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5 Tips On How To Make Your Winter Travel Wardrobe Stylish

Navigating through your winter travel itinerary can be a bit cumbersome, but navigating through your winter travel wardrobe really shouldn’t be! Whether you’re jetsetting by plane or making headway on terrain by means of car or train, comfort should by all means be number one and style number 2, but close behind. Following that are subjective lines between functionality and chic. Ultimately, what we’re trying to say is that you can achieve the same fabulousness as a celeb would by following five basic steps when planning your winter travel wardrobe.  Follow our winter packing tips and you’ll never having to compromise time or versatility.  Sounds great, right?

Below, we show you how to transform your winter wardrobe into this season’s cutest travel-ready looks.  Click here for our travel essentials packing list.

How To Make Your Winter Travel Wardrobe Stylish


Tip #1: Pick a color scheme

Choosing a color scheme amongst your winter wardrobe for an instant outfit boost. When you are well-coordinated, your look becomes seamlessly put together and also in good taste.  You can opt for a monochromatic look, however, if you choose to incorporate a wider blend of two or three colors in your packing, the end result will be much more fun and versatile. For example, globe trotter and fashion blogger, Julie Sariñana of Sincerely Jules, worked in a cool color scheme within one of her airport-ready looks by mixing black and white stripes with a pop of classic denim. By sticking to neutral colors, she was not only able to pull off a seemingly effortless look, but was also able to complement her ultra luxe accessories.

Photo Credit: Sincerely Jules' Instagram

Photo Credit: Sincerely Jules’ Instagram

Tip #2: Layer it up

Layering, one of the go-to for jetsetters, is just a must when traveling. Layering is great because it allows for versatility and easy adjustment to multiple temperatures. When you layer staple pieces such as a long sleeve tee, a button-up cardigan and an over-sized scarf, you can have multiple outfits in one. Actually, speaking of, accessorizing with a scarf in your travel-ready look is mandatory, especially when flying!  It can be used as a shoulder blanket when your chilly or to hide your face from neighboring light. The scarf looks chic with almost all outfits and under this season’s savviest coats and jackets.  See below for some winter wardrobe 2015 inspiration, whereby Chiara Ferragni of the Blonde Salad wears an ivory long sleeve tee, patterned poncho and thermal scarf. Her outfit is color coordinated, stylishly layered-up, and ready for travel.

chiara ferragni travel clothes

Photo Credit: Chiara Ferragni’s Instagram

Tip #3: Have a statement piece

Having a statement piece, such as an outerwear jacket or coat, is such a cute and functional must for traveling in the Winter season. This can be an edgy leather jacket, neutral colored peacoat, or even a sporty bomber jacket. All of these types of pieces will keep you warm, and depending on the occasion, will dress up your look instantly. Below are some shopping suggestions as to what will suffice as a trendy outerwear piece this season.


Tip #4: Shoulder the oversized tote

The oversized shoulder tote is an accessory that pretty much all of the traveling fashionistas must have. Why? Because the oversized tote holds all of our carry-on essentials, without compromising style. With this tote, you can pack your go-to beauty essentials, take off and store a layer from your look, or even bring some snacks for the road — all whilst carrying them in a cool, collected, and organized manner. You can’t really go wrong on the color choice either!  Designer labels and bridge-point brands, such as Longchamp, are all making this type of tote in bright colors, neutral colors and tasteful patterns for all the busy and jetsetting gals out there.


Longchamp Limited Edition Shoulder Tote travel clothes

Photo Credit: Longchamp’s Instagram


Tip #5: Throw on the shades

Because when do you not have your sunglasses on you? Be protected from the sun, prepared to cover up the sleepy, under-eye circles, or just add some sass to your already-trending outfit!  Sunglasses are a travel necessity, girl!  Some of this season’s hottest styles are the cat-eye, the mirrored lens, the aviator, and the 60’s inspired round sunglasses. Get travel-ready inspired by Christine Andrew of Hello Fashion Blog, as she incorporates some chic cat-eye sunglasses to her layered up winter look.

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Photo Credit: Hello Fashion Blog's Instagram

Photo Credit: Hello Fashion Blog’s Instagram

About The Author

Kara Roudenbush is an experienced digital marketer, fashion blogger and international travel enthusiast. Growing up in San Diego, she has become privy to the coast and the laidback lifestyle within it. She is committed to sharing her passion for style trends and has a constant sweet tooth.

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