Ah, the age-old quandary, trying to effectively pack for a trip away! Whether you’re a chronic over packer (5 nights abroad requires 17 t-shirts right?), or under packer (this shirt, again?), it seems nobody really knows how to pack efficiently!
Throw abrasive weather into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a puzzle to solve! Packing clothes that are equally fashionable and warm is no easy task. The fact that they additionally must fit compactly into luggage and make the weight restriction makes it even more of a challenge.
If you want to look out for your future self, and are looking to master the art of packing the perfect suitcase, look no further than our Love your Purse guidelines:
Check the Weather Before You Pack
You may have preconceived notions about the temperatures in the country you’re visiting. However, in the past few decades, the weather has been rather unpredictable. From mild El Nino winters to cooler La Nina ones, it’s important to know what to expect when you’re going on a trip! The Weather Network and other weather stations have plenty of online tools to help you accurately determine just what types of clothes you’ll need to pack.
Wear Your Heaviest Clothing on the Flight
In order to save crucial space in your luggage, while also limiting the weight of it, plan to wear your thickest sweater, jacket, jeans and chunkiest boots on the plane. Your jacket and sweater can easily fit into the overhead compartment, so you don’t need to worry about overheating on the plane!
It’s quite unfortunate, but it’s increasingly common to see suitcases getting lost these days in the airport arrivals terminal. In case you get to your destination before your luggage does, make sure you have at least one change of socks, underwear, pair of pants and top in your carry on. If necessary, you can get more clothes once you’ve arrived and settled. It’s very important to be prepared especially as travelling in the winter isn’t the most reliable.
Unless you’re travelling somewhere for fashion week, bring basic looks that can be worn several times and in a variety of different ways. Yes, you may want to bring that eye-catching sequined purse, but how many outfits does it match? And how often will you actually wear it during the course of your trip? We can recommend bringing black, white and beige neutrals that you can count on to see you through a variety of looks.
Layer, Layer, Layer
Regardless of whether or not you’re traveling – layering is monumentally important in the wintertime. However, we can’t stress enough the importance of layering especially while travelling. It’s important to bring an extra sweater or scarf in your day bag. Here are some of our top layering picks to keep the chill at bay on your winter vacay:
- Light long-sleeve or short-sleeve t shirt
- Sweater or turtleneck
- Leggings, long johns or tights
Don’t Skimp on Accessories
One of the most fun things about winter fashion is your ability to accessorize! Your face and extremities won’t stay warm on their own! Plus, dry skin is a real issue when it’s exposed to the cold December wind. Here are some of our top accessorizing picks to keep toasty in the winter wonderland:
- Leather gloves
- Fingerless gloves
- Warm socks
- Ear muffs
- Neck warmers
Why Choose Love your Purse
At Love your Purse, we want to ensure you have the best vacation imaginable, and that starts with the packing process. Packing your clean clothes in musty luggage is not a great way to start things off.
We’ve specialized in luggage cleaning services since 1987! With our extensive experience, knowledgeable cleaning technicians, and state of the art luggage cleaning technology, we can offer you unprecedented luggage cleaning and luggage repair services in Toronto and Southern Ontario
Reach out to our team if your luggage needs a little TLC!