25 Versatile Nordstrom Staples I'm Packing in My Carry-On This Winter

It’s about that time of year where my carry-on gets a surge of action. Planes, trains, and car rides await because the holiday season is finally here, which means plenty of travel throughout the month ahead. While packing bulky and heavy winter gear into one small suitcase always presents quite the conundrum, I’ve been able to perfect my winter packing game thanks to a meticulous selection of versatile and reliable staples that I’ve garnered from my favorite one-stop retailer, Nordstrom.

From sweaters that will take you from day to night to a well-rounded selection of shoes for every occasion, plus the perfect number of layers to keep you toasty, these functional and stylish basics will get you through almost every occasion on your winter break. Scroll below to take a peek at what I’m packing in my carry-on this season—all of which are available to buy on Nordstrom right now.


A fitted black cashmere sweater will work from day to night with ease. Just add sparkling jewelry to take the sweater into the evening.

Fitted cardigans are trending hard, and this one is chic to layer under blazers and coats and over tissue-thin turtlenecks.

I own this in three colors! The soft beige one goes with practically everything in my closet.

For festive occasions this winter, wear this pretty velvet and lace camisole under a cashmere cardigan.

This luxe looking silky blouse is the perfect blouse for dinners and cocktails with family and friends.


A pair of chic black jeans is a winter packing must.

A pleated midi skirt is perfect for day and night.

Dresses & Jumpsuits

It's winter. You need a cozy knit dress in your life. Just add tights and boots.

A little something festive you can wear to sip on Champagne.


Curl up with your hot coffee in this crazy-cozy cardigan.

Swap your short-sleeve tees for a long-sleeve henley instead.

Wear under all your tops for that extra layer of warmth.

Keep those toes toasty around the house.

A cushy off-duty pullover to wear with your jeans and leggings alike.


Wear this on the plane (which will save you some carry-on space!). 

This cashmere cardigan will last you a lifetime.


Wear with your midi skirts and dresses for a chic winter look.

The perfect slipper-loafer hybrid that's cozy and festive.

I swear by these comfortable and versatile sneakers—great for traveling, running around town, and those crisp morning winter runs.

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