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10 must-haves when traveling to the West Coast

Packing is my least favorite part about going on a trip. I hate having to decide what I’m going to wear for the next week in one evening. Especially if I’m going to a place that requires clothes for weather I’m not used to. To make things a little easier here are 10 things to pack if you are heading to the west coast for the holidays!

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    With flight prices high around the holidays try packing in a duffel bag that can be brought on as a carry on to cut back on prices to check luggage. Duffel bags have a little more give and can be shoved almost anywhere, as opposed to their roll-on counterparts.

    Weekender Bag from Need Supply Co. $80.00

  • Your favorite pair of jeans 2 of 10
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    You wouldn't leave home without them, right? Jeans are the perfect staple for the west coast and dressed up with a nice blouse and shoes they are acceptable for holiday occasions and parties.

    Madewell Skinny Skinny Jeans $128.00

  • Circle Scarf 3 of 10
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    Bringing layers is the perfect way to pack and be prepared for most weather situations. A scarf is a perfect piece because you can use it to dress up a tee or use it with your jackets and sweaters if you will be outdoors.

    Burgundy Circle Scarf from ModCloth $19.99

  • Booties 4 of 10
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    Booties are the most practical/comfortable/cute option for a shoe for the west coast. They are versatile and go with most outfits and at the same time they will keep your feet warm. I have these boots and I LOVE them!

    Sam Edelman Booties in Black $130.00

  • Basic White Tee 5 of 10
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    A basic v neck tee should be a staple in your wardrobe already. They are the perfect everyday piece and perfect for a trip to the west coast... lightweight for packing, easy to wear with multiple outfits, and a great top for layering.

    Armani Exchange White Tee $48.00

  • Black Leggings 6 of 10
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    Let's face it... a big part of the holidays is eating. Leggings, with a forgiving waistband, are the perfect piece to wear to those big meals. You can even buy leggings with leather details to dress up your holiday outfit!


    Madewell Knit Leggings $34.50

  • Chunky Sweater 7 of 10
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    Chunky sweaters are great to wear on the airplane while traveling. They keep you warm on the chilly flights and have the cozy factor if you like to sleep on the plane. Chunky sweaters are the perfect sweater for the west coast!

    Cardigan Sweater from Target $29.99

  • Simple Jewelry 8 of 10
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    When traveling I leave my nice jewelry pieces at home. I also like to leave my bigger statement pieces and stick with simple jewelry that just adds the perfect accent to my outfit. Something like this double gold chain is perfect for travel!

    Mixology Snake Bite Chain Necklace $115.00

  • Lipstick 9 of 10
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    An easy way to give your outfit a pop is by adding some lipstick. And the best news is, lipstick takes up hardly any room! I love this nude color for fall, you could also try a nice dark plum if you want something a little more bold.

    ILIA Humble Me Nude Lipstick $24.00

  • Jacket 10 of 10
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    I love the military jackets that are in right now because they are nice and light for travel but layer perfectly for warmth! A jacket is essential when traveling to the west coast for the holidays but don't bring anything to heavy that will fill up your suitcase. Instead focus on pieces that you can layer to create different outfits and warmth!

    Ruby Army Jacket $165.00

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