This is a guest post.
The fact is, warm clothes are bulky. This makes packing light a little bit trickier than if you’re off to somewhere constantly sunny. However, don’t let that put you off. There is a way to pack fashionably, lightly and warmly. Just follow these tips!
One Colour Scheme
The first thing is to stick to one colour scheme. Because you’re going to be taking lots of layers, it all needs to match. The simplest way to do this is to pick a colour scheme and stick to it. Sure, you might really like that red dress, but if doesn’t go with your bright green top then you can’t take it. Simple.
One of the best ways to keep warm, pack light and to make sure you have enough options is to wear layers. A wool sweater might be really warm, but in actual fact it takes up half your suitcase, so instead, pack lots of thinner garments and layer up.
T-shirts, both long sleeved and short, sweaters and cardigans and jeans are all great ideas to take with you for colder weather. Take items that can be mixed and matched a la the colour scheme. Don’t forget something a little dressy too, you’re bound to have an occasion to go to at some point. You don’t want to be left with nothing but your jeans and t-shirts on a fancy date!
Don’t forget your socks either. A good way to keep warm is to invest in some really good, thick socks that will also roll up and take up little space in your suitcase.
Wear the Bulkiest Stuff
Instead of trying to fit everything in your case, remember that you’ll be wearing some stuff too. This means that you can wear that bulky knit on the plane, instead of worrying about whether your suitcase is about to pop open and send underwear flying. Put things in your pockets, too. Your hat, scarf and gloves will easily fit.
Upgrade Your Gear
If you’re heading for the depths of Lapland, then you may have to invest in some proper cold weather gear. Something like a down or ski jacket will keep you feeling toasty and stylish at the same time. Quality products will make keeping the cold out easy, and the better quality insulation layers can be quite thin and lightweight. Do some searching and you’ll be able to find something stylish too.
Guest Author: Marijn van Haaren
Marijn is a passionate adventure blogger who likes to get outdoors and sample what the world has to offer. He is especially passionate about meeting people with similar interests along the way so he can share tips and ideas.