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    5 Ways To Pack Right For Your Ideal Eurotrip This Winter

    Shilpi posted on 12 November

    Planning for trips, especially during the winters is a very tricky affair. Packing light but packing warm is a tough battle. It’s practically impossible! We are forever confused when it comes to deciding the perfect combination of bulky & warm jackets and pretty yet thin sweaters. Plus, being in India, it gets a bit difficult to gauge the true wrath of winters in colder climes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular traveler & love winters or a newbie, we all could use some helpful style tips to make your escapades so much easier.

    Layer Up

    The best way to stay warm is to layer yourself up. And that’s the thought you must have while picking out your clothes. You need to be able to mix and match day-to-day in order to prepare for fluctuating weather and temperatures. Pack up your fleece-lined leggings/joggers, portable parka, waterproof jacket to stay warm on those deceptively cold days. You can also choose to carry a few chunky sweaters & turtlenecks to stay warm while making a style statement (if you can accessorize it right). And don’t forget to pack soft undershirts & log johns to keep you warm without letting the wool irritate your skin. Be sure to pack cotton fabrics because there’s nothing worse than walking around in hefty looking jackets while drenched in sweat underneath it all.

    Toiletry Tool Kit

    Apart from the basics, you might need a couple of extras to protect yourself against the harsh cold climate. Be sure to pack loads of lotions, lip balms & Vaselines to keep your skin safe. In addition to keeping your skin & lips soft, they can also be used as an effective alternative for make-up remover & dry scalp treatment. Dry shampoo is also a blessing in disguise during such times. Also, be sure to carry hand warmers for that extra bit of warmth.

    Accessorise Yourself

    You can never have too many accessories. Unless you’re on a trip, of course. It’s essential to pack a couple of versatile scarves, gloves with texting pads (cannot stay off our phones, can you?), mitts, toques, caps and a lot a lot of warm cotton & woolen socks. If you’re fussy about your hair, then get some cute earmuffs & headbands and make a fashion quotient out of it. Also, don’t forget to carry a pair of sunglasses. Sunny snowy winter can be pretty blinding so prepare for it in advance, and in style!

    Got Baggage?

    Lugging around your suitcases & backpacks is a task on most days. Add to it snow and ice, and things become 10 times worse. Be sure to pick a suitcase with strong handles, especially if a lot of heavy lifting is involved. We would suggest stuff everything in a large, sturdy backpack with adjustable straps to fit all your layers of clothes in with ease. Also, be sure to carry a crossbody day bag or a smaller backpack for all your necessities.

    Comfort For Your Feet

    Whether you’re trekking or taking a leisure walk, the most important aspect of any activity is a comfortable pair of shoes. Be sure to pack warm boots with thick rubber soles and good grip to keep your feet dry while walking through the snow. If you’re looking for something a bit more dressy, then take a pair of leather boots along. Also, don’t forget to pack slippers for when you’re indoors.

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