Pack wisely, and you can maintain your grown-up personal style even while staying in your high school-era bedroom. Here’s how to pack and dress when you take a seasonal trip back to your roots.

A trip home for the Holidays presents a wide range of wardrobe needs, which are made more complicated by the need to travel light (unless you like dealing with baggage delays during the busiest travel time of the year).

For the journey, you’ll need clothes that are comfortable and movement-friendly enough to handle planes, trains and automobiles. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll want a wardrobe that can deal with the weather (think layers), plus a range of activities that could run the gamut from country hikes to treks around town for last-minute gift-shopping, all while looking unrumpled enough to head straight into any social situation. Perhaps it’ll be dinner with your folks, or a night on the town with friends from high school; whatever the case, you’ll want people to notice your style has been upgraded, even if you’re still the same old you.

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THE WHOLE PACKAGE A head-to-toe look shouldn’t look overly thought-out when you’re on vacation – you want to look like you care, but not too much. This mix of relaxed jogger pants and shoes with a more structured blazer on top hit the right mark.

CREDITS LEFT TO RIGHT: HERO BLAZER / BROOKLYN SCARF / TIME OUT BRUSHED V-NECK / EXECUTIVE JOGGER; UNRESTRICTED BLAZER / MAYNE TEE / NAVIGATOR JOGGER

All these situations require different looks, which means you need to pack versatile clothes that can move with you – clothes from a label like Kit & Ace. The brand has spent years developing versatile, luxurious clothes that combine the comfort and functionality of active wear with top-notch style and tailoring. These clothes will never lose their shape, whatever shape you’re in.

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BASIC NEEDS You need simple, versatile pieces when you’re traveling, but basics shouldn’t be boring. The Time Out Brushed V-Neck can add interest to all kinds of looks, whether it’s worn over a simple tee or layered with the Edge Brushed Crew Long Sleeve, pictured here.