Culture, Travel

Style Guide: What to Pack for Your Vacation

Most people take their vacations in summer, but how about using your summer annual leave for a winter vacation: the perfect opportunity for escape. Whether you want to avoid the stress of the Christmas build-up or simply get back on the slopes, taking a break in December gives you ample chance to unwind and spend time alone or with loved ones.


If you’re looking for somewhere to travel this winter but you’re not sure where to start, think about the kind of weather you like. Do you dream of a snow-blanketed city where you can peruse festive markets and gaze up at dazzling light shows? Or are you looking forward to warmth and sun? Whatever your destination of choice, here is a winter style guide to help you decide which outfits to pack.


Skiing Vacation

If you’re lucky enough to be going skiing this year, you will naturally need to wrap up warm to beat the frost. Thermal layers, knitted jumpers and waterproof trousers might not sound fashionable, but they are necessary for skiing. When you’re not on the slopes, opt for jeans, thick socks, an oversized jumper, a coat and a beanie hat. Don’t forget to take your sunglasses, as you will need to shield your eyes from all that gleaming white snow.


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Staying in the Sun

If you’re looking forward to staying in the sun, you will need to think carefully about your outfit choices. You may wish to stay in New Zealand, but destinations like the Caribbean islands, Cuba and Antiqua all offer balmy temperatures as high as high as 30C; so if you’re staying in the sun, don’t forget to pack your bathing suits, summer dresses and an oversized hat.

Be reminded that the Caribbean countries can experience heavy rainfall, even though the weather is warm. To avoid your outfit getting soaked, pack an emergency waterproof and a large umbrella to keep you dry throughout monsoon season. You will also need to pack shoes as well as flip-flops.

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Festive City Breaks

Destinations like Finland, St Petersburg and Prague just seem to light up at Christmas time, whereas American cities like Chicago and New York create scenes reminiscent of our favourite festive movies. Wherever you travel, a well-planned break will help you revel in festive spirit and embrace the magic of the season.

If you plan to spend the holidays browsing Christmas markets, eating local delicacies, and seeing the sites, you will need to dress for the weather. Make sure your research the temperature of your chosen destination and prepare yourself for the chance of snowfall. Earmuffs, bubble hats and leg warmers may make you feel like you’re five years old again, but they may be needed if you’re traveling somewhere cold.

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Wherever you’re heading for your summer vacation, dressing appropriately for the weather is essential. Don’t forget that even high fashion can still be functional, so you don’t have to sacrifice your comfort to look stylish.

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14th November 2017