Cold Weather Carry-On Checklist
Whether you’re hitting the tarmac or the road, we've found the winter getaway essentials to keep you chic and cozy in the winter chill. From fashion staples to skin saving serums, we picked the prime cold weather classics to make your vacay as relaxing and picturesque as your pinterest board. Check out our ideal winter wonderland wardrobe staples that fit inside your carry-on bag.
When it comes to traveling in cool climates, a cozy coat that doubles as a blanket is the way to go. Sneak in a nap on the flight or drive with this little number draped like a warm devout to keep you slumbering in style.
A versatile sweater that can be worn alone, layered with cropped denim for extra warmth, or jazzed up with thigh high socks. Ideal for plane ride comfort, daytime adventures, and nighttime cuddles. This is your go-to repeat outfit offender—the perfect piece for packing light and creating multiple ensembles.
Silk is our cool weather superhero. For being so soft and slinky, it is surprisingly warm, helping to regulate body temperature while providing a natural moisture wicking shield against the elements. A solid pair of silk slacks will keep you cozy from the drive to late night movie marathons cuddled up in the cabin.
Dark Wash Denim
The necessary sleek staple that goes with everything else in your bag. A dark wash denim keeps you chic and warm from day to night.
Thigh High Socks
Silk meets cashmere—the perfect blend of light, buttery soft socks that breathe but keep all the heat you need in. Not to mention, they add a sultry touch to a cold covered up season. Pair these with our favorite sweater dress, or layer under bottoms for an extra layer of warmth. They can be a sassy statement or a secret stocking. You simply can't go wrong with a solid pair of socks.
Grip Sole Boots
Sturdy heritage boots with serious grip soles are the only footwear you should be packing if the weather forecast calls for anything that makes you slip or slide on the sidewalk. Leave your favorite peekaboo booties behind. A practical, classic shoe is all you need.
Add a pop of color to your trip with an oversized beanie. Fold it up for a tighter fit or tuck all your hair inside to keep out the frizz inducing freeze. Remember: keeping your noggin hot helps warm your entire body.
Mixed Media Gloves
To avoid frigid phalanges, invest in frostbite shielding gloves. You might not be able to scan through your phone, but you'll keep warm on your dash from the car to the restaurant. When it comes to staying cozy AND chic, it's all in the details.
When it comes to cold temps, your skin needs some extra strength. Pack a case of chapstick cause friends and family will be begging for more. No one likes the burning itch of chapped lips.
Hydration is key to keeping your skin happy while switching climates. Drink lots of water and slathering on some body cream to keep your skin soft and silky from take off to the trip home.
To combat the notorious cold weather climate change angry blemish and dry skin outbreaks, bring along a serum or two to keep your skin bright and smooth. Just a few drops can make all the difference.
(Images via Redwing, Wool and The Gang, Jil Sander, Maryon Goods, Grown Alchemist, and Glossier)