At one point or another, we’ve all been victims of overpacking. Never again! We did the math, considered all of the important outfit options, and found that all you really need for a stylish cold weather weekend away are these 12 essentials.
The Only 12 Essentials You Need For A Winter Weekend Getaway
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Winter may propose a particularly tricky challenge with the abundance of layers, but we promise you can pack everything you need into one chic weekender. Don’t believe us? Keep reading for our need-to-know tips.
1. Menswear-Inspired Coat
2. Soft Cardigan
3. Thermal Shirt
4. Day-To-Night Dress
5. Evening Top
6. Medium Wash Skinny Jeans
7. Opaque Tights
8. Subtle Necklace
9. Slouchy Knit Cap
10. Versatile Cross-Body Bag
11. Leather Ankle Boots
12. Casual Sneakers
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It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a car or on a plane, the goal is the same: an outfit that is both comfortable and stylish. Keep your en route look fuss free by pairing a lightweight thermal shirt with jeans and ankle boots. Packing tip: wearing your coat on the trip will help maximize space in your bag.
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For your first night out, swap your shirt and jeans for a flattering fit-and-flare dress you can easily wear with opaque tights and ankle boots. A monogrammed pendant necklace adds a thoughtful touch, while your coat provides extra polish and warmth.
Tibi Bonded Techno Knit Dress ($435); H&M 2-Pack Tights ($18); Zara Coat With Large Lapel ($80) in Camel; Aldo Rusova Boots ($130) in Black Nubuck; Sarah Chloe Sophia Monogram Necklace ($119); Rebecca Minkoff Miles Mini Bag ($325).
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When exploring the sights and local shops, it’s important your outfit is suitable for a lot of walking. Pair your thermal shirt with jeans, and then add cozy layers, like a soft cardigan and playful knit beanie. Keep things low-key and cool in the accessories department with slip-ons and a cross-body bag.
MiH Jeans The Ellsworth Jean ($198) in French Blue; Cotton Citizen Thermal Shirt ($80) in Navy; Uniqlo Alpaca Blend V Neck Cardigan ($30); Juicy Couture Fiercely Spotted Leopard Print Beanie ($68); Rebecca Minkoff Miles Mini Bag ($325); The Row For Superga Leopard-Print Brocade Slip-On Sneakers ($295).
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For after-sunset cocktails and dinner on night two, substitute your thermal shirt for a structured top with sheer detailing that’s appropriate for evening.
MiH Jeans The Ellsworth Jean ($198) in French Blue; Rebecca Taylor Inset Tank ($214) in Black; Zara Coat With Large Lapel ($80) in Camel; Aldo Rusova Boots ($130) in Black Nubuck; Sarah Chloe Sophia Monogram Necklace ($119).
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For the final hoorah of the weekend—a.k.a. brunch—readdress your Friday dinner look by layering your dress underneath the thermal shirt, so that it doubles as a skirt.