30 Trendy Basics to Pack for Every Winter Trip This Year

Winter packing list



I'll admit that I'm selfishly writing this story, as I have three trips coming up over the next 30 days and am slightly panicked about what to pack. As you probably know, winter trips are notoriously difficult to pack for. I'm constantly looking for ways to make the process easier while ensuring I'm prepared for my cold-weather trip, and the best way to do so is to stock up on basics.

I'm someone who likes to have a bit of fun with my outfits when I travel, so I prefer to pack basics that veer toward trendy, even in the winter when the priority is warmth. But it's possible to have both warmth and style if you shop correctly, which is what I'm here to prove. Below, I've rounded up all the trendy basics I'm eyeing for my upcoming travels. They're warm, versatile, packable, and chic, which is everything one could ask for in a winter basic.

I can't stand staying at a hotel without slippers. This fluffy, squishable pair would be a treat to have on hand.

I have a tendency to wear jeans all the time when it's cold. These perfect pants break me out of my rut.

This cool oversize sweater could be worn more than once on your trip without anyone noticing.

Big outfit impact, small suitcase space taken.

Gotta love a pair of sweatpants that you can actually wear out at night.

This bolero-cardigan hybrid is the definition of a trendy basic.

This very useful basic takes up zero space in your suitcase. I suggest getting it in cream, too.

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I didn't realize I loved this until I saw it on the model.

Pretty much the only pair of jeans you need to pack.

I'd layer this over a turtleneck for a warm and trendy look.

Pair this with a sweater, tights, and knee boots.

I don't typically pack non-workout leggings for trips, but these are an exception.

I love that this little jacket is roomy enough to wear over a sweater.

This expensive-looking sweater is such a good find, if I do say so myself.

Slouchy striped sweaters are a basic and a trend this season.

It's less bulky than a scarf, which is great for packing purposes.

This fancy shirt will lead to so many great, effortless outfits.

The rumor is that these Zara pants are amazing.

These new Everlane pants are selling fast, and I can see why.

With a coat this versatile, you only need to bring one.

I pack these lightweight boots for every winter trip I take. They're great for day or night.

A miniskirt and chunky boots are always a winning combo.

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This chic hat will make all of your travel outfits cooler.

What I'd like to wear on my next flight.

These look especially cute with socks.

Pair these with a black sweater, and you're good to go.