From trips to the snow to winter getaways to your favorite cities around the world, travel in style this winter with a winter capsule wardrobe. Packing the right outfits makes visiting cold-weather destinations more enjoyable and comfortable. I’m a carry on luggage type of gal, so I like to make sure my winter travel wardrobe doesn’t take up too much space in my case.

The secret to packing light is to build a capsule wardrobe that includes basics that are easy to layer. If you get too warm, peel off layers when you walk into the heated lobby of your favorite hotel. Pile them back on when you’re ready to hit the town. 

How to Pack for a Winter Vacation

When it comes to my travel style, I’m easy when it comes to planning. I’ve shown up to countries I’ve never been to before without doing any research, and I’ve also created full-blown itineraries on the best places to stay, eat, and top things to do. Either way, always make sure to check the weather so you know what to bring and what to expect when you arrive. I always carry a jacket on the plane regardless of where I’m going because I tend to get cold. 

Traveling to New Zealand, Europe, the United States or a RTW adventure during winter? Here’s how to pack for a winter trip – the ultimate winter travel wardrobe style guide. 

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How to Pack for A Winter Vacation
Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Winter Coats 

This soft, cozy Shearling coat is all you need to keep you warm during the colder months. The camel color makes it easy to wear and style with different outfits. This all-black look underneath is giving us major vibes.   

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Date night in the city? Want to look elegant while stepping out on the town? This wool-blend coat features a military-styled layer that looks chic with everything in your travel wardrobe. It’s available in a neutral oatmeal color and a rich navy. Style it with your favorite skinny jeans, cozy knit, and a merino wool scarf. 

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Puffer Coats

There’s no denying a puffer coat keeps you cozy even in the coolest temps. It’s kind of like a warm bear hug followed by a cup of hot cocoa. Strong winds are no joke, and this puffer coat is made from a 100% recycled outer and engineered to deliver warmth and protection from the wind. We also love the length of this puffer; it keeps you warm down to your knees for maximum comfort. 

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Bundle up this winter and explore in style. This Luxe short puffer comes in a khaki green color that looks amazing over denim. Kiss that wind chill goodbye, and elevate your winter wardrobe with this jacket. 

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Cozy knits

Just because you’re building a winter travel capsule wardrobe doesn’t mean you can’t add a pop of color to your winter style. How good is this bright pink knit? Pair it with your fave jeans or a maxi skirt with chunky boots. 

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This chunky sweater with ruffle detailing on the shoulders is a must-have on our wish list. The stone color makes it easy to mix and match with black pants, denim, and over your favorite boho dresses. 

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Base Layer 

Every winter wardrobe needs a quality base layer to keep you warm and cozy during those chilly winters. Neutrals like black, gray, and white go with everything. It’s an essential for winter and fall. 

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Airport Style: Joggers 

When it comes to surviving long-haul flights or road trips, the key to a smooth journey is traveling in comfort. Elevate your airport style with joggers that are made to move with you. Throw on your favorite denim or puffer and white sneakers, and you’re ready to jet-set around the world. 

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Winter Travel Wardrobe: Jeans 

Here’s the thing about jeans, they’re comfy, stylish and go with everything. If you’re traveling to a cold destination, avoid bringing any denim with holes in it. I’ve made that mistake, and trust me; you’ll be wishing you had another pair. 

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Headwear + Scarves 

Beanies look cute and also keep your head warm – a winning combination when you’re in cold weather. This gray one has a cute pom on the top. 

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A pink double pom beanie in a textured knitted wool blend is an essential to keep your warm this winter. I mean – does it get any better than this? 

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Spice up your winter travel wardrobe with a soft leopard woven scarf. This is more than just an accessory; it’s a statement piece that will add a touch of glam to any outfit in your capsule wardrobe.

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You were born to roam. Do it in style with black combat boots that can be worn with or without the studded bucket. 

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When it comes to traveling, I know I’m going to be doing a lot of exploring. That’s why I need at least one pair of comfy sneakers to move around in. While they may work for some winter escapes destinations, you’ll need something more heavy-duty when snow is in the forecast.

Travel tip: Whatever you do, break in your shoes before your trip, so they’re nice and comfortable for all-day self-guided walking tours in the city. 

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Conclusion: Winter Travel Wardrobe Takeaways  

Don’t let the cold weather slow you down—adventure comfortably and soak in the view with these winter travel wardrobe essentials. I like to use packing cubes to keep things organized in my carry on, and I always pack a small bag filled with essential oils, snacks, and a toothbrush in my bag in case of an emergency. 

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  1. Good tips! But I would just change the sneakers, of course depending on the country and the season, but one can’t survive with those in winter in North-Europe 🙂

  2. I have never been away in the winter, I prefer to stay home so I know I can snuggle in bed with a warm blanket without feeling guilty, I`ll not forgive myself if I’m away on vacation and must stay in doors because it`s too cold outside.

  3. Winter fashion is so versatile. I’m beyond excited to try out these tips (especially the amazing cozy knits hahaha!!) Thanks for sharing girl 💗

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