Thanksgiving officially launches fall/winter holiday travel–over the next few months most of us will be on trains, planes and long automobile trips at some point. One way to make it easy and allow you to arrive feeling relatively good no matter what delays you endure? A reliable travel ensemble of simple, comfortable, elegant basics. Black is the safest bet (to hide spills and other travel hazards), plus it makes getting dressed a no-brainer. What should you always have? Comfortable pants that take a cue from leggings (but are not), a cashmere wrap or sweater you wear on the plane or use as a pillow, easy slip on shoes (pack socks for the plane), and one have-forever gorgeous bag that has enough room for snacks, a book, your electronics–whatever you need to keep you occupied. Don’t forget sunglasses, natch, to hide jet-lagged eyes, or just people watch while remaining incognito.