We tend to worry a lot about what to bring other
people when we travel for the holidays, not so much what we bring for ourselves. And while that may be completely in the spirit of the season, paying just a smidgen of attention to what we toss into our carry-ons before heading home can make a world of difference. The 10 items ahead aim to do just that...and maybe even prevent an awkward seasonal run-in.
Pieced together from Neiman Marcus
, this packing list — including an instant polish-adding sleeveless jacket and a dress you can style for any
impromptu affair — puts an end to overpacking due to sheer panic. Instead, these items will help you thoughtfully plan for the unforeseeable (yet inevitable) during the holidays. After all, you’re bound to run into your old high-school flame at some reunion or, at the very least, get caught up in another tradition: travel delays. At least now, you'll be prepared.