You are going on an amazing winter holiday: it could be the long-awaiting ski trip or the once in a lifetime vacation to see the Northern Lights. To prepare, you have all of your cold weather gear ready such as scarves, coats and gloves to keep you warm. The only problem you face is fitting everything into your suitcase.
This is an issue that a lot of people have. There never seems to be enough room for all of the bulky winter clothes you need regardless of the squashing you do. Fortunately, there are a few packing hacks that you can use to stay warm and stylish on your holiday.
Use Thermals to Stay Warm
Thermals have a reputation of being for older people, but they do not deserve this image. Thermals are a great way to keep warm while leaving the bulky clothing at home. You will be able to wear lighter tops without worrying that you are going to freeze. Thermals are also a great choice if you are heading to a stylish and cosmopolitan area for your holiday.
Bulk Up on the Plane
If you are going somewhere that is very icy, you cannot get around taking a heavy coat and boots. However, you do not want these large items taking up space in your luggage. To reduce their space usage, you should wear your heaviest items on the plane so you don’t have to pack them. They will also keep you warm in the chilly air conditioning.
Roll Your Clothing
This is a tried and tested method of getting some extra space in your bag. Instead of folding your clothing, you should roll it before you pack. You will minimise the number of gaps between the clothes and reduce the creasing making it a win-win solution.
Do Not Forget Sunscreen
When it comes to packing for a winter holiday, sunscreen is generally not on the list of things to have. However, if you are off to a snowy location, you need to pack this unless you want to return red. This is particularly important if you are going skiing because the long days on the slopes will lead to serious sunburn if you are not careful.
Pack Light and Layer
As you plan your winter holiday, it makes sense to reach for the biggest and warmest clothing you have in the wardrobe. This is something you should reconsider as bringing more lighter items is generally a better option. You will still be warm as you layer up and you will have more options when it comes to creating your outfits.
Limit the Colour Palette
If you want to stay fashionable in colder weather, black is still the best colour to turn to. Dark and neutral colours will be best because you can create a stylish outfit with a combination of a few pieces. A pair of dark jeans can be worn with just about anything and a black coat will top off your stylish wardrobe.
Take a Pair of Boots
You do not need a lot of heavy shoes taking up space in your bags. Unless you are heading to rough terrain, you only need one pair of stylish boots that can match all of your outfits. If you are going to a more outdoor area, you will need to pack a second sturdier pair of boots as well. However, you can save space with them as well because they are a great place to store rolled-up socks and underwear.
Take the Right Accessories
When you pack, your accessories are generally left out until the last minute, but they will make a lot of difference. When choosing gloves,especially driving gloves for men, you should consider ones with wool linings and tips for touchscreens. Statement jewellery and your colourful scarves will also make your usual outfit look different.