Suitcase-Friendly Styles to Pack For Every Occasion

Don't stress over packing for the holidays anymore.
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Don't stress over packing for the holidays anymore.
EILEEN & Fashionista Intro
Clearly her packing was a breeze.

Clearly her packing was a breeze.

It's no secret that we here at Fashionista like to support and invest in brands that are working towards more sustainable and environmentally conscious methods for the fashion industry as a whole. We can make the broadest statement in the world that we like to shop, but in recent years (and let's face it, especially in 2017) the brands that are helping to improve the world in some way tend to curry favor in hearts.

Eileen Fisher, the designer best known for her line of comfortable basics, has cemented her namesake label as a brand at the forefront of sustainability commitments and social impact in the industry. 

Before being sustainable was on the tip of everyone's tongues, Fisher worked to connect all of the dots of her brand – from the fibers used to the supply chain – to ensure that fashion (and her brand specifically) is working toward a more positive impact on the environment and the world, instead of one that is contributing to pollution. 

Along with feeling better about ourselves for purchasing ethically made clothing, the just-released collection of travel-friendly styles from the brand are literally the easiest pieces to grab and pack for your holiday vacation. When jetting off to a beach vacation, a quick ski trip or a relaxing family retreat, we're all looking for wrinkle-free basics that can be layered, dressed up, and dressed down – and this collection fits the bill. Plus, many of us get pulled into more than one surprise activity throughout the holidays – and with these layers that mix and match, you'll be set (without having to overpack for those "just in case" occasions). Here are just a few ideas of ways to mix and match the new line for wherever this holiday season may take you.

For the Lazy At Heart Beachgoer: Day-to-Night At An Island Resort

Day-to-night in style.

Day-to-night in style.

If your family likes to set up shop at an island resort – and your big activity for the day means dressing up for dinner, opt in for an easy-to-pack short-sleeved dress that takes you from day to night. With a side zipper, the dress can turn into a tunic and be easily layered over crisp white pants, or simply fully zipped down and paired with some sleek shoes for a night out. (Washable Stretch Crepe Side-Zip Layering Dress, $238, eileenfisher.com; System Organic Cotton Slim Jean, $178, eileenfisher.com; Panda 2 Sneaker, $195, eileenfisher.com)

For the Adventurer: A Day On Safari

Pack light for your next adventure.

Pack light for your next adventure.

If you've saved up your vacation days to jet off to a faraway destination like Africa in search of giraffes, then you're in luck. For this type of trip, lightweight, neutral layers are essential. Opt for a cotton ankle pant, lightweight tank and a multipurpose linen tunic to dress up and dress down. You'll also want a few accessories – a scarf for warmth during early mornings, a hat to shield you from the sun, and a light (yet stylish) purse to store your camera. (Soft Organic Cotton Slouchy Ankle Pant, $178, eileenfisher.com; Organic Linen Jersey System Tank, $98, eileenfisher.com; Organic Linen Long Tunic, $208, eileenfisher.com; Italian Leather Shoulder Bag, $198, eileenfisher.com; Organic Cotton Wool Diamond Stripe Scarf, $78, eileenfisher.com)

For the Euro Jet Setter: Layers For the Plane and the City

Straight from the plane and into tourist mode.

Straight from the plane and into tourist mode.

Heading off for a European vacation? We all know that some multi-purpose layers are a must-have, but finding a few key pieces that you can also wear when being a chic tourist is key, too. EILEEN FISHER's Denim Shirt Dress can double as a lightweight jacket in a pinch, plus a great pair of espadrilles will help when you jump the ferry in Spain to the Canary Islands. (Tencel Organic Cotton Denim Shirt Dress, $288, eileenfisher.com; System Organic Cotton Slim Jean, $178, eileenfisher.com; System Organic Linen Jersey Tank, $98, eileenfisher.com; Clifton 4 Sneaker in White, $195, eileenfisher.com; or Lee Espadrille Flats, $135, eileenfisher.com)

For the Workout Buff: Athleisure For Your Spa Retreat

Eileen Fisher Tencel

From your workout to dinner with ease.

Just in case your idea of a holiday is a spa retreat or a health and fitness lodge – great athleisure is a must. EILEEN FISHER's cotton funnel neck sweater has an easy, boxy fit to pair over both leggings and slouchy cotton pants so that you can head straight from barre to dinner. (Organic Linen Cotton Funnel Neck Sweater, $218, eileenfisher.com; Soft Organic Cotton Slouchy Ankle Pants, $178, eileenfisher.com)

For the Cali Coast: Dresses to Soak Up the Sun

Soaking up that sun.

Soaking up that sun.

Are you heading to the coast for the holidays? If so, lightweight dresses are a must, and we all know having a dress that doesn't wrinkle skyrockets to the top of our packing lists. This organic cotton dress from EILEEN FISHER can be paired with slip-ons, sneakers or sandals and layered over pants, too. (Soft Organic Cotton Twill Henley Dress, $208, eileenfisher.com; Julia Mule, $195, eileenfisher.com)

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