15 Must-Pack Items for a New Year’s Trip
No matter what your New Year's resolutions may be, start 2017 off on the right note by taking an adventure. Close or far, just being away from home can feel like a detox during the holidays.
For the first trip of the calendar year, you are going to want to pack a wardrobe that is as stylish as it is functional. Find a color palette you like and only pack items that match those hues: It will be easy and effortless to mix and match your wardrobe.
Of course, you can’t forget to bring festive attire for an evening of celebration. But even your party outfit can be versatile. For instance, wear the same skirt you wore to a New Year's Eve party the next day at brunch by toning it down with a cozy sweater and casual-cool sneakers. Or dress up your every-day tank top by adding fun, eye-catching earrings and sleek black heels.
Before you head out for your last trip of 2016, check out our full list of must-pack items for your New Year getaway.
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Can’t make it to Times Square to see the ball drop? Instead, try these festive, hand-embroidered earrings made of beads and gold-plated brass. Four lightweight spheres will be just as attention grabbing as New York City’s Swarovski-studded ball.
To buy: Modaoperandi.com, $695
This Cami tank top is a great piece to pack for New Year’s Eve because it’s easy to dress up or down. Pair it with jeans during the day or slip it on over a skirt or dress pants for an evening of celebrating.
To buy: Farfetch.com, $165
The color of this skirt alone is enough to make you want to sip champagne in merriment. But you can get multiple uses with this piece by pairing it with a comfy sweater for your New Year’s day brunch with friends.
To buy: Neimanmarcus.com, $245
For a night out, try a liquid lipstick. It’s the new beauty trend that everyone is talking about because it will say on all night, even after the New Year’s kiss.
To buy: Sephora.com, $38
There is never a more appropriate time to wear sparkly makeup than on New Year’s Eve. Try this eyeliner by Tarte to add a touch of glamor to your eyes.
To buy: Sephora.com, $24
The versatility of this convertible clutch makes it perfect for traveling. Because it comes with a chain, you can quickly transform it into a cross body bag.
To buy: Nordstrom.com, $750
Wearing heels doesn’t need to be a literal pain. Paul Andrew’s mid-height heels aren’t clunky, making them a great option to pack. And because of their elastic sling-back design, they will stay on your feet whether you’re racing through airport security or dancing at a holiday party.
To buy: Matchesfashion.com, $465
Wrap yourself in this luxurious faux fur coat by Stella McCartney. It’s a simple way to make any outfit more exciting and will keep you warm well after clock turns.
To buy: Farfetch.com, $1,032
New Year’s day calls for some serious detoxing. Start fresh in the New Year with this appropriately named revitalizing mask (What Happened Last Night?) packed with ginseng, licorice, chrysanthemum, and more.
To buy: Birchbox.com, $4
Consider this the end of your tireless search for the perfect travel pant. A luxe knit and wide-leg cut provides comfort and mobility for your travel day, or lounging around the hotel.
To buy: Intermixonline.com, $395
A tight ribbed knit is one of our favorite must-pack travel items, and this long-sleeved version works perfectly as a layering item while standing strong on its own.
To buy: Matchesfashion.com, $103
These sneakers not only look cool, but they also have no laces, making them easy to slip on and off while going through security.
To buy: Shopspring.com, $245
When you are feeling chilly during your adventures, pop on this cozy beanie from J. Crew for instant warmth without sacrificing an ounce of style.
To buy: Jcrew.com, $40
Travel bag – Sophie Hulme
Pack all of your treasures in this spacious weekend bag from Sophie Hulme. It’s made of a durable canvas and has sleek hardware to add a bit of sophistication to your travels.
To buy: Netaporter.com, $950