What to Pack for a Cold Weather Trip

Traveling to a cold climate? Looking for some great winter wardrobe ideas? Check out these tried-and-true packing tips to help you look stylish and have a great time.

The exciting thing about packing your clothes for a trip is that in some cases, the people you'll see don't know how you normally dress. This means you have a chance to make a great first impression, and this starts with what you wear. Plan your travel wardrobe the smart way: choose pieces that can mix-and-match with several outfits. This comes in handy when you only have room in your suitcase for two pairs of pants -- or when you find out that you packed one shirt too few and have to wear the same outfit twice (oops!).
 Layers are great for keeping you warm and looking great. It's always great to have a few camisoles or tank tops on hand to slip under sweaters, jackets, and shirts. The great thing about light layers is that they take up very little room in your suitcase but you'll use them often. (Bonus: When you forget your pajamas, you'll still have something to sleep in.)
When you get to your destination, odds are you'll open your suitcase and have nothing to wear. To keep you from looking like a tourist, pack a few trendier pieces along with you classics. Colored denim is a great way to add spice to your outfit without going overboard, but you don't want to forget your good old blue jeans. The same goes for shoes: Pack as little pairs of shoes as possible, and only grab the ones that go with anything. Ballet flats and equestrian boots are two great options that will always look classy.
Keep your accessories at a minimum. They don't take much space in your suitcase, but you don't want to be decked out in glam when you're climbing Everest or fending off angry polar bears. Leave your expensive jewelry at home to keep it safe from locals with eyes for all things shiny, and take a scarf or two instead. It'll keep you warm and add another layer of cozy cuteness to your outfit.
Happy traveling!


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