How to pack for a Winter Getaway

Finally, my most awaited holiday of the year is less than a week away and clearly I cannot contain my excitement. I am going to be off to a freezing Rajasthan for a little over a week; destinations including Ranthambore Jungle, Pushkar, Ajmer and Jaipur. It is all very exciting, until the thought of packing for trip dawns upon me. Nothing is more tedious and stressful than packing for a winter holiday, especially with strict weight restrictions on the luggage.

As I sat down, making a mental note of the basic requirements for this holiday, I thought why not do it on wordpress and be of some help to all you lovely peeps stuck in the same boat.

Top:

Layering is the way to go, hence we start with basic full-sleeves/ turtle neck t-shirts that’ll serve as the 1st layer. This, also can be repeated as you are going to be wearing it under a jumper/cardigan. For people who feel extra cold, thermals would be a better option.

stretchable full-sleeves t-shirt, Primark

stretchable full-sleeves t-shirt, Primark

 

Thermals from Marks n Spencer

Thermals from Marks n Spencer

 

Thermals from Matalan

Thermals from Matalan

Bottom :

A lot of people carry jeans, but in my opinion it weighs too much and if it ends up raining, it’s a mission getting that pair to dry up. Woollen tights/leggings are my go-to for sub-zero getaways. They are easy to carry, and also the advantage that you can fit in a few pairs in different colours.

Thermal tights from Marks and Spencer

Thermal tights from Marks and Spencer

 

Tartan woollen leggings from Asos.com

Tartan woollen leggings from Asos.com

 

Polka dot woollen tights from Asos.com

Polka dot woollen tights from Asos.com

 

Woollen tights from Forever 21

Woollen tights from Forever 21

 

Woollen tights, Forever 21

Woollen tights, Forever 21

Cardigans/Jumpers:

Carry a few cashmere/fleece cardigans or jumpers. They are very light but extremely warm. You will not require too many layers with these and will save space for any extra accessories you might want to carry.

Graphic jumper, Asos.com

Graphic jumper, Asos.com

 

Metallic Jumper, H&M

Metallic Jumper, H&M

 

Bobble jumper, Topshop

Bobble jumper, Topshop

 

Polka dot jumper, Zara

Polka dot jumper, Zara

 

Christmas Jumper, Asos.com

Christmas Jumper, Asos.com

Scarf/ Muffler/Hats/Gloves:

These are important winter time accessories, which are not just for show but are great for protecting you against strong winter winds. One pair of dark coloured gloves, thick woven scarves/mufflers and a woollen hat that would cover the ears and the back of the neck should be ideal. You can add/take away items according to your preference.

Knitted Muffler, Aldo

Knitted Muffler, Aldo

 

Muffler with a hood, Asos.com

Muffler with a hood, Asos.com

 

wrap around woollen scarf, Asos.com

wrap around woollen scarf, Asos.com

 

Black beanie hat, Asos.com

Black beanie hat, Asos.com

 

Flecked hood gloves, Asos.com

Flecked hood gloves, Asos.com

Footwear:

Good, sturdy, comfortable boots are my go-to and I would suggest, they best be worn while traveling so as to not bulk up your luggage. Also carry, warm woollen socks/leg warmers for indoors in case you end up in a settting, with not the perfect kind of heating system. Carry a pair of neutral ballerina flats that would go with any outfit and one pair of party heels, if you are going to be getting out for christmas/new year’s eve.

Lace up buckle boots, Zara

Lace up buckle boots, Zara

 

Tan, ankle boots, Zara

Tan, ankle boots, Zara

 

Suede tall boots, Forever 21

Suede tall boots, Forever 21

 

Leg warmer, Asos.com

Leg warmer, Asos.com

Outerwear: 

This is the outer most layer, also the heaviest and most space consuming. It’s best you pick just one of these, as difficult it might be to choose from that dogtooth coat or that pink fur or that oxblood Marni coat. Carry the one that would compliment every outfit and take it as cabin baggage, so you don’t end up going excess baggage on the check-in luggage.

Khakhi parka with fur hood, Zara

Khakhi parka with fur hood, Zara

The temptation pack all your favourite winter wear is strong, I  know; in fact who knows better. However, do refrain from unnecessarily bulking up your luggage and making the travel a task.

 

 

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