So let’s talking about what I packed for KC. Most times this means taking a few surprises to the kiddos (our four grandchildren). The big hit on this trip was a game I purchased at Target called “Shut Ya Mouth”….guaranteed to cause belly laughs! Thank goodness Southwest Airlines will let you take 2 bags at no extra charge.
So what did I pack? Okay let’s be honest…it was three degrees when we landed. To save room in my suitcase, the first thing I did was layer. My cold climate travel style tip is this: If it’s bulky…layer and wear it on the plane. Also, if I’m going someplace that’s cold, I always wear boots on the plane. This helps save room in your suitcase as well. And always pack a pair of warm gloves…definitely a cold climate necessity.
This trip I wrapped up in an animal print scarf from Target and layered it over a white shearling-lined coat. I also wore a turtleneck sweater, jeans, tights, gloves, and boots. FYI…a cool way to update your boot style is with a pair of combat boots. And for a boho vibe, pair them with a midi skirt or dress.
Just like my outfits, I kept my sleepwear comfy and warm too….soft animal print pajama bottoms and shearling-lined moccasin slippers were my night-time jammie style. ASOS offers a wonderful selection of pajamas and slippers…so be sure to take a look at some we are highlighting on our Pinterest board.
For a walk to the local neighborhood park, a pair of leggings and a long-sleeved top from Athleta work perfectly…all layered over tights. To add a little flair to your athleisure style, wear a colorful pair of Nike sneakers. If you are looking for a sleek sneaker look, a pair of Sorrel’s metallic puffer sneakers will be ideal for you!
The main thing is to be comfy and stay warm when you are packing for a weekend visit to a cold climate. And be sure to stay stylish…because everyone loves hanging out with a cool grandmother!
Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, and wardrobe consultation. Be sure to check her Holley Williams Style on Pinterest. Contact Holley at [email protected].