Holiday Travel Capsule for the Guys: 7 Days, 7 Outfits, 12 Items

If you’re like me, you always over pack for trips because you never know what could happen, right? It’s time to kick the over packing habit to the curb with our interchangeable travel micro capsule. We’ll show you how to turn 12 items into 7 outfits lasting you from Christmas to the New Year. If you don’t have these exact pieces don’t worry, use similar items already in your existing wardrobe. 


Let’s get started!

Why We Chose Each Piece

Grey collared sweater:  the perfect cozy sweater to wear on Christmas day. Not only will you be super comfy you’ll earn major style points.

Black and white checked button up: during the holidays there's typically one slightly more dressy occasion. Choose a simple, neutral button up that can be dressed up or down.

Burgundy crew neck sweater: a simple crew neck sweater can be worn alone or over a button up for a pulled together look.

Khakis: these pants will give the impression that you are more dressed up than if you were wearing jeans while being just as comfortable.

Camel pea coat: a classic styled pea coat is a great layering option and it will never go out of style.

Dark wash jeans: for the times when you are playing board games with the family or traveling jeans are a must for any trip.

Chambray button up: casual but still a button up, this shirt will keep you looking stylish and feeling comfortable.

Green flannel: a comfy shirt that still looks put together and like you put a lot more thought into your outfit than you actually did.

Dress pants: one pair for the times when you have to look nice.

Dark grey t-shirt: a great layering piece that can be worn under a sweater or button up for a more relaxed look.

Dark grey wool coat: layering this coat over almost any outfit will make you look polished and style savvy.

Black dress boots: these shoes are a win-win; they can be worn with dress pants with a button down or a flannel and jeans.  

When to Pack Your Travel Capsule

Packing the night before is another bad habit of which we are all guilty. The key to packing light is planning ahead. There's no point in dragging around clothes you'll never wear which is exactly why you should stick to a core group of items that you love.

Don't get hung up on finding a pair of khakis or a black boot if you don't already own them. Use this travel capsule as a guide on how to structure your outfits, not a rule book.

In order to get the most outfits from fewer items you’ll have to take some time to think about them before hand. Sounds like a lot of work? Trust us, it’ll all be worth it when you don’t have to check your bags at the airport. 


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