Traveling is stressful enough, so why make packing another burden on yourself? Here's a simple way to pack lightly for a casual trip to visit friends and family during the holidays off, which is most likely 1-2 weeks. A minimalist packer and dresser's first instinct would be to have a variety of good BASICS. I like to say "with good basics, anything is possible" because they make it so easy to mix and match into entirely new looks. When I'm packing for a casual vacation during the winter I first and foremost will ALWAYS bring out my favorite sweaters and knits. About 3-4 is probably a good amount. Next things are tees, which are great for layering underneath the sweaters. I try keeping a small variety of textures or patterns so my outfits won't look too repetitive. Next is denim. Denim denim denim. I can't say enough times that good jeans are the foundation of any casual look. I usually opt for a pair of black, medium wash skinnies, and/or bf jeans. If you're not a denim type of person then you could always go for joggers/sweats or leggings instead. Up next are the shoes. If you're going to be going out a lot I'd say bring 2 pairs, otherwise just one pair will be perfectly fine. I like to have some options even for a short trip, so I usually bring my favorite sneaks, a pair of booties when I want to look more put-togther, and maybe a pair of flats for an occasion that's more on the fancy side. Because it's been so cold lately I've been obsessed with wearing thick fuzzy blanket scarves. When I wear them over jackets I feel like such a fancy schmancy New Yorker hahah! Plus I love burrowing my face into them when wind picks up. Anyways, that about sums up everything I need in terms of every day clothing, have a wonderful winter!