Be it may that you are trying to save money by traveling in the off-season, for work or simply just want to get away from the scorching tropical sun, traveling in the cold season poses a number of packing problems. Your primary thought when packing would be to remain warm and this usually means packing everything warm and usually heavy from your winter wardrobe. However, packing light thus is almost an impossible task. Here are a few tips for packing relatively light when travelling to cold countries, especially in the winter.
Clothing – Coats are a must have, however, a big bulky coat will take too much of your luggage space. Try to find one that covers your entire torso and maybe even dips down to the knees so that you won’t have to take multiple coats to feel warm. Also, carry them on to the plane to save space in your bags, but because of this same reason, find something on the lighter side of the spectrum as you will have to carry it around a lot.
Tops which can be easily paired and layered such as t-shirts and Dakotamoda are ideal as they do not take as much space as a bulky sweater and will keep you warm while still looking stylish. Same scenario can be applied to bottoms. Pack jeans, leggings, corduroys which can keep you warm but try to pair it with a comfortable base layer which will make a world of a difference in the cold weather. They are not bulky and so can be worn even under skinny jeans and due to their special fabrics will keep you nice and snug.
Footwear – While tall over the boat neck jumper are fashionable, they take up a lot of room and thus, when traveling, ankle boots trump over tall boots. These can be worn with almost anything, they keep you warm and are stylish. If you are hoping to do a lot of outdoor travelling and walking, a pair of waterproof athletic shoes will also help when paired with some decent thick socks
Accessories – Hats, scarves and gloves have a significant effect in keeping warm. Most amount of body heat is lost through one’s head thus, having on a hat will help keep you warm and through a fedora, you can look chic while doing so. Scarves and gloves help cover up the small areas of exposed skin our jackets won’t cover and as these take very little luggage space, make sure to pack in some quality ones to avoid frostbite.