5 Cozy, Travel-Friendly Outfits To Head Home In For The Holidays

You've given your outfits 100% all year long. But come mid-December, it's okay to dial things back a bit. Because if there's any time leggings and blanket scarves and furry slides can and should become your uniform, it's when you're heading home for the holidays. (No one's looking to deal with travel delays in starchy trousers. And we mean no one.)

Still, we understand if you want your off-duty outfits to be on-point. That's why sleek bomber jackets, sparkly socks, and colorful track pants are all fair game for looking good while feeling comfy. And even if you have to bundle up to head home to even colder weather, there's no reason to not put your own personal touch on things. With that in mind, we've pulled together five travel-ready outfits for when you're homeward bound. Remember: Leggings may be a go-to, but they're not the only option for traveling in comfort.

Any seasoned traveler knows leggings and lots of soft layers are the way to go for a long flight, especially if you'll be trapped in a middle seat and freezing from airplane air conditioning (that seems to be how things normally go, no?). For an outfit that's still on-point, try a padded jacket and chunky scarf that'll feel like an in-transit sleeping bag, and add in a timely graphic tee and some slides that will be easy to kick off in the mile-long security line.
Year of Ours Moto Legging, $99.00 Buy
Stussy Barriers Quilted Jacket, $135.00 Buy
ban.do I Believe In Wine Tee, $38.00 Buy
COS Cashmere-blend scarf, $115.00 Buy
Sol Sana Fur Slide, $80.00 $50.00, Buy
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Our go-to travel-outfit base? A pair of wear-with-everything fleece leggings. Pair them with equally cozy top layers, velvet sneakers, and fun accessories for the ultimate airport-chic ensemble.
Cuddl Duds Stretch Fleece Leggings, $28.00 Buy
Wilfred Free Waterhouse coat, $398.00 Buy
Alexander Wang for H&M Pile Top, $24.99 Buy
Need Supply Co. Hairy Short Crew in Pink, $27.00 Buy
Tretorn Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed, $85.00 $75.99, Buy
Hunter + Rag & Bone Walker Convertible Genuine Shearling & Suede Tote, $750.00 Buy
If you're heading somewhere even snowier than where you currently are, it's good to wear your heaviest items as opposed to packing them (they take up too much valuable suitcase real estate!). So, layer your cable knit sweater and puffer coat over some super-soft joggers, and finish the outfit off with your snow-ready boots and a hands-free backpack that carriers just the essentials. That way, you check everything else.
Ralph Lauren Stretch Velvet Jogger Pant, $64.98 Buy
Prada Tessuto Bucket Bag, $295.00 Buy
Eddie Bauer K-6 Boot, $200.00 Buy
J.Crew Cableknit sweater with Fair Isle, $118.00 Buy
Zara PUFFER JACKET, $89.90 Buy
We know traveling in jeans is a divisive topic, but sometimes you've got to go straight from the plane to grandma's and don't need her commentary on how your spandex is too tight, you know? Pair your favorite mom-jeans with a festive sweater and some classic loafers, and add in a sparkly sock for good measure. Oh, and a trusty carryall is the move for lugging home all the books you plan to catch up on over break, of course.
AGOLDE Sophie High Waist Crop Skinny Jeans, $105.86 Buy
By Far Louis Black Suede, $360.00 Buy
Bandier The Landon Carryall, $155.00 Buy
Madewell Tinsel-Stripe Pullover Sweater, $118.00 Buy
Rachel Comey Slimming Ankle Sock in Black Metallic Nylon, $46.00 Buy
Another alternative to leggings is a great pair of track pants. Paired with a hoodie, a pom-pom beanie, and some colorblocked trainers, your athleisure look is just as comfortable as it is on-trend. And yet, you still won't feel overdressed for Terminal 4.
Etudes Studio Unisex Études Denim Tote Bag, $115.00 Buy
Woolrich Detachable fur-pompom ribbed-knit beanie hat, $112.00 Buy
Ganni Dubois Striped Pique Track Pants, $170.00 Buy
Ganni Lott Isoli embroidered cotton-jersey hooded top, $160.00 Buy
Mango Leather appliqué sneakers, $99.99 Buy
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