The Easter festivities have just passed, so it’s the time of the year that we all look forward to: it’s the season of countless public holidays and opportunities to have a little getaway. If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly looking for new opportunities to go on an adventure, even during the colder months. Packing for a vacation in Autumn or Winter can be a daunting task, given the fact that warmer clothing tends to be heavier and bulkier, but fear not fellow fashionistas, as the All Bags team is here to help… as usual.
Whether you’re backpacking, camping, boating, road tripping or hotel hopping, these 5 simple packing tips will have you packed and ready for your next adventure in no time:
I know that this may seem like a no-brainer, but layering is your go-to technique for staying warm and cosy during those colder seasons. Layering your clothing allows you to look trendy, whilst staying warm and it also accommodates for different surroundings, like eating in a warm restaurant where you can remove a couple layers to remain comfortable. Layering also allows each clothing item to become more versatile and worn with various outfits, which in turn doesn’t require you to pack mounds of clothing.
2. Neutrals and Limited Prints
In the colder months we tend to gravitate toward neutrals and more solid coloured clothing, rather than bright tones and patterns. This is a great element to take into account when packing, as your clothing items will be easily interchangeable with various outfits.
3. Silk Thermal Wear
For those climates that tend to be colder than others, pack a pair of silk thermals, which can be worn under all your clothing to keep warm without having to wear too many bulky layers. They are light-weight and compact for trouble-free packing and extra cosy to wear.
4. Onboard Attire
This guideline only applies if you’re planning on traveling on a plane, train or bus to your holiday destination, and have limited packing space. Wear your bulkiest items during your commute. Coats and boots are always a hassle to pack, so wear them in order to save space in your suitcase or backpack.
5. Check the Weather
Yes, this is an obvious tip, but you should check the weather forecast for that period before packing. If there is no sign of rain, then there’s no point in packing your umbrella and raincoat. You will feel so much more prepared for your trip if you know what weather to expect.
Your ideal packing list for a 7 day trip in a cold climate:
- 7 Tops (fitted long sleeves and loose knits)
- 4 Bottoms (jeans, leggings, skirt and stockings)
- 1 Dress (long sleeve)
- 2 Outerwear (coat and thick jersey)
- Handbag, beanie, scarf and gloves
- 2 Shoes (knee high boots and sneakers or ankle boots)
Don’t pack less, just pack smart. Use these helpful tips on your next vacation for a effortless packing experience!
Happy holidaying! xx