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Your Travel Capsule Wardrobe for the Holidays

Stefan Loble

December brings with it a range of special occasions, from work parties to family dinners to holiday celebrations. Even though these are (hopefully) fun events, they can be stressful, especially if you’re worrying about what to wear. On top of that, this time of year is often an intense traveling season. 

Our approach is to solve both problems by opting for a minimalist travel wardrobe designed to transition seamlessly from a casual environment — where comfort is key — to a more elevated setting when style comes first. 

We’ve created a guide to our holiday travel capsule wardrobe for both men and women: each with a set of casual, comfortable travel clothes and a more stylish look for dressier settings. 

This way, you don’t have to choose between looking great and feeling comfortable on travel days or meaningful moments — and you can focus on what really matters.

Comfortable travel clothes for men

Because we prioritize technical features in our clothes that don’t compromise on style, our travel clothes for men are easy to reach for when you’re getting dressed for a trip. This is our recommendation for a smart casual look that’s comfortable, breathable, and still looks awesome even after hours in planes, trains, or automobiles. 

Performance polo shirts? Check. Travel jeans that stretch and move with you? Check. A waterproof, breathable, all weather jacket with plenty of pockets to keep everything you need easily accessible? Check and check.


Casual men's travel outfit for holiday.

Our products are paired with a JCrew Roller-Buckle Italian Leather Belt, Nisolo Travel Derby Shoes, Gold Toe Men's Premium Uptown Crew Cotton Dress Sock, Brown Taupe Timex, and LLBean Adventure Duffle.

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Comfortable travel clothes for women

When it comes to days spent in transit, the best travel clothes for women have performance benefits like breathability and odor resistance. But even when you’re focused on comfort first, there’s no reason you can’t also look good on the go.

Our new women’s Azores Blouse is a perfect example of easy care travel clothes with a better-than-silk fabric that resists odors and is machine washable. Thanks to elastic cuffs that stay put where you push them, this wrinkle resistant blouse can multitask on the go.

Layer a Threshold T-Shirt underneath if you’re headed to cooler climates (or an airplane’s frigid temps). Paired with dark jeans and low boots, and you’ve got an effortlessly chic look.


Casual women's travel outfit for holiday.

Our blouse is paired with Madewell Cali Demi-Boot Jeans, JCrew Suede Belt, Madewell Kelci Heeled Boot, Olivia Burton Big Dial Rose Gold Watch, and Lo & Sons Catalina Deluxe Bag.

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Stylish travel clothes for men

Because our travel clothes for men are designed for easy packing and no hassle care, you can throw them in your bag (and skip the dry cleaner), and look great at the special family dinner or office party.

We paired our performance dress shirt and chinos together, so you can be deceptively comfortable (especially with the stretch waistband) while looking the part. Dress it up a notch with our blazer, and layer our mens quilted vest on top to stay warm in almost any setting.


Stylish men's travel outfit for holiday.

Our products are paired with a Nisolo Owen Belt, Gold Toe Men's Premium Uptown Crew Cotton Dress Sock, Nisolo Andres All-Weather Boot, Navi Harbor 38mm Fabric Strap Watch, and Nisolo Luis Weekender Bag.

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Stylish travel clothes for women

The Trevi was intended to be your new favorite little black travel dress… and it also comes in crimson — a perfect pop color for winter. Designed as functional travel wear for women, we included six pockets, so you can carry your phone discreetly and keep your hands free (for snacks, perhaps?).

Make your outfit unique with patterned shoes or a wrap, and let a few pieces of jewelry add some shine (without contributing to your luggage weight).


Stylish women's travel outfit for holiday.

Our dress is paired with a Cuyana Alpaca Scarf, SONOMA Gold Tone Half Moon Earrings, Anthropologie Natalie Cuff Bracelet, JCrew Elsie Pumps, and ASOS Design Tassel Clutch Bag.

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Start creating your holiday capsule wardrobe today

Even though a “travel capsule wardrobe” wasn’t really a concept when Bluffworks started, our goal has always been to tackle the challenges our clothing (and lifestyles) presented us with and come up with better solutions. 

When we are in the process of designing new products, our approach is to choose colors and styles that will mix and match well together. So you can easily create your own minimalist capsule wardrobe of the pieces you love — and always look amazing, without worrying about which products go well together.

After you’ve curated your favorite clothes, then all you need is a few key accessories (like a good watch or pair of shoes). With the right bag to pack it all in, you’ll be ready for the road and the holidays (or any day).

Cheers to making your life big and your wardrobe small. 

(Did we mention that all our clothes are now on sale, up to 25% off? Get holiday ready, for less.)




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