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
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.
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).
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).
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).
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.