We all want to look good despite being out in a chilly temperature out there. Especially when you’re traveling. There are a lot of pictures needed to be captured and documented for memory. You’d want to look your best then.
But how can you achieve this without stuffing your luggage until it’s about to burst?
Packing for a winter travel has always been the most challenging compared to all the seasons. And the challenge may also multiply depending on how much you can adapt to packing light.
Where you’re going to for your winter travel is also an integral consideration for your packing.
Research your destinations carefully. Is there going to be a lot of snow where you’re heading?
Is is going to be raining a lot? In some places, winter usually meant rain as well. We really cannot stress the importance of planning and researching ahead of time.
Outfit layering is always integral
Layering is key. There’s a reason a lot of travel fashion blogs out there preached this all the time. The practice of layering your outfit during the winter months is going to help tremendously in keeping you warm.
But don’t just put layers upon layers without coordinating them. Coordination is key. Clothes functions (inner/thermal, insulation, outerwear), colors, and shapes of your wear need to be coordinated. I’d mostly chose black for most of my outfits during winter—with some grey or white, and red.
If you prefer more splash of color, then good for you. Laying down your outfit and trying them out first is a good practice to get the sense of unity in your outfits. And don’t bring what-ifs! You’ll easily overpack then.
Consider thermal clothes such as the heat-tech clothes. It’s important to note that thermals are more essential as tops—as they would protect the core of our body.
If you’re going somewhere particularly chilly, getting a thermal legging also won’t hurt. Thermal wears of heat-tech are often lighter. They’re so much less thicker so it’s a good thing for your luggage space and weight!
My favorite has always been the over knee boots. Not only they’re stylish as hell, they also generally offer warmth better than leggings. Of course, you can combine the two.
Generally, the higher the boots go, the better. But make do with what you have in your wardrobe!
Long, flowing overcoats
More and more people are loving overcoats as a fashion item. They’re elegant, and they create the effect of a silhouette as overcoats seem to lengthen your figure. They’re also excellent to keep you warm—and they don’t just keep the upper part of your body warm as they extend well down your knees.
Do not pack your heaviest layer
Unless you have an exceptionally effective method to compress your heaviest layer such as your overcoats or your huge-oversized blanket scarves, don’t pack them.
Don’t force them into your suitcase or backpack. It just wouldn’t do you or your luggage (or your money) any good. Instead, wear them on the plane. Planes are known to be kept chilly so they would certainly come in handy.
Use travel organizers
Packing cubes are magic. Travel compartment has literally revolutionized the way many people travel. A lot of travel organizers have the purpose of compressing your belongings.
The compartments are also highly useful for the purpose of organizing your stuff. No more stress of rummaging your luggage.
Travel organizers are highly functional for travels at any season. Even more so during the winter months.