The Perfect Winter Travel Packing List for Women
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Seasoned travelers know that the easiest way to breeze through the travel trials of airports, baggage checking, and boarding are to travel light. Most airlines allow you one checked bag, and extras will have to be paid for—and it isn’t cheap. For most of us, the last thing we want to have to spend our vacation money on is an airplane ride for our suitcase, so we manage to travel light. But packing for winter presents some challenges to packing light. Winter weather requires heavier, bulkier clothing, as well as extras such as boots, gloves, hats, and scarves.
So, what are some tips from seasoned seasonal travelers who know how to manage packing in a way that allows us to look great while we travel, stay warm, and not have to lug around multiple bags and luggage?
Keeping in Color
One of the secrets to traveling light in the winter is to only pack like-colors, or colors from the same color palette. Not only does this mean you can mix and match to get more outfits out of less clothing, but it also makes it easier to run a quick wash load while on vacation without having to separate out whites and darks. Pack solids, neutrals, and limited complementary prints to mix and match and make the most out of what you’ve packed.
Denim jeans and warm dark leggings are must-haves for winter travel and are the easiest to match with limited accessories and jackets. Fleece-lined leggings are especially great for traveling to very cold climates.
Love the Layers
While it may be tempting to pack a bunch of your warmest, bulkiest, pullover sweaters, these take up a lot of room in your luggage. While you may want to bring one of your favorite cozy pullovers, don’t plan on packing one to wear every day. Instead, think in layers. Not only are layers recommended for sealing in warmth by creating heat barriers, but they are also much easier to pack and more versatile for outfit changes.
Instead of the giant cable-knit sweaters, think flannels, fleece, and vests, as well as thermal underwear.
Packing a Punch with What You Pack
An ideal packing list for a winter travel wardrobe is four long-sleeved shirts in similar color palettes. Choose knits, flannels, and fleece for warmth. These should all mix and match with each other and with all pants that you pack. Include at least one tunic-style top for dressier wear with your leggings.
You’ll also want to pack at least one winter cardigan and one hooded sweatshirt for another outer layer that’s versatile enough to wear indoors when it’s drafty, and outdoors as an added layer under your coat. Hoodie for casual, cardigan for a dressier look.
Pack four sets of pants. These should be in solid colors that match with all the tops you packed. You can’t go wrong with black, gray, tan, and blue jeans. Jeans are a little thick and heavy for packing, but they are worth their weight … Read More