A weekender carryall will hold all your long weekend essentials, whether you're traveling by air or land.
There's no need to lug your entire shoe collection home for the holidays. Stick with a versatile, slightly elevated boot that will go with any casual or more formal outfit.
Again, the same rule applies to your jacket. Multiple pieces of outerwear can take up entirely too much room when packing, so stick with a chic and sleek topper that will see you through all your various holiday activities.
Trust us -- if you've got just one cozy, chunky, neutral-hued knit with you the whole weekend, it's all you'll really want to wear anyway.
If your Thanksgiving situation is a little more formal, we suggest a t-shirt style dress that's easy to pack. The shimmery metallic fabric takes the whole look up a notch, and can easily pair with boots or heels.
We understand the need to accessorize, but try to pack lightly. A pair of statement earrings will jazz up any outfit without weighing down your suitcase.
Going home for the holidays, for many of us, means having multiple family members in the house. We suggest packing a cute, non-bulky robe to wear on mornings when you feel that walking around in your ripped flannel PJs from high school isn't appropriate.
We swear we're not crazy when we say you really only need to bring one pair of denim along with you. Moto jeans in a darker wash are perfect, because they go with literally anything, and have just enough interesting detail to distract others from your lack of accessories and no-frills boots.
No plastic baggies for us! Get yourself a cute travel kit to store your beauty essentials in, and we promise rationing everything into 3-ounce bottles will be so much more fun.
Heading home for Thanksgiving this year?
If so, we understand how challenging it can be to pack for a long weekend -- especially when that weekend involves seeing friends, family (or both) who you haven't seen in awhile.