By Katie Fish
January 05, 2016
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Getting away with the kids is one of life’s not-so-simple pleasures. From planning the trip to making sure they are having fun throughout, there is a lot to fuss over. Make packing one less stress by bringing these cool essentials that both you and your kids will love. The key? Bring a foundation of layering pieces, while sprinkling in fun accessories that will make your child’s travel wardrobe unique.

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Nothing quite says comfort like a cotton ribbed long-sleeve top. The ideal layering item, your kiddo can wear this style from Goat Milk with virtually anything in their suitcase.

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Be sure to bring this cool crewneck sweatshirt on your next vacation. Great for throwing on after a long day once the sun starts to go down, it is incredibly soft and would make anyone the perfect companion for a chilly spring evening.

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A vest is always a great layering piece. This Stella McCartney reversible vest screams travel. The airplane print is a fun reminder of the joy of traveling, so why not you little one wear it while on the on?

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A great jogger pant with a drawstring waist is an absolute must for traveling with kids. This pull-on pair from Gap comes have zip pockets, ensuring that small stow always are secured.

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A waterproof jacket will come in handy when you are traveling to a climate with unpredictable weather. Don’t let a little rain get the best of you and your kid, instead pack this cute poncho, which will keep them dry and happy all day long.

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Low and behold - the kid-version of everyone’s favorite sneaker. Adidas Stan Smiths make smaller versions for kids, so you can pull off the “mommy and me” look in an effortlessly cool way.

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Don’t forget to pack a toy! This wooden Snake Blocks Bundle puzzle will keep your tike occupied while in transit – and might even give you some entertainment as well.

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Steamline makes vintage inspired luggage that is unbelievably cute. Your little one will look adorable toting around this denim Voyager. It comes in a carry on size, so you can slow it in the overhead bin or easily fit it in the trunk.