Holiday Packing: 7 Pieces, 8 Outfits for a Mix and Match Winter Packing List

Traveling for the holidays? Or maybe you just want some easy outfits during a busy season? Either way, I’ve got a fun post for you with a mix-and-match winter packing list that turns 7 pieces into 8 outfits!

I love making style easy for you and helping you fill your wardrobe with versatile pieces so that you can do more with less clothes. You definitely don’t need to have a huge wardrobe to feel stylish, to get dressed easily, or to have enough outfits. Like I always tell you, you just need the right pieces.

While I’m not personally traveling this season (thanks to moving near our families last year!), I’ve put together a small winter collection of 7 pieces that turns into 8 outfits that you can use as a winter packing list! I chose colors and prints that are somewhat holiday themed as well, but you can certainly use any colors and prints you like. Whether you use this to pack for an upcoming holiday trip or just use it as a base for your winter wardrobe, I hope this helps you create some easy outfits!

Holiday Capsule Wardrobe Winter Packing List 7 clothing items 8 outfits

Colored Sweater | Fair Isle Sweater | Printed TopLong Sleeve Tee
Cardigan
Jeans | Corduroys | Cognac Booties | Taupe Booties

 

This collection is actually a portion of a Winter Wardrobe Guide that I just released to the PMT Style Club. As you may know by now, the PMT Style Club is a new seasonal style membership that’s opening on January 10th. When you become a member, you get a buffet of things to help you with style! One of those is a Winter Wardrobe Guide + Outfit Guide for the season. It’s the members’ favorite feature of the club! The items and outfits in today’s post are a few of the options from the Winter Wardrobe Guide. It’s just too easy to make a packing list from the guide, so here it is for ya!

In case you’re interested, the Winter Wardrobe Guide is just ONE of several things you get each season if you become a member of the PMT Style Club. That resource helps you build a winter capsule wardrobe for both casual and workwear, helps you strategize for how to create your OWN capsule (with pieces, colors, and prints that you prefer), then pumps out 45 casual outfits and 45 work outfits from it and organizes them all into a rotation of outfit prompts for you to wear each month. (And yep, all of this is just one of the things you get each season as a Style Club member.)

When you have a well-built wardrobe, you can get dressed so much more easily, with less stress, and spend less money on clothes!

So, while the collection of 7 pieces in today’s post can be a winter packing list, it is also really the start of having a well-built wardrobe, which will lead you to easier style. Follow it, and your wardrobe—and mornings—will be much better off!

And of course, if you want the Winter Wardrobe Guide, your winter’s outfits planned out for you, and access to all the other features in the Style Club that will help you tremendously with your style, join the waitlist HERE to get notified when the PMT Style Club opens in January.

Alright, let’s briefly talk through the pieces!

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

 

About the Pieces

Here are some key elements to think through as you create your own winter packing list or winter wardrobe.

Bottoms x2-3

Usually I want each bottom to go with at least 2 tops, and even better if they each go with all the tops. That will maximize your outfits. Here, I included medium to dark wash jeans and brown corduroys. Both are neutral colors, so they work with a fair amount of tops.

The exact pair of jeans that I’ll be wearing in this post is no longer available, but another good option is THIS pair which is soft and stretchy and super affordable, especially during one of Kohl’s sales! I own the color Eastin. Also available in plus sizes, HERE. I wear those in size 6. Another option is THIS pair from Gap.

The brown corduroy pants are really, really comfortable with lots of stretch. I wear them in size 6/28. Brown is really popular these days, and they go with the colors of the tops that I included here. But, you can substitute brown pants for black instead if that works better with your tops.

Tops x3-4

For tops, you can choose 3-4 tees, sweaters or sweatshirts, or whatever you want. I chose a mixture of types, including a solid sweater, a printed sweater, a long sleeve printed tee, and an elevated casual top, which gives you a range of options.

I included a colored sweater with some details that make it more visually interesting and help you dress it up a bit. The exact one I’m wearing is HERE in straight sizes and HERE in plus sizes. It’s really lightweight but pretty warm. I love that it doesn’t feel heavy or weigh you down. I’m wearing size S in Alpine Green. There is a similar green sweater in several colors, HERE. Another sweater in a different style that also looks great is HERE.

