21. A super versatile bodycon jumpsuit if you want a holiday party outfit that wows, but that you can rock the rest of the year, too.

Model wearing the black jumper

Rebdolls is a Latinx and woman-owned small biz based in Harlem, New York!

Promising review: "Love this jumpsuit. It fit perfectly. No complaints. Love love." —Valda G.

Get it from Rebdolls for $39.99 (originally $49.99; available in sizes M–5X). 

22. A lightweight striped sweater because you cannot (I repeat, CANNOT) own enough sweaters, especially one so easily mix-and-matchable as this one.,

Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this sweater. Super lightweight but also warm against a little chill. The material is super soft as well. The colors are just as gorgeous in person as well. I ordered a medium and it fits really well. I tuck it slightly into my jeans and it covers some of my pants in the back." —Stewart

Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 12 styles).

23. A nylon anti-theft rucksack to avoid wasting space in your suitcase with extra bags. This ultra-versatile style can be worn like a backpack or shoulder bag, so when it's done being your airport personal item it can be a stylish purse for dinner.,

Promising review: "I bought this backpack to use as a purse while on vacation and it worked perfectly. The main pouch is protected when you’re walking around because the zipper is protected by your back. There are also two side zippered pockets, one of which kept my phone and the other perfect for sunglasses and a few other items that I wanted to access more easily. I loved that I could wear it as a purse to dinner but use it as a backpack during the day so that my shoulder didn’t get tired. Highly recommend this item!" —Allison

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes and in seven colors).

24. A chic wrap sweater that adjusts at the waist so you can cinch it tight and wear it as a top or loosen it enough to wear as an unconventional cardigan. Give it up for stylish versatility, everyone!,

Promising review: "This top is absolutely gorgeous. I purchased in black. It’s as pictured on the model but even better in person! Definitely department store quality, like something I’d find at Macy’s in the woman’s section. It’s a deep V-cut so I’ll be wearing a tank underneath. Super comfortable and can accommodate a larger size within reason. Arms are dolman and wrap-style closure to adjust size. Can’t wait to wear it out!!!" —ezralea

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 11 colors).

25. All-purpose lace-up boots perfect for virtually any occasion. Made from recycled synthetic wool and repurposed marine plastic, this versatile style is cute enough for brunch but tough enough for muddy hiking trails.


Thesus is a mission-driven, Ontario, Canada-based small biz creating outdoor footwear that's easy on the planet, the eyes, and your feet! Their materials are 90% sustainable and traceable — and they're working toward 100%. This brand is all about the details, taking years to develop each collection, traveling the globe to seek out the best materials for the health of both people and the planet.

Promising review: "Loooove them! Very neatly made, great quality, soft and comfy. Have to mention customer service — they were super helpful, responsive and flexible in regards to shipping. Personally, I found it really interesting to follow the story of the boots being made- thanks for the updates! Overall, very happy 😊" —Dalia

Get it from Thesus for $198 (available in EU sizes 36–43 and 10 colors).

26. An oversized turtleneck sweater dress that's practically begging you to throw it on with your favorite boots and kiss someone under the mistletoe.,

Promising review: "OMG, where do I start. I love this dress. It’s so big and chunky and cozy but also super sexy!!! The pockets are amazing, and the material isn’t itchy at all. It looks great paired with tall boots, but I’m sure you could rock some leggings and ankle boots and it would look just as amazing. Totally worth the price; it is baggy for sure, but I anticipated that when I ordered one size up so I could get the length I wanted. I want one in EVERY COLOR. Another Amazon win!" —Ashlee

Get it from Amazon for $23.85+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 styles).

27. A super-soft henley tunic top available in a variety of fun colors and prints if you've been searching for a comfy, versatile top to wear with leggings or jeans that is *gasp* gloriously wrinkle-resistant!,

Promising review: "LOVE this top! It is a great fit. I ordered a larger size than I normally wear for a looser fit. It is really comfortable and packs well for travel." —Rebecca Falck

Get it from Amazon for $21.86+ (available in sizes 1X–4X and in 43 styles).

28. A breezy T-shirt maxi dress because the holidays are all about maximizing your style and comfort simultaneously. Good thing this dress captures the comfort of sweatpants in a style your grandma will approve of a lot more.,

Promising review: "This is the easy-breezy simple dress I’ve been looking for! It’s super soft with some stretch — has pockets!!! You can throw this on for anything. Dress it up with some boots or heels, keep it casual with flip flops or slides. Accessorize with a jean jacket, jewelry, or hats. I want more colors!" —Ann D.

Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 41 styles).

29. Lace-up wedge booties to cradle your feet in cuteness without sacrificing walkability, which will become extra important when you're trying to duck out of a party gracefully after your third glass of wine.,

Promising review: "This is my second pair of these lace-up booties and I love them. I have a gray suede pair that I wore most of the fall/winter last year. These are a perfect addition and they don't look cheap. Wore them all day on Friday and even worked the Fall Festival at the school with no problems. Wish I had them in black too!" —MomItAll

Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 13 colors).

30. These plush tapered trousers that look party-ready but have tons of stretch for when life calls for surprise squatting (or just a really big dinner).

LEZÉ The Label

LEZÉ the Label is an Asian- and woman-owned small biz creating comfortable clothes out of recycled and eco-friendly materials like fishnets, coffee grounds, and plastic bottles. Their collections are produced in an ethical Chinese factory that is 80% led by women, and their workers are paid 15% higher than the industry standard with benefits and overtime pay.

Get it from LEZÉ the Label for $108 (available in sizes XS–3XL).

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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.