Whether you’re buying gifts for friends and family, attending Holiday parties, or finalizing your travel plans – the Holidays can be exciting but also a little hectic (and for some reason, this time of year seems to fly by).

If you’re planning on traveling this Holiday season, why not get a bit of head start on your packing (well, at least start brainstorming some wardrobe ideas).

Here are some items that will definitely be making it into my suitcase!

When traveling I like to create outfits ahead of time and be sure that the items I pack in my suitcase can be mixed and matched – that way I know I have multiple outfits and can dress accordingly.

Must haves:

Skinny denim – can be dressed up by pairing with ankle boots and a silk blouse.  Or you can go casual with flats and a basic sweater.

Printed skirt – paired with tights, ankle boots and an embellished sweater, this makes a perfect outfit for evening festivities.

Chambray button down – looks great paired with cropped colored trousers and ankle boots.  Creates a casual, yet on trend look.

Pointed toe flats – they can be dressed up or dressed down and look great with anything from skinny denim to dresses.

Large sturdy tote – great for carrying all of that extra stuff we tend to lug around with us while traveling!

Travel size perfume – wearing your favorite perfume makes you feel at home and it sure beats wearing  the same scent as your mom!