Planes, trains and automobiles… only a few of the many methods of returning to our humble home abodes this holiday season. Whilst we are so excited for the impending gift-giving and ham-induced comas, the thought of packing for our journeys near and far can be overwhelming.

“How do I keep my skin under control?”

“How many pairs of shoes are too many pairs?”

“How will I battle long haul flight boredom?”

If these questions sound familiar, follow our curated list of must-have travel necessities that help us emulate a polished, well-traveled persona.

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1. Skinnydip x Zara Martin Bling Headphones | $39.99 USD | Urban Outfitters | What better way to elevate your travel style than embellished headphones? These blinged out headphones truly will set any chic traveller apart from the other passers-by.

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2. Aria t-shirt | $49.90 SGD | Apparella | If there’s one thing that will be used over and over again whilst travelling it’s a simple tee. Their layering versatility is perfect for fluctuating flight temperatures, not to mention plush fabrics makes us feel a little more like we’re cozied up on the couch and less like we’re sleeping upright in economy. Whether black, white, or a color pop suit your personal style best is up to you.

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3. Wooly’s Unique Series White With Lightening Socks | $19 SGD | vonqueston | Speaking of cozy, there’s absolutely nothing worse than having cold feet on the plane. Unless we have the pleasure of being bougie up in First Class with our complimentary champagne and socks, opt for bright and fuzzy socks like these that are easy to find in the dark cabin.

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4. Jagger Phenomena Slip Ons | $120 USD | Revolve | Ultimately what we need when we travel is versatility. Ideally the shoes we pack will have the ability to be dressed up for a night out with the gals, or easy to slip on for a quick run to the grocery store. We suggest going with flat slip-ons for in-flight comfort. These are perfect with their subtle embellishments for dressier occasions.

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5. Tumi Electric Adapter | $50 USD | TUMI | What would we do if we couldn’t check Ariana Grande’s minutely Snapchat updates on our 3-hour layovers? Tumi proves that they can truly make everything look luxurious—even charging a phone! Power up in style with this conventional and durable adapter.

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6. House of Sheens ‘Michelle’ Tote | $1700 SGD | House of Sheens | Lust-worthy croc leather has us head-over-heels for this tote. Practical and luxe to the max, this investment piece is a major necessity for travel days, fitting everything from laptops to chewing gum. We’re not mad that the supple leather emulates an opulent exterior, which is essential when the jet lag has us looking a bit frayed.

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7. First Aid Beauty ‘Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream | $74 SGD | Sephora |
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again. Since the average level of humidity in cabin air is less than 20%, it’s crucial to moisturize. Combat the travel breakouts by being proactive. Pop a travel-sized face cream in your carry on to ensure a supple glow post-flight.
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8. Breakfast at Tiffany’s Eye Mask | $22.50 USD | Etsy | Whether you’re nodding off on the plane or taking a catnap between Christmas gatherings, look chic while doing it! Our favorite eye mask dons silky fabrics, adorable detailing, and a huge nod to our favorite Audrey Hepburn character.

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9. Possibilities Oversized Silk Scarf | $179 AUD | Dog and Boy | When we’re travelling it becomes our personal task to reinvent multiple outfits from only a certain amount of items in our suitcases. The best way to go from “blah” to ultra polished is as simple as one accessory—the silk scarf. Opt for something with a pop of color to bring a bit of excitement to otherwise simple looks. We like this oversized scarf because it doubles as a wrap, which is perfect for layering.

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10. Surrender Ear Bar | $220 AUD | Au Revoir Les Filles | Goodbye ear crawler, hello ear bars! We love this edgy cool-girl vibe we’re getting from the latest trend in ear accessories. Since we are transforming our looks from day to night so often during travel over the holidays, statement pieces are a must. Convert your daytime look into an effortless disposition in the blink of an eye.

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