Winter is here, and it’s damn chilly. That’s about the only downside to traveling in the offseason. So today, I’m sharing some of my smart winter wardrobe tips for traveling cozy and staying warm. Because right about now, all of Europe is freezing over into a solid block of ice (buuur).
If you want to dress smart and still look stylish, sweaters are the way to go. Tuck your sweater in to the front of your jeans for an instant outfit boost. Having a sweater slightly tucked in looks super stylish and less frumpy. You can layer here also, and I usually choose a button-down underneath. Try Express for decent prices and cute looks!
Duster Coat or Trench Coat
Whether you prefer one over the other, both will keep you warm in a stylish way. I love a good duster coat and I always bring one along when I am traveling in the winter. They’re also great to drape over yourself while you’re flying in your icebox (calling it what it really is). I would suggest a Trench Coat for somewhere that’s typically quite wet in the winter, such as Amsterdam or Seattle.
Beanies are the ultimate winter accessory when traveling. Not only do they keep your noggin’ warm, but they are cheap (in relation to the other items), super cute, and hide a bad hair day like concealer hides a pimple. You might also go a few days without washing your hair while traveling, so a beanie is perfect to throw on!
Scarfs and Gloves
Scarfs are great because you can easily get rid of them if it becomes too hot. Most are small enough to fit into a large bag, and I’ve even tied them around the straps of my purse before. Your fingers are one of the first things to get cold and go numb. Wearing gloves is a life saver! Try a black leather pair to look stylish, and leave the ones you used to wear as an 8-year-old playing in the snow at home.
Socks and Boots
If you’re going to buy a pair of winter boots, and I suggest you do, then you’re going to want to consider the thickness of your socks and size yourself accordingly. I usually recommend going up a size. Another tip is to buy a pack of thick socks from Costco, which can save you some money in bulk. They are so comfortable!
As my reader, you had to have known this was coming, right? Whether or not coffee can be part of your wardrobe is probably debatable, but a girl never looked bad or felt cold holding onto a latte. Just sayin’. While you’re out there braving the cold this season, stop in at a coffee shop and grab a latte to go! Sipping on something warm always helps with the cold.
Are you traveling this winter? What do you always like to have to stay warm?