Happy New Year! If there’s one thing I’ve learned on our beautiful honeymoon, it’s how to pack for cold weather. We stayed warm with a ton of layers and clothes some provided by friends and family. Cold weather clothing can be pricey and it takes some time to build up a wardrobe. I’ve rounded up some items I currently have as well as some that are on my wish list.
LL Bean Thinsulate Boots. These were my lifesaver! I called LL Bean a few weeks before our trip and they helped me find the perfect pair of boots for wandering around the resort in the snow. They kept me warm and dry.
Double up! I started with a soft sock that felt good against my feet then layered with a thick pair of wool socks to block out the cold. Again, LL Bean to my rescue here. For Christmas, we decided not to exchange gifts this year so instead, I stuffed MJ’s stocking with socks and thermals.
Thermal undergarments are a must. I’d recommend these from LL Bean. Put these on before anything else and tuck them into your socks to keep them secure.
For extra cold days, I’d layer thermals, leggings, then pants or ski pants. I’ve got my eye on these. You want to look for a pair that’s not just warm but dry.
This is where it got tricky to still pull off a “cute” outfit. Over a thermal, I’d recommend a flannel and a vest or a warm half zip and a ski coat for the extra chilly days.
Head and Neck
You absolutely cannot skimp on the head and neck area. Having a neck warmer or wrapping a scarf is crucial to keeping your chest and head protected from the wind. For your head, Nike has cute ear warmers/headbands that I’d highly recommend. Top it off with a beanie to protect your head and you’ll trap the heat.
What do you pack when you travel to the cold?