Traveling can be a bit overwhelming to start with, pair it with the holiday season – parties, decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping, menu planning, etc. – and I usually end up throwing my stuff into a carry-on last minute. I’ve learned over the past few years to invest in a few go-to pieces in neutral color palettes so they can be worn interchangeably, and don’t draw a lot of attention – airports & transit stations can be chockfull of sketchy characters! An oversized cashmere scarf is an absolute must, doubling as a blanket keeping me toasty and warm. I picked up these leggings a few months ago and have worn them constantly – they’re so unbelievably comfortable! Slide-on boots that can worn with socks is an absolute must – walking bearfoot through airport security beyond skeeves me out!