I also included a fair isle sweater to add another print. You could make this a sweatshirt if you want to dress even more casually. This sweater is great, BTW! It’s pretty warm and cozy, but again, not heavy, so it doesn’t weigh you down and is easy and comfortable to wear. (Can you tell I really dislike heavy sweaters that make you feel dragged down? 😆). Find this sweater HERE. I wear size S. I’ll include more fair isle sweaters in a widget at the bottom of the page.

The t-shirt I chose is a long sleeve printed tee, but again, you could do a sweatshirt instead. I went for tan and white stripes because, as you know, I’m on a brown/tan kick more than ever right now. 😜 Find the tee HERE. I’m wearing size M in the colorway “Brown Clean Stripe.”

Last, I chose this top that’s nicer than a t-shirt but not as dressy as a blouse. It’s a great middle ground that allows you to create casual outfits or ones that are a step up. Find it in straight sizes HERE. Unfortunately it’s almost all sold out in plus sizes, but you can check for plus sizes HERE. If you want to go more casual, add a long sleeve t-shirt or a sweatshirt instead!

 

Layering Pieces x1-2

These layering pieces can be anything, like cardigans, moto jackets, vests, blazers, or zip-up fleeces. I only included a cardigan in this collection. (And I’d put a coat on top of everything to go outside.) If I were to add another layering piece for a winter packing list, it’d be a zip-up sherpa or fleece so that I could wear it over sweaters and sweatshirts.

The cardigan I included is a shorter cardigan, which I feel works easier with straight legged bottoms. Find it in straight sizes HERE and plus sizes HERE.

 

Shoes x2

I included just two pairs of shoes to keep things simpler, but you can of course use a lot of other shoes to change up the outfits even more. I went for a pair of taupe booties and a pair of cognac booties. I like how the cognac booties pop with the cream and green, and I threw in the taupe to work with the brown corduroys. Find the cognac pair HERE. I wear size 9. For the taupe pair, check HERE, which is going in and out of stock. If they’re not available, check back the next day. The listing has been really weird and showing almost out of stock one day then fully in stock the next day, over and over! I wear those in 8.5. I’ll include some other taupe options in the widget below.

IDEA: If I were to dress this little capsule down further, I would opt for a sweatshirt instead of the t-shirt or the nice top, and then I’d throw in cozy, fuzzy sneaker boots instead of the taupe booties. 

 

Shop More Options:

In the widget below I included all of the pieces above and a few extra similar options.

 

7 Pieces – 8 Outfits From the Winter Packing List

Now, here are the 7 pieces of clothing turned into 8 outfits!

Winter Packing List 7 Pieces 8 Outfits

And, here are the individual outfits from our winter packing list in case you want a closer look!

 

Outfit #1: Printed Sweater + Jeans

Elevated Casual Outfit for Winter: cream and brown fair isle sweater + straight leg destructed jeans + cognac square toe booties + gold initial pendant necklace

 

Outfit #2: Solid Colored Sweater + Brown Pants

Elevated Casual Outfit for Winter: green balloon sleeve textured sweater + tan corduroy straight leg pants + taupe booties + gold initial pendant necklace

 

Outfit #3: Colored Printed Top + Brown Pants

Elevated Casual Outfit for Winter: red floral printed long sleeve blouse + black cami + tan corduroy straight leg pants + taupe booties + gold pendant necklace

 

Outfit #4: Neutral Printed Tee + Jeans

Elevated Casual Outfit for Winter: cream cardigan + yellow and white striped long sleeve tee + straight leg destructed jeans + cognac square toe booties + gold initial pendant necklace

 

Outfit #5: Solid Colored Sweater + Jeans

Elevated Casual Outfit for Winter: green balloon sleeve sweater + straight leg destructed jeans + cognac square toe booties + gold initial pendant necklace

 

Outfit #6: Printed Sweater + Brown Pants

Elevated Casual Outfit for Winter: cream and brown fair isle sweater + tan corduroy straight leg pants + taupe booties + gold initial pendant necklace

 

Outfit #7: Neutral Printed Tee + Brown Pants

Elevated Casual Outfit for Winter: cream cardigan + yellow and white striped long sleeve tee + tan corduroy straight leg pants + taupe booties + gold initial pendant necklace

 

Outfit #8: Colored Printed Top + Jeans

Elevated Casual Outfit for Winter: cream cardigan + red floral printed long sleeve blouse + black cami + medium wash straight leg jeans + cognac booties + gold pendant necklace

There you go! I hope this helps you pack for the holidays or just create the start of a great winter wardrobe!

If you’re looking for more packing lists and capsule wardrobes, find them all HERE.

